I've written about organizing purses before — see related posts below — and a number of the storage options I saw involved hanging the purses by their handles.
But now I'm reading more advice that suggests this is not good for your purses. For example, there's this advice from Real Simple:
“Hanging a bag by the handles lessens the life span of the bag,” says Chris Moore, owner of Artbag, a New York City handbag boutique and repair shop. Hanging puts stress on the strap seams, and “it can leave unsightly marks on the handles,” says Moore.So what are your options? You can use organizers that hang in your closet and keep the purses upright — like the one from Real Simple, which is sold at Bed, Bath and Beyond.
CoverMates has an over-the-door purse organizer. [via Karen Coutu at A Blog of Goodies] Update on Jan. 23, 2017: This purse organizer doesn't seem to be available any more.
ShoeTrap has stackable storage boxes, mostly for shoes (as you would expect) — but there's also a size the company suggests would work for purses as well as boots.
And of course purses can be stored on any kind of shelves, with or without the use of things like shelf dividers or handbag bins. Billy bookcases from IKEA are what one person used.
And here's another bit of advice I'm seeing:
Keep your handbag stuffed when not in use. This will help to maintain its shape.
Of course, you could use tissue paper or some such, but another option is to use the Bag-a-Vie, which comes in four sizes.
And another option is the Pursendipity, which comes in three sizes.
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