Work Bag suggestions, please..

vinotastic

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Hi all,

I am not very active on the LV boards so apologies if I am repetitive, but I am hoping you all might provide some insight. I am looking for a solid work bag that would hold a 13inch laptop, my givenchy bow cut flap, and a small lunch. Currently, I am using a random bag I bought at Macys on clearance and it is sturdy, but not large enough. I commute on the train or bus to/from downtown each day.

I was thinking the Delightful MM might be a good option. Anyone have any thoughts on this, or suggest something else? Will a Neverfull withstand a computer back and forth on public transit each day?

Bonus question: I am going to Europe in a few months and considering purchasing over there for obvious reasons. Does anyone know if an LV gift certificate purchased state side is transferable?
 

Sonmi999

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The Neverfull would probably be a good choice for you, just mind its straps are a bit uncomfortable if the bag is heavy. You'll also have to be careful because of the open top, since you commute. I don't know if the Delightful holds a 13 inch laptop, I believe it does. It's a super comfortable bag, I have two (damier azur and ebene).
 

vinotastic

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I m pretty certain that's not possible.
I know it was wishful thinking! Thank you!


The Neverfull would probably be a good choice for you, just mind its straps are a bit uncomfortable if the bag is heavy. You'll also have to be careful because of the open top, since you commute. I don't know if the Delightful holds a 13 inch laptop, I believe it does. It's a super comfortable bag, I have two (damier azur and ebene).
Thank you!
 

parker78

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The Neverfull would probably be a good choice for you, just mind its straps are a bit uncomfortable if the bag is heavy. You'll also have to be careful because of the open top, since you commute. I don't know if the Delightful holds a 13 inch laptop, I believe it does. It's a super comfortable bag, I have two (damier azur and ebene).
Yes Delightful MM will hold a 13" laptop, but the lunch and givenchy bag might really push the capacity. To be honest I tried carrying mine for work and it's just felt too heavy with a laptop and not very secure and that it would not hold up over time. I like my neverfull better for work, but even then it feels flimsy for a laptop. I ended up getting an MZ Wallace Kate for work and love it for the zip top, better organization and sturdy thick rolled straps. I use my Delightful and NF after work and on the weekends. Sorry, that's probably not very helpful. GLD!
 
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HavLab

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I have a Delightful MM and while it can fit a laptop, it is not ideal. I recently bought a DE Neverfull for work and I am very happy with it. I do carry my laptop in a sleeve that has a shoulder strap (highly recommended) but I can also fit it in the Neverfull easily if needed by TSA.
 

historygal

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Hi all,

I am not very active on the LV boards so apologies if I am repetitive, but I am hoping you all might provide some insight. I am looking for a solid work bag that would hold a 13inch laptop, my givenchy bow cut flap, and a small lunch. Currently, I am using a random bag I bought at Macys on clearance and it is sturdy, but not large enough. I commute on the train or bus to/from downtown each day.

I was thinking the Delightful MM might be a good option. Anyone have any thoughts on this, or suggest something else? Will a Neverfull withstand a computer back and forth on public transit each day?

Bonus question: I am going to Europe in a few months and considering purchasing over there for obvious reasons. Does anyone know if an LV gift certificate purchased state side is transferable?
My favorite work bag is a tote bag... so I like to have a few options [emoji4]. For LV I have a couple of MM Neverfulls and a MM Totally. The MM Totally has great organization and zips, but won't hold a 13 inch laptop and other stuff. The MM Neverfull is great for a laptop and your other essentials, but I also don't commute so don't have to worry about the open top on public transportation.

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I do own an old model MM Delightful, but never use it for a work bag for some reason. I guess I prefer totes over hobos for work, but that may just be a matter of preference.

I know you have reached out on the LV forum, but if you are open to other brands, I think Longchamp makes great nylon totes that zip, come in unlimited fun colors, and can handle any type of weather.

I also bought a couple of Perry Totes by Tory Burch during the Thanksgiving sale. Very similar to the Neverfull MM in size and functionality. The bag is pebble leather with minimal branding. I haven't owned them long, but have really enjoyed them as work bags so far. Hope some of this is helpful.

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vinotastic

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What about a backpack?
I am not interested in a backpack because I wanted to make sure I had access/visual to wherever the bag opens.

Thank you all for the wonderful suggestions! I was not necessarily dead set on a LV, I am just a fan of the canvas for my needs. I am certainly exploring other options.