When Chicago-based designer Janet Lee launched her line of diaper bags, Mia Bossi, in 2005, she also created perhaps the only reason to use the terms “diaper bag” and “chic” in a sentence together. Historically, diaper bags have been clunky, bright-pink, paisley-printed things that Moms carried out of necessity, not free will. Lee’s bags, on the other hand – a favorite of celebs like Halle Berry and Britney Spears – were created to be carried by women long after their kids achieved potty training.
The haute diaper bags come in both classic and trend-conscious styles – think totes, cross-body messengers, and slouchy shoulder bags – and are made right here in Chicago out of luxury distressed leathers and high-quality fabrics. As for function, that’s there, too. Each bag includes a removable lining with pockets for diapers, wipes, and cell phones, as well as a washable, faux-fur changing pad. If you or a mommy-to-be you know are intrigued, check out the bags online, at MiaBossi.com.
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