Carry your diaper essentials in style…
Whether you’re a first time mama or a second or third one, we can all attest our success for outdoor excursions with the babe to a fully organised and prepped diaper bag. With so many on the market, it can be tough to choose which one’s best. Here are some of our tried and true favourites that have stood the test of time, practicality and functionality… all while looking chic and put together!
Check out our helpful downloadable checklist What To Pack in My Diaper Bag so you’re always prepared when you leave home!
Seaport Stitches was founded in the States by mama of two, Chelsea Hamblin. Having been inspired after her eldest son was born to create a diaper bag that was functional, durable and stylish, Chelsea has made Seaport Stitches her passion. Her leather and canvas bags are not only beautiful to look at but also the perfect size to store all those bits and pieces. Who knew such a tiny person could need so many things?!
The straps on the bag can be altered changing it from a tote, to a shoulder bag and even better, a backpack. After a successful kickstarter campaign earlier this year, Chelsea’s bags can now be ordered directly through her website and shipped to Hong Kong. Yippee!
Karla Prompers, Hong Kong mama and mama to triplets, created Mika Rouge before she became a mama! With amazing foresight and great taste, Karla created the Mika Rouge bags to take you through any life stage. The design of the bags are not only well made but functional for mamas (lots of compartments inside keeping you organised!).
We’re loving the Nina that comes in a vintage light brown leather with a navy strap. The classic design means that you’ll be using this bag way passed the diaper phase! What’s more… there’s free shipping whether you’re in Hong Kong or living internationally!
Let’s be honest, when the little one arrives, there’s nothing better than a good ol’ cotton tee and a pair of leggings. But if you’re a fashionista and don’t want to lose your style when bubba comes along, your diaper bag can be a great way to reflect that! We’re loving this super chic Brookside Tote in Pomegranate from Little Unicorn. Made from wipeable vegan leather, this tote is made to last with compartments and our favourite part… matching stroller straps! They deliver internationally so don’t fret mamas, you can rock this tote in the 852!
Whether you’re headed to the beach, or to the office, this Highline Convertible Diaper Backpack from Skiphop is the best accompaniment to go with your newest member of the family. Wear it three ways: as a convenient cross-body bag, a handy tote or even a backpack! The 100% Napa leather detail is a stylish addition to the stain-resistant (phew!) cotton fabric.
We love that there’s a handy front pocket for lipstick, keys and other mama-must-haves. And the fold-back magnetic top keeps bag open so you can easily grab what you need. With hidden bottle pockets, and tuck-away cushioned changing pad included, this bag is a mamas dream!
For mamas from North America, many will attest to their love for Pottery Barn Kids. And we seriously did a celebratory jump when we heard they deliver to Hong Kong!
At Sassy HQ, we love anything monogrammed, so we fell hard for these canvas diaper bags from Pottery Barn Kids with the option of having your initials sewn on. The Gray Classic Diaper Bag is the perfect tote to throw in all your baby essentials. When bubba can carry his own things, reuse this diaper bag also makes a great beach tote!
This nifty little (lightweight!) number is big enough to feel like a two-in-one, which is exactly what you’ll need when you’re carrying enough to keep a cranky baby and cranky mama fed and entertained all day. Durability is definitely something we put at the top of our list when shopping for mama essentials, and we know Kate Spade is sure to deliver the best.
We can’t get enough of Mischa at Sassy HQ! With roomy interior and effortlessly understated luxury, this sleek leather tote is an everyday go-to bag. Though not designed specifically to be a “diaper bag” – we’re all about letting products live up to their full potential!
Crafted from soft, unstructured Nappa leather, doubled faced with a contrasting colour, and finished with laser cut detailing, this burgundy monogram tote is a bag you’ll still be using when your bub is a teenager! The interior leaves plenty of room for every day, work or travel essentials, and you can stow your valuables in the interior side pocket. Ideal for your keys, phone and lip balm, when you’re likely to be shoving in toys, snacks, wet wipes and everything in between!
Oh, and did we mention that the sides can be tucked in to create a more streamlined shape, for evenings out?
As an extra bonus, any purchase of their leather Monogram Totes come with a matching personalised tag! Simply leave your initials in the note section at checkout…
If you’re looking for more of a gender neutral look, this is one that the Mr. won’t mind holding! We know, we know, he really should be offering to hold anything and everything after we held a baby for nine months – but this option is just a little more “nappy bag” and a little less “handbag”.
With plenty of pockets for convenient storage and a super lightweight material, this Metallic Nappy Bag from Seed is perfect for on-the-go day trips and long haul travels. Complete with three large outer pockets, a bottle holder and even a baby change mat, it’s all about making your job as easy as possible! Plus the metallic carry handle and adjustable shoulder strap is just an extra bonus…
Not technically a diaper bag but it’s been Sassy Mama Editor, Kat’s bag of choice when going out with her kiddos! The Anello backpack is originally from Japan but is now offered at many stores around Hong Kong including Log On and online store, Zalora.
The backpack helps you to be handsfree which is totally what we all need when taking the littles out. We love the zipper that appears in the back which offers easy access to your wipes, change pad and whatever else you may need in a hurry. The nylon bag also makes it easy to keep the bag clean from sticky hands! Ranging almost every colour of the rainbow to combo colours, you’ll be able to find something you love.
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