Finding a handbag I love is a treasured feeling. My problem is that there are a LOT of handbags to love. They each have a purpose, fit different things, and thus are each perfect in their own unique way. This Louis Vuitton Totally MM review will help everyone determine if this handbag is right for them. (P.S. It definitely is!)
I also own the Louis Vuitton Batignolles Vertical, and while I use it a ton and love it, there are times when it does not have enough room or organization that I need. This all goes back to each handbag having its own unique qualities, right? You wouldn’t use a backpack bag for a short trip or a messenger bag for just the essentials.
What I was Looking for in the Louis Vuitton Totally MM
Before shopping for any handbag, I always carefully consider what it is that I am looking for in that specific bag. That helps me focus because once I start shopping, the possibilities are endless.
Here are the handbag features I was looking for that led me to the LV Totally MM.
- Big enough to carry more if I needed extra space
- Not too big that I wouldn’t want to carry it for everyday use
- Some internal organization
- A pocket for my cell phone
- Secure closure so I could use her for travel and longer daily outings.
Sometimes I shop online for handbags but only when I have a clear picture in my head. I could not find many reviews of the Louis Vuitton Totally MM, so I ventured to the store to try her on in person.
After measuring, trying on, going home to ponder, and then going back because I was mildly obsessed and needed to put my belongings in the Totally and other LV bags, I decided the Louis Vuitton Totally MM was the right choice.
One of the biggest deciding factors? The outside pockets on the LV Totally. I have a serious addiction to them because they allow me to quickly slide my cell phone and keys into them.
I absolutely adore the LV Totally MM. She is reliable and can fulfill any demands thrown her way. The Louis Vuitton Totally MM is incredibly lightweight so I have yet to find a time when carrying her is cumbersome.
The Louis Vuitton Totally MM measures 16.9″ W, 11.8″ H, and 6.7″ D at the base. I think her shape is perfect because she tapers toward the top, which makes her lay nicely under your arm without adding extra puff. Don’t get scared off by the depth measurement; it truly is wonderful.
The exterior pockets are amazing, and I am a total sucker for them. They were a huge selling point of the LV Totally, as I know outside pockets make life that much easier. I figure for this amount of money; I should have comfort. I love being able to toss my keys in one and my phone in the other.
The interior of the Totally MM has a D ring and three-flat pockets to help organize your essentials. There are also two small pockets on one side and a long flat one on the other. I sometimes carry my Louis Vuitton Pochette in one with my gum and small random things that I tend to lose or forget about.
Or I just toss them in a mini pocket on their own.
The large pocket that runs width-wise along the back of the bag is so functional. It holds a lot and is a great place to hold travel documents. All three pockets are located higher so your wallet and other contents can rest at the bottom of your Louis Vuitton Totally. You can still access everything with complete ease.
If you are considering the Louis Vuitton Totally MM for work, you are in luck! It fits file folders, small books, my Samsung tablet, and notepads. When I first purchased the Totally MM, I used it as a diaper bag. Each and every step as it became more and more mine as a handbag.
The Totally stays open nicely when unzipped due to the high-quality hardware Louis Vuitton makes. The zipper perfectly curves and when you want to zip it up the zipper closes without any lag. This is actually one of the best ways to spot a fake Louis Vuitton; the zipper will feel cheap and not work as it should for a luxury handbag.
The handle drop on the LV Totally is quite perfect. I can toss it on and off my shoulder without my elbow getting stuck. An added perk is that it stays in place when I hang it off a chair.
When worn, the Louis Vuitton Totally molds to your body, especially when the leather straps and canvas age. How a handbag age is honestly one of the key features that distinguish a luxury handbag. They get better with age.
Update: Originally published in January 2011, this post was updated in December 2016 with more details and better photos after years of use.
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Thank you for showing this bag in detail. I will be buying my own soon.
Thanks for the great detail! I am looking at this bag myself and wondered if it would be big enough for my notebooks and ipad or too big. It looks like just the right size. Well done!
Mommy Mentor Child Sleep Coach says
You are very welcome! It really is a great versatile bag that can hold a little or a lot without being too large. I hope you enjoy it! 🙂
Lala Palapa says
I’m considering buying this bag to use as a diaper bag/everyday bag. Is it crazy to use a Louis as a diaper bag? Would the Totally MM be large enough for the diaper essentials, plus my iPhone, wallet, lipgloss, etc.? Thanks for your help!
I enjoyed your article! I just bought the MM for myself and love it! I have two young children and work full time, it is perfect for the busy mom, and comfortable too!
Thanks so much for your detailed review. Actually, it’s your water bottle placed in the outside pocket that clinched the deal for me. You really helped me decide. I bought my Totally MM yesterday. 🙂
Mommy Mentor says
So glad you both bought this and found my review useful. I just bought the Louis Vuitton Remington last month – love that one as well.
Mommy Mentor says
I have decided to switch up my stash a bit so this is for sale in case anyone is interested. You can email me at amy at mommy – mentor dot com. So spaces. 🙂
Hi I just read your review on the Totally. Is yours still for sale and why are you selling such a versatile purse? I’m currently pregnant and I’m seriously considering purchasing the purse for use as a diaper bag. If you still have yours how much are you asking? BTW I couldn’t send you a private email as it kept coming back with not a valid address, sorry.
Mommy Mentor says
Hi Joanne – I think this is sold. If that changes, I will let you know. 🙂
Oh please do let me know if it falls through. I’d love to get this.
Hi, did you already sell you totally bag?
Thanks for this it was sooo informative I have been tossing up wether to get a MM or a GM! Also any advice where to get this bag now as it is no longer online at LV?
Amy Barseghian says
Glad we were able to chat via email Alex. Good luck in your search!
Jaclyn N Lil M says
Thank you for sharing your input on the bag
I am looking for a “mom” bag but not bulky like a diaper bag. may I ask why you decided to sell it?
Cherry Blossom says
Thank you so much for sharing your review on the totally! ♥
Amy Barseghian says
Of course! Did you get one?
Would a Mac Air fit comfortably in the MM. I don’t have a LV store near me and I”m trying to decide on size. I’m a petite woman, so I don’t want anything overly big, but I do need to carry my Mac.
Amy Barseghian says
Hi! I carry my Surface Book in mine. It fits without a case. It would not carry it in there a lot myself but when I run to and from meetings it works! Hope that helps!