Let me tell you, I am a bag fanatic! I wrote a post about stylish breast pump bags, so I decided to continue the idea and write one about stylish diaper bags.
After having three babies, I went through way more diaper bags than I should have.
One of my all-time favorites was the Kate Spade Stevie diaper bag. When it comes to a stylish diaper bag, you cannot beat a Kate Spade diaper bag.
Now I did not start off with a Kate Spade baby bag. I had my share of different and more affordable brands when I had my first baby.
After having some of the less expensive bags, I found reasons to desire more—either missing features or the bags not holding up the way I wanted, or being too heavy.
I then moved on to trying some more expensive ones.
I have owned Coach, Vera Bradley, and Skip Hop diaper bags. I will review them all at some point.
Now you may wonder why anyone needs a designer or fancy diaper bag. I agree; it's not for everyone.
In my case, I love bags and have always considered them one of my favorite accessories I own. I don't spend much on shoes, jewelry, or other accessories, but a bag goes everywhere with you daily.
I carry my life around and use my bags for years, so I feel the splurge is worth it. Once I became a mom, I realized I did not want to carry a separate purse and diaper bag.
I wanted to be able to use my diaper bag as both and have it look good enough to pass as a purse too.
One of my favorite diaper bags I ever owned was the Kate Spade Stevie diaper bag.
Kate Spade Stevie Baby Bag
The Stevie has come in many colors and styles over the years. I have the cream spade fabric, but there is also black nylon and other colors to choose from as well.
They all have:
- Water resistant lined interior with zippered pocket and 5 open slip pockets
- Zippered top closure with open slip gusset pockets on either end; padded nylon changing pad
- Dual leather handles with an 7.5" drop
- Measures approximately 17" (L) x 10" (H) x 7" (W)
- 14-karat gold plated hardware
- stroller straps
Of all the diaper bags I have used, this one looks the most like a purse and is very stylish. Nothing about it says diaper bag.
It is super functional. Its excellent wide shape makes it easy to find items inside. Most of the other bags I have used would become kind of a pit, and it would be hard to find things.
The shape also stays true and is not overly slouchy. I have used this Kate Spade baby bag for years, and it still maintains its shape.
The inside material is totally waterproof and wipeable. The outside is very durable. I used my cream-colored bag daily for a couple of years, and it remained brand new.
My only gripe with the Stevie bag is that it does not have a long messenger-type strap. This is something I believed I must have in a diaper bag.
I loved this bag so much I bought it anyway, thinking maybe I could add one myself. But... I have not missed it at all.
The bag stays on my shoulder and does not slip. I have also found that I can attach the stroller straps to each other and make one long strap if I really want to use it that way.
So as you can see, I absolutely loved my Kate Spade Stevie diaper bag and used it for many years.
Update for 2023
Kate Spade does not make the Stevie baby bag anymore.
You can find it in various places around the internet. I have seen it for sale on resale sites, including eBay, and even Amazon occasionally still has it for sale.
It is possible you may be able to find it in a Kate Spade outlet as well. That is actually where I got mine in this color combination.
I left my review up so you can see that Kate Spade diaper bags do hold up well, and I had no regrets with my expensive purchase, which I used for years before reselling.
Newer Kate Spade diaper bags
There are several newer Kate Spade baby bags in great styles too. I am putting a list of all the newer ones available here.
In fact, if I had young babies now and needed a baby bag I would probably go for one of these black ones as my taste has changed a lot over the years.
Kate Spade baby bags currently available
A Kate Spade diaper bag is a splurge, but it's worth it, in my opinion.
My Kate Spade Stevie bag was my favorite diaper bag of all the ones I went through.
After three babies and toddlers, it went through a lot and came out looking brand new. I ended up selling it when I was done with it, and it held the value.
Of course, a designer diaper bag would also make a great baby shower gift. Let me know. Do you have a favorite diaper bag?