The MaiTai Collection inserts/organizers are tailor made to fit specific Hermès 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, from exquisitely embroidered superior quality French linen.
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 (I still 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, my 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 the Kelly 28 insert isn't just a smaller version of the Kelly 35 organizer, both bags have different proportions which are reflected in the respective inserts. After all, an item is only truly custom made if its smallest nuances are taken carefully into account.
The pockets give quick access to small items such as a cell phone, keys, glasses etc. At least one pocket in each insert is wide enough to accommodate an iPhone 6 plus or similar device (except for the smallest inserts, K28 and smaller, B25, Bolide 27 and Picotin 18). The number of pockets varies from style to style. Please check the individual product descriptions for more details.
The inserts are featherlight. Their weight ranges from 68 g (2.4 oz) for the smallest, to 225 g (7.97 oz) for the largest organizer.
Dry clean only.
Made in France
Additional note to those who prefer to keep the 'fresh out of the box' look of their new Kellys and Birkins (i.e. the bags that close with straps) for as long as possible:
The liner's low height and the soft structure of its sides ensure that your bag's end panels can fully fold inwards when the straps are closed. To give the folds additional room, the liner is also a fraction shorter than the interior base of the bag. The bag's base remains protected regardless - the liner's sides lean naturally outwards, hereby closing any gaps between the liner and the sides of your bag. Most importantly – due to the soft construction and linen fabric, the liner will not cause denting to or stretching of the end panels of your bag.
Please keep in mind that with usage and over time, it is natural for a retourne Kelly or a Birkin to eventually develop slouch and for its end panels to fold outwards when carried– the “batwing” effect. It is the nature of most leathers and 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.