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Authentic Louis Vuitton NeoNoe Bucket Bag Review



Hey guys! Today I will be reviewing my authentic Louis Vuitton NeoNoe MM Bucket Bag. But guess what? This post is more than just a review, you will also learn about the world of LV Bucket Bags, with the NeoNoe MM taking center stage of course.

For the starter, let me tell you a little fun fact about the history of Louis Vuitton Bucket Bag.

History of Louis Vuitton Bucket Bag (Noe & NeoNoe)

The Noe bag is one of the classic designs from Louis Vuitton, which can date back to 1932 when a champagne maker asked Gaston-Louis Vuitton to come up with a stylish bag that could carry five champagne bottles. Yes, you hear me right! For champagne!

The Noe features a bucket style, which is not only trendy but also no doubt pretty roomy. It has an adjustable shoulder strap, and it shuts with a drawstring to keep the champagne (or your stuff) safe.

And the fact that this design has stuck around for nearly a century, proves that it’s really timeless.

Then there’s the NeoNoe, a modern take on the original Noe. It keeps the bucket shape and usefulness of the old Noe but offers a range of vibrant colors and is crafted from different types of leather or monogram canvas. The drawstring closure is sleeker and the strap can be adjusted for wearing across the body, giving it a bit more flexibility.

Even though the Noe was first meant to carry champagne bottles, it quickly became a hit with fashionable women for its big interior and unique look that really stands out. The NeoNoe carries on with this, being a hot pick among those who are into fashion.

What is the difference between Noe & NeoNoe?

Although the Noe and NeoNoe bags from Louis Vuitton share the same roots, there are a few key differences:

Noe NeoNoe
1. Design and Structure Has a simple, classic design with a drawstring closure. Looks more structured and has an updated drawstring closure that adds a modern touch.
2. Strap Has a thicker, adjustable shoulder strap. Has a thinner, adjustable strap that you can lengthen to wear cross-body or shorten to carry on your shoulder.
3. Size Pretty large. A bit smaller, making it a more practical choice for everyday use.
4. Compartments Has only one compartment. Has a central zip compartment that helps organize and secure your stuff.

Variations & Styles of LV Bucket Bag

Over time, Louis Vuitton has continuously updated its product line and introduced new sizes and models into the Noe family, besides the NeoNoe, there are also other models like Petit Noe, Noe BB, Nano Noe, and NeoNoe BB. If you are torn between them, this little guide may offer you a clearer picture of the LV Bucket Bags.

Size (Length x Height x Width)

Noe Petit Noe Noe BB Nano Noe
10.2 x 13.4 x 7.5 in 10.6 x 10.6 x 8.3 in 9.4 x 8.7 x 5.9 in 5.1 x 6.3 x 3.9 in
NeoNoe MM NeoNoe BB
10.2 x 10.2 x 6.9 in 7.9 x 7.9 x 5.1 in

From large to small:

Noe≈ Petit Noe> NeoNoe MM> Noe BB> NeoNoe BB> Nano Noe

Materials & Colors

Louis Vuitton Noe and NeoNoe bags are typically available in the following materials:

  • Coated Canvas
  • Epi Leather
  • Embossed Leather

For Canvas, there are basically three colors – Monogram Coated Canvas, Damier Ebene Coated Canvas, and Damier Azur Coated Canvas. While for leather, the color options have become wide, such as black, cream, indigo, and more.

Review of My Louis Vuitton NeoNoe Bucket Bag

So the bag I got is in Black/Beige Monogram Empreinte Leather. I know the one in Monogram Coated Canvas is properly more classic and popular, and also cheaper in price. But if you’ve read any of my replica bags reviews, you’ll know that I’m all about leather when it comes to authentic designer bags. (For canvas bags I would mostly go for replicas.)

On the other hand, I still love the classic LV Monogram print. So this bag is like the best of both worlds.

Anyway, let’s talk about this black LV Bucket Bag.

I gotta say the texture feels so much better than the canvas. The leather is very soft and flexible. The hardware is also beautiful and shiny.

The Louis Vuitton black bucket bag is very versatile. Both the strap and the handle are removable, in addition, the strap is adjustable, so the bag can be a shoulder bag, a crossbody, or carried by hand. In other words, it’s adaptable to various occasions, from daily usage to more formal events.

There is a detachable pouch which I think is really handy. This pouch attaches inside and there’s a clasp here where you can actually remove it. But if you leave this zipped central pocket inside, you can actually divide the bag into three compartments, which helps you organize the stuff better.

As for the interior, it has a nice red microfiber lining.

What fits inside my black lv bucket bag?

In my opinion, it’s a great medium-sized everyday bag. I love that it has open compartments for bigger things but also has a zippered pouch to secure smaller things like my keys, wallet, and lip balm. And the open top makes it so easy to just throw all my things in here. I am going to show you what I take with me so you can get an idea of how large this is.

Daily Outing Quick Errand
  • A red pouch for cosmetics
  • My sunglasses & case
  • A full-size wallet
  • A coin pouch
  • A small hand sanitizer
  • A key holder
  • A cardholder
  • My cell phone

All of these items fit comfortably within the Neonoe.

  • A Starbucks water bottle
  • My wallet
  • A key holder
  • A cardholder
  • My cell phone
  • My AirPods

Or just use the detachable pouch:

  • A cardholder
  • My cell phone
  • My car key

With all my daily essentials, the LV Bucket Bag is still not entirely full. Even when the bag is full, it doesn’t lose its shape or style.

Pros & Cons of My Louis Vuitton Black Bucket Bag


  • The open top makes it easy to put things in and out.
  • It’s a roomy bag that can hold all my daily essentials.
  • It’s structured but still flexible.
  • The bag is pretty comfortable to wear in three different ways.
  • There is a zipped pocket for small things.
  • The zipped central pocket is removable but also can divide the bag into separate spaces.


  • On the other hand, the open top can be a security problem.
  • Need to be careful in case bump into people or doors.
  • A bit heavier than the canvas version.
  • Wide items might get caught with the drawstring.
  • It doesn’t have feet to protect the bottom leather.

Is the NeoNoe bucket bag worth it?

No doubt it’s a YES. I absolutely love this Louis Vuitton Bucket Bag because it’s not only incredibly versatile but also very stylish and cute and fit my personal style. I can’t deny that the bag got a few drawbacks, but honestly, they’re no biggie. The good stuff about this bag totally drowns out the cons.

Besides, I have also checked the resale market, a NeoNoe bag is, in general, a sought-after model thanks to its versatility and timeless design. Even though I won’t be earning, I know I won’t lose much either (if one day I decide to let go of the bag). 

So if you have your eye on this particular bag and have the chance to get it, don’t hesitate for too long!

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  1. Emma Murphy
    August 13, 2023 / 8:41 pm

    I’ve got one in black and it’s my go-to bag for any occasion. Totally agree with your review, especially about its pros.

  2. Cameron
    August 7, 2023 / 4:04 pm

    I was trying to decide between the NeoNoe and another LV bag, and your review helped so much!

  3. H Young
    August 2, 2023 / 9:42 am

    Is anyone else experiencing issues with the lining of their NeoNoe? I love the bag, but mine started to wear out. Wondering if it’s just me… 😥

  4. Dakota
    July 27, 2023 / 6:17 pm

    I’ve been a fan of the NeoNoe for years. I like how you explored its history; it adds depth to the review.

  5. hg
    July 20, 2023 / 11:43 am

    That price tag is still daunting, but this review is swaying me. It looks like an investment piece. I’ll be dreaming of the NeoNoe tonight! 😴


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