Olga Berg bag I bought for travelling!
Super great Witchery bag, buttery soft, roomy and very comfy!
Urban Originals bag, super fun and roomy!
When I had Tallulah in Japan we were en-route around the world for 3 months so I had packed pretty lightly and only packed one over the shoulder black faux-leather bag with the plan to buy a super great leather one during our travels. Needless to say I ended up utilising this Olga Berg black satchel bag whilst away but on my return to Perth I started my hunt for the perfect 'non-baby-yet-a-baby-bag'! haha this actually was a lot harder than I first anticipated.
I decided I definitely did not want to go down the traditional 'nappy-baby-bag' road. They are probably really practical with their water-proof insides, pockets and room but they are just not me and I find them a little 'mumsy' haha go figure?! The things I was looking for is a roomy cool looking black leather bag with several pockets where everything important (keys, phone, wallet, dummy etc) can have place of its own. I am so over rummaging for something and its getting super tricky juggling baby and bag of things!
There have been several purchases since we have been back and still I wasn't really loving any of them! My first bag was a beautiful leather Elk satchel but I got it home and realised I impulsed bought without checking things like if it had enough pockets. Massive fail. I took it bag but could only get a credit note (darn! but I bought it from a shop I love so everyone will be getting their birthday presents from there- haha!) My next purchase was a bag from ebay which was stated as 'leather' but indeed it was not. It was super plastic-y and I was not impressed. So I went back to my trusty Olga Berg bag.
After some more shopping both online and in the shops I still could not find anything I loved! I think I was getting desperate and ended up buying a bag which was on sale from this random website called Happy Cow- talk about impulse buying. I enjoyed their philosophy they used recycled leather and they were Australian. Oh dear, the bag was hideous, small and wasn't really my style at all! So I returned this one too.
I was beginning to think I should just get a 'nappy bag' or just deal with my original bag and the rummaging. But then I found 2 bags I loved (well, hopefully loved) on ebay. I won both and waited on their arrival. YES! I loved them both- geez when it rains it pours!
The first was an Urban Originals which surprisingly isn't leather but is super roomy and has two handy side pockets and the best thing- lots of super great studs. I used this for a week until my second bag arrived and loved it. I think I would love it more if it was leather though.
My second bag is a black leather Witchery satchel. Its made surprisingly well and I LOVE the pocket under the overflap. It fits all my stuff in there and then all of Tallulah's stuff in the main compartment. I also really like that the overflap has handles so the bag can be used as a clutch aswell. I think I have found my baby bag for now....! I can hear Ross breathe in relief- I think he was over my bag hunt haha! But if there is anyone out there that is thinking of designing super great 'non-baby' bags DO IT!
Note: Hmmm looking at these pics they kinda all look the same...I promise they are not!