A hugely practical bag, the Louis Vuitton Neverfull is lightweight and large allowing you to throw everything in and tote it around with out a care. Some people love them, some hate them but they clearly offer a lot of utility for their owners. This would have to be one of the most copied bags around, including being very popular with the counterfeiters so here are a few alternatives if you like the practical style of the Neverfull but want to be a bit different (and spend less money!)
Edhopper Shopper, Essentiel Antwerp
The Edhopper Shopper from Essentiel Antwerp
has the same shape as the Neverfull but is a little bigger. It's got an exterior zip pocket and comes in two colours. Essential Antwerp doesn't ship outside of Belgium, France, Luxembourg or The Netherlands so if you are not planning trips to any of these places you can buy online from Zalando
Kennedy tote, Joie
US based brand Joie
, known for it's laid back California-luxe style, also has a good range of coated canvas bags in around the same size as the Neverfull. The Kennedy tote also comes in spicy orange and has an interior zip pocket.
Mansur Gavriel tote
These beautiful Italian leather tote bags from, another US-based brand, Mansur Gavriel
, are my favourite leather alternative to a Neverfull. They come in a range of fantastic colours, some with an interior resin coating in vibrant contrasting colours which make for an interesting design twist.
IllBeCa Harrison Street Tote
The Harrison Street tote is a good looking bag but what makes this tote unique is that it's got some great features - adjustable handles, an external pocket and a unique removable nylon drawstring pouch ideal for protecting the inside of your bag as much as keeping everything together inside. Not only is the bag really reasonably priced, as the whole IIIBeCa
range is, they donate 3% of the wholesale price to three different charities. So you can justify your purchase by knowing you are doing some good! Comes in five great colours for summer.
| Harrison Street tote by IIIBeCa US$178
Marjorie, Ally Capellino
This bag is part of Ally Capellino's
Conservative range of bags. Truly a classic investment piece that will withstand the test of time, it's made from Italian vegetable dyed leather and made in London. One of the great features of this bag is that it not only has the mandatory interior pocket, it also has double magnetic flaps on the inside covering the interior of the bag to keep your things that little bit more safe and secure. It comes in great colours too - the gorgeous and refreshingly different sea blue (definitely my pick), grey and, a more timeless, dark brown.