I have mentioned in blogs prior my longing for the perfect diaper bag: merging fashion and function, fusing your mommy lifestyle with work or even something you could throw over your shoulder for a night out. I always found most of the diaper bags out there to be too small, too “baby bag- looking”, or not versatile enough.

The Ava Diaper Bag in Camel

I had the chance to test out Evie Bett’s Ava Diaper Bag ($205) and I think this bag is as close as it gets for the diaper bag that has it all. My bag of choice was the Camel because it goes with virtually everything. The imported leather rivals that of a luxury tote,  with gold hardware and detailing. It also happens to be vegan leather, BPA, lead and phthalate-free.

Why it’s a mama{love}:
1. It is not your token “baby bag”. It could pass for a work bag or luxury tote with the quality leather, hardware, and handles. You would never know it is a mom bag until you spotted it hanging off a Bugaboo.

2. It comes fully loaded: the bag includes a cross-body strap, a changing pad, and two neoprene bottle totes for snacks or bottles/cups.

3. It is stroller-friendly: including rings to hang your bag from your stroller handle, which is always the best place for quick, easy access to your diaper bag.

4. It is very generously sized. You can throw just about everything in the bag that you may need, both for you and for baby. (It even fits most laptops).

5. It is designed with organization and accessibility in mind.  The interior of the bag has nine built-in pockets of various sizes. The exterior offers a large pocket with snap closure and a key pocket for easy access.

The only challenge with this bag is maintenance. It is leather, after all, so you can’t just throw it in the wash if it gets soiled. But just like purchasing any bag with leather, you just treat it with care and have it cleaned if needed. And if the Ava is too high-maintenance a bag for you, Evie Bett carries nylon options as well.

Thanks to the Ava, I think I am finally able to combine my mom bag with my “me” bag. The Ava diaper bag offers the sophistication and practicality that so many diaper bags lack. In addition, Evie Bett carries super chic changing clutches and insulated coolers so you never have to sacrifice style for an essential. Visit www.eviebett.com for the entire line.

The Katharine Diaper Clutch

The Vivien Insulated Cooler

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About LaurenD

Lauren Deneroff is the founder of mama{love}, a maternity consulting and baby planning firm in Manhattan. She lives in the city with her husband, Joe, and two children, Brody & Harper. www.mamalovenyc.com
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