Sunday, January 3, 2010
I am a purseaholic. I admit that my addiction to purses has made my closet unmanageable. I believe a purse closet would help. Walk In. -- Laurel Ennis
Those of us without a walk-in purse closet (or a purse room) still have a wide range of storage options. Let's start with the Spencer and Rutherford handbag holder, from Australia, which seems very similar to the Handy Hold All from Simply Sarah Shaw. Update on April 5, 2012: I'm no longer finding this product on the Spencer and Rutherford web site.
Another product - not as lovely - is the Jokari Purse Rack. (This looks very similar to the Davison purse rack I mentioned back in 2007.)
For a basic back-of-the-door option, there's the Hang 'N Hold from Evriholder, available from a number of vendors.
The Heavenly Handbag Holder is another door-mounted or wall-mounted option. [via Sharon Lowenheim] Update on August 6, 2016: This product doesn't seem to be available any more.
Richards Homewares has a purse organizer that hangs from a closet rod.
This handbag closet organizer is made in Japan, sold by a Korean company - and I found it on eBay Singapore. Update on April 5, 2012: I'm no longer finding this product.
Another simple hanging option is the Closet Purse Hanger. The site warns you to "only hang empty purses. You don’t want the weight of an occupied purse to compromise the integrity of your bag." [via Monica Ricci] Update on April 5, 2012: The site where I found these is no longer working.
If you're going to keep your purses on a shelf, the PurseKeeper might be useful. [via Monica Ricci] Update on August 4, 2016: I'm no longer finding this product available for purchase.
And if you have valuable purses - unlike my $20 favorite - the Mia Cotone handbag dust covers might be useful. (OK, there's also the lovely piece of furniture the purses are stored in. Mia Cotone doesn't sell that.)
Another option is to look at store fixtures for handbag displays. Here's one purse display.
And here's just one of the handbag displays from Subastral Inc. - a wall-mounted fixture with an angled rail. The company also has a revolving display rack and a shelf display stand.
And finally, just for giggles, take a look at the purse storage shown on GlamNest. (Scroll down a bit.)
Update on August 6, 2016: The item I was looking at isn't on the site any more.
For more ideas, see my 2007 post: 6 Options for Storing Your Purses.