If you’re unfamiliar with Louis Vuitton and their products, allow me to introduce you to the largest capacity purse ever invented (aside from Mary Poppins’ purse, of course) – The Louis Vuitton Neverfull. This purse is aptly named and thus The Louis Vuitton Neverfull truly is the best personal item to carry-on a plane.
The Neverfull comes in a series of sizes: small (or the Neverfull PM), medium (or the Neverfull MM) or large (and my personal favorite – the Neverfull GM). The Neverfull also comes in a series of different materials or styles… you can view the entire breakdown of sizes, styles and pricing right here on the Louis Vuitton website.
Now, I happen to be a huge fan of Louis Vuitton products, in general, but the Neverfull GM has changed my life for traveling. It is large enough to carry my MacBook Pro, an iPad, My Lo & Sons camera bag (which is full containing an Olympus mirrorless camera and two additional lenses), a smaller bag complete with two Go-Pros, a Polaroid instant camera, all the chargers, a makeup bag, a change of clothes, my large wallet, my Day Designer planner, two one subject notebooks, two iPhones and a pencil case – all with space to spare.
On a one week trip to France with a few days in Belgium, I was able to pack everything I needed into a carryon size luggage that was placed in the overhead airplane bin and my trusty Neverfull (which also fits perfectly atop any luggage) went below the seat in front of me.
So, why do I firmly believe that the Neverfull is the best carryon purse a woman could own?
1. The Neverfull really is never full.
The best part of all the above listed fitting into my Neverfull – it still has room for more.
2. The Neverfull is sturdy AF.
I was recently asked by a Neverfull newbie, “how much can you fit in there?” She was shocked when I let her hold my bag to feel how heavy it was. She explained that she was nervous to place a bunch of bulky/heavy items into her new expensive purse and I countered that with, “I’ve had this bag for seven years and it’s almost always this full”. The Nerfull is meant to be jam packed with ‘stuff’.
Here’s my Neverfull on a beautiful beach in Jamaica. That day I had my Neverfull jam-packed with my computer, a notebook, a book to read as well as a towel, a bathing suit cover-up and a makeup bag full of tanning oils and sunscreens.
3. The Neverfull is versatile and can shrink!
What’s even better about this huge bag that holds almost everything in the world – it’s also extremely versatile and can be folded into a flat bag that takes up virtually no space in the bottom of a suitcase. I like to use this option when traveling someplace that I know I’m going to shop in. For example, when I headed to Bali – I brought a backpack as my carryon and had the Neverfull folded and tucked nicely into my backpack. However, on the way home – my Louis Vuitton Neverfull was full, heavy and tucked nicely under the airplane seat in front of me as my “personal item” on the plane.
4. The Neverfull also comes with lifetime support.
I know, I know… What the hell does that even mean? Each piece Louis Vuitton crafts comes with its own unique identity code. That code and the item it correlates to is added into your customer database. Should you ever run into an issue with any of your Louis Vuitton pieces (be it a loose thread, or a tear in the leather), your piece will receive class A service where it’s shipped off to Europe to be fixed.
While some argue that the cost that comes with a Louis Vuitton purchase is too expensive – I’ll argue that the $20 (*cough cough* piece of crap) purse that you acquire from a discount store will only last as long as the first tear or rip when you must discard it. When you purchase a Louis Vuitton purse – you’re making an investment, for life.
5. Louis Vuitton Pieces are Timeless!
Piggy-backing onto the “an investment for life” point I noted above is the fact that a Louis Vuitton piece is timeless. When you acquire these pieces, you acquire them for life and they’ll float flawlessly from decade to decade matching new trends while remaining a classic accessory.
When I was on a sponsored press trip with Grey Goose, just outside of Bordeaux, France, my trusty Neverfull not only carried my belongings with me safely, it also fit in with the upscale décor. Timeless.
6. The Neverfull Goes with Virtually Everything
I not only hop on a plane with my Neverfull as my carry-on personal item but I also take my Neverfull to the beach, on trains, for a day roaming around a city, and virtually anywhere else. Being that the Louis Vuitton Neverfull is such a timeless piece you can pair it with nearly any outfit, for nearly any occasion. I’m not suggesting that you pair it with your black-tie best but I am positive that you’ll find multiple uses for your Neverfull while on vaca.
Here’s my Neverfull (personalized by being stamped with my initials, ‘JMS’ – a complimentary service with purchase) poolside at the W Hotel in South Beach.
I’m confident when I say that, “the Louis Vuitton Neverfull is the best personal item to carry on a plane” and I’m perhaps even more confident when I say that the Neverfull is hands-down the best investment I’ve made. This purse has been with me for seven years now and I can’t imagine traveling, or living, without it.