I'm getting really annoyed with my secret pocket!

circoit

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Its a nice idea, but it desperately needs a piece of velcro or a magnet or snap or something becauseit just hangs open when I put anything in there and then, when I am not paying attention and just throwing items into my bag, stuff gets into the secret pocket and I either can't find it or it makes it hang open even more and it starts to occupy nearly the entire inside of my bag.

Once, I threw a water bottle into my bag and when it came time to get it out, I couldn't find it anywhere. I was really confused because I could have sworn I put it in there. Anyway, when I got home and went through my bag, lo and behold - I find the entire water bottle tucked away in my secret pocket.
 

kcd1695

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Its a nice idea, but it desperately needs a piece of velcro or a magnet or snap or something becauseit just hangs open when I put anything in there and then, when I am not paying attention and just throwing items into my bag, stuff gets into the secret pocket and I either can't find it or it makes it hang open even more and it starts to occupy nearly the entire inside of my bag.

Once, I threw a water bottle into my bag and when it came time to get it out, I couldn't find it anywhere. I was really confused because I could have sworn I put it in there. Anyway, when I got home and went through my bag, lo and behold - I find the entire water bottle tucked away in my secret pocket.
I'm in the same boat! I just bought a strip of velcro tape and taped a piece on to the back, just exactly above where the current piece sits. It now stays nice and securely closed when I have paper inside.

Ideally, i'd like the pocket to be maybe half an inch longer at the top to better accomdate papers, but this was a quick and easy fix.
 

Crazy4Handbags

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For some reason, your post made me laugh out loud for real. I sympathize with you about the secret pocket, but the way you told the story made me chuckle. Sounds like BE needs a velcro or buttons or something to keep it discrete and not become the main compartment. hehe. :heart::heart:
 

finzup

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Thank you for posting this -- I was unsure as to whether or not to choose the secret pocket or the removable divider for the pewter LM -- You now made my mind up; I will go with the removable divider.

maybe you could get a magnetic closure and have it sewn in? That way it would easily separate and open and it would snap shut...
 

tlloveshim

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Glad you mentioned this! I ordered my aubergine LM with a secret compartment and just emailed Maya to see if some Velcro closures could be added for a little more security.

I must admit that I giggled a bit when I pictured your water bottle in hiding in your bag! It must REALLY be a secret compartment to hide things that well!
 

merika

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It's great! I keep my wallet in there, but I did add two pieces of velcro.
 

camommyof3

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This also gave me a giggle because it sounds like your secret pocket is effectively keeping things secret. (from you) It sounds like it will be an easy fix.
 

Contessa

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Velcro "anything" cheapens the bag IMHO.

I've yet to see Hermes, Gucci, LV, BV....etc....using "velcro" to fasten their tabs.

Not for me anyways.
 

circoit

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^^I do kind of agree - a magnetic snap would probably work better and look better as well
 

merika

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Velcro "anything" cheapens the bag IMHO.

I've yet to see Hermes, Gucci, LV, BV....etc....using "velcro" to fasten their tabs.

Not for me anyways.
I admit to dithering before sticking the velcro.

But then I figured the bag wasn't going anywhere so I needn't worry about what a buyer would think, and the existence of the velcro was going to be a secret just between my BE and me...

EDIT: I think the material is too thin for a magnetic snap.
 

tlloveshim

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I would prefer a snap but am concerned that it'd be harder to open then because you'd have to fumble with the snap. I was thinking of my AP and the little bit of velcro used to close the pockets inside of it. I wouldn't want it across the entire length of the pocket, just one or two small sewn on patches to secure it a bit. I wouldn't want it to be unsightly but discreet so only I knew it was there and not for the entire world to see! KWIM?
 

Euridice

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such a funny post but I also agree and don't quite like the floppiness of the so-called secret pocket. Keeping things secret from you, lol! Cute.
 

TejasMama

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This just goes to show you how effective the secret pocket is... Even the owner can't find stuff! What a great way to annoy a pickpocket.
 

Charmed05

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I absolutely love this pocket though it didn't take a week and I was annoyed with my secret pocket staying open. It's great for a diaper that you don't want sitting in the bottom of your bag or sometimes I put certain papers in there that I hate having to rummage through when I'm trying to get my wallet, etc. But, there was no way I could keep using my bag with the pocket open and then some items hanging out...... neurotic like that, and I hate it...so I had no choice, but to try the velcro.

2 little small strips of velcro hot-glued did the trick, easy enough that you can still just slip your hands in and grab what you need quickly, but snug enough to keep the flap secured.

But, I would definitely recommend this pocket. I don't care for dividers in a bag.






 
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