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Diaper Bag Question

edited October 2014 in April 2015 Moms
Hi all. My husband and I like to follow the traditional gifts for anniversaries (Year 1 is paper, etc.). This year will be year 3 - leather.   He told me he wants to get me a leather/designer diaper bag. I have no idea where to begin my search.  I don't want to crush him by saying I'd prefer something practical; I'm assuming I can find a practical leather one.  Any info? 

Additionally, I know nothing about this topic. How much room does one need? What is the realistic expectation of things to carry in it on a daily basis??


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  • I just got a new Kate Spade diaper bag. It's not leather, but I really like it and it's spacious enough for me to tote around the junk of two kids. Not sure how much DH is wanting to pay for said diaper bag, but a genuine leather bag, the size of a diaper bag can be fairly costly. If he's really willing to splurge big time, Louis Vuitton has a really beautiful leather diaper bag....
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  • ally3242 said:

    I just got a new Kate Spade diaper bag. It's not leather, but I really like it and it's spacious enough for me to tote around the junk of two kids. Not sure how much DH is wanting to pay for said diaper bag, but a genuine leather bag, the size of a diaper bag can be fairly costly. If he's really willing to splurge big time, Louis Vuitton has a really beautiful leather diaper bag....

    Which kate spade bag did you get? I have been promised one by my DH if I agree not to find out the sex. I really like the black and white stripe one.
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  • ally3242 said:

    http://www.katespade.com/holland-walk-adamson-baby-bag/PXRU5199,en_US,pd.html?dwvar_PXRU5199_color=071&cgid=ks-handbags-baby-bags#start=6&cgid=ks-handbags-baby-bags


    This little cutie just arrived in the mail last weekend. I really love the size and style of it. I know a lot of women feel like what their diaper bag looks like isn't as important as practicality, however, if you're lugging that thing around with you everywhere, it should be just as cute as it is practical. 
    Thats the one!! You have good taste!!
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  • Coach has some nice ones.
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  • I love my Kate spade diaper bag although it is not my every day bag. I got it during my first pregnancy on cyber Monday so I got quite a bit of money off.
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  • jmhansen11jmhansen11
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    These! I like the purple leather and at $1890, it's a steal. :)
    http://www-m.gucci.com/us/category/u/diaper_bags?productOffset=30
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  • I haven't been on April much, I'm 2u2, so I'm still in my first bmb a lot. I promise I don't have stock in PB, wish I did though for all I spend there. I have a PB diaper bag and love it. It has a leather bottom.

    I mention this because my diaper bag is heavy with all the stuff I haul around daily, if it was all leather it would be seriously heavy. Are you sure you want a leather bag just to start? Maybe you can redirect your DH towards a pair of nice leather boots? And get a lighter material diaper bag. Just an idea from a btdt mom.
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  • Good call ladies. I think I'll try to steer him in another direction.  :-) 
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  • I didn't take the time to read through all the the comments so someone may have already mentioned this, but look up "fawn designs" on Instagram. I am planning on getting one of their leather diaper bags I LOOOVE the way they look and can convert into back pack style. They are super trendy yet practical.
  • I'm in love with Lily Jade bags. Not something I will probably spend the money on, but if he's going to get you a gift...
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  • Anyone have any experience with Ju Ju Be baby bags? I saw one at Nordstrom that I'm in love with!
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  • @RHoPA1109‌ my friend has a coach baby bag and loves it.
  • bsdub said:

    @RHoPA1109‌ my friend has a coach baby bag and loves it.

    Do you know which one? The ones I'm seeing on their website are leather and don't look super practical to me. There are some nylon ones on Amazon that look promising.
  • She has this one:
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  • bsdub said:

    She has this one:
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    I love it!
  • I'm sticking with skiphop, debating between Chelsea Downtown or Grand Central 
    & if I splurge on a nice designer bag, it'll probably be another tote (a girl can never have too many)
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  • found out this cool diaper bag online will be ordering soon but it donot seem to have much space in it but still i like itimage
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  • Also try Rebecca Minkoff. I LOVE this diaper bag. Leather exterior & vinyl interior.

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  • I really like the petunia pickle bottom ones but kinda expensive so probably going to look for an alternative. Can't convince myself that $185 is worth it. :(
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  • Love love love my Petunia Pickle Bottom diaper bag. This is my third kid and my bag still looks brand new.
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  • snegde said:
    I'm looking at Storksak bags. I like the designs and they get good reviews.
    I have a Storksak bag and I love it- the one I have is on the smaller side and I used it as my "fancy" bag!
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  • @NaughtyNiner‌ so what you're saying is.... Totally worth $185?
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  • I really like the petunia pickle bottom ones but kinda expensive so probably going to look for an alternative. Can't convince myself that $185 is worth it. :(
    They go on sale on Zulilly about every 3 months.  Last pg I got mine for just over $100 with shipping. 
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  • @dana1047‌ @GiveMeABrownieNow‌ nice to know Rebecca minkoff does diaper bags. I got 3 of her bags, including 1 non-leather and they hold up so well
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  • Babykells3Babykells3
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    I have a yellow leather Coach diaper bag that I got that a Coach Outlet and I love it!

    This is what mine looks like, it's super easy to wipe down and not over the top.
  • I love the Kate Spade diaper bag!
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  • I have my eye (and heart set) on this kate spade holland bag. Unfortunately it is $348. I did see it on Amazon for $250, but feel I could do better then that. Hoping I will get lucky and catch a good Black Friday deal!
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  • Gilt.com still has a few Rebecca Minkoff baby bags left for $179
  • @runnergal83‌ saw those on gilt, was it pink/orange printed?
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  • @JaneShops‌ yep those would be the ones.
  • Mine looks like a bookbag. I let DH pick it out, he carries it everywhere.

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  • @NaughtyNiner‌ so what you're saying is.... Totally worth $185?

    Maybe not worth $185, but if you can find one on sale it is worth paying a little more than a $20 diaper bag. I don't like paying full price for any baby item since you can almost always find a coupon or sale somewhere. I got mine for $65 through Costco's website a few years ago, so I was okay to pay that since they hold up so well and it was like an investment for me since I was planning to have more kids at the time. If I was only going to have one kid, I would have bought a cheaper one though just to last the one baby.
  • @NaughtyNiner‌ thanks! I'm keeping a lookout. I really like the compartments and it's biggish and doesn't look like a diaper bag. And it seems to have good reviews and what not. I do plan on having more than one kid. And I like that it turns into a backpack. Which husband seems pretty intent on.
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  • @NaughtyNiner‌ thanks! I'm keeping a lookout. I really like the compartments and it's biggish and doesn't look like a diaper bag. And it seems to have good reviews and what not. I do plan on having more than one kid. And I like that it turns into a backpack. Which husband seems pretty intent on.

    Yes! I was going to say the backpack is awesome, because once you get two kids, you have no hands to carry things and the backpack is a life saver. A lot of people where I am sell them on my city FB yard sale page for pretty cheap in good condition too, so check there.
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  • Check out betterlifebags.com. You can pick your own colors/fabrics/leather. The Emily bag is the traditional diaper bag. Super cute stuff plus it's a company that employs women who have a hard run of life and gives them a second chance by teaching them how to sew
  • @akakes1‌ I've been eyeing the same Rebecca minkoff KO up, they had an all leather on one of those flash sale sites. I hesitated too long.

    Also, the style reminds me of my MAB (morning after).
    Hehe the names are so fun
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