Q&A: The Best Diaper Bag Handbag

May 11th, 2007

Q: Any suggestions for a cool handbag for women with a toddler?  It has to have space for a diaper or two and can’t be carried in hand in case I need both hands to grab the little one.  I carry a backpack, but my friends keep teasing me that its 70’s or 80’s style and that I am not moving on…

Ibiza Tote from Hayden HarnettA:  The ideal handbag for women with a toddler combines the style of a traditional handbag with the functionality (and pockets) of a diaper bag.  Our favorite bag that bridges the two is Hayden Harnett’s Ibiza Tote.

Why is it perfect? A detachable strap allows this bag to be worn either crossbody (leaving both your hands free) or under your arm.  Plus, we love the two large exterior pockets–perfect for stashing extra diapers.

Ibiza Tote | $198 at Hayden Harnett.

Style question?  We’ve got answers.  E-mail us at tips at omiru dot com, or leave us a comment with your question.

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7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Jacquie  |  May 14th, 2007 at 4:41 pm

    This is a great fine – I really like the bag, very fashion! I just started a shopping blog. It’s really new so I’d love you to check it out at blog.like.com

  • 2. Trisha  |  May 15th, 2007 at 1:58 am

    Thanks, Jacquie–we’ll check out your site!

  • 3. Mimi  |  May 16th, 2007 at 2:57 pm

    Makes me want to have a baby… no, not really. But what an improvement over those old quilted, pastel bags.

  • 4. Trisha  |  May 16th, 2007 at 3:04 pm

    Indeed. I love how moms now have stylish clothes and accessories to choose from.

  • 5. liz  |  May 30th, 2007 at 1:32 pm

    I would prefer a diaper bag that could stand up on its own, so that I could get into it one-handed. This bag doesn’t look like it has a flat bottom, so it would be hard to set it down on a table or chair and dig through it for something while I’ve got the baby on the other hip.

  • 6. Trisha  |  May 31st, 2007 at 12:58 pm

    Great point, thanks for pointing that out, Liz!

  • 7. Erica Myers  |  September 8th, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    I think this bag is really cute, sleek, and stylish, but its just not practical as a diaper bag. I agree a bag with a flat bottom is nice. One with more pockets for more organization is great too.

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