Tuesday, June 26, 2007

6 Options for Storing Your Purses


Once you've sorted through your purses and have carefully decided which to save, you can then look at how best to store them.

Here are some products meant specifically for purse storage. (Of course, you could easily use non-purse-specific options - a drawer in a dresser, an under-bed storage box, simple hooks, etc.)

KangaRoom hanging purse organizer

1. The Hanging Purse Organizer from KangaRoom. Update on Jan. 3, 2010: This product is no longer on the KangaRoom web site.

clear vinyl hanging handbag file

2. The 8-Pocket Clear Vinyl Handbag File available at The Container Store

handbag storage cube

3. The Shoe & Handbag Storage Cube, also at The Container Store Update on Dec. 1, 2009 - The Container Store no longer has this product.

clear purse box

4. Another type of clear purse box
Update on August 6, 2016: I'm no longer finding this product

park-a-purse organizer

5. The Park-A-Purse Organizer

purse rack

6. The Purse Rack from Davison, available at Hanger City and many other places. Update on April 5, 2012: Hanger City has been folded into Organize.com, which doesn't seem to carry this product, but Organize-It is one place you can buy it.

[illustration from Bloom Designs, where you can find some lovely stationery]


Org Junkie said...

Awesome suggestions! I especially like the last one.



Jeri Dansky said...

Glad you found it useful, Laura! Lots of times the products I list are cute or lovely - these were just extremely practical.

meg said...

"Once you've sorted through your purses and have carefully decided which to save, you can then look at how best to store them."

I am just going to pretend I didn't see this sentence...It hurts me! I can throw anything away, but purses? I just can't let go.

Also, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE all those hampers.

Jeri Dansky said...


So sorry to have hurt you! I'm personally at the other end of the spectrum - give me a few good purses (one or two for daily use, one for more elegant occasions) and I'm set. But I know I'm in the minority.

And I'm glad you like those hampers; I was quite taken with them myself, and it's nice to know I'm not alone.


Cynthia Friedlob said...

Love the see-through plastic hanging one! I have the world's darkest closet (no inexpensive way to light it adequately, even using those stick-on lights), so anything that lets me see what's inside is a big help. I don't have enough bags to fill it up, but it would be a good place to stash other items, too.

Jeri Dansky said...


Dark closets are no fun. Something like this battery-operated under cabinet / closet light won't work, huh?


Cynthia Friedlob said...

Just discovered your response!

I've tried those round plastic stick-on lights but they weren't bright enough. This looks much more promising. Thanks!

Anna said...

These are all great if you have space. My closet is packed. I bought very large Rubber Maid crates on wheels to store all my bags (and boots out of season). It works fine, but still I need something for the purses I use often. Yet, there's no more room in my closet! Hey!!! The ceiling!!! They hang pots & pans, right? Maybe I'll design a ceiling system! ; )

Brian said...

Our closet is a huge wire style organizing system that allowed only using containers to store my wife's purses or just setting them on the shelves. So I came up with the idea of using decorative shower curtain hangers which I flipped upside down and stuck through the upper wire shelf so she could hang her purses up in neat rows. She loves it and it works well. Thought I might share that with you guys along with Jeri's great tips.

Jeri Dansky said...

Anna and Brian, this is a very belated "thank you" for sharing your ideas!