What Purse Hanger is right for me?
What Purse Hook/Hanger is right for me?
There is no single answer to the question of which hook is best as everyone’s needs differ. The nice thing is that there are a variety of styles of purse hangers available and each has certain features to consider.
1) Table Clearance- The width of a table varies at different restaurants and bars which means that your purse hanger may not always fit. If you want to be sure that your hanger will fit on the table the majority of the time, you may want to consider a classic style purse hanger. This style of hanger is available in many different patterns and generally has a wider clearance allowing it to fit on most tables. A clearance of 2.5 inches means that the hanger will fit on a table that is 2.5 inches wide or less. This is compared to a standard folding purse hanger that has a clearance of 1.5 inches.
2) Design- The beauty of a purse hanger is that it can be as simple or as over the top as you would like. Your purse hanger can be an opportunity for self expression. Are you feeling funky? Use an animal print purse hanger. Feeling glamorous? Use a crystal purse hanger. Need to retouch your lip gloss? Use a mirror purse hanger. The best design is completely based on personal preference. The design however, does impact one other feature: weight.
3) Shape- The classic purse hanger is the original style however there have been many adaptations to this design. The folding purse hook is a compact purse hanger with a hooked end that wraps around the base. Another style is the bracelet purse hanger that can be worn when not in use or hung on the outside of your handbag for easy access. All of these styles come in a variety of colors and patterns allowing you to coordinate your hook with your look.
4) Weight/Maximum Weight Capacity- The weight of a purse hook is usually between 2 and 4 ounces. The design influences the weight of the hook because crystal embellishments weigh more than a printed design. The construction of the hook also varies as the weight of the frame can differ. A design purse hook does not hold as much weight as a crystal classic purse hanger but is more light weight and inexpensive. In addition to the weight of the actual hanger, some can hold more weight than others. The crystal classic purse hook has proven to hold up to 70lbs. The design purse hook can hold up to 15 pounds. The good thing is that the average woman’s handbag does not weigh more than 5 pounds, so regardless of the hook style, it should hold your handbag.
Recommendations- When carrying a large oversized handbag or diaper bag, the classic purse hook or bracelet purse hanger are going to be best. Consider a classic purse hook with a wide clearance not only for larger tables, but also to accommodate bulky purse straps. A wristlet or evening bag does not have much weight to it, therefore a folding purse hook would be perfect as it would hold your handbag easily and will not take up too much space.
The four features to consider when selecting a purse hook are clearance, design, shape and weight. All of these features are indicated in each purse hanger listing on Silverhooks.com. Please contact us with any questions about our products. Happy Shopping!