In pregnancy you might spend a lot of time planning your baby’s nursery or trying to work out which pram will fit in the small boot of your hatchback. Planning those things is important to be sure, but what’s more important is choosing the right nappy bag. You’re going to be carrying it every day for the next two years minimum, so it better be fabulous, not to mention hardy and useful.
Mary + Marie’s gorgeous baby bags are indeed fabulous, hardy and useful. While we’re dazzled by the beautiful designs of these bags, we’ll pretend to care about practicality first by drawing your attention to the signature Mary + Marie removable, washable organiser.
There’s a key clip so you’ll never have to upend your bag on a bench in public hunting for your car key. There’s a neoprene water bottle holder that keeps baby bottles warm or water bottles cool. There are mesh pockets, a wallet hook and a plastic section for baby essentials.
All that usefulness means nothing if the bag isn’t fabulous enough to make your stylish heart sing. Mary + Marie’s bags are so pretty, you’ll use yours long after your kids are grown and all you carry is your wallet, phone and lippy.
Shoulder bags ($169) come in pebbled leather mixed with suede, like taupe Gone with the Wind, orange Jaws and black Sting. The Rome, Milan and Florence cross body bags give a nod to 70s style with their rounded flaps and wide straps. There’s also a laser cut leather tote ($159) that comes in tan, magenta, electric blue, grey or white.
Mary + Marie bags are available online and shipping in Australia is free.