Like most women, I’ve always had an affinity for bags and shoes. When I was pregnant, I saw a woman with a humongous, ugly diaper bag, and I swore to myself that my diaper bag would be cute—not huge, not ugly, not dumpy, but CUTE. Superficial? Maybe, but if it makes me happy, it makes me happy.
Anyway, my first diaper bag purchase was from Target. It was cute. Simple, black, and could be mistaken for a purse—just as long as no one looked inside and spotted the diapers, baby clothes, bibs, spit rags, and other miscellenaous baby things. It was inexpensive, too. Actually, I should call it cheap, because it was—both in price and in quality. It barely lasted six months of regular use before the lining started pulling away from the bag and stitching started to fray around the outside. My beloved Target bag started to come apart at the seams—literally—about three months ago. I’ve been on the search for a replacement bag ever since.
When we got the offer to review Kipling bags, I was excited. Surely a brand such as Kipling would have something cute and functional—and who could beat FREE? But, as you read in my review, the bag didn’t quite live up to expectations.
As luck would have it, a few days after I decided I could not carry the Kipling bag anymore on daily outings, Kate Spade sent me an email about her sample sale. Ah Kate, always looking out for me. I clicked away and starting looking for diaper bags—surely a bag designer as well known as Kate would make a functional, cute, quality diaper bag. I quickly found one for a reasonable price—considering it was a Kate Spade diaper bag, after all—and placed my order.
Again, I’m sorely disappointed. The design of the bag kinda sucks. Again, it’s cute, but the way the bag opens blows. It’s hard to get anything into the bag. I often scrape my hand on the zipper. Finding things? Even more difficult. I have to squeeze my hand in the bag (to avoid any nasty zipper cuts) and blindly root around to find things. The bag just doesn’t open up big enough for me to actually LOOK for what I’m searching for. Kate Spade, you let me down. I was hoping with use, the bag opening would loosen up and I could open it more easily—so far not so good.
So, I’m off on another diaper bag hunt. Please assure me, WMAGers, I can find a cute and functional bag that doesn’t require me spending more than $100. Any suggestions for stylish diaper bags out there? I’m desperate!