View Full Version : Diaper Bag advice from the fashionistas. Please help!

08-09-2010, 10:21 AM
Do you ladies have any advice for stylish diaper bags? I really don't like the "baby" look or the Vera Bradley, busy patterned looking bags. I want something a little bit more high end. I've looked at the Gucci diaper bag, but I just can't quite wrap my mind around a $1,000 diaper bag. My friend told me to just do it, but I'm a bit reluctant. We just started the baby's college fund as an effort to be responsible planners, and that purchase seems a bit irresponsible.... Decisions, decisions...

Any advice for the new mom who wants to look stylish and not frumpy? High end, while still responsible? I'm also open for overall advice on being a fashionista after the baby. I made strong efforts to be cute and pregnant until I hit 8 months. Now it's just too much of a hassle, and I'm too big and uncomfortable. I still make sure to look put together, but I finally ditched the heels and my hair is usually in a ponytail these days. I don't wear much jewelry because of the swelling and skin irritations, etc.

I can see it being a slippery slope to being a frumpy mummy. :(

08-09-2010, 11:27 AM
I don't frequent over here much, but I've planned to buy a Coach bag. I saw one recently (with a changing pad). Its about $300, but its stylish and functional...and it won't set you back a lot of $$$$

08-09-2010, 12:57 PM
Curlynikki did a blog post on Mia Bossi Diaper bags. I've already decided this is what I'm buying when it's my time

08-09-2010, 01:40 PM
The following link has a good suggestion on turning your current bags into diaper bags:
you can also choose to use one of these inside your bag

08-15-2010, 07:23 PM
my LV Neverfull GM has taken over as my diaper bag now lol i know u said not too expensive but it was my first "treat myself" purchase since i had my daughter (shes 17mths now) lol but its a great everyday bag, and i just toss diapers, wipes, a&d and a sippy cup in a ziploc baggy and im good to go... its a total investment and LV bags will last a very long time :)

08-16-2010, 03:32 AM
Gucci has a two great ones - one of them can be used as a tote after your diaper bag days are over. Its perfect!

Then there's Petunia Pickle Bottoms - great bags, water/moisture resistant, roomy, comfy, easy to use. check them out!

08-16-2010, 03:42 AM
My mom used a huge leather hand bag... she had it lined with a waxy material so it was easy to clean, but my mom refused to carry anything that looked like a traditional diaper bag.

08-16-2010, 03:59 AM
here are some I love but they aren't super cheap But would make lovely handbags once your child grows up

Hansel Diaper Bag $560.00 (http://www.neimanmarcus.com/store/catalog/prod.jhtml?itemId=prod103250019&eItemId=prod103250019&cmCat=search&searchType=MAIN&parentId=&icid=&rte=%252Fsearch.jhtml%253FN%253D0%2526Ntt%253Ddiap er%252Bbag%2526_requestid%253D1973) $660.00 (http://www.neimanmarcus.com/store/catalog/prod.jhtml?itemId=prod103250016&eItemId=prod103250016&cmCat=search&searchType=MAIN&parentId=&icid=&rte=%252Fsearch.jhtml%253FN%253D0%2526Ntt%253Ddiap er%252Bbag%2526_requestid%253D1973)

Emily Diaper Bag $375.00 (http://www.neimanmarcus.com/store/catalog/prod.jhtml?itemId=prod92150005&eItemId=prod92150005&cmCat=search&searchType=MAIN&parentId=&icid=&rte=%252Fsearch.jhtml%253FN%253D0%2526Ntt%253Ddiap er%252Bbag%2526_requestid%253D1973) $375.00 (http://www.neimanmarcus.com/store/catalog/prod.jhtml?itemId=prod92150002&eItemId=prod92150002&cmCat=search&searchType=MAIN&parentId=&icid=&rte=%252Fsearch.jhtml%253FN%253D0%2526Ntt%253Ddiap er%252Bbag%2526_requestid%253D1973) $375.00 (http://www.neimanmarcus.com/store/catalog/prod.jhtml?itemId=prod104930014&eItemId=prod104930014&cmCat=search&searchType=MAIN&parentId=&icid=&rte=%252Fsearch.jhtml%253FNo%253D20%2526Ntt%253Ddi aper%252Bbag%2526_requestid%253D1973%2526N%253D0) $375.00 (http://www.neimanmarcus.com/store/catalog/prod.jhtml?itemId=prod82980055&eItemId=prod82980055&cmCat=search&searchType=MAIN&parentId=&icid=&rte=%252Fsearch.jhtml%253FNo%253D20%2526Ntt%253Ddi aper%252Bbag%2526_requestid%253D1973%2526N%253D0)

Kelly Diaper Bag $590.00 (http://www.neimanmarcus.com/store/catalog/prod.jhtml?itemId=prod103250023&eItemId=prod103250023&cmCat=search&searchType=MAIN&parentId=&icid=&rte=%252Fsearch.jhtml%253FN%253D0%2526Ntt%253Ddiap er%252Bbag%2526_requestid%253D1973)

Allison Nylon Diaper Bag $225.00 (http://www.neimanmarcus.com/store/catalog/prod.jhtml?itemId=prod92150008&eItemId=prod92150008&cmCat=search&searchType=MAIN&parentId=&icid=&rte=%252Fsearch.jhtml%253FNo%253D20%2526Ntt%253Ddi aper%252Bbag%2526_requestid%253D1973%2526N%253D0)

Gigi Nylon Baby Bag $198.00 (http://www.neimanmarcus.com/store/catalog/prod.jhtml?itemId=prod92140004&eItemId=prod92140004&cmCat=search&searchType=MAIN&parentId=&icid=&rte=%252Fsearch.jhtml%253FNo%253D20%2526Ntt%253Ddi aper%252Bbag%2526_requestid%253D1973%2526N%253D0)

Storksak Elizabeth Quilted Leather Baby Bag $450.00 (http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/main/ProductDetail.jsp?FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2825744927 05151&PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524446257145&R=811683013351&P_name=Storksak&sid=12A7A1A1B906&bmUID=iFPQLEH)

Storksak Elizabeth Baby Bag $325.00 (http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/main/ProductDetail.jsp?FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2825744927 05259&PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524446190862&R=811683010077&P_name=Storksak&sid=12A7A1A1B906&bmUID=iFPQLEK)

The Chalken Diaper Bag $550.00 (http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/main/ProductDetail.jsp?FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2825744927 05259&PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524446189177&R=645935766265&P_name=Chaiken&sid=12A7A1A1B906&bmUID=iFPQLEi)

Kate Spade Stevie Splodge Dot Baby Bag $395.00 (http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/main/ProductDetail.jsp?FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2825744927 05259&PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524446368049&R=98689244716&P_name=Kate+Spade&sid=12A7A1A1B906&bmUID=iFPQLEp)

Kate Spade Stevie Baby Bag $395.00 (http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/main/ProductDetail.jsp?FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2825744927 05259&PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524446368046&R=98689244686&P_name=Kate+Spade&sid=12A7A1A1B906&bmUID=iFPQLEn)

08-16-2010, 08:06 AM
the Coach diaper bag from the outlet i think is $180 (don't ask how I know)

08-16-2010, 09:47 AM
With the last baby I never did a diaper bag, after the overloaded bags that I carried with the first two and realized that I never used all the stuff I packed, I nursed the last one, carried, a few diapers and small wipe pack and small wet cloth in a ziploc and stashed it all in my purse.

I also didnt do the stroller thing, I am a shop-a-holic the snuggie was my BFF I was able to keep my baby close and calm with my hands free and as soon as she could hold her head I went to the umbrella stroller up and down in 5 seconds flat!!!

Be sure to get you a belly band as soon as you deliver to help your stomach muscles, I used the blue exercise band, it helped along with nursing (that is said to help contract your stomach muscles).

I wore alot of easy dresses after Jourdan, the cheapies that I could throw in the wash but accessorized.

08-16-2010, 09:19 PM
I have a few nice leather bags that I carry. I like variety and my budget doesn't allow me to splurge on several pricey bags.

I look for durable handbags that easily accomodate my things plus a changing pad, water cups, small container of wipes, a couple diapers, a ziplock bag with a snack, and a few small toys or books.

I breastfed my kids, so I didn't need to bring formula and bottles. I keep an actual diaper bag in my car at all times with everything else that I might want or need, like a change of clothing for everyone.

I wore my babies in a ring sling and I highly recommend it! Sometimes all I took with me was baby, sling, small ziplock of wipes, and one pamper. Which all fit in the hidden pocket in the sling.

Nice accessories and stylish ballet flats can really jazz up a simple outfit of jeans and a tank or fitted tee. Adding a cute structured jacket is great for making you look pulled together and hiding a little extra weight on the waist line. I breastfed on demand, so wearing separates made discreet breastfeeding on the go much easier.

08-16-2010, 09:56 PM
Is $80-100 bucks within your price range?