The Strolling in St Germain fabric rounds out the gorgeous city print collection to make an even dozen. I love it on the new boxy diaper backpack from Petunia. It’s so beautifully classic and sophisticated. The crimson-and-navy coated cotton fabric coupled with hand-embroidered accents make it a piece reminiscent of some $400 scarf you might find on Rue St Honoré. It’s thoughtfully designed–even the straps are water resistant (Vas-t’en, leaky sippy cup!). You can also alternate between backpack straps to a classic messenger-bag shoulder strap.
The boxy backpack comes with pockets and extras galore. However, the roll-out changing pad is built right in. So while this doesn’t look at all like a diaper bag, if you’re past the diaper bag stage, you’re probably (or unfortunately?) better off with one of Petunia’s other bag styles.
The best deal of the bunch: a $12 shopper tote. Even we Americans can afford that little bit of chic.