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Simple or Swank: Diaper Bags

Mama's got a brand new bag. And it's a diaper bag. Let those animal instincts run wild with these hip giraffe bags. Whether you're a bargain shopper or a high-roller, there's an option for everyone.

Simple: The Oi Oi giraffe tote diaper bag ($160) comes lined with red nylon making it easy to keep clean and awfully cute. It also includes an adjustable and detachable tan shoulder strap and double handle. You can zip the bag up, which is key for traveling and keeping busy fingers from meddling with your things. Each bag has magnetic snap front pockets and outside pockets for all your own items. It also contains a padded micro fiber changing mat, an insulated bottle bag, a zip top wet purse, and an Oi Oi wipes case.

Swank: Mia Bossi giraffe print diaper bag ($430) has a lining that you can zip in and out so you have no excuses for a dirty bag. It also has a detachable and adjustable strap and long double handles. The posh Mia Bossi doesn't just come with a regular changing pad, it comes with a washable faux fur one! Aren't they sassy! The bag also includes a baby wipe holder and a private zippered pocket for personal belongings.

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jpulk jpulk 8 years
I would NEVER order another thing from Mia Bossi - absolute worst customer service ever. My husband ordered me a bag for Christmas and was repeatedly told that it was in the mail, although it wasn’t actually sent until December 23rd. Janet guaranteed that it would be here for Christmas or a full refund. Well, the bag didn’t arrive due to weather (which we can understand but not that it was a week late getting in the mail!) and then she wanted us to pay the shipping back before we would get the refund - unbelievable and all but ruined our Christmas.
diaperbaglady diaperbaglady 9 years
If you think $100 is too much to spend on diaper bags, what about those people who spend thousands on hermes bags? they're so big and clunky looking that they're probably being used as diaper bags anyway! check out the pricing: the cheapest one is $12,500!
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
They are both pretty! But when and if I have a baby of my own, I know I'm going to be trying to save all the money I can!
JennyJen2 JennyJen2 9 years
I have two diaper bags. A Columbia backpack that retails for about $50 and then a Vera Bradley New Baby Bag that cost like $100. And the $100 bag was a gift. I think simple should have been a little more simple. Both my bags combined didn't add up to the "simple" bag offered.
cbgmick cbgmick 9 years
I agree w/ Lilsugar. Buy a diaper bag that will "hold up", but that doesn't necessarily mean expensive. I had a great Combi urban sling (retails for around $35) that I used every day for my first son (great size for an all day outing, included a diaper/changing pad, etc) and I actually still have it 4 years later. It doesn't necessarily even mean using a "traditional" diaper bag-- other nifty bags are out there that will serve the same purpose (place for cell phone, tidy inside pockets, insulated side pocket for a "sports bottle" which can be used for a baby bottle). However, if you are using it everyday, it makes sense to spend a few $$ on something you will enjoy carrying as well like you would any other handbag!
MotoLinz MotoLinz 9 years
Gotta agree that it seems a bit spendy for something that's going to be covered in formula/breast milk/whatever else you can throw at it. I'd personally have a very hard time justifying that cost for something that's going to hold a poo-filled diaper until I can find an appropriate trash receptacle, and I live in the nice part of town. :) Maybe we could see some unique/stylish and useful options for smaller budgets? Or maybe bag options for different price brackets? That'd be pretty nifty.
orangeflower orangeflower 9 years
i love the simple one, but could in no way justify 160 on a diaper bag!!
Moms Moms 9 years
I never thought I'd spend over $100 on a diaper bag either, but after going through a few inexpensive ones with my daughter — I splurged on a StorkSak messenger bag with my son and LOVE it! I use it everyday and it doubles as a laptop bag for work. Had I figured this out sooner, I could have saved a lot of money wasted on the ones that didn't hold up!
cbgmick cbgmick 9 years
I prefer the "simple" one... although as a multiple diaper bag owner (some inexpensive and a couple of not so inexpensive), I can tell you that there are far more economical options out there that are also stylish. I'm a fan of the messenger and "urban sling" option for everyday use. The Expo Diaper bag (mostly solid colors though) is great @ $64 ( and attaches to a stroller Fleurville Re-Run Messenger bag (really nice w/ a silk screen botanical print! @ $75 Also, seek out sales!! If you find a bag you adore search on-line retailers for the best price. I got a great Bumble Bad (messenger/backpack style) that retails for around $125 for $75 at www. and a floral OiOi bag that retails for around $130 for $99 for my sister) They also have great sales!! I looked up the OiOi bag pictured above (retails for $169.99 but here listed at $139.99.
SummerBaby SummerBaby 9 years
i like it!!... makes me almost excited to have a baby one daY!
msshellokitty msshellokitty 9 years
The simple one is still too expensive.I couldn't spend that much on a diaper bag.
karisaamy karisaamy 9 years
The Swank one is great, until I got to the part about a faux fur changing pad, that just seems weird.
mamaseacat mamaseacat 9 years
ooohhhhhh.... I LOVE it!!!!!
bransugar79 bransugar79 9 years
I agree i don't have any kids but I know they usually reduce your spending power especially on something that's more about function than fashion heaven forbid!
GirlC GirlC 9 years
I may be cheap but I can't see myself spending over $100 on a diaper bag. Do you think you could list more thrifty items for the spending conscience?
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