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My Next Diaper Bag AKA Purse

Oct 10, 2013

Ah, the important things about having a baby like selecting the perfect diaper bag. I am so not a fan of traditional diaper bags that scream “I’m a mom.” I prefer to invest in a tote/handbag that could be used for an everyday bag as well. Before Sterling was born I invested in a kick ass Gucci Tote that I still love and carry as my purse frequently. Those were the days back when I was working full time and could afford luxuries like that, now I can’t be dropping that kind of money even though I wish I could. I have narrowed down the bag to a few options so help a sista out and tell me which you think would make the perfect diaper bag for baby girl.   Keep in mind I will most likely use as my purse too.

OPTION ONE ||  GIGI NEW YORK PYTHON TOTE

 I adore this tote, its python and the perfect size, plus they will emboss initials in gold that look so good.  I am torn between going the neutral route and getting the black or tan or getting a fun color like magenta.

OPTION TWO || MADEWELL TRANSPORTATION TOTE

This one by far is the best price but I just can’t decide if it is too boring.  It is a great size and also can initials embossed on it in gold.


OPTION THREE || MISSONI WOVEN TOTE

I have a soft spot in my heart for all things Missoni.  This is a bag I could pass down to baby girl one day.  Such a fun pattern, but would I tire of it?

OPTION FOUR || REBECCA MINKOFF TOTE

My mom found this tote at TJMaxx and I am kind of smitten with it.  Love the leopard and hot pink combo.  It zips and is the perfect size.


OPTION FIVE || ANNABEL INGALL LARGE TOTE

Love this tote, would love it just to have as a purse, but of course it is the most expensive.  Is it worth the money? 

and I ordered this pouch for Diapers and Wipes, so cute right?  Plus it can double as a clutch for me.

Flamingo Pouch


Take a vote and tell me which diaper bag you think is best for baby girl- option 1,2,3, 4, or 5?

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  1. Sara says:

    All cute but I love 1 and 3 the best!
    Sara
    Life with Baby Sophia

  2. Go with the GiGi NY in tan. Classic bag that you won't tire of as easily as a print! And will go with all outfits!

  3. I LOVE the Gigi New York and have it in tan, I will warn you though dark skinny jeans will "rub off" on it where it hits your jeans. I wish I had gone with the black.

  4. This is so tough! I like the first one and magenta would be so cute snide you're having a girl. I also love the Madrwell tote but I feel like some of the reviews said the handles are kind of short to put on your shoulder. I love the Missoni one and almost bought it in black and white over the summer. And the Rebecca Minkoff one your mom found looks nice and slouchy. I guess my fav 2 are #1 and #3.

  5. Love them all! The Rebecca Minkoff is so fun! I would go with whichever one has pockets!!!

  6. Liz says:

    I am digging the Madewell bag. I tend to go for beige with everything, but at least you know it will match with whatever outfits you and sweet babe have going on šŸ™‚

  7. caycee says:

    #1 in black or tan!!! Though that bag your mom spotted is pretty sweet!

  8. Hi Natalie! I recently got the Annabel Ingal bag and LOVE it! I got it through Enchanted Home and it was a little cheaper. Good luck!

  9. They're all super cute but I like option 1 and 5 the best šŸ™‚

  10. tpatters5 says:

    I would get 2 and 4. 4 is fun and funky but you might want to mix it up depending on what you are wearing. 2 is classic and can used forever.

  11. All great options! I love 1, 2, and 4 the most!! But you can't go wrong with any of them.

  12. Sarah says:

    #5 or #1, and I like black for that choice b/c it looks rich.

  13. Julie says:

    I like the classic look of the Madewell one (and definitely get it monogrammed).

  14. I vote for option 1 in magenta!

  15. Ashley Brown says:

    Love 1 and 5! Can't go wrong with any of them though!

  16. Christina says:

    option 4!!! girly with SASS!

  17. Kimberly says:

    I vote 1. You should think about the strap thickness and make sure its comfortable once you fill it.

  18. ruthzammit says:

    I'd go for the Phyton Tote…though choosing the colour might be more difficult! But i say go for the magenta one..since you're having a baby girl šŸ™‚ it's a cool colour, which personally, i'd love wearing for many more times after the 'diaper bag' period is over šŸ˜‰

  19. Erin says:

    #1 in Magenta, monogrammed. The one time you can go extra girly and it will look great! That bag has such a great texture and slouch to it.

  20. Katie Larsen says:

    I have the Madwell tote that I'm using as a diaper bag now! I love it!

  21. Katie Larsen says:

    I have the Madwell tote that I'm using as a diaper bag now! I love it!

  22. ok so I ordered the Annabell Ingall and the madewell tote from shopbop and I was so dissapointed with the quality on both! I was really hoping the annabell ingall would work šŸ™ I think the Gigi is awesome and a great price!

  23. Kelli says:

    Option #4. Cute with the pink since you're having a girl. Zipper is a BIG plus!

  24. Love #1 in black! I also love the last one (before the clutch)–super gorgeous and definitely can see how well-made it is.

  25. Tammy says:

    Option 4. Love it!! And I'm sure the price is right! šŸ™‚

  26. Katie says:

    Love all the options, but I'm definitely partial to #2 – the Madewell tote. I've had this bag for about 6 months now, and I absolutely love it. I bought it as my "work" bag, but found myself using it as a purse/tote, too. Go for that!

  27. I love the tan snakeskin option…but have you looked into Cuyana totes? I recently ordered one and love it! It's similar to the first one you mentioned but a littler taller and there are a million colors and you can have your initials put on it as well. OH and budget friendly!

  28. I love Gigi New York products, really great quality!! Very durable.

  29. I seriously like them all, such a tough choice! I've hear that the Annabel one is roomy which is fantastic because you can throw a lot of stuff in there. Love the gigi too.

  30. I vote for the GG NY in the black or tan!!! The Annabel Ingall is a close second. I have the small size in coral and I adore it!

  31. Miss Lindsay says:

    I was going to say #5 but then read the comment above about the quality.. bummer! Decisions decisions… Gigi seems to be in the lead.

  32. ha, I say skip them all and buy yourself some new clothes post baby. You have a fab diaper bag already!

  33. Alicia xoxxo says:

    ALl are great choices, but #1, in the magenta is by far my favorite!

  34. #1 in tan is my preference but I could totally see you rocking the missoni one.

  35. Morgan S. says:

    of course I love the pink one, but I'm sure the TJ Maxx one is a steal! http://www.styleoyster.blogspot.com

  36. Megan says:

    #1 in Magenta for sure!

  37. Megan says:

    #1 in Magenta for sure!

  38. I have the Annabel Ingall tote and LOVE it. I fit my wipes, diapers, toys, and cooler with bottles and snacks in it AND all of my stuff. It wipes clean very easily too and is super sturdy and not heavy. I cannot say enough good things about it!

  39. I vote Rebecca Minkoff. I love all of her purses. I used to want the Annabel Ingel bag but I saw it in NY and decided it was too plain to be so much.

  40. Katie Kelley says:

    I'd use the one you have. Who needs two?

  41. I have the annabel ingall tote in black if you wanna take a look.

  42. Christine says:

    I vote for #1 or #5 but I have to mention that Stella and dot has a very similar bag to #5 for half the price – it's gorgeous! http://www.stelladot.com/shop/en_us/p/accessories/designer-handbags-wallets/paris-market-tote-black-snake?s=christinerorabaugh

  43. Nickie says:

    Option 2 and 5. So classic and so chic.

  44. Option 4 is adorable with the hot pink patent strap. You can't go wrong with Rebecca Minkoff – great quality merchandise. The price at TJ is probably amazing!!! Good luck Natalie!! Love your blog!!

  45. Jodi says:

    I like #2 and #5 the best. Neutral and go with everything. You have great taste!

  46. Val says:

    1 # Tote, all the way. Which color, though. HMM

  47. LULUMOM says:

    I love option 1 and option 5! It just depends on if you have the funds to go for option 5, if you do i think it is beautiful:)

  48. LULUMOM says:

    I love option 1 and option 5. The black one is very pretty and is a great everyday bag. Option 5 is so beautiful and classy looking. You can tell just by looking at it, it is not cheap. If you have the funds go for option5!

  49. LULUMOM says:

    I love option 1 and option 5! It just depends on if you have the funds to go for option 5, if you do i think it is beautiful:)

  50. Katie says:

    Love 1 & 5. Go for it! Today is National Handbag Day after all! šŸ™‚

  51. i love RM so im biased for #4! otherwise, you cant go wrong with #1 in any color – AT ALL!! so chic.

  52. Julie says:

    Have you checked out Mia Bossi? They are amazing bags and actually made to have all the conveniences of a diaper bag (extra pockets, changing pad, removable liner for washing, etc). I have the Emma and haven't looked back. Definitely worth investigating to see if it suits your style: http://www.miabossi.com/

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  54. Lauren Led says:

    I definitely love 1, 3, and 5 the most. And I love 1 in either black or the taupe on their website. So pretty!

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  56. Nat says:

    I vote GG Ny in black or tan and I would definitely get it embossed with your initials!

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  58. #4.. So cute. Save $ for post baby shopping!

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    That madewell bag is perfection. Classic, classy, but hip. LOVE. Big time

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