Every fashionista knows that when visiting the great city of New York you need more than a few essential items. Including, but not limited to, a suitcase packed with lots of clothing layers, comfortable (and, not-at-all-comfortable-but-ridiculously-gorgeous) shoes, a street map, plenty of room for bringing back all those purchases and a mulit-functional day bag - especially when travelling with a baby or young child and all the paraphenalia that comes along for the ride.
This girl about town had most of these things already to hand before jetting off to the Big Apple for Thanksgiving except the all-important day bag - an absolute essential for trekking about the city, watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade and storing all the neccessary equipment for a stylish yet practical day out.
The eventual, and beautiful, blue bag of choice was no ordinary vessel. A plush leather baby changing bag from designer label Tribe, turned out to fit the bill exactly. The tropical sounding Singapore Sling style is made of luxurious soft-milled cowhide leather and is available in an array of gorgeous colours. Wearing it over the shoulder or across the body (street smart), this bag impressed not only the wearer but plenty of onlookers with serious bag envy. Vitally, it has more than enough room in neatly organised sections with lots of zipped concealed pockets and the top zip flap makes it ridiculously easy to rummage with the bag still worn across the body - a great practical feature.
The water resistant interior is ideal for any of those inevitable on-the-move spills and the side pockets are the perfect holders for easy reach bottles. Loaded with clever features this quality leather satchel will also only get better looking with age. An ideal choice of gorgeous day bag, whilst travelling with baby and beyond.
The vital statistics:
- adjustable-length shoulder strap
- comfort-fit leather shoulder pad
- Two side pockets (suitable for sippy cups and items which need to be accessed easily)
- Two front slip pockets (containing a key clip and inner compartments for mobile phones)
- Two rear zippered slip pockets (the top pocket is a secure and easily-accessible place for wallets, and the lower pocket can hold dirty clothing)
- Two large zippered pockets (suitable for spare outfits, muslin wraps etc.)
- Four slip pockets (ideal for teething rings, pacifiers and toys)
- Two side bottle pockets (holds bottles and sippy cups upright)
- water-resistant nylon lining embellished with Tribe’s logo
- water-resistant nylon change mat embellished with Tribe’s logo
- Two multi-use plastic & water-resistant nylon pouches embellished with Tribe’s logo (perfect for stowing away diapers, medicines and snacks; the clear plastic top layer allows you to see what is inside)
The Singapore Sling style costs from around £325