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On your diaper bag?
?I found one that I LOVE, but it's $160, which might be a bit much.
What do you think?!?
My cut off was $200, because if I have to carry this instead of a purse I have to love it. I have yet to find one I love though...sigh
i would not spend a ton until you really know how you'll use a diaper bag.
I made the mistake of getting a Vera Bradley Baby bag - which was not cheap- and then wasn't crazy about it b/c i tend to overstuff my bags- and with teh 2 straps one would always fall off... now i know to only get diaper bags with one large strap (and tons of room!).
some women like to have one big and one small bag - but i have never been able to just bring a small one- i like to have everything with me all the time.
i have one $$$ bag that DS got me for my mother's day present last year - which I love... and i have had $20 bags that i loved, too - i change them up every season like I would normally do with my purses - which i don't buy anymore b/c my diaper bag is now my purse :)
I got one that I LOVE that looks more like a high end purse/Kate spade kind of deal from TJ Maxx. (I don't remember what brand it is but it's not KS.) It was originally $40 at TJ Maxx but on clearance for $19.99. Woo hoo!
If I were to go for something name brand I wouldn't spend more than $100.
I found a Juicy one that I liked a lot but it was like $240 I think. That was too much for me. Then I found a couple different ones at BRU online that were around $80. That seemed doable, but when I looked for them in store they didn't have them so I just picked out one that was around $40-50 and registered for that.
I got mine as a shower gift. I think it was about $30 or $40. Its just a diaper bag!
Yeah, mine was a splurge ($230). Totally insane, but there wasn't anything I truly wanted for my birthday or Xmas so it was easy for DH! Normally I wouldn't have spent so much!
Here it is!
I'm the wrong person to ask, because I have always spent money on handbags, and so I spent quite a bit on my diaper bag. But it is a bag that can be used long after baby as a messenger bag/tote.
Spending tons of money on a purse/bag isn't my style, so I would say anything over $100 is way too much.
My diaper bag "splurge" cost just under $50, and I only bought it becuase I had gift cards. It is really cute, though! We also have a much smaller $20 bag from Wal Mart, or I might opt to use a back pack sometimes.
I say just get the bag you want since it will be your "purse" for quite some time now. But then again, I spend a lot of money on purses on shoes!
I also agree with one of the pp who mentioned that you may want to see what you consider "functional" in a bag before you spend some big $$ on it. My friend bought a Kate Spade bag, but she didn't like how it didn't stand up on its own. I was about to get a Gucci diaper bag, but I decided the Storksak would be more functional for me (due to the zippered vs velcro closures on main bag and smaller pockets and the insulated internal side pockets for bottles vs just plain side bottle holders)...I think that I made the right decision! HTH!