the Mama Shuffle. That dance we do to make sure we've got all of baby's
accessories in tow. Not to mention the cell phone, wallet, keys, and sunglasses.
Here, we offer two locally-designed options that are sure to add grace
to your shuffle.
When local mom
Lindy Taylor's designer bag's leather was ruined by a spilled bottle,
she made it her
mission to save other moms from the same fate. Wanting to maintain high-end
style, but recognizing the need for baby-specific function in a diaper
bag, she created Pera. Bags come in two styles o ring and rivet
made with exquisitely supple Italian leather. These fashionable
bags have waterproof linings and spill-proof inserts with all of the necessary
compartments. Not just for taking care of baby, the waterproof lining
makes Pera bags perfect as gym bags, and they also work great as everyday
shoulder bags and for travel. Matching wristlet
wallets ($56) allow you to go without an additional purse.
Available at Georgia Blu (West
Seattle), Manhattan (Kirkland),
and Clutch (Downtown) $485
Sidekick Diaper Bag from Kemby
The Sidekick Bag from Kemby, designed by local moms Kimi Boal and Julia
Young, is a baby carrier
and diaper bag in one. Retro patterned fabric plays off of bright-but-sophisticated
exterior colors for an eye-catching look. This superstar bag offers everything
you'd expect in a diaper bag: plenty of compartments, changing pad, wipes
case, easy-clean fabric, oodles of roomy interior and exterior pockets,
cell phone pocket and key clip. Then there's that exceptional baby-carrying
option. Just strap the bag around your waist, pull out the carrying flap,
and secure baby against your body. You're ready to go hands-free.
The Sidekick, $172
Available at Kemby's web site.
Designed for babies with good head control, up to 35 pounds.
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