Best For Baby: amykathryn Diaper Bag

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Ok, so I am starting a new series of reviews and giveaways of baby related products, titled BEST FOR BABY.

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I’m attempting to do the same thing I did with the maternity clothes feature ( Pregnant With Style), which is find little known brands of baby products and baby related items and give my opinion on them, as well as give you a chance to win some of them. You can expect to see diaper bags, breastfeeding products, interesting toys, organic clothes, strollers, carriers, bottles, seats, personal care products, etc. I’ll be running them once a week just like before, so come back every weekend to see something new and hopefully win it.

We’re starting this feature with amykathryn Diaper Bags.

One of the first fun purchases pregnant women get to make for themselves in anticipation of their baby’s arrival is a cute and stylish diaper bag. Before becoming pregnant I had always heard about how ugly and plain diaper bags were, but it wasn’t until I had to look for one that I saw where the problem was.

Most diaper bags look frumpy- bad fabrics, bad colors, bad design- it’s like they scream: “Hi! I’m a diaper bag! My owner gave up on style” . Then there are those that look like normal large purses with lots of pockets, but the prices are YIKES! Finally, you can always buy a reasonably priced non-diaper bag, but then without the extra storage, it always looks like a trash can in there and you still need to get a separate changing pad that might or might not fit into or match the bag.

Enter the world of cute, girly, large and functional diaper bags that won’t cost as much as a stroller: amykathryn!


I’ve been eyeing her bags for a few months now, trying to decide which one I liked more, because as you will see her whole line is outright A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E! In the pictures I’m carrying the Hydrangea Lilac Messenger bag and I am in LOVE with its design and colors. It’s perfect for spring, and goes with pretty much any outfit. I liked it so much that I promptly emptied my previous diaper bag and stocked this one up.

Here’s what we’ve got there pocket wise:

  • Large interior zipper pocket
  • 3 interior open pockets
  • 2 exterior zipper pockets
  • 2 exterior open pockets

PROS:

  • GORGEOUS! The styles are awesome: from bright spring colors, to boho chic to classy neutrals
  • Large bag sure to fit everything plus a blanket
  • Lots of pockets that are generously sized
  • Affordable at $99 (can also be found on sale sites like Zulily, MyHabit and Gilt )
  • Doubles as a non-diaper purse if needed
  • Super soft changing pad that you don’t mind your baby’s precious naked booty lying on ( though it’s questionable whether you’d want that precious booty to poop on that awesome leather)
  • Animal-friendly faux (SOOOOOFT) leather, organic cotton canvas and custom print designs

CONS:

  • Doesn’t come with a wipes case or a zip up wetbag, but chances are you already have something of that kind to use.

HOW TO BUY IT:

Visit amykathryn.com to check out latest styles and prices, but be warned this spring collection is bound to sell out FAST.
Occasionally, you can find sales for half off on Zulily, MyHabit and Gilt

You can follow their blog, FB page and Twitter to get new about sales and discounts as well as new releases.

HOW TO WIN IT:

Enter our giveaway below for a chance to win a $100 credit to amykathryn shop where you can pick out your own gorgeous bag. Open to US and Canadian residents.


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclosure: I received this bag in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are 100% mine.

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15 Comments

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    Leeka B.
    March 17, 2012 at 7:27 PM

    You are so pretty! :))) I miss you!

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    Rachel
    March 17, 2012 at 11:56 PM

    I’m really looking forward to this new series of yours Elena! I know you put as much thought and care into what you do for Alexis as we do for Lillian, so this will be helpful for me as well. I’ve been meaning to research baby sunscreen (I know it’s too soon for Alexis yet with that). Will be great to see what sort of things you research and recommend! 🙂

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    Adge
    March 18, 2012 at 12:06 AM

    It’s a cute bag but my husband certainly wouldn’t carry it and it seems impractical to have a diaper bag for each parent.

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    Sara
    March 18, 2012 at 11:50 AM

    Given how many other baby items new parents need to purchase, I wouldn’t consider a $100 diaper bag “affordable”. It’s cute, but definitely not affordable!

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    Chloe
    March 18, 2012 at 9:50 PM

    Yeah, it’s kinda cute, but my husband would NEVER carry this thing around. And $100 is affordable? Not in the worlds of most people in this country.

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    Melody Kulifaj
    March 19, 2012 at 5:41 AM

    LOOVE it! and $100 IS affordable. I spent way more on mine, a petunia pickle bottom and I love mine, but I wish I had known about this company before!! I wanted something beautiful to carry around.

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    Rockie
    March 19, 2012 at 1:22 PM

    Love these pics! Alexis is just so adorable and you look great. Can’t help but notice your bracelet!!! Very nice!

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    Teagan
    March 20, 2012 at 5:44 PM

    ugh. seriously? You’re going to have me with a closet full of baby-related purchases before we’re even considering beginning to think about the possibility of trying to get pregnant…
    😉
    xoxoxo

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    Heather D
    March 20, 2012 at 11:28 PM

    What a cute bag, at the moment I am using a tote bag because I could not find a diaper bag I liked…..this would be amazing to have!!

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      Laura
      March 23, 2012 at 10:44 AM

      I use a tote too, from Target even! I would love one of these bags! I can never find anything in the tote.

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    Megan
    March 23, 2012 at 7:17 PM

    Yayyyyy I’m SO excited! I have a Coach one now {got it outlet at 80% off} but it’s black and grey, so this will be beautiful for the summer!
    And, $100 is TOTALLY affordable. Considering that the junky ones sold that are Carters brand are like $50, and my Carters one had princess written on it, I felt like a tool carrying it, and it ripped after I took it on the airplane and it got shoved under the seat.

    Thanks, E! I’m so amped! And the lilac one is my fave too- so we’ll match.

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    Amanda
    April 13, 2012 at 5:38 AM

    I love these bags! I just had a question as to if they’re real diaper bags, or you made it into one by simply buying a changing pad. I went to the site a few times and I don’t see the changing pads pictured with the bags, and I know they have a few changing pad colors, but does each bag come with one that matches? I’m a little confused on that but they are so cute.

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