Advice needed - which bag should I buy?

amstevens714

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The Pallas because its unique, or the totally if you dont carry too much.

With the Trevi you have a couple options for use and I think you might find the speedy frustrating if you do not get the speedy b. I love my NF but it sounds like you arent sold on this.
 

klatte

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Totally :smile: I recommend visiting LV store if you can and try both the PM and MM size to see which one works better.
 

LitGeek

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I love my DE NF MM :tender: There are many ladies who have not had problems with the straps cracking etc on theirs. I use a PurseBling Exclusive Zippered Jumbo Organizer in mine and it solves all of the problems with security or things falling out. I hardly ever zip it though and have not had anything fall out. The NF is a perfect bag IMO, classic and timeless.

I really like Favorite PM (it is on my wish list) and I would definitely choose it over Eva. Pallas is absolutely gorgeous and I prefer it to Palermo and Speedy! I am not really a fan of Totally.

Good luck deciding!
 
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theweimsmom

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I would like to chime in on the Eva also. Granted, it is not a large bag but it is so multifunctional. You can wear it crossbody, as a shoulder bag with the chain or the chain tucked in for a true clutch. I use my Eva almost every weekend.
My cousin found the Eva too small and went with the Favorite, but you can't go wrong with either.

Good luck!
 

CornishMon

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Out of your choices I would go with the Totally except in the MM. This a great bag as I have three of the bag choices. Sounds like the Totally would be a good choice. I would say the Palas but it only comes in Mono. So if DE is your choice I say Totally MM DE. All of your things you want inside will be a little snug inside the PM so I would choose the MM. Not too big for your frame. I am 5'2.


Be Blessed MoNikki
 

love2learn

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Hi ladies

I can FINALLY start a new thread - yay!

I am looking to buy a new LV bag. The only LV I own and love is Trevi PM. I am torn about which bag I should buy next. A part of me wants to buy a tote, while another part wants to buy some other bag. Here are some thoughts/preferences and the bags that I have been considering:
- I want something light (can't do heavy bags)
- I am short (5 ft 0 inches) and have a narrow frame. Don't want an overwhelmingly large bag
- I am careful with my bags but don't want to baby them. I don't put ANY bag (irrespective of brand/cost) on bathroom floors :smile: But at the same time, I don't want to feel that I can't put the bag in the overhead compartment of a plane (or under the seat in front of me, for that matter)
- I want to get a LOT of use out of my bag
- I like feminine styles
- I like somewhat structured bags (don't like hobo style bags on me)
- must be age appropriate (I am in my 40s)

The bags I have even considering are:
- Neverfull DE in MM. The fact that a lot of the ladies have had problems with the leather / straps bothers me. Also the lack of a zip top bothers me because I want to carry the bag EVERYWHERE. Do things tend to fall out? When I travel, I take important documents (passport etc) and losing my passport is my worst travel nightmare :sad:
- Totally PM in DE. Will this fit a regular iPad, long wallet, makeup bag, small "first aid" bag (band aids, Tylenol etc), small hand sanitizer, hairbrush, travel throw, maybe some snacks? I LOVE that it has outside pockets - but are they deep/functional?
- Speedy 30. Too large? Do hand held bags get annoying when traveling? It is somewhat amazing but I don't own a single "hand held" bag! Is it too unstructured? Will it contain all the things I have stated above? Is it a good travel option? Somehow I am not drawn to the Speedy B.....
- Favorite PM in DE or MM in mono. BUT I am not a mono fan personally (no offense meant to those who like it). Is the PM too small to be useful? What CAN the PM fit in? What about the MM? I don't want an "evening only" bag because I have a couple of nice evening only options. And I really don't go out often enough to justify purchasing any more evening use only bag.
- Eva. Same questions as above.
- Pallas. Is this too much like a laptop bag?
- Palermo. Same question as above. Is it a cross body only bag? Not too find of those

Any other options I should consider (i need to stay under $2,500)

Thanks so much!
I have the Pallas and it fits quite a few of your wants. It is light, looks great on small frames, it is VERY feminine, it only has vachetta on the handles so you have to baby a tad, it has the two large magnetic pockets on either side with pockets on the inside also, it is somewhat structured (most certainly not like a Trevi, and no room for a laptop, but this bag is not a tote nor hobo bag), many different leather colors to pick from that goes with the canvas ( I have the quetsche, which is a deep purple color and the inside is this amazing deep purple color.), and most certainly age appropriate. I am also 40. Love it!!


I have thought about getting the Totally in DE, and still may later, but in the clubhouse some were complaining that with very little in it that the bottom sags. So I need to go in to the boutique and put some things into the bag and see if I can live with that sag. I can't live with the sag on a regular canvas speedy, so doubt I could live with that sag. You just need to go and try on. As far as the Favorite goes, I also wish they had the DE in MM, but another one to look at would be the Hoxton.




Good Luck deciding. You have a nice budget to work with and provides many choices.