A couple of weeks ago, the entire luxury community was shaken by the rumor of the Louis Vuitton Neverfull being discontinued. Obviously, this was quickly confirmed to be false. However, we did end up learning that in order to buy the Neverfull from now on, you will have to be placed on the waitlist. Basically, Louis Vuitton boutiques will no longer be stocking the bag in the classic canvas. Yes, they will have some display models for you to try on in store before placing the pre-order. But none of those will be available for instant purchase. In fact, after you place your pre-order, you will have to wait 1-3 months to get your bag. And I don’t know how about you, but this whole waitlist thing has made me wonder, is the Neverfull really worth it? I mean, it’s certainly an iconic bag. But it’s not like it’s the only tote out there. Quite frankly, there are so many similar-looking totes to the Neverfull on the market today that there’s really no need to get on that waitlist. See by yourself, as I go through the list of the 10 best Louis Vuitton Neverfull alternatives on the market today.
1. Goyard St. Louis Tote
Did you know that the Louis Vuitton Neverfull was actually released in order to rival the Goyard St. Louis Tote? This classic tote is crafted from Goyardine monogram canvas, which uniquely uses the ‘Y’ instead of the ‘G’ of the brand name and is comprised of piled dots symbolic of Goyard family’s history. Unlike the Louis Vuitton Neverfull, the Goyard St. Louis Tote is unlined, making it super lightweight. It’s also versatile in that you can reverse it, showing the monogram pattern or the linen and cotton mix. Arguably one of the best Louis Vuitton Neverfull alternatives on the market today, the Goyard St. Louis Tote also features a removable inside pouch for keeping your essentials secure.
2. Fauré Le Page Daily Battle Tote
This next brand down here has an interesting history, with origins around 1717 as an armory supplier to the French royal family! Yes, as you may have already guessed, I am talking about Fauré Le Page. The Fauré Le Page Daily Battle Tote arrives in the brand’s iconic Scale pattern, which was inspired by the armor worn by soldiers during the reign of Louis XV. The bag is a symbol of protection and resilience! It comes in various different sizes and styles, can be worn either over the arm or shoulder, and has ample space for everything you need.
3. Gucci Ophidia GG Medium Tote
The Gucci Ophidia GG Medium Tote is a timeless option. Classic designs are crafted with the GG Supreme canvas and leather trim and the signature green and red Web stripe. The tote features a practical magnetic snap closure, and an interior zipper pocket, with microfiber lining with a suede-like finish. It has double-leather handles that you can carry over the shoulder or by hand. The bag also comes in different colors and variations including soft matelassé leather and the jumbo GG canvas.
4. MCM Reversible Liz Shopper
If you love a good two-for-one deal, then the MCM Reversible Liz Shopper offers two distinct designs wrapped up in one stylish tote. Crafted from classic Visetos monogram coated canvas and luxurious nappa leather, this roomy tote can be reversed to show the Cubic monogram pattern instead. It has a lightweight silhouette that can be easily adjusted using the leather drawstrings. It has a good strap-drop for comfortable wear over the shoulder and also comes with a removable Visetos zip pouch.
5. Saint Laurent Shopping Tote
If you are not a big fan of canvas, a great option to consider is the Saint Laurent Shopping Tote. Exuding timeless Parisian sophistication, this classic tote arrives in calfskin with flat leather handles making it super lightweight for carrying all of your essentials. The bag features gold-toned hardware including a discreet Saint Laurent logo at the front, keeping in line with its minimalistic design. It also has a magnetic snap closure and a handy removable zip pouch, which will serve as a secure storage for all of your most important essentials.
6. The Row Park Tote
For an even more simple, super-classic and stylish option, The Row Park Tote might be what you’re after as a great alternative to the Louis Vuitton Neverfull. This tote really fits the bill for quiet luxury which is super on trend right now. Arriving in grained calfskin leather with an interior toggle closure, this bag is effortlessly timeless and perfect for work or even everyday wear. It has an unstructured shape, with flat handles and includes an interior wristlet.
7. Valentino Rockstud Tote
The Valentino Rockstud Tote is another great alternative to the Louis Vuitton Neverfull. It showcases the brand’s iconic Rockstud detailing on the top edge, which gives it an edgy glamorous look. The bag features a spacious main compartment for all your belongings and includes handy zippered and slip pockets for organization. It has a magnetic closure, and the dual top handles are comfortable for shoulder wear.
8. Christian Louboutin Cabata Tote
The idea to make a red bottomed-bag after the iconic, red-bottomed Louboutin shoes was a true stroke of brilliance in my view! And that’s what the Christian Louboutin Cabata Tote brings, along with a lined red interior. I just love how the gorgeous, stand-out red bottom and lining contrasts with the smooth and grained black calfskin leather. The tote has a structured design with spike embellishments on the leather join at the top, so it’s a sophisticated bag with an understated punk twist.
9. Longchamp Le Pliage
If affordable is what you’re after, then one of the best Louis Vuitton Neverfull alternatives for you is the Longchamp Le Pliage. With a minimalist silhouette and compact size, this tote bag wins both in terms of style and affordability priced at just $155 retail in the large size. I absolutely love how the Longchamp Le Pliage cleverly folds into the size of a paperback, meaning it can be tucked away when not in use. The long handles are great for comfy shoulder wearing, and the zipper closure keeps your belongings secure, a useful feature that the Neverfulls do not offer! The bag comes in various shapes, sizes and seasonal colors and is a perfect, feather-light yet durable alternative.
10. Tory Burch Perry Triple Compartment Tote
Prefer a leather option? Well, then one of the best affordable Louis Vuitton Neverfull alternatives for you is the Tory Burch Perry Triple Compartment Tote Bag. Crafted with Italian pebbled leather, this iconic Tory Burch tote features multiple interior pockets so you can keep everything organized, incl. a center zip compartment for a laptop. The bag also has four protective feet, as well as comes with a removable charm, in tonal or contrast colors. I mean, at around a fifth of the price of the Neverfull, you simply can’t go wrong with this one.
Would you add any of these bags to your collection? Let’s chat in the comments below!