After much thought and consideration, I opted for the Michael Kors handbag over the Louis Vuitton. Take a minute to look at it (I know, I know, I need to crank up the diet!)
This is the bag up close:
It's without a doubt a twin replica of the Louis Vuittons, but it's so much easier on the wallet that it would be crazy not to at least consider the possibility of buying this instead of that. Don't you think?
I also chose this one because of the inside:
Also, even though this bag costs $250 and it's a lot less than the $1,000 of a Louis Vuitton, it's still an expensive bag for every day use, so much so that I've been afraid to sit it on the floor for just a few seconds when I had to, I never just "throw" it on the car seat but carefully and gently place it there, and overall I just make sure that I don't scratch it nor bang it anywhere.
So I can't imagine buying an every day Louis Vuitton bag like the Neverfull and not being obsessed about not getting it dirty, scratched, banged up... I think it would be too stressful for me. How do you just throw a $1,000 bag on the floor of a fitting room, or worse still, of a public bathroom with a broken handbag hook???
I do have to admit that here and there I mentally compare the two handbags and that I'm a little harsh with my East West tote, for example when I saw it sagging on one side the other day, because the stuff inside wasn't distributed evenly, and so I immediately wondered if the Louis Vuitton wouldn't have sagged so easily. But then again, who knows? Maybe it would have, too.
But in the end I know I've made the right decision. Until I become a lot richer where I can afford to rip a $1,000 bill in the middle without thinking about it twice, I'll stick to the cheaper and less stressful option, and save the big guns for special occasions only (I do have ONE Louis Vuitton that only comes out for birthdays and weddings).