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I wrote a post several months ago devoted to my dilemma of picking out a new diaper bag, and I mentioned that this was very serious business for me. I don’t get new purses often, and whatever diaper bag I chose had to meet as much on my “dream list” of criteria as possible.
Mamas, I am back to report that I have found my dream bag!
I first heard about dapperbag from one of my girlfriends almost a year ago and was so intrigued by the stylish designs of the particular styles she carried. If she didn’t tell me that her purse was actually a fully-functioning diaper bag that she used to tote around necessities for her one year old son, I would have never believed her! I had never seen a diaper bag that looked so chic and so not like your typical diaper bag.
After chatting more with my girlfriend and doing plenty of my own research online, I finally decided to go with dapperbag’s Durango style as my new diaper bag that I’ll carry for Hadley and Sadie. It showed up a few weeks ago, and I couldn’t start using it fast enough!
At the very tip top of my wish list, I wanted a diaper bag that could be worn as an equally comfortable bookbag or shoulder bag. Check. When I’m traveling, grocery shopping, or running around the local zoo I want to be able to wear my diaper bag as a bookbag. When I have the chance to run errands without kids, I want to be able to throw this bag on my shoulder and head out solo without having to change what bag I’m carrying. Dapperbag checked all of these top boxes for me.
Because I’m the kind of girl who has no interest in frequently switching back and forth between numerous bags, I hoped to pick a diaper bag that would also be great day or night. Out of a dozen or more diaper bags I looked closely at purchasing, this was the only brand of bags that met this criteria.
This weekend I comfortably wore my dapperbag to a marathon starting line at 7 a.m. while decked out in tennis shoes and yoga pants, and then later that night I restocked it with Hadley’s things and carried it out downtown to dinner paired with one of my favorite maxi sundresses.
The outside of this bag is made of leather from the U.S., and I was in Heaven when I first received the bag and smelled it. Even my mom made a comment about the rich leather smell of the bag when I saw her last week, nearly two weeks after I first started using my dapperbag. I know that products made like this only get better with age.
The inside of all four (!) compartments is made out of a glazed canvas material that is water-resistant and repels stains (something else that was very important to me). Throughout the last couple years I’ve had to wipe out plenty of messes from the inside of my diaper bag, so this was another must-have.
Speaking of compartments, the main area has two designated areas for bottles and sippy cups, one zippered pouch, and one side pouch with an included changing pad. The front of the bag has an area for credit cards, a cell phone, and other personal items just for the mom. Additionally, there are two more zippered areas to use however you need. I carry around a small stack of important documents that I cannot risk getting wet or damaged, so I happily store those in the portion that runs along the bottom of the bag (also lined like the rest of the interior).
As far as storage and functionality go, one cannot find something more efficient than dapperbag! As far as style and fashion go, I have never seen a more beautiful, timeless piece.
To read more about the story behind dapperbag (it’s a good one!), click here.
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