Worth It: Bag Organizers

When I purchased my Louis Vuitton Neverfull GM I immediately ordered a bag shaper/organizer for it.  Why?  Because the bag is such a big investment and it's such a shame to see a pricey bag that's meant to last a long time sagging because an insert wasn't used.

The inserts provide pockets for organization---but more importantly, they reinforce the bottom of the bag and give the bag more structure, which helps prevent sagging over time.  I can't tell you how many women I see carrying an LV bag that has a sagging base (especially Neverfulls and Speedys).

I carry a lot in my purse so for me, the organizer/shaper was essential.  It's my everyday bag and I definitely make it fairly heavy with all of the stuff I have in it.  I ordered my shaper from DivideAndConquer on Etsy.  The customer service was excellent---I messaged the shop owner about my bag and she recommended the best bag shaper/organizer for the LV Neverfull GM.  If you have a different bag, I encourage you to message the shop owner to get the best fit for your bag.  One incredible feature of the one I have is that the sides are flexible so that you can still cinch in the sides of your bag for a different look---make sure to ask about this because some of the ones in the shop have flexible sides and others don't.

Here's my Neverfull with no insert in it:




And here is the DivideAndConquer bag shaper/organizer that I ordered---note that the color perfectly matches the red lining of the bag:



...and here it is, empty, inside of the bag---a perfect fit:


Here is what the Neverfull looks like with the shaper/organizer inside and full of my belongings---you can already see how much more structured it looks.


What I keep inside of my Neverfull:
Car/house keys
2 lip glosses/1 lipstick
Coupons
J.Crew zip pouch to hold receipts, coupons
Glasses
2 Pairs of sunglasses in cases
Kate Spade wallet
Bobble water bottle
Tea bags
Nutrigrain bar
Work papers
Hand sanitizer
A couple of pens
Blotting tissues

I highly recommend purchasing a bag shaper/organizer, especially if you have a bag that doesn't have a very strong/structured bottom.  It would also be a fantastic option for anyone that has a purse that doesn't have a lot of compartments to it or a bag that's a tote-style.  I can't imagine carrying my Neverfull without all of those extra pockets---everything would just get lost and jumbled together at the bottom of the bag.

Do you use a bag shaper/organizer? Let me know in the comments below and thank you for reading!

FTC: I purchased both the bag and bag shaper/organizer with my own money and am not being compensated to write this review.

47 comments :

  1. I totally agree with using a bag shaper - I can't live without my purse-to-go organizer (they sell on ebay and amazon too).

    I love that it gives shape to my bag - but the best part is that it fits in most of my bags - so switching between bags is super-easy :-)

    Here's a pic of what my organizer looks like (it's beige):

    My Neverfull PM with Purse Organizer

    Love your Neverfull by the way! I got it in the smaller size (PM) and have used it non-stop! It goes with EVERYTHING :-)

    I'm thinking of getting another large purse organizer with a zip (since the neverfull doesn't have one - to keep my valuables safe)

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  2. Sooo glad you posted this as I am currently saving for a LV Neverfull bag!!! Ill definitely have to order an organizer for the inside of it!!! :)

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  3. Oh, I LOVE it! I'm going to order one. My bag is totally soft sided, so it's a big lump. What kind of wallet do you have? Is it a long one or more like a mans wallet? Mine is usually so full of coins that I'm not sure it will work with one of these.

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  4. So funny - I just found Connie of DivideAndConquer & ordered an organizer for my Speedy 30 last week. I got the hot pink :) I plan to write a review too because it took quite a bit of Googling to find her shop.

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  5. I have never looked into a neverfull! Looking into it now!

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  6. Great idea! I need one for my baby bag. It's a Coach weekender so there aren't may pockets inside but it still makes for a great baby bag that doesn't scream "baby bag."

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  7. Thank you for this post, Veronika!
    I've been thinking of making a purchase for the LV Neverfull GM too (exactly like yours), and I've been lurking around the blogs to see which one to buy (MM or GM). But I think I'll definitely go with the GM since I have the MM monogram version one already. Love the versatility of this bag and I think the GM will be a great size for travelling etc.

    Also, totally agree with you on the bag organizer/divider. I'm using a different one now, and love it. Will definitely check out the etsy site for my next one! :) Wouldn't use the bag without it!

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  8. Bag inserts are so helpful for shapeless bags! I use Chameleon inserts: http://www.chameleoninserts.com/

    I also like having my purse organized, so the inserts really help with that.

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  9. I desperately need an organizer for my neverfull- I actually switched bags temporarily because it was aggravating me to never be able to find anything in the bottomless pit!

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  10. I have the same one as you, same color and everything! I should be looking into this divider thing too... :)

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  11. Maybe I'm just out of the loop, but I have never seen one of these before and it's the coolest thing, like ever! I need one now!! :)
    Melissa
    www.melissa-nadine.blogspot.com

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  12. Thanks for this, its really helpful. Dust and sagging are something I really hate so this is one ticked off my list!

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  13. Looks like a great buy! I love big handbags, but things do get 'lost', so this could be a great help.
    xoxo
    Suzanne
    www.writtenbysuzanne.com

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  14. THis is perfect! What a nice way to stay organized, I'm always having to rummage through my bag to find stuff. It's a mess.

    Found you through the Battle of the Blogs by Arizona Foothills Magazine. Now following. :)

    www.MySerendipitousLife.com

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  15. This is such a good idea. I never think of things like this and my things always end up jumbled around in my bag which I hate! I am hopefully investing in an LV Speedy this year so I will be getting one of these! x

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  16. Thank you for this post V! I plan on getting a neverfull PM or MM later this year, and will definitely use your suggestion. I'm bookmarking this post :)

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  17. Great post! I debated on buying a Neverfull when traveling abroad last year in Europe (they're so much cheaper there with VAT refund!) but decided against it because I didn't like the unstructured look to the bag when it's empty. If only I'd thought of this!

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  18. Hi Veronica~
    Love this idea. Thanks. And your nursery is going to be so lovely. I love everything you selected. Great way to add the pink without being too pink.
    Love~ Radha

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  19. I am going to get one too! Did you get the stiff bottom? I seethere are 2 options.

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  20. I am going to get one too! Did you get the stiff bottom? I seethere are 2 options.

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  21. @stylish---YES you absolutely need the one with the stiff bottom---that is what keeps the bag from sagging

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  22. This looks amazing! I think I need to get one for my LV bag!!

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  23. I have the MM and I have never thought I needed one but you have just convinced me otherwise!

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  24. Smart! I have a Michael Kors bag that desperately needs an organizer- will have to invest in one. Thanks for sharing!

    Alyssa
    www.ruffleandcurl.com

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  25. Wow I just received the Neverfull MM last week and have been searching on Etsy for base shapers. I plan to buy this organizer instead. Thanks for this post!

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  26. Wow I just received the Neverfull MM last week and have been searching on Etsy for base shapers. I plan to buy this organizer instead. Thanks for this post!

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  27. Great suggestion, I have a Coach Weekender as my work bag, and will check that out!

    ~LC
    FitFashLife.blogspot.com

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  28. Yes! I use bag organizers for my big bags. The only big bag I have is a longchamp le pliage in a medium size, it's not as big as the large one but I find that since it does not have any structure at all, organizers are a must.

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  29. Wait. I didn't even know these existed. But now I need one! GOSH, THANKS LADY!

    Best,
    Jane

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  30. love to see what's in your bag and you have a really nice bag!!
    would you like to follow each other?
    A
    xx
    http://epiquemoi.blogspot.com

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  31. I can't believe I've never heard of these before! I will definitely be buying a few of these in the future.

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  32. This organizer is everything! 2 years too late. I do indeed have some sagging (in the bag of course). I guess it's never too late. Are you planning on using this for your diaper bag?

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  33. what a lifesaver! that organizer is perfect for a large bag, especially one you want the shape to keep

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  34. Great idea and recommendation! (I just ordered it! )
    We have the exact Same bag size and color! I love it!!!!!
    Www.xoxotrishelle.blogspot.com

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  35. So getting this! I was just going to purchase the pad that sits on the bottom of the bag, but this is much better! Yea!


    =) Brooke

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  36. Perfect! Thanks for always sharing the best finds! Love your blog!

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  37. So cool...I need one of these.
    Xoxo
    Bonitiful.WordPress.com

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  38. I ordered this for my Speedy 30 from the same Etsy shop and I just received it today....Wow, I absolutely love it! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  39. Just wanted to drop by and say that I love my organizer from Connie! Thank you so much for the recommendation. I ordered the extra large wide (with outside pockets + handles) in red to match inside my DE Neverfull GM lining. Love it! :)

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  40. did u get the extra wide insert? I'm trying to figure out which one you got. Thanks!

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  41. Thanks for the tip, Veronika. I always hesitate to purchase items online. But, with your review, I went ahead and went for it. My organizer should be here next week!

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  42. Hi! Are the flowers real? I'm looking for something similar for my kitchen table. Love yours from homegoods but haven't been able to find them. Thanks!

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  43. No the flowers are not real they are from Marshall's Home Goods

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  44. What size is your LV bag? I really like it!

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  45. This is such an excellent idea! i really like the thought of getting compartments in your purse and was considering shopping for one thing just like the bag only for the organization facet thus thanks for this alternative!"Nicely given data during this post, I opt to browse this sort of stuff."The handbag organizer appearance nice, one thing I undoubtedly would like for my mess of a bag! assume i am attending to go get myself one currently thus give thanks you!

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  46. I choose the base shaper just for the dramatic look.. great stuff.. I get the base shaper store : http://www.designerbaseshapers.com/

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