I’ve received lots of emails over the last year or two about keeping my Celine luggage tote structured and wanted to share my easy little secret! I create a makeshift base for my tote bags using doubled-up cardboard, cut to size. Clear packing tape sets them together, then I fully cover the cardboard rectangle with a nice soft jersey or suede fabric. Simple – and cheap!
This base makes a huge difference when carrying heavier items (like a laptop!) and prevents the base from sagging. I’ve done this for my Celine luggage tote, my Celine trapeze, my Sophie Hulme tote… pretty much anything with a leather base. You’ll notice that my totes never sag – cardboard and packing tape actually works. 🙂 Hope that helps – I would love to hear if it works for you!