Diaper Bag? No Way, NEVER!!

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Anya Hindmarch Oakley, Goyard Saint Louis, Pierre Hardy, YSL Downtown

Dear Bag Snob,

I have been looking for a big bag suitable to be used as a diaper bag for almost 4 years now (my oldest is almost 4 and second baby just turned 1). I am looking for something that is light (not heavy) in a spring color and big to carry all my baby items. I know you are not a fan of the Goyard bags, but they look like they could be used as handy diaper bags. I am referring to the Saint Louis bags. What do you think? Do you think they’re worth what they cost?

Thank you!

Love,

Stephany


Hi Stephany,

I do not use diaper bags because there are a lot cuter options out there. The Goyard is a only good choice because it is ultra light. The medium (19″ x 10.5″) is $940 and the large (22″ x 12″) is $1065 (at Barneys NY in Beverly Hills, 310-276-4400), so the prices aren’t outrageous but it is very thin leather and is just one large sack (which makes it tough for all the tiny baby things). It does not make for the most idea baby bag. I use the YSL large downtown ($1795 and comes in great spring colors as well), it is really giant so it’s great for my 2 kids but in the buffalo leather, it is extremely heavy. I would never think to use it without my stroller. And I know I said I would never use an actual diaper bag, but I do like the Anya Hindmarch Oakley in canvas ($305), which is a regular bag that she converted into a diaper bag by adding a pouch with changing pad in it (I love this pouch and use it with all other bags). This is amazingly convenient with all the outer pockets and is perfect for beach, park, picnic and even fits my computer and documents! (Call the Short Hills boutique 973-379-7183 to inquire).

bottega_julie_blue.jpgSince you only have one baby in diapers, a couple of smaller options would be the Pierre Hardy and the Bottega Veneta Julie. The Pierre Hardy ($1655 and is 40% off in store at Barneys) is ultra chic and light! The buttery leather is as soft as your baby’s skin!! I have the messenger style with the cross body strap but this tote completely takes the baby bag look out of it. And of course like all your other practical needs, the Bottega Veneta Julie ($1880) is the way to go for ultimate function and in this robin’s egg blue is perfect for summer. It slings on your shoulder comfortably so that

bottega_slippers.jpgyou have a fighting chance wrangling with your unruly toddler. All of these bags are under $2000 which is my limit because kids are messy and I would not risk my Chanel and Hermes to the torture. And while we’re at it, the greatest mommy shoe of all time is the woven ballet slippers from Bottega Veneta ($570). Talk about comfort, these feel like house slippers on your feet but are super stylish so you can avoid the barefoot and pregnant stigma.

I hope this helps! We are always there for our fellow mommies!!

Love,

Bag Snob Kelly

30 thoughts on “Diaper Bag? No Way, NEVER!!

  1. It would have been nice to see some suggestions that were slightly more attainable for the average family (or single parent) too, like maybe in the 500 – 1000 dollar range?

  2. I second Kaytey. Is there anything snob worthy at $500-1000 range?

  3. After going around the block with my sister issue with diaper bag, we always go back to our faithful black Prada tote, which is light weight and easy to use. It can be washed with a washing machine. I got it for her a few years ago for around $500. And recently, she purchased a Celine denim tote for around $600. It’s easy to use and big. I saw it at the Duty Free at LAX for $536 in case anything is traveling recently. : )

  4. Just throwing this out there, but Sally Spicer makes cute bags for new mommies under $200. I’m not a mom and I bought one a few years ago without even realizing it was a diaper bag. The bags are light, roomy, and totally washable. At first I had doubts about the sturdiness because it was so thin and lightweight but after 2 years of carrying books and laptop mine held up just fine. http://www.sallyspicerbags.com/

  5. JACQUIE S on said:

    arent goyard bags made out of thin canvas- not leather?

  6. lucretias on said:

    yep goyard is actually a linen/something or other mix that does not involve leather. go in to a Goyard store and they will “educate” you all about them ;-)

  7. too bad the bag snobs won’t venture into the diaper bag world. I tried to avoid them, but I just love the convenience of the pockets, insulated bottle holders etc.. I own many diaper bags, here are some suggestions, all luxurious and under $500.

    Cake diaper bags by Petunia Pickle Bottom (heavy though)

    Storksak Elizabeth in Chalk, Blush, Tan or Charcoal

    Mia Bossi Diaper Bags

    Nest Whipstitch Diaper Bags

    Some of these may be heavy for you, but they are all compatible with stroller clips or come with stroller clips. The Mia Bossi Bags are exceptional in quality and the canvas and leather bags are not that heavy.

    Best of luck to you.

  8. Kaytey on said:

    Just wanted to say I checked out those Sally Spicer bags and they’re adorable! I picked up the messenger baby bag on sale in Dauphine for $91, it looks so cute. The other suggestions are great, too.

  9. Paula on said:

    I love my Not Rational Hansel diaper bag. Wonderfully soft leather, lightweight and it does not look like a diaper bag at all. It’s essentially a Fab bag but with D rings and a strap so you can sling it onto a stroller if needed. It retails for just under $600. There’s no organization inside (has great outside pockets) but you can use a purseket or purse to go organizer to corral the baby things. : )

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  23. What is up with the spam?

    Love all the bags you mentioned…I’ll have to ask the baby – college or style dear?

  24. Hi ladies! Anybody here who would like to buy a pre-owned slightly used AUTHENTIC LOUIS VUITTON BLUE SAC A LANGER DIAPER BAG? I am selling mine for only $850 free shipping. Retails @ 1200. It is big and you can even use it as a laptop/messenger bag! You will move it for sure!!! It is discontinued and very hard to find. You can no longer buy it from LV boutique or eluxury.com. I can send pics if you’re interested. Send me your email add. I am selling because I’m using my Gucci diaper bag.

  25. Would you be interested to buy my Louis Vuitton blue sac a langer diaper bag? I’m selling for $850. Retails at 1200. It is 100% authentic. I don’t buy or carry knockoffs. lemme know and I will send you pics… :)

  26. I don’t know if this is the right place to do this but I’m giving it a shot. I for some reason received the Victoria Secret Catalog this week and on page 33 the model is holding a gorgeous brown leather bucket tote. It looks like it may be an expensive bag and of course VS doesn’t sell it. They have no idea what kind it is. I called them numerous times.It’s just a “prop”.If anyone knows what bag I am talking about can you please contact me? I want this bag!!!!!

    Thank you!

  27. Love the BV shoes. They are by the most comfortable expensive shoes. They are nothing compared to Pradas which were my favourties before. But the BVs are by far the best. I thought I bought mine for around 475 9 months ago and now it’s $590? holy crap!! This is highway robbery.

  28. For a less-expensive option, Lodis (www.lodis.com) has a few bags designed as business/laptop totes that could also make excellent diaper bags. The styles styles are a bit plain, but they aren’t rugged- or cheap-looking, and the leather is quite durable.

  29. Hi Cathy,

    I’m really interested in your LV sac a langer. Wld u send me detail to this email : kae@asia.com

    I’m going to have a baby girl this coming december.

    Thnaks,

    Kae

  30. The Petunia Picklebottom Cake collection is reasonable and very stylish… They have clutches, carryalls and much more.. They are cloth diaper bags and they look like handbags.. I love them

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