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I Just Discovered the Ultimate Bag Organization Hack

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We all remember the bag that got away. For me, it’s a shiny black Givenchy Antigona in medium. When I first came across it, maybe three years ago now, I immediately fell in love with the color, shape, and size. At first glance, it appeared practical and chic – a style I could effortlessly rock from the office to happy hour to the airport. That is, until I took a look inside.

Then and now, the inside of the Antigona is comparable to a bottomless pit to, well, nowhere. And said problem isn’t limited to this particular bag style and designer. Countless other high-priced bags on the market are just as bad in terms of interior functionality, from the Louis Vuitton Speedy, to the Christian Dior Lady Dior, and the Chanel Gabrielle. They all lack pockets and a means of organization.

In other words, you’re paying a couple thousand dollars to throw your stuff in a leather bucket, albeit a very stylish one. (But still! A bucket!) Even worse, trying to find something in this scenario becomes nearly impossible, especially with the more stuff you have in the bag. Need to find my car keys? Yep, I’ll need a couple minutes because, naturally, they’re stuck at the way, way, way bottom beneath my phone, wallet, make-up case, and any other essentials I deemed necessary to throw inside. (The bigger the bag and subsequent bucket, the more likely I’ve tossed in a bunch of unnecessary stuff. I know some of you will be able to relate.)

That’s not to say all handbags fall victim to this problem. There are quite a few that have unbelievable levels of interior pockets, zippers, and other compartments and dividers that make organization a breeze. But if you fall in love with a bag that doesn’t, what should you do?

That’s where Samorga comes in. The online retailer specializes in 100 percent hand-made felt bag organizers and inserts. Just call it a miracle. (For the sake of transparency, I discovered Samorga via an Instagram ad. I’ve never been in contact with anyone from the company, and I’ve never received products for free.)

Samorga’s felt bag inserts are an easy way to organize your bag neatly and avoid losing or misplacing any of your belongings. Plus, if you want to switch purses, you can move your insert from bag to bag. Even better, inserting an organizer will ultimately help keep the shape of your bag intact. Convenience, comfort, and beauty… it’s an all-around win.

As for the different types of inserts, they’re available in 2, 3, and 4mm felt. Colors range from Scarlet Red and Light Lavender, to White, Black, Beige, and more than two dozen others, and prices average $40 to $60. They also have custom-made inserts for different bag styles and designers, including Chanel, Saint Laurent, Hermès, and Balenciaga.

I know some of you will probably question why you’d insert a $50 felt into a $2,500 bag (or more!). I understand your sentiment, but if you’re as Type A as me, it’s beyond worth it. And while this might not be a fool-proof solution, it’s definitely a step in the right direction. In the case of the Givenchy Antigona, I’d definitely consider purchasing that bag (or one like it) knowing I could then purchase an insert. If anyone out there is struggling with a bucket-esque bag, I highly recommend looking into it!

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Darietta
Darietta
4 years ago

Old news.

Hannah
Hannah
4 years ago

I’m not familiar with this brand, but I’ve owned an Hermes bag organizer for years and it works well.

Sandy
Sandy
4 years ago

That is an excellent idea! I, too, have the same issues! I have an Antigona and an LV Iena and it is definitely as you said, a bottomless pit! I hope to find one of these inserts for my bags, thank you!

Ruth Anzalone
Ruth Anzalone
4 years ago

There are MANY purse organizers out there from high price to very affordable and they’re all pretty much comparable. Watch YouTube and you’ll see people using them for ALL their bags. I think it becomes an addiction in itself and that for many bags it’s a completely unnecessary accessory. For bags like the Neverful or the Goyard Artois or St. Louis, the LV Speedy, basically any purse that has a cavernous interior (and probably black so things really disappear) they are fantastic.

Wendy
Wendy
2 years ago
Reply to  Ruth Anzalone

I purchased a felt bag-in-bag called Vercord here: https://www.vercord.com/products/vercord-felt-purse-organizer-handbag-insert-liner-shaper-bag-in-bags- for-speedy-neverfull-tote
You can also purchase it on Amazon.It has more separation and is cheaper than the Samorga.
I have the same problem about Neverfull getting dirty at the bottom, does anyone have any good ideas?

Sparky
Sparky
4 years ago
Reply to  Ruth Anzalone

I use them to protect the interior from mishaps (lotion leaks, lipstick opens, etc). Also gives shape to a soft bag. Very useful!

JanelleClayton.com
JanelleClayton.com
4 years ago
Reply to  Sparky

I put my liquids (lipgloss, hand sanitizer, mini lotions) in zip-loc baggies to protect my purses. I usually don’t carry large bags so I dont have an organizer. But they sound like good investments.

Sparky
Sparky
4 years ago

Definitely! The organizers are only for a certain size bag. Anything under that you’d need a different solution.

Amazona
Amazona
4 years ago
Reply to  Sparky

Actually can use an organizer in just about any bag. A felt organizer will also help keep more structure to a bag. Something like M Lily will keep its shape much better when you use an organizer.

Amazona
Amazona
4 years ago

While felt organizers are old news, I swear by Enni’s Collection felt liners. You can get basically any shape and size, you can adjust the amount and style of pockets, you can get a zipper if you want etc. Enni also makes bag pillows and dustbags. The quality is amazing and when you buy from Enni’s Collection you’re supporting a private entrepreneur in Finland and offering her livelihood, instead of buying from a faceless company in Korea.

QuelFromage
QuelFromage
4 years ago

This is a hack? Doesn’t everyone use bag organizers? And if not, why promote only one company when there are so many options out there – How about some critical comparisons?

Kenzie
Kenzie
4 years ago
Reply to  QuelFromage

My thoughts exactly: Buying a bag organizer insert is not a hack.

JH
JH
4 years ago

My hairdresser (and bag buddy) told me about these organizers a couple of years ago and linked me to a Youtube video. It changed my feeling for a black Chanel shopper and an Antigona that have that used to feel like bottomless pits.

Sparky
Sparky
4 years ago

Seriously??! You’ve only “just discovered” bag organizers? They’ve been around for a VERY LONG time. CloverSac makes the best ones. Made of nylon, collapsible, lots of pockets, optional divider. Last forever.

ElleC11
ElleC11
4 years ago

“I Just Discovered the Ultimate Bag Organization Hack… You’re welcome.” – the hubris of this title is off-putting to say the least; there are probably hundreds of threads in just this blog’s forums discussing organizers and Samorgas.

Kyle
Kyle
4 years ago

Slow week in the purse world if this is worth writing about.