Does your LV or Longchamp bag look a bit too saggy? Does your bag tip over when you set it down? Does it look like you are carrying a torpedo in your bag? If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, then a base shaper may be just what you need.
We love either of these two base shapers – The Purse Bling Clear Acrylic, or My Speedy Base Leather Look base shapers. These base shapers come in many of the popular bag sizes for Louis Vuitton, Longchamp and other designer bag styles.
Here’s a picture of an LV Speedy Bag with and without a base shaper
The base shaper helps prevent sagging and keep your bag’s proper form. Base shapers also help protect the bottom of your bag from damage. They’re made to fit at the bottom of your bag and help support it and give it a nice straight line even if you fill it up. The base shapers described below are custom designed for specific models. If you’re bag is not listed below, you may still be able to use one of these base shapers. If you read on, we’ve included a table that lists many of the sizes available, and instructions on how to measure your bag to find base shaper that will fit your bag.
The Purse Bling Clear Acrylic Base Shaper
These acrylic base shapers are very strong and since they are made of clear acrylic, they will perfectly match the bottom of your bag. They are manufactured in the USA. The Purse Bling acrylic base shapers are laser cut so the edges are polished smooth by the heat of the laser. The corners are rounded so they will not tear the lining in your designer handbag.
Which acrylic base shaper should you look for?
Click here to check out the acrylic base shapers available. If you see your bag listed, then that’s the one you want. If you don’t see your bag listed, you will need to measure the base of your bag and see if one of the in-stock items match your bag’s measurements. If there are no existing base shapers that match your measurements, and you want an acrylic base shaper, Purse Bling will produce a custom fit base shaper that matches your measurements. Make sure you measure your bag accurately as custom cut base shapers are non-refundable. Read on to see how to measure your bag for a base shaper. In order to get a custom base shaper, order the base shaper that is closest to your measurements, then include a note with your order that you want a “Custom” fit base shaper and specify the measurements. Allow up to a week for your custom base shaper to be manufactured. Beyond that, Free Shipping to the US takes place in 3-5 business days.
Here are some of the designer handbags that the Purse Bling Acrylic base shaper is designed for:
- Louis Vuitton – LV Delightful GM, Delightful MM, Delightful PM
- Louis Vuitton – LV Keepall 45 and Keepall 50
- Louis Vuitton – LV Montorgueil aka LV Monty GM, LV Monty PM
- Louis Vuitton – LV Neverfull MM and PM
- Louis Vuitton – LV Speedy 25, Speedy 35
- Louis Vuitton – LV Tivoli PM
- Louis Vuitton – LV Totally PM
- Longchamp Le Pliage Large Long Handles (aka Large Shopping)
- Longchamp Le Pliage Medium Short Handles
- Longchamp Le Pliage Small Long Handles (aka Medium shopping / medium long handles)
- Longchamp Le Pliage Small Short Handles
- Michael Kors Jet Set Signature Tote
How to measure your bag for a base shaper
Refer to the diagram below for length and width measurements.
- Using a tape measure, measure the width and depth of the bottom bag (from the outside).
- Subtract a 1/4 inch from the width and depth measurements.
- Cut out a piece of cardboard using these measurements
- Place the cardboard at the bottom of your handbag.
- If the cardboard is too large, trim 1/8 inch from width or depth as needed until it fits.
- Use the final dimensions of your cardboard sample when ordering a base shaper.
When looking at measurements of base shapers it may be a bit confusing when you see units of length and width as opposed to width and depth. Don’t get hung up on that. You don’t need to worry about the terms. Something that’s 8″ Length x 5″ Wide is the same thing as 8″ Wide x 5″ Deep – that is, it’s 8″x5″.
This is the best way to get the most accurate measurement of the inside of your bag. You can also use this measurement when ordering a purse organizer. There’s more information on purse organizers in this post.
My Speedy Leather-look Base Shapers
The My Speedy base shapers will eliminate that sag when your bag is loaded up, bringing back the beautiful lines you have come to expect from your designer bag. It will also help protect the bottom of your handbag or purse.
If you looking for a leather type base shaper, or you can’t find the size you need in the acrylic base shapers, this base shaper is excellent option. The My Speedy brand base shapers fit many of the popular Louis Vuitton hand bags.
This base shaper will look beautiful in your bag. The base shaper is finished with two layers of elegant looking faux leather and double stitched. These are just some of the handbags that this base shaper is custom designed for:
- LV Artsy GM
- LV Delightful GM, LV Delightful MM, LV Delightful PM
- LV Keepall 45, LV Keepall 50, LV Keepall 55, LV Keepall 60
- LV Montorgueil GM or PM (aka. LV Monty GM or PM )
- LV Neverfull GM or LV Neverfull MM and PM
- LV Speedy 25, LV Speedy 30 and 35
- LV Tivoli PM
- LV Totally GM, LV Totally MM and LV Totally PM
- Longchamp Le Pliage Small Long Handles
- Longchamp Le Pliage Small Short Handle