17.8.13

Not really a nappy bag


The first thing I did when I found out I was pregnant was to consider my diaper bag options. Sad, isn't it? I any excuse to get a new bag. And I really despise traditional nappy bags. This was back during last summer's sales, so most of the options I considered are no longer available. The weird thing is, I ended up using a tote bag that I already had. I bought an Anya Hindmarch Huxley bag in the sale at House of Fraser, because it is very roomy and has a long strap, but it just seemed too nice to throw diapers and wipes into. It's different from the one pictured - it's woven navy leather. It is also the large size - the  small Huxley is pictured here, and probably would have been big enough. But I just didn't know how much stuff I'd be schlepping around with me.

Before the Huxley, I bought this Mulberry large Dorset Tote, which comes in the most beautiful soft supple leather. I returned it because I was worried the strap was too thin, but I need not have worried. The contents of my nappy bag don't tend to be that heavy, and I think it would have done alright. The colour was a dark, rich red, but this colour is quite nice too.
My first thought had been a Neverfull. Not as expensive as I had expected (unless you get it in epi leather, then it is twice as much).
Had this bag been around when I was looking, I might have bought this instead. Liberty prints never seem to get old.
When I was doing research, many sources recommended using a rucksack. Normally I don't like them, but if I'd seen this one from Zara, I may have changed my mind.
This Orla Kiely shopper has a zip, which I've found to be very useful as the nappy bag is usually stuffed into the storage at the bottom of the pram. It's nice to know I won't leave a trail of nappies behind me.
And I can never say no to animal print.

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