Louis Vuitton Riviera MM Damier Azur – Just the facts….review

Welcome to my first review.  In my last post, I went over what information I thought was important for a handbag review.  Using that as a template, I thought I would try doing a review based on just the facts……with maybe an opinion or two.

Name – Louis Vuitton Riviera MM Damier Azur

Price – $1640 purchased in Hawaii in May 2016.  This size bag was not on the Louis Vuitton website on 9/26/16, but the PM size was on the website for $1650.

Dimensions – 

  • Length – 17 inches
  • Height – 12 inches
  • Width – 7.5 inches
  • Handle – 14 inches
  • Non Adjustable strap length – 33 inches
  • Drop length – 7 inches for handle, 17.5 inches for non adjustable strap

Features – 

  • 1 inside flat pocket
  • 2 smartphone pockets
  • 1 D-ring
  • Removable strap
Inside flat pocket
Inside flat pocket
2 smartphone pockets
2 smartphone pockets
D-ring
D-ring

Modeling shots – For reference, I am 5’9″

Holding handles
Holding handles
Elbow carry
Elbow carry
Shoulder carry with strap
Shoulder carry with strap

What fits inside the bag – My 4 basic must have items are my keys, wallet, iPhone 6+, and iPad mini.  I have a bonus second shot adding in an 11.6″ laptop computer to show how much room there is inside this bag.

My 4 items plus the bonus laptop
My 4 items plus the bonus laptop
My 4 items in the bag
My 4 items in the bag
4 items plus laptop
4 items plus laptop

Pros

  • Very roomy.  Can be used as an everyday tote or as a travel carry on bag.
  • It has a zipper.  Things won’t fall out.
  • I use the D-ring to attach my cles or hand sanitizer.
  • Handles are comfortable because of the braided detail at the top
  • Plenty of places to attach a bag charm

Cons

  • Strap is uncomfortable and slides off my shoulder sometimes.
  • Bag is too heavy to be carried on the shoulder when the laptop is inside.  I carry it by the handles when I put the laptop inside.
  • Zipper can’t be closed with one hand.  Need two hands.

An opinion or two

  • This is a good travel carry on bag because of the zipper.  Previously I was using a Neverfull, but was concerned that things could fall out or that I could be easily pick pocketed.
  • I’m not a fan of the strap because it’s uncomfortable and slips off my shoulder.  I find it more comfortable to carry it by the handles.  I will probably look for a different strap to use with this bag.

That’s it!  I hope you found the information presented to be helpful.  Please let me know by commenting below if you have questions.  Thanks!

Honisnowy

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