It’s Spring Cleaning time!! It’s the best time to finally toss out all those purchases that you thought would make the “perfect look” but never made it out of the packaging.

 

Some of my favorite closet accessories are these hangers from The Container Store. Very simple hangers, but the felted texture keeps the clothes (even Garance’s spaghetti strap dresses/tops) on the hanger and not on the floor. They also sell little clips that turn the pant hanger into a skirt hanger.  I just wish they made a full-shouldered model for my jackets and coats. I love the look of all one hanger model in a closet.

 

The Container Store sells them in different quantities and colors, ranging from $9.99 to $19.99.

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  1. Helena

    April 3, 2013 at 4:01 am

    “Never made it out of the packaging”? Are you proud of this … “life style”?

    • Martine

      April 3, 2013 at 9:38 pm

      Not all of us are as perfect. Most of us purchase things that don’t get worn. Not even once. And I wouldn’t call it a life style. Its not done on purpose. I have done this plenty of times myself at every kind of life point. I did it in high school when I had to beg my dad for money. I did it as a broke-as-can-be college student. I do it now too sadly. The problem is that its unavoidable. I mean unless I simply chose to have one of everything and do the laundry every night. Of course that would be pretty expensive too.

    • Katerina

      April 6, 2013 at 8:12 am

      Ok, this is a big topic and English is not my first language, but I will try. So what is so wrong with this lifestyle!? He payed the price, so the money go to all the people on the chain, so its ok for their salaries, the more stuff you need and buy the more people actually benefit from you. Fashion industry helps sooo many people to earn their income. What are these people going to eat, if suddenly everyone goes – “I need only bread and a shelter”. And there is more. I happen to live in one of these “cheep labor” countries where there are manufactured a lot of clothes for big international brands.There is nothing wrong with this either. A lot of the poor regions in my country thrive because of these foreign investments. There will always be businessmen who exploit human nature. Don’t try to find easy answers and please don’t bash people who buy a lot of clothes. It’s very naive to think they are the problem, to the contrary – they are the solution for hundreds of thousands of people.

    • andreea

      April 10, 2013 at 4:44 am

      i use ikea hangers :)

      http://littleaesthete.com

  2. Kathleen Shaw

    April 3, 2013 at 4:55 am

    Scott, these look great. I’m the one that keeps things organized in the closets and I’m always looking for a good hanger for everything we need to hang up. I used to use the satin type to keep slinky things on the hanger, but I stopped using them because they don’t match the other hangers. How OCD is this? Anyway, thanks for the tip and………. “No wire hangers!”

    Kathleen

  3. Dottie

    April 3, 2013 at 5:14 am

    I have these and love them!

  4. Adam Supey

    April 3, 2013 at 5:21 am

    For men I prefer Ikea’s wooden BUMERANG Curved clothes hangers. They come in Black or White. 4.99 for 8.

    http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/80217374/

    Felt for womenswear. Wood for menswear.

  5. yvonnelw

    April 3, 2013 at 6:13 am

    interesting

  6. Rosmary

    April 3, 2013 at 6:14 am

    Great post…my favourite blog!

  7. Christina

    April 3, 2013 at 6:19 am

    I believe you can get attachments for the hangers for the larger shoulders. I’ve seen them I just can’t remember where. Sorry.
    You can consign those unwanted purchases with us :)

  8. CBC

    April 3, 2013 at 6:35 am

    Joy Mangano she is the designer of these hangers….U should what her on QVC or HSN..lol

  9. CBC

    April 3, 2013 at 6:36 am

    it seems like u r in the closet lol

  10. Stylelovely

    April 3, 2013 at 6:38 am

    Interesting, the whole curation is important in our closets :)
    Thanks!

  11. Stylelovely

    April 3, 2013 at 6:40 am

    Interesting, the whole curation is important is our closets!
    Thanks.

  12. Namrata

    April 3, 2013 at 6:47 am

    I love how we even hangers find a way to amuse us!

    Namrata
    http://seasoncheck.blogspot.in

  13. Linda Fraser

    April 3, 2013 at 7:47 am

    Bought these as a Christmas gift for my son and daughter-in-law (he is super-organized); they loved them and said they cleaned out their closet as they used them. I have had them for years and they are great.

  14. Madame b

    April 3, 2013 at 8:10 am

    They do make shoulder attachments for those hangers. I found mine atbBed,Bath and beyond. Made by Real Simple. The shoulder attachments make a difference.

  15. Sascha

    April 3, 2013 at 8:13 am

    Great — finally someone talks about the more practical side of fashion. I feel like wood hangers for coats and jackets, wire for shirts and plastic for pants.

    Do tell us more!!! Springtime = time to throw out stuff, clean out closets, and start the battle against moths….

    S

  16. Adolfo

    April 3, 2013 at 8:50 am

    An architect that works part-time at TCS and I attached my favorite hangers [Chrome Pant Hangers and All-In-One Hangers].

    http://www.containerstore.com/shop/closet/hangers/specialty

    The chrome pant hangers have been with me for over 10+ yrs. They do not deflect, do not slip and best I can keep my pants organized by style & color. How? The hanger never has to be removed from closet rod, ergo you know where to put it back! Simply to easy. As for the All-In-On Hanger is just as slim as the Huggable Hanger, it has a better grip ‘I think’ and easy for drying my yoga clothes after class.
    Wire hangers need not apply, but chrome is gold! Yes, I do have wood hangers for shirts and proper coat hangers. I mix for the ‘right use!’
    Adolfo

  17. debbie

    April 3, 2013 at 8:55 am

    TJ Maxx and Marshall’s also sell packs of these type hangers by the dozen and in many colors.

  18. Freya - Fashionable People

    April 3, 2013 at 9:00 am

    So important for keeping clothing in their shape

    http://www.fashionablepeople.co.uk

  19. Suzy

    April 3, 2013 at 9:40 am

    I thought felted hangers were a good idea – until I got some and realized how much harder it is to actually put a shirt on it – the texture makes if really difficult to adjust so it hangs right (can’t just slide like wire or plastic). And sometimes I feel like because it grips the fabric so well, it stretches out the clothes at the point the shirt drapes off the hanger a lot more than regular hangers do… Anyways, not a big fan!

  20. I love all those posts Scott… so vintage! :)
    xx
    M.
    MESVOYAGES A PARIS STYLE BLOG

  21. brg

    April 3, 2013 at 11:09 am

    I have these and they break easily. I won’t buy them again.

  22. Anna

    April 3, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    Definitely need to start Spring Cleaning, thanks for sharing!

    http://www.beblacknblue.blogspot.co.uk

  23. carole

    April 3, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    Hmmmm…they look great…maybe this will give me incentive to clean out my closet !

  24. Helene Macaulay

    April 3, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    Have had these (Huggable) hangers for years and really liked them. Unfortunately the skirt/pant clips lose their spring after a while, so I’m disappointed with that. Then in LA last year I stumbled upon these eco-friendly Ditto hangers, also at The Container Store:
    http://www.containerstore.com/shop?productId=10029669&N=&Ns=p_sort_default%7C0&Ntt=ditto+hangers
    Maybe not for pants or skirts either, but I’ve been very happy with them for everything else. They’re made from recycled cardboard, so they will biodegrade fast. Also, I thought they would deteriorate quickly, but a year later they still look brand new.

  25. abigail

    April 3, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    love these hangers and here’s a hot tip, you can find them on ebay for half the price!

    abigail
    http://www.farandwildjewelry.com

  26. Scrunchies

    April 3, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    I love hangers i have tons, i like to color code my closet with the hangers , after a while the plastic hangers kept breaking so i switched to platinum hangers and to keep my color coding i slipped pieces of color coded plastic over the hooks on the hangers !

    Xoxo – Ashley Jay

  27. Sara

    April 3, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    You can get these at Target too. Love ‘em.

  28. Ginger Kay

    April 3, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    For those on a tighter budget: you can also buy these at Costco.

  29. Patricia Dubois Dudley

    April 3, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    Sorry to say… I have the ones from Bed Bath and Beyond and the spring clips sprung after a few months. They do come with shapely clip-on shoulder pieces which are stabilized rather than stressed by the weight of the garment. The continuous hangers have strap notches on top as well. Why are so many pants and skirt hangers frauds?

  30. Margaret

    April 3, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    Ha! I have these, love them, and truly believe they take up less space in my closet. I have been singing their praises to my husband for two years now trying to get him to use them in his half of the closet. I can’t wait to forward him this post!

  31. Helga

    April 4, 2013 at 12:24 am

    These hangers are bad for the environment no matter how you look at it. We can only hope that all-plastic hangers will someday be recyclable but wood and metal are probably the best choice right now.

  32. jan

    April 4, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    I think if you’re concerned with having all-matching hangers in your closet, you either a. have a major case of ocd/anal-ness or b. have far too much time on your hands. I have a $495 Krizia skirt on a plastic hanger as we speak. The horror! Instead of worrying about hangers, those who are not rich, yet find themselves with the ‘never made it out of the packaging’ syndrome, should consider the larger issues of impulse buying and not saving enough $.

  33. Nicole

    April 4, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    You can get the same effect by hot gluing piece of felt to wood hangars. I did that to a few of mine for my knits and tanks. Works great, and is cheap!

  34. Grizzly

    April 7, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    You never wore it and it’s still in the packaging? Perfect time to just toss it right out. You could donate it or try to sell it on eBay, but why bother? Just throw it away.

  35. Danielle

    April 7, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    The black felted hangers come in Men’s/Coat/Suit style and are sold at Costco!

  36. daphne

    April 9, 2013 at 10:13 am

    I second Margaret..

    I bought a few of these and was so impressed with the amount of space they freed up in my closet.. that now, except for the 3-4, rounded coat hangers, I only use these. huge difference!

    for tiny NY apartments, they’re a must-try-

  37. Kat C

    April 11, 2013 at 11:49 pm

    I was hoping I could read these comments and find one other container store employee who loves the Sartorialist like I do here in San Diego. But no one has surfaced, yet. I am an employee of the place that sells these fantastic hangers. I have them, and will sell them to anyone who will hear me out since they save so much space!!!!
    If you haven’t converted, you should, just try one pack of the pant hangers, since they have a double use for pants and shirts ;-)
    Check this link for more tips on saving room in your closet.
    http://www.containerstore.com/tip/closets/savecloset

    Love,

    A fellow sartorialist/container store/ fashion lover.

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