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View Poll Results: Berkeley Damier Ebene or Neverfull GM Damier Ebene?

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    5 83.33%
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    Default Berkeley or Neverfull? Need Help Deciding.

    I'm having a hard time choosing between the Berkeley Damier Ebene and the Neverfull GM Damier Ebene.

    Berkeley - It has more bling with the plaque. It's really large and spacious inside, small enough to carry to every day for work without being noticed, and I can also use it while going out to dinner. I like the compact flashiness of it, but it's a lot more expensive than the Neverfull. Do you think I can carry this bag for several years?

    Neverfull GM - I like that it's a nice big all-around tote. But i feel like it's too flashy to carry to work (I work in advertising and wear flip flops every day). I feel like it's a better investment long term - good for travel, good tote for baby things, good for farmers markets.

    Need help deciding. What would you do?

    As background, I have the Eva Clutch in Damier Ebene and love it because it's small, compact, and I can wear it anywhere, and has the flashy plaque.

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    Default Re: Berkeley or Neverfull? Need Help Deciding.

    Berkeley


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    Just my opinion but I think the Neverfull is much more casual than the Berkeley. And the Berkeley is the flashy one..

    They're both classic to me and would work great as day or work bags. What I like about the Neverfull is the size - you can fit your laptop, ipad, files and work stuff in there.. however, it's an open top, not ideal if you live in a rainy climate. Also the thin shoulderstraps might not be very comfortable if you carry too much stuff in there.

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    Default Re: Berkeley or Neverfull? Need Help Deciding.

    @Jennifer - Thank you for your thoughts. The reason why I think the Neverfull GM is flashier is because it's so much larger than the Berkeley, even though the Berkeley has a lot more hardware.

    I agree with what you said about being able to carry a lot in the Neverfull, but the straps may dig in if it's too full. The Berkeley should be able to carry an iPad and wireless Apple keyboard. I have another bag of similar size, and I'm able to carry both with room to spare for wallet, small book, snacks, water, etc...

    I hope more people respond....I really can't decide between the 2.

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    Default Re: Berkeley or Neverfull? Need Help Deciding.

    Do you like shoulder bag or top handled? Which one is more of your preference?
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    Default Re: Berkeley or Neverfull? Need Help Deciding.

    Hi im new to this and dont know how to go about asking for help? can someone help me please?

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    Default Re: Berkeley or Neverfull? Need Help Deciding.

    Quote Originally Posted by mwmboyce View Post
    Hi im new to this and dont know how to go about asking for help? can someone help me please?
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    Default Re: Berkeley or Neverfull? Need Help Deciding.

    @linvline

    I prefer a shoulder bag, but I find that I can still fit my arm through the Berkeley handle.

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    Default Re: Berkeley or Neverfull? Need Help Deciding.

    Quote Originally Posted by Eunjong View Post
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    I prefer a shoulder bag, but I find that I can still fit my arm through the Berkeley handle.
    Will it be bulky to carry as shoulder bag?
    I have neverful and love it, it's my grab and go bag. It's light and roomy. I would say if you want to use it to do groceries, travel and etc, it will be the bag for you. Berkeley is heavier and not as roomy, also it cost more. You might find yourself baby it a little bit more and not ready to stuff your grocery in there. Haha
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    Default Re: Berkeley or Neverfull? Need Help Deciding.

    I voted Neverfull GM. I liked my Damier Neverfull GM so much that I also got an Azur NF GM. In my opinion, it is a great everyday tote and it's very casual. I think you will love it!
    I think the Berkeley is flashy and quite structured.

    They are very different bags, it seems the Neverfull would fit what you are looking for.
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    Default Re: Berkeley or Neverfull? Need Help Deciding.

    My vote goes to the neverfull! I loove My neverfull GM, its good for almost every occasion! And the straps are very comfortable, not diggin into the shoulders at all!
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    Default Re: Berkeley or Neverfull? Need Help Deciding.

    Honestly? The Neverfull(s) have become so common, I'd go for the Berkeley for that reason. But because I REALLY love the Berkeley, I'd go for that!
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    Default Re: Berkeley or Neverfull? Need Help Deciding.

    @Eunjong any updates?

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    Default Re: Berkeley or Neverfull? Need Help Deciding.

    The consensus on this thread is to go with the Neverfull, but I'm going with the Berkeley for a couple reasons.

    1. A lot of people have the NF. If I'm going to pay a lot of money for a purse I would rather go with a purse that not many people have. Other designers also have the NF-ish style - i.e. Goyard, Gucci
    2. Although the NF is large and can hold a lot, the straps are thin and would start digging into my shoulder if I carried too much stuff.
    3. I have heard from other NF owners that the straps that pinch the side in can loosen with time and make the useless. Basically, you have a large tote without the option to make is smaller and compact.
    4. The Berkeley has the nice bling of the Inventeur plate. It also has a lot of structure that I like that the NF doesn't.

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    Default Re: Berkeley or Neverfull? Need Help Deciding.

    Berkeley

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