Remember when every day seemed like a good day to buy a new handbag? Maybe you’d wander by the perfect weekend satchel in a shop window on your lunch break, and soon enough your beautiful new bag would be nestled snug amongst the growing collection in your closet.
Then you had a baby, and you thought, mothers make sacrifices, so if this season’s It Bag got passed over for a pram with all the bells and whistles, you were ok with that. Take heart! It doesn’t need to be that way. For all the mamas who love a bit of beauty, there’s Petunia Pickle Bottom and its gorgeous new Mod Collection of nappy bags.
Vintage textiles and travel are the inspiration for the latest collection, and the prints are true to what we’ve come to expect from Petunia Pickle Bottom: striking, and glamorous enough to be worn with or without your baby. It’s true that with motherhood there are sacrifices – sleep
comes to mind – but great style doesn’t have to be one of them.
The colour palette for the Mod Collection is gorgeous and bright; bags come in juicy chartreuse, paprika, and midnight blue, each one wrapped in a different white geometric pattern. And although the bags are designed to look great, function hasn’t fallen by the wayside. The bags are spacious, with lots of compartments so that you can pack for every possibility, like when the baby quietly dumps a container of yogurt in his lap when you turn away for a second, and needs a full outfit change.
We love the long strap on the Altogether Tote ($249.95) and the Statement Satchel ($249.95) so you can hang your bag over the pram handle for easy access. For mums who need a baby bag, but don’t want to look like they’re carrying one, the Downtown Tote ($179.95) is the perfect incognito nappy bag. When your little one is grown, you can still carry it, and no one will have any idea it was once stuffed with things like wipes, bottles, and a family-sized Cadbury’s chocolate block, you know, for your sanity.
The Mod Collection is available online at The Stork Nest.