If you had £150 to spend on a bag which can be used as a changing bag....?

(26 Posts)
Ginformation Thu 26-Dec-13 11:33:14

What would you buy?

Criteria: needs a zip top closure and a shoulder strap. Pref not black.

Doesn't need to be an official changing bag, just big enough for newborn and toddler shit.

I have been looking at this one but want to consider other options.

Thanks in advance fsmile

Ginformation Fri 27-Dec-13 09:38:33

Good idea betty seeing as I seem to be incapable of making any decisions right now. Must be the hormones. I'm very good at dithering.

bettykt Fri 27-Dec-13 07:12:26

Can you get another Freebie Boots one and use the money to buy a handbag you really want with no compromise?

Ginformation Fri 27-Dec-13 00:09:53

Thanks all. I see your point MrsDV but where I live you wouldn't leave ANY bag hanging unattended on the back of a pram, not even an ancient carrier bag packed with used nappies grin I tend to use the cross body strap when out and about with a pram.

NewChoos Thu 26-Dec-13 19:30:25

My friend has a Superjack and it's gorgeous and it doesn't look like a changing bag.
have you looked at the Lin and Leo bags, I was tempted by one of those but ended up with an oral kiely that often gets commented on. Now on second use and still looks good.

hootloop Thu 26-Dec-13 19:11:25

I had a lovely changing bag from next when DD was in nappies, was sectioned and included a wet things pouch and changing mat; it looked so nice and big handbag like I used it for a year or so after I needed one.
Was about £50.

SilverSixpence Thu 26-Dec-13 19:03:13

The Oliver bag is a bargain at that price! I'm v tempted

MrsDeVere Thu 26-Dec-13 17:20:50

That bag is lovely
Just one worry...if you have a really nice changing bag like that, which looks like a 'real' bag, don't you worry about leaving it hanging on the buggy?

I only ask because that is what tends to happen with changing bags. They get left under the buggy or on the handles a lot more than your normal handbag. I suppose because they are so much bigger.

Your average changing bag is less likely to get nicked because it looks like it is full of nappies and other baby stuff.

This is not a stealth dig and swish changing bags. It just crossed my mind when I looked at your link.

Its very nice though...

ZenNudist Thu 26-Dec-13 17:14:51

I have a huge Mia tui one for Christmas but not very keen on non leather bags so looking to take back & find something else.

I find that any of the handbag/changing bags aren't as nice as a handbag I'd buy. Love some of the modalu ones but no shoulder strap.

Not that keen on any of those bags you linked to first but its probably just a different taste thing.

r2d2pink Thu 26-Dec-13 16:05:34

Oioi! Brilliant!

Ginformation Thu 26-Dec-13 15:45:02

I AM looking for a nice handbag which can be used as a changing bag! And I'm using my Christmas and birthday money to buy it. I used the Boots free changing bag last time, but it has died now so wanted to treat myself to a decent bag which I can use for years, which can also be used as a changing bag in the short term. Sorry I didn't make that clear!

picnicbasketcase Thu 26-Dec-13 15:42:49

I'd do what Back said ^

BackforGood Thu 26-Dec-13 15:40:39

I'd spend less than £20 on a changing bag and put the rest in an account for when the baby wants driving lessons, or, if you prefer, then buy yourself a nice handbag. there is no way in a million years I would spend that kind of money on a changing bag.

Wishfulmakeupping Thu 26-Dec-13 15:37:45

Pacapod adore mine

Ginformation Thu 26-Dec-13 15:34:30

Thanks. When I looked at the pic carrie I thought the Gabi did have a zip top then flapped over, but looking again I can see it haasn;t. Doesn't put me off tho!

Liking the modalu pippa barrister

Our local TK Maxx didn't have anything nice in when I looked, but have just realised they are online now (D'oh emoticon), or maybe they always were!

Hmmm, random shock there not sure why!!!!

The Gabi doesn't have zip top Claure which I was worried about bushock even when rammed full mine has never 'popped open' grin

babybarrister Thu 26-Dec-13 13:45:39

Look at the Modalu tote bag which there is another thread about
www.modalu.com/shop/sale/dickens-large-tote-bag.html

I have the Gabi (in the burnt orange) fab bag and one I will use when sc3 out of nappies. There is as already mentioned a remove able insert but I like extra pockets to keep things tidy! The Hannah is also lovely very mulberry Akexa-ish. The Oliver is a cross body bag in the sale at £75? For a leather bag is super value!

JennySense Thu 26-Dec-13 12:54:50

Don't get a changing bag - they're not worth it for the short amount of time you need one. Treat yourself to a lovely bag instead TK Maxx have some great bargains in top brands.
If I had to recommend one I'd say PacaPod. Their leather ones are gorgeous.

NomDeClavier Thu 26-Dec-13 12:50:07

I have a storksak and have been known to remove the changing mat so it becomes a very roomy handbag with isotherm pockets to keep drinks cool!

Ginformation Thu 26-Dec-13 11:53:43

Eustacia I was looking for inspiration for large bags which can be used as changing bags for that very reason fwink The Sugarjack ones have a removable insert so they turn into just a normal bag. missmargot what was the quality like?

Currently lost on the George Gina Lucy website! Some great bags, but not sure if they are really me

DoItTooBabyJesus Thu 26-Dec-13 11:45:34

Storksak?

missmargot Thu 26-Dec-13 11:44:35

I have the Sugarjack Oliver, I didn't pay full price for it but can't believe how low the price has been reduced.

Artandco Thu 26-Dec-13 11:42:37

Look at - George gina and Lucy bags.

EustaciaVye Thu 26-Dec-13 11:41:06

Dont get a changing bag as you will outgrow it. Just get an normal BIG bag grin

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