It's my birthday month and I need your help!

tinabug74

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Nov 30, 2013
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I need your help. I'm in search of a purse to use on days that I wear dark denim (don't want to worry about color transfer). Also, one to use on rainy days. I currently only have two LV purses (all mono): Batignolles Vertical (tote), and Tivoli GM. It is my birthday month and I was hoping for an Empreinte Artsy. However, my husband has squashed that! I can't convince him that it's worth the price. I have considered the mono Artsy. I could cover the handle with a scarf on rainy days. Other purses I'm considering are Neverfull MM DE, Speedy B 30 DE and Westiminster GM. I'm unsure of the coated leather straps on the DE purses. I've read of others experiencing problems with them. If you have one of these, I would love to hear your opinion. I am bummed about the Empreinte Artsy but I appreciate my husband for looking out for our financial future. TIA
 

Tulip2

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I can only speak for one - the Westminster GM. I absolutely love this handbag. It's large - but not too large. It holds a ton. It Zips! It has a lovely Red interior. The 2 straps are just the right length for me so it's one of the most comfortable handbags to carry IMO. (For reference I'm 5'5")

It's a relatively simple design so many of my charms & bandeaus look great on it.

This is my "go to" handbag. It's my #1 travel handbag. Great for carrying in bad weather or when it's raining cats & dogs. :biggrin:

HTH and good luck deciding!
 
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I have a NF GM DE. I've seen the horror stories and I was shaking in my boots to buy it but I really love it and I wanted a big bag to wear in the rain and with dark jeans and this was it. It's been 3 months for me so I say go for it or if you're super hesitant, I haven't heard anything bad about the Totally MM DE, have you seen it?
 

tinabug74

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Nov 30, 2013
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Thanks Tulip2. I'll definitely try on the Westminster GM on my next visit. I'm 5'8" tall. I'm wondering what it would look like on me.




Thanks ChocoAvantGrande--The last time I was at LV I tried on the Totally MM DE. I liked it. Although, I thought of a diaper bag when I tried it on. It didn't call to me! As for the NF GM DE, didn't they discontinue that bag? I can't find it on the LV website.
 

DOVELV

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I have a DE NF and love it! The GM is not discontinued...it's called the Neo NF now, comes with the pouch.
 

LVlvoe_bug

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I have the Westminster GM and agree with Tulip it is a wonderful bag, it is one of my favorite bags....its big enough to hold a lot but too big or bulky...I don't have any issues with the strap and use it the winter and rain...I definitely recommend this bag!!!!
 

taryncake

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I say speedy b 30 in DE! I have the 25 and I love it. Two ways to carry it plus the 30 is like a never ending bag! You can fit anything in there... very spacious. Oh and I don't have any problems with my straps either.
 

Panders77

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I love my DE Speedy B 30 perfect rain bag. Your right about the Artsy the only thing you really have to worry about it the handle to make sure its covered. Love my Artsy too.
 

sherimehling

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How about the new Reggia! It's very similar to the Delightful. I've had mine for almost 3 weeks and it's very comfortable on the shoulder even when wearing tank tops. I carry quite a bit as the bag probably weighs 6-7 lbs. hopes that helps!
 

kcoach

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I just got the Neo Neverfull MM in DE yesterday, so I can't speak to what will happen over time, but from what I've read, there are fewer issues with the straps than there were in previous models of this bag. I can already tell I'll enjoy the fact that I won't have to worry about rain, snow, denim color transfer or anything else. I like not having to be so careful with a bag. And for me, the MM is plenty big. It holds a ton! I think this will be a great weekend trip/travel bag.
 

tinabug74

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How about the new Reggia! It's very similar to the Delightful. I've had mine for almost 3 weeks and it's very comfortable on the shoulder even when wearing tank tops. I carry quite a bit as the bag probably weighs 6-7 lbs. hopes that helps!
I hadn't considered the Reggia. I'll check it out too. I hope one "speaks to me".