Neverfull = never nice?

satine112

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Apr 26, 2006
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Bora Bora
I was thinking of finally buying and neverfull (I know, this bag is so old and everyone has it, but I don’t have it, I have a bunch of Speedy’s ) but now I remember why I have never purchased one. It seems like the trim on the bags crack and rip and become horrid, after just a few months of use. It doesn’t matter if I get DE, or mono. Do you think that they are going to fix that? Are any of your bags still in good condition after long-term repeated use? It’s really disappointing the quality, especially considering the bag is more than double its original price when I first turned it down when it originated LOL
 

mrs.JC

LV and Let LV
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Jun 18, 2010
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Midwest (formerly Honolulu)
I know everyone has this bag, but that's because it's a good staple to have. It's been around forever and imo not "trendy" at all. I bought my first Neverfull (DE) back in 2010 and it looks pretty good, considering I don't baby this bag. There's some wear on the handles from back when I carried textbooks and my work laptop in there, but nothing that needs replacing any time soon.. The second Neverfull (DA) I bought a year and a half ago. I'm a little more careful with her so it still looks brand new, minus some slight patina. I love the bag so much I will probably buy a Mono at some point.
 

LVLoveaffair

Bagaholic
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Jul 16, 2009
6,732
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Sunny Florida
My first DE NF had straps that cracked pretty quickly with minimal wear. LV replaced them for free. They did crack again but not as bad. I ended up just ignoring it since the coating will crack anyway over time. My mono NF’s have been better - my Mon Mono has always had wrinkly leather but my other ones are still pretty smooth and have softened nicely. I see tons of NF’s in the wild but I still love them. I just tie a bandeau on or use a bag charm to make mine different.
 

balen.girl

IG : balengirl
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Aug 24, 2010
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Down Under
I just repurchase my NF. I sold it not because it has problems, but because I just move to different countries and my bags is just too many to carry. So I have to sold my collection.
I am sure NF is famous because it is a great tote bag. I have many bags but NF is definitely my favorite and my most used bag. If you want a special NF, you can get the limited edition or you can order NF mon monogram.
 

chooy

Member
Dec 18, 2015
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The new DE (not shiny anymore and now it’s matte and more flex) is holding up extremely well on mine. My mono and Azur is only a year old so I can’t speak for it’s cracking or ripping.. In my opinion the cracking issues that happen within a year generally come with bad storage or the weather conditions where you live. If the bag is over 5 years, it’s just natural to show wear on the most used/frequently folded areas
 

anabg

Sep 17, 2011
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1,970
New York/New Jersey
My 2011 DE neverfull's trim looks brand new. But I don't wear the bag cinched. That eliminates a lot of the wear, imo, but excessive wear probably has more to do with the current quality of the bags.
 
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Miss Krys

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Jun 14, 2014
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I was thinking of finally buying and neverfull (I know, this bag is so old and everyone has it, but I don’t have it, I have a bunch of Speedy’s ) but now I remember why I have never purchased one. It seems like the trim on the bags crack and rip and become horrid, after just a few months of use. It doesn’t matter if I get DE, or mono. Do you think that they are going to fix that? Are any of your bags still in good condition after long-term repeated use? It’s really disappointing the quality, especially considering the bag is more than double its original price when I first turned it down when it originated LOL
I hear you. I also seem to have the "A-hole NF gene" and the minute I get near a NF then it just seems to hate on me with extreme prejudice to the point where it is now a running family gag. After 5 attempts I've finally found a DE GM that tolerates my existence and hasn't given me any problems whatsoever.
 

M_Butterfly

HLess
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Jul 12, 2006
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I have a NF Mono since 2013, and it became a traveler (took it to Italy and Greece last year, have been to Caribbean often and cruicess). I have even taken it to the beach (hush hush) not a single issue. I read all these comments about the slitting of the handles and I have never had a problem. these days is the only bag I use. I wonder if the newer ones are more susceptive to damages???
 

BagsRLoVe

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Jan 9, 2011
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Ive had my mine in damier ebene since 2011 and it still looks perfect, yes there has been times (up to 6 months) where it goes untouched however I would never sell it because when I do use it (travel, carrying my laptop) it is so so handy. I think its worth the purchase
 

Miss.Cashmere

Member
Feb 28, 2016
14
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Vancouver
My 2015 GM DE has a bit of cracking on the base of the handles but it’s just on the coating and doesn’t affect the structure of the bag. I bought it as a throw around/travel/rain proof kind of bag so I don’t baby it or worry about every little mark or scratch.
 

LVlvoe_bug

Member
Jul 14, 2012
25,670
4,833
Midwest
I was thinking of finally buying and neverfull (I know, this bag is so old and everyone has it, but I don’t have it, I have a bunch of Speedy’s ) but now I remember why I have never purchased one. It seems like the trim on the bags crack and rip and become horrid, after just a few months of use. It doesn’t matter if I get DE, or mono. Do you think that they are going to fix that? Are any of your bags still in good condition after long-term repeated use? It’s really disappointing the quality, especially considering the bag is more than double its original price when I first turned it down when it originated LOL
This has not happened to my NFs ...the NF is actually a high quality bag when taken care of properly...