Purse Pouch Reviews: Does it Work?
Purse Pouch is a product for autos which allows for storage and easy access of purses and other items. Read our Purse Pouch review.
This review was first published in March 2015. It has been updated to include current information as of September 2016.
I first noticed PursePouch (or is it two words “Purse Pouch”?) on HLN on March 7, 2015. The product is advertised as a way to store items (namely purses) securely in the car, without worrying about them falling over, and to provide easy access while driving (Is that even a good idea?). The official website is buypursepouch.com, which has a registration date of May 2014. It is available in two colors: tan and black.
Cost and Availability
Purse Pouch is advertised with a price of $10 plus $4.95 shipping. You can get a second unit for another $4.95. Actually, you have no choice but to buy a second “free” one for another $4.95, so you will be ordering two for a price of $19.90. A scratch eraser is also included. As with most As Seen on TV products, this item does not appear to be in stores yet.
You can now find Purse Pouch in stores such as Walmart or Bed Bath and Beyond for about $10.
The commercial for Purse Pouch below aired a handful of times in 2015, and more prominently in 2016.
The website and the advertising remind me of a product which was also briefly marketed in 2014 called Touch Purse. While that product did not function the same as Purse Pouch, the website and fonts used were quite similar. Regarding function, Purse Pouch seems to bridge the gap between a couple of other As Seen on TV car products which have advertised in recent months: Catch Caddy and Grab Bag. Catch Caddy prevents items from falling between the seats, and also is advertised as a way to create extra storage. Grab Bag is a reusable grocery store bag, but it has also been advertised as a way to store items in the car. A comparison of the website design of Catch Caddy with Purse Pouch will yield striking similarities.
The primary function of Purse Pouch is storing and securing items in the car, while still allowing easy access. The product “hammocks” between front car seats, providing an area where purses or other items can be placed.
For those considering purchasing this product, several considerations come to mind.
- Does it fit most car types, or is it limited to a specific design?
- Is it durable or cheaply made?
- Does it provide benefits as advertised?
- Are there unexpected limitations or drawbacks?
- Does it hold gym bags, laptops, and briefcases as claimed?
Let’s take a look at the questions above.
- It does not fit all car types. As the inventor notes in the comments below, “The Purse Pouch requires a center console with a lid that opens from the front.”
- I would categorize this as durable and working as advertised. I have experienced no issues with the product in my tests, nor have commenters complained about either of these concerns here and elsewhere online.
- The primary drawback is that it may not fit your vehicle. It requires headrests and a center console. If your vehicle does fit the requirements, I’m confident that it will work as advertised.
- It does a pretty good job of holding gym bags, laptops, purses, etc.
Purse Pouch does an excellent job of creating a barrier between console seats while storing a variety of items. It is limited to vehicles with a center console and headrests, so be sure it will fit your car before making your final purchase. Buy locally to avoid shipping costs and delays.
Have you ordered or used Purse Pouch? Please tell us your experience in the comments below.
Updated September 3, 2016
I am the inventor of the Car Cache – aka – Purse Pouch. The first day of launch Amazon’s headquarters called ME to see if they could put a store front up for me because, “This is going to be big.” It quickly ranked 144 out of over 10,000 automotive products that Amazon sells – and I only did $3 facebook page postings for marketing. Eight months later I signed with Allstar Products to take my product to over 100,000 retailers worldwide. Amazing success and definitly solving a HUGE problem for women. Please see these Amazon reviews for more information:
Since I am licensing my product with Allstar I no longer maintain an Amazon nor Car Cache Website. Allstar has been a wonderful partner – not one surprise in the whole process…. Would recommend them to anyone looking to have someone take their “baby” to retail.
See my comment below…. AND, I clicked on the link you provide and Amazon says it is currently unavailable! Why, then, are you advertising on TV and have your website where it took all of my information and made me go through all of the hoops I described below, if your product is unavailable! Please quit advertising if you can’t provide the product.
Hi A. Sexton,
I’m so glad you think enough of the Purse Pouch to want to purchase it! Just so sorry to hear about the run around. I will send an email to Allstar with the link to your comment so they can address it…
Regarding the link to my Amazon reviews – it works on my system. Curious if it is because that link in in my history. The Car Cache is no longer on Amazon since I am having Allstar license it… You will be able to purchase the Purse Pouch in the next month or two at over 100,000 retailers. I do think you will find it is worth the wait – while simple it provides a noticable difference in your driving experience.
Again, so sorry about the run around on the ordering page!! and Thank You so much for your interest!!!
I mention above that the Car Cache is no longer available on Amazon. This is because the Purse Pouch is going to over 100,000 retailers in the next month or two. Amazon should have stated the product was not available and they sure should not have enabled you to enter all your billing information – ugh! Sorry you have gone through all these steps!
Purse Pouch is definitly available at http://www.buypursepouch.com – again, you can find it in the national stores very soon. I am thrilled you are interested in my invention – just sorry it’s been so painful!
Please try this link for the Car Cache aka Purse Pouch reviews (319 Reviews – 268 5 Stars and 29 4 Stars) Ranked 144 out of over 10,000 automotive products on Amazon and the only marketing I did was $3 facebook posts a day! Amazon is amazing for a new product launch. Hope this link works for you:
Take it out of a gimmicky site like Allstar and sell it straight up on Amazon and in stores.
I’ve had far too many bad experiences with companies like Allstar;
1) Adding on charges
2) Product not delivered
3) THEY SELL YOUR INFORMATION TO ANYONE INCLUDING PORNOGRAPHY SITES.
Are you THAT desperate for money that you don’t care that you CHEAPEN the product by using a shady “marketing company”?
Or are you just that greedy that you “think” you’re going to come out on top?
Sorry you feel that way. I have had the pleasure of importing from the Orient and starting packaging and fulfiilment companies as well as working in executive roles with Fortune 1000 companies. My business expereince working with Allstar has truly been a wonderful. They were very direct up-front on their model and there have been no surprises. I would recommend Allstar as a partner to all that are interested in getting their product to the masses without all the day to day ‘headaches’/management. They have been an amazing partner! Catherine [email protected]
By the way, Amazon headquarters called me on the first day I launched this product a year and a half ago and wanted to set up a store for me! They were amazing in helping me get the word out… Partnering with Allstar will take my invention to the next level by selling it in over 100,000 retailers worldwide allowing me to focus on my true career. I just invented this on the side – it’s not my fulltime job. Catherine.
I received the Purse Pouch as a gift, thinking that it would be a safe way to keep my purse within reach but not in passenger seat. While it appears to be an easy installation (and I am relatively intelligent), the attachment hooks for the bottom cannot be hooked to anything at the base of my ’13 Rav4. The top hooks fit nicely on the posts of my head rests on the front seats, but no luck with anything at the base of the seats. At this point my Purse Pouch is merely a mini volleyball net.
The Purse Pouch requires a center console with a lid that opens from the front. Hopefully that helps.
I’m so glad I read the reviews. This strikes me as an awesome idea. But I’m not going to buy because I don’t have a center opening console to attach the bottom to. That should be clearly STATED in the commercials. I just watched one which prompted me to write. In hindsight, I did see it attached that way but was so involved in the product, I didn’t realize that was the only way. That’s where your unhappy customers will come from. I’ll keep watching to see if there’s an update,because the idea is great. Congrats to you!
So sorry you don’t have a center console with a lid that opens from the front. Some women have tied the strings to the bottoms of the armrests to form the hammock and seems to have worked great for them. Thank you so much for your support. While it is so simple it truly works great (if it fits your car!)
I’m sorry that the video/commercial isn’t clear enough on the installation instructions – we thought it did! It’s feedback like this that helps the team make modifications on the next version. Thanks Ellen!
I would buy this product if it did not come with a “free” subscription to BHG magazine. The subscription is not optional; you have to fill out a form and mail it within 30 days to get a refund for the free magazine. Yes, that’s what I said. My experience with BHG has been a nightmare that I am not anxious to duplicate. Take away this “free” offer and I’m your buyer. Until then, I’ll keep picking
King my stuff up off the floor.
I never got to the point of the ‘free’ magazine. Thanks for pointing that out. (you can read MY frustrating experience below)
p.s. It has now been over one hour and still not e-mail.
I just tried to order on their website and choosing the color and quantity, I put in my credit card information and pressed “Process Order.” That immediately opened the next page where it offered an ‘upgrade’ for better quality material. I chose OK for that. Then, a page opened offering more products which I chose, ‘No Thanks.’ THEN, I was offered overnight or expedited shipping, which again, I chose “No Thanks.” THEN, I was offered shipping with insurance, for extra money of course, which I chose to add. Then….THEN…..it took me back to the beginning as if I had not ordered anything! Thinking I may have done something wrong, I opened a new page and tried to order again, only this time with only one (plus the ‘FREE’ one, and as you said — no choice there!), figuring I’ll give it away if a second order comes. I went through the check-out process by adding my info, and the next page said it had been processed, but started offering me all of the extras. This time, I chose ‘No Thanks” for each page and at the end, it brought me back to the beginning AGAIN.
I have been checking my e-mail (including the ‘junk’ folder) for over 20 minutes and have not received confirmation of EITHER order.
Very confusing website with all of the gimmicks to try to get you to spend more, and then simply send you back to page one!!!
I hope I don’t get my information taken and no products shows up.
I will report if anything else happens.
Thanks, epic.reviews, for the opportunity to post this experience/review.
Thank you for your post. I was just getting ready to order. I’ll wait and see if it shows up in stores. I hate those get it now come ons. The price is similar to the price in the store, but at the store you don’t get harassed for purchasing.
Please check the stores in the next few weeks. CVS Pep Boys Bed Bath Beyond Walgreens Target Walmart. I do think you enjoy the Purse Pouch! Catherine.
I went to Bed Bath and Beyond today specifically looking for the Purse Pouch. They typically have a huge selection of as seen on tv products. However, they did not have the purse pouch. Was very disappointed.
Bummer! Bed Bath and Beyond wont sell it until August-Sept timeframe. CVS and Target should have it now. Thank you for your interest!!! Catheri e
Still no e-mail from the website. It has been over an hour.
I like the idea of it,but my headrest is a solid piece. How would this work ?
HI Nancy. Unfortunately you need headrest posts to connect the Purse Pouch. Catherine.
Do the post have to come out,or will it work as long as there are post? (I know some come out-for whatever reason-adjustment reasons maybe- but I’m not sure if mine do)
So sorry for the delay in response! You just need to be able to raise the headrest so you can see the post and clip the straps onto it. Very very easy installation. Feel free to email me or call me if you have more questions. (859)912-2747
I recently purchased purse pouch & was pleased with it ( although my purse was really too large for it ) Unfortunately my grandson put the seat back & broke the strap. Thinking I had purchased two ( Buy ! get ! free ) I tried to use the second one only to find out it was NOT a purse pouch but a black mesh bag ( of no use to me ) Needless to say I am leary of ordering again.
any chance of replacement?
Wow!!! That is amazing! Please return for a full refund. So curious about the black bag! If you have issues with the return please email me at [email protected]. Thank you for ordering the Purse Pouch!
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I am so glad to have found this site and read the comments and your responses. Based on this, plus all the hacking of credit cards, I too will wait until it comes to the stores. I don’t believe in having to purchase more than you want and as someone pointed out, the second pouch, that you are forced to purchase, did not measure up. With all the hacking of your credit cards/personal information, I would be leery of this happening on this site due to the fact that you are prompted to reply to a number of unsolicited offers. I wish you well and good luck.
Thank you! Should hit store shelves as I type!
What are the dimensions of the purse pouch? Haven’t seen that information and that is critical to my decision.
Works great for small to large purses by simply adjusting the straps. (longer straps for large purses and shorter straps for smaller purses) Here are the dimensions: • The netting portion is approximately 14” high and 16.5” wide at its widest point narrowing down to 8.5” wide at its narrowest point. The attachment straps for the headrest are approximately 1” wide and 18” long, though the length is adjustable. The lanyard braids for attachment to the center front console are 3/8” wide by 15” long.
Available at CVS for $9.99.
Isn’t a purse already a pouch? So, it’s a pouch for a pouch. When will the purse pouch pouch be available?
The pocket is for small items. You actually just plop your purse into the ‘hammock’ that is formed by the Purse Pouch. By adjusting the straps the Purse Pouch can easily hold small to very large purses and allow for easy access to its contents.
Available now at CVS and Target. Walmarts in late August.
Thank you for your interet!
I just received my purse pouch and I love it, I got the black and the tan one. However on the black one the strap broke right away!!! I managed to sew it back on. I kbow these are cheaply made things,but I thought it would at least last me a few months!!!!
Definitly should not have happened! It should last a very long time. Ive been using mine daily for 2 years! Please return for a replacement. So Very Sorry this happened!!! Catherine
Catherine…as soon as this is in the stores, I plan to check it out. I have a handicap conversion van for my daughter’s wheelchair so the interior is not like a normal van. The floor is very low and the center console is removed. We managed to finally find a center console that somewhat fits, but my purse constantly slides off of it to the back of the van, then slides around there spilling things. I don’t answer my phone when driving, but my daughter will for me and she usually can not reach my purse. Also, at a drive through, bank or fast food or whatever, I need my purse within reach. Hopefully, your product will come to the rescue. Some things work out well for certain people while others it does not. Here is AZ, it’s hot. This would be easy access for the extra water I like to carry. Usually I have to stop somewhere….get out and open the back sliding van door and climb in to get out the extra water or my . As I said the floor is lowered and hard to reach back there. I’m glad you came up with this product…I wish you had it in gray though. I hope it works out.
I was disappointed in their trickster check out. They try to trick you into doubling your order. You have to hit proceed over and over (4 times) to get your order to go threw for 2 pouches. Which by the way I only wanted one of. No way to order one. If my purse in the car weren’t driving me nuts, I wouldn’t have been stuck with 2 of these. Unless someone is really paying attention, they will hit the yes button to get order thru. Sleezy.
Just received but my console lid doesn’t close with the strap in it, am I doing something wrong? I have a Toyota Prius.
So glad you bought the Purse Pouch! Please remove the plastic connector from the strings and just tie a small knot. That should help with closing the console lid. Let me know if this helps. Catherine. (859) 912-2747
I’m ordering the PP today off Amazon and will be glad to let others know of how it works for me. The idea of it seems excellent, but I do find myself wondering how it will actually work for me and my family.
Im so excited for you!!! Any questions at all call or text me at (859) 913-2747. Thank you for your business! Catherine
I hope you are loving your Purse Pouch! [email protected]
I am planning on buying a pouch, and I only want one, so I am planning on looking for it in the stores that were mentioned. However, in their comments someone mentioned a “upgraded” material. Does anyone know if that material is better enough to justify buying it off the website, or if that will be available in stores?
Hi Heather, the material from the retail is excellent! Very sturdy and I have even placed it in the washer on gentle cycle and it came out perfectly (I removed the carabiners first). Any questions please text or call me at (859) 912-2747
Thank you for your reply. Can you tell me where the Purse Pouch is available for retail right now? I have looked at the retailers you previously mentioned and have not been able to find it.
I have seen it at Dollar General, CVS, Walmart. Next month is Bed Bath and Beyond. I know the website for Carol Wright catalog sells it too.
Remember to place the purse outside the pocket (only small purses fit in pocket)
Let me know how you like it!
Ok, I read allot of your messages, I am waiting for my Purse Pouch to get here, and I was so hoping it will be as good as the commercials. but I see there are some problems with it. I really hope it works, because I need it between my seat. Also I see that someone did ask about the better material. did anyone buy the one that said to pay $5.00 more to get the more durable one. Is it better? just want to know for future orders. Please let me know. Thanks
The material on the Purse Pouches is very durable and high quality. If you have any problems please call or text me at (859) 912-2747. Thanks. Catherine
Question–is a console necessary in order to use the purse pouch? My van only has a mesh carrier between the two front seats which sits on the ground.
Thank you for your interest Eliz. Yes – you need a console with a lid that opens from the front.
I love the purse pouch! I have been using it now for over a year. It’s convenient for me to lay my purse against the pouch, which frees my extra seat for a person or extra items. It’s very easy to install and looks nice in my car. I would highly recommend it!
My girlfriend keeps thanking me for getting her this. Makes driving with her so much more comfortable since her purse (small piece of luggage!) is no longer at my feet when she drives. Kudos!
I have the purse pouch and installed it in my car. The purse pouch is too small for my medium size purse. I can not image a laptop fitting in it. It needed a lot of adjusting to fit it in the car. It would only fit small purses or items.
The pocket is only to be used for small purses and misc items like umberella, gloves, tissues… I invented this to hold my HUGE purses. I was so tired of my purse falling over on the passenger seat or having my son’s shoes on top of it when on the passenger floor. Simply ‘throw’ your large purse into the pouch/hammock/cup that is formed and it will stay in place and provide very easy access to its contents – best of all, your purse is kept clean, upright, and out of everyone’s way.
My initial version received over 90% 5 Star Ratings on Amazon (product and seller reviews) and has been a huge success with large purses. This new version has the added pocket – which I LOVE – but other than that it is the same as my prior Car Cache version. If you have any questions or suggestions please do not hesitate to call or email me – Catherine Seifert [email protected] (859) 912-2747
So if a large purse is just “thrown up against it” what prevents it from falling/sliding forward, with a sudden brake?
Since the Purse Pouch forms a true ‘pouch,hammock,cup’ and your purse is slightly lower than the top of the console, in my case, the purse never falls forward. With the hundreds of thousands sold I am sure some womans purse has to have moved forward but I sure am not hearing about it. And living in the city I hit my brakes often enough to have tested it a lot! Again, I cannot state that would not happen to your purse but it sure hasn’t been the case for mine or a LOT of women I know that use my product. I hope that helps! If you want to discuss don’t hesitate to call or text me at (859) 912-2747. Thank you for asking the great question! Catherine Seifert
I brake a lot living in the city. Not once has my purse fallen forward. The small pouch/hammock formed behind the console keeps the purse just low enough for the purse not to fly forward. Hope this helps.
I had placed an order online last night for the ‘Buy one get one free deal’ with the understanding of the shipping to be $4.95 for each but got charged $6.95 for the first 2(??) and $4.95 for the ‘Free’ 2(??). I started the ordering processing of 1 (plus the ‘free’ 1). Some how through the ordering process I ended up with a double order. I decided till today to contact – by phone – to customer service and cancelled the 1 plus free 1, got confirmation emailed to me NO problems at all.
I too debated the ‘upgrade’ but did not know if it was really worth it as there no real picture or video to show the difference, as a recent customer I believe this would be a good suggestion. I would appreciate it very much if you could possibly email me something in this regard, so I can possibly upgrade before even the order being shipped. Thank you!
I look forward to hearing back and to testing out this product that seems to be such a GREAT idea and worth the investment for me, my family, me friends and sharing links to let everyone I and them can know about such a product exists.
The standard Purse Pouch is perfect! I am in the inventor. Just place your small purse and misc. items in the pocket and your large purses are just, literally, thrown! into the pouch/hammock/cup that is formed when you lengthen the straps appropriately. So easy to get to your purse and its contents and easy to throw in and remove.
If you have any specific questions please do not hesitate to contact me at (859) 912-2747 or [email protected] (Car Cache was the name of my first version that did not have the pocket 🙂 ) Hope this helps!
Purse Pouch is available at Bed Bath & Beyond for $10 + tax minus one of the BB&B coupons available.
Personally, I will never buy anything from the “as seen on TV” ads directly from them. If I can’t buy it locally or on Amazon, I say forget about it. Another thing I don’t like is the having to buy 2. I don’t even like that concept in my local supermarket. One is all most people need or want of an item that you can’t even see beforehand.
Good idea … I will see if it works for me when I put it in my car and write back.
So glad you will try my Purse Pouch! Remember to place your medium and large bags outside the pocket in the pouch/hammock/cup that is formed behind the console. The pocket has recently been added to store small purses and misc. items like gloves, umberellas, charging cords etc. See the Amazon reviews for my first version (only difference is we added the pocket which so many woman are thinking all of their purse sizes should fit in the pocket! Ugh!!) http://www.amazon.com/Car-Cach%C3%A9-Purse-Storage-Pouch/product-reviews/B00FH3YB5K/ref=cm_cr_pr_viewopt_srt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1&sortBy=recent&reviewerType=all_reviews&formatType=all_formats&filterByStar=all_stars&pageNumber=1
Any questions please contact me at (859) 912-2747. Thank you for buying my invention! Catherine Seifert (859) 912-2747 [email protected].