I am so very excited to introduce Australia's Boowiggie baby bags here on the blog and in particular, their very latest stunning designer bag to hit the market - The Arizona tote. I am even more excited to say there's a fantastic giveaway attached to this post so hold your breath as you read on - one very lucky Mum will be incredibly delighted this Christmas!
Boowiggie manufacture high quality, high fashion, designer leather baby bags with style and function at their heart. Their bags are specifically for the women amongst us who wish to retain their sense of style post-baby and in no way want to appear dowdy when it comes to being out and about with young children, all while keeping in mind that many of us no longer have the incomes we once enjoyed as our families have arrived. Sound like you too?
Before I go on to show you the stunning Arizona, please take a moment to check out the amazing texture of the leather in the above image because it's something that sets Boowiggie's newest nappy bag apart. That distinctive and elegant cross-hatch pattern in the leather of Boowiggie's very latest designer bag, the Arizona, is actually Saffiano leather: This bag is manufactured using the signature leather style created by the house of Prada and this same leather is found in many high end European fashion houses.
That takes a while to process doesn't it?
Boowiggie's stunning Arizona tote:
Some of my first impressions on the Arizona: Beautiful, elegant, sleek and stylish, and just wow! I could go on!
Overall, let me confess to being totally swept away with this bag. Who would imagine for a moment that this sleek tote is actually a fully functional baby bag? Apart from a small and standard built in pocket on the rear side of the bag, there is no outward feature suggesting 'baby' at all.
Following an invite from Boowiggie, I was privileged to road-test this beautiful bag recently during a city stay in Melbourne. I can tell you now, this bag left me feeling as glam as the best of them in the heart of Melbourne town. This tote style bag was a regular sight on the shoulders of the fashionable career types and I felt as though I was very on par in the fashion stakes wearing this one, despite wielding a bulky pram and being flanked by a couple of kids as well!
The leather in the Arizona is strong and structured and smells divine. The bag has a lean profile and is not overly large. It sits flat against the back of the pram and is not too heavy to handle either. It is also incredibly comfortable to wear on the shoulder with its fine twin handles and equally so with the detachable and adjustable long strap.
The glam factor comes from the attention to detail that this bag exudes. It's really very apparent that so much thought and care has been put into its finishing touches. From the glimmering gold hardware features to the strong zippers and the fancy barbell clasps where the handles attach to the bag itself, nothing has been overlooked. There are even four golden feet on the bag's underside and a beautiful golden Boowiggie metal swing tag.
The Saffiano leather makes the Arizona tote a durable choice for busy Mums as this unique finish makes the bag's exterior highly scratch resistant. During regular use I have managed to scrape this bag several times on walls and doorways while being a little careless with my pram and thankfully I found no marks to cry about.
Boowiggie's owner and designer, Caroline, spent six months living in Sedona, Arizona where the design inspiration for this bag was conceived and born. Having travelled to this same beautiful place myself on several occasions in my pre-children years, I can see this landscape's inspiration realised in its clean, fresh lines and fine rugged texture.
While the outside of the bag has no trace of 'baby' whatsoever, it's the interior itself is where the baby bag function is fully realised. The Arizona is lined with an elegant silky mushroom-taupe coloured cotton fabric, a lining that will see you carry this bag through and beyond the baby years comfortably. There are enough pockets to carry all the most important items and keep them sorted for easy access.
The bag has a central zippered compartment which I use to keep a spare change of clothing for my toddler. I also pop my wet bag in here for simplified messy changes. (Boowiggie include a very generously sized wet purse with every bag sold valued at $9.95 and this is a great spot to store it.) There's a long and welcome ribbon leather key holder too, for fast key-finding when you're in a rush with your child - no fumbling!
The back wall interior of the Arizona has a very generous zippered pocket built-in for storing your personals, (much larger than I am used to which is great) and located in front of this are two more pockets which are perfectly sized for holding your wallet in an upright position and a smaller mobile phone pocket too for keeping these essentials handy, side by side.
There are two features I think deserve mention on the interior of this bag, the first being the superbly built-in, hidden bottle pocket. This bottle pouch is wide and elasticised and will accommodate most brands of bottles on the market. I am able to slip my Daughter's irregular sized water bottle in here and find it easily and quickly every time. It is lined with insulated and wipe-able fabric too, so no problem if there's a leak. It will double as a bottle holder for my own beverages down the track too.
My second favourite feature: The change mat pocket which is located on the facing wall. This is wide and features a twin button clasp so that you can secure any additionals you wish to add such as a wipes case and nappy disposal bags. It also fits a full sized iPad so you can take along your own entertainments too! Even the change mat itself is a high quality matching item, being large and featuring reinforced stitching and self-securing with a genuine Saffiano leather clasp.
Overall, this bag is exceptional to wear and use and I am so happy with it. It will be a stylish addition to my wardrobe in the years to come and really, that's the mark of any well designed item isn't it?
I can't fault this bag, truly. It's perfect and just reeks of style. Even my poorest of outfit choices are transformed into acceptable when I am wearing this tote!
Boowiggie produce a range of stunning all-leather baby bags as well as after baby bags (I am personally lusting after the Aria in blue!) and their price range is very reasonable too. The Arizona tote featured here is the top priced bag in the Boowiggie range at $249.95 which I think is an incredible price for a bag of this calibre.
There are a huge array of unique and lovely, genuine leather bags to choose from at Boowiggie and they come in some stunning colours too. Best of all are the prices which are well below the $200 mark. You can view more of their beautiful range here. If you're an expectant Mum or new Mum, or a Mum who is still towing mountains of baby gear and feeling in the mood for a new stylish means to carry it, Boowiggie's nappy bags come highly recommended to you by this Mum!
We are so, so, SO excited to offer this fabulous giveaway here on Six Little Hearts,
to one lucky Mumma who deserves a designer bag to finish off a big year!
What a beautiful Christmas gift for one of you!
Boowiggie are very generously offering a reader
of Six Little Hearts the chance to own an
Arizona Genuine Saffiano Leather Tote Baby Bag
valued at $249.95!
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