The MaiTai Collection inserts/organizers are tailor made to fit specific Hermès and Chanel bag styles and sizes, following their lines, structure and dimensions.
The inserts let you organize the content of your bag and help to keep it in shape, while protecting the interior and keeping the leather lining pristine.
Made in France by skilled and specialized craftsmen in the fine tradition of French savoir faire, with embroidered superior quality Italien linen or exquisite fabrics sourced from some of Europe's most renowned fabric houses.
The inserts follow exactly each bag's size, shape and proportion and therefore fit like a glove. They leave no gaps between the insert and your bag, so they offer perfect protection to your bag's delicate interior leather, making sure it remains pristine and free of scratches.
For bags with end panels that fold inwards when the bag is closed (Birkin, Kelly, Jypsiere bags etc): our inserts are slightly shorter than the base of your bag so that the end panels have room to fold inwards when the straps are cinched or closed:
The inserts gently help your bag to maintain its shape
The insert contains no harsh plastic or cardboard sheeting which could force the leather against its natural movement or make your bag look boxy (We firmly believe that inserts should not be used as a 'shaper' to force slouchy bags upright, and that rigid inserts risk causing irreparable damage to your bag).
Instead, lightweight upholstery material gives the inserts their shape and helps your bags to maintain theirs, but without ever working against the leather or structure of your bag.
When used with bags which have not yet developed a slouch however, our inserts gently help to maintain the bag’s shape. The best way to prevent a bag from slouching or collapsing is to maintain and store it correctly.
Every aspect of the design is thought out with the protection of your bag in mind. The corners and edges are soft, and the seams are inward facing so that nothing risks marking or pressing against the leather of your precious bag.
For the same reason all pockets face inwards, so that your bag is well protected from the things stored inside.
The perfect fit for your bag
The small but important differences of each bag are carefully taken into account.. for example an insert made for a Kelly 28 bag isn't just a smaller version of one for a Kelly 35 bag: both bags have different proportions which are reflected in the respective inserts. After all, an item is only truly custom made when even the smallest nuances are taken carefully into account.
The inserts are lightweight. Their weight depends on the fabric and bag style/size chosen and ranges from 68 g (2.4 oz) for the smallest insert in the lightest fabric, to 225 g (7.97 oz) for the largest organizer in the Jean-Paul Gaultier Skin fabric.
Dry clean only.
Made in France
Additional note to those who prefer to keep the 'fresh out of the box' look of their bags for as long as possible:
Please keep in mind that with usage and over time, it is natural for a bag to eventually develop slouch. For bags that are cinched close with a strap (i.e. Kelly or Birkin bags) it is normal that the end panels fold outwards over time when the bag is carried– the “batwing” effect is part of the bag's design. (Sellier Kelly’s or bags in stiffer leathers and/exotics are exceptions.)
Correct storage: Keeping the bags flat on their backs when not in use (or, better still, resting them on the pillow in their box, but without the lid on) and filling them with airbags is by far the most effective method to prevent your bag from developing slouch and batwings. Conversely, storing them in an upright position accelerates the slouching process. It is simply a matter of gravity!
Never attempt to reverse or prevent slouch by forcing stiff inserts into your bags. The pressure points and lines that hard inserts or liners create risk marking the leather and thus damaging your bag irreversibly. Instead, store your bag in optimal conditions when not in use (which is after all most of the time) and protect and gently support it with an insert when out and about.