Tag: handbags

The hot diaper bags from Timi and Leslie for spring

As someone with a certified handbag addiction, you can bet that I’ve always been pretty picky about the diaper bags I carry, insisting that I should be able to use it long after my baby was out of diapers. That’s why I’ve been a long time fan of Timi and Leslie diaper bags and ooh, their new spring line is making me happy! And even though there is absolutely no reason for me to carry a diaper bag anymore (sniffle), that doesn’t mean I can’t share my favorite picks from their new spring collection with you. I’m probably most smitten...

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Gorgeous snakeskin clutches: the only snake I’ll ever hold

There have been too many times in my life where I’ve seen a fabulous, affordable clutch and talked myself right out of it–because when would I, a busy mom of four, use a clutch? Then I have a dinner date, a conference party, or a fun trip to Las Vegas and I find myself completely clutchless!  But thanks to CMP-fave Clava, you’ll be more than prepared with an on-trend clutch that won’t break your bank.  I cannot tell you how many times I’ve already used this gorgeous Eden foldover clutch in fabulous faux snake (100% vegan, mamas!), which is so hot...

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Are you a Cool Mom Picks Subscriber? This is a good week to do it!

Each month our newsletter subscribers get access to so many goodies you won’t find on our site. Like extra special deals and exclusive discount codes, even for brands that never give discount codes. Not to mention more trends, tips, and the best of our weekly posts. Oh, and did we mention the monthly giveaway just for subscribers? Later this week, one lucky CMP subscriber will win that gorgeous Epiphanie Brooklyn bag above, in mustard, worth $225. It’s specially made for cameras and laptops, but something that pretty is also going to work as a sturdy diaper bag or travel...

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5 tech picks you won’t want to miss this week

Here are a few of our favorite transformative tech picks from the last week, just in case you missed them. 1. See that gorgeous Epiphanie bag? It is going right onto your want list, especially if you’re a shutterbug. Plus you have the chance to win your own! 2. You won’t want to miss this essential tutorial on how to make your kid’s iPod Touch safe. 3. We still can’t believe what this $17 gadget can do to your iPhone. Kids will love it too. 4. This geeky Valentine’s day card is cracking us up. Enjoy the giggle. 5. We...

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The coolest jewelry, bags and accessories of 2012: Editors Best of 2012

This year felt like an extra amazing year for discovering gorgeous jewelry, bags, and accessories that keep mamas feeling cool. (Even if we’re just faking it.) Here, a few of our editors’ very favorites of the year. And phew…it wasn’t easy paring it down. So congrats to all our favorites! Kristen Leigh Luna braille jewelry It’s no secret that I love braille; I have my kids’ initials tattooed in braille on my wrist! But even I can appreciate the gorgeous braille jewelry from from this artist, which is a personal but much less permanent option. Metallic Cambridge Satchels I...

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8 of the coolest personalized gifts that there’s still time to get for Christmas!

Whether you’re down to the last present on your list or still only just getting started (ahem), you don’t have to panic. There’s still time to order super-cool gifts that are–get this!–personalized, so no one will ever know that you didn’t buy them weeks ago. Here are some of our favorites. –Lexi We like this affordable little peronalized rockstar coin pouch from Psychobaby so much, we included it in the CMP holiday gift guide. And you have until 12/17 to order (via 2nd day shipping).  Personalized pocket mirrors from Olliegraphic sport your kid’s name–and you can choose the hair...

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A simple tote bag with a powerful mission of hope from ESPEROS

We love it when a favorite company is back on the scene with a new product, especially when that product does a world of good for someone in need. ESPEROS provides education for disadvantaged children while making gorgeous and practical bags. The company has a simple mission: One bag. One child. One year. {Keep reading after the jump for a chance to win a new ESPEROS tote!} When you get one of the simply practical (and yes, cool) bags by ESPEROS you give back, and you do it in a big way. Because every ESPEROS bag sold provides a...

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FEED the world: let them know it’s Christmas time

In honor of World AIDS Day today, there’s a lot you can do. It can be as simple as signing a petition to keep funding for AIDS treatment and prevention going to save the lives of moms and babies. It can be talking to your kids about AIDS and how far we’ve come with treatment and research. And it can be making a generous contribution through the simple act of shopping. The Project (RED) shop offers a lot of great products that help support AIDS research and treatment to various degrees. But what I particularly love is this FEED (RED) Love 30...

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This style-savvy stroller bag moonlights as a messenger bag

It’s always tricky trying to figure out which bag to bring with me on when I’ve got the stroller in tow. My usual diaper bag is way too heavy and tends to topple the stroller if my son hops out. My purse, on the other hand, is too small for outings with the kiddo. But there’s a new stroller bag in town that walks the line of chic and functional–perfectly. The new Georgi stroller bag from Baby Cargo doesn’t actually look like a stroller bag at all. The feminine and stylish messenger bag looks more like something you’d pick up at hipster boutique...

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5 of the most stylish metallic diaper bags

I’ve been noticing something in the land of designer bags these days. It’s flashy. And shiny. And very, very cool. The metallic trend is popping up in handbags everywhere, but that doesn’t mean that mamas can’t be part of it, too with one of these 5 beautiful diaper bag options we tracked down. No blindingly gold Studio 54 era bags either, promise. –Stephanie S. We’ve always been fans of timi & leslie bags at Cool Mom Picks, and their gorgeous Hannah bag in Pewter bag is an affordable, durable option that just happens to be vegan-friendly, too since it’s...

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Go green with eco-friendly totes from Canopy Verde

As much as I love canvas tote bags, I’ve yet to find one that’s stylish enough for me to carry as my everyday handbag.  But now that I’ve discovered these beautiful eco-friendly bags, I’m so smitten, I can’t stop daydreaming about which one I want next.  No detail is left out with the beautiful Canopy Verde bags from designer and mom of two Linda Wong. Wong applied her background in apparel design (and her cool mama savvy) to creating stylish, sustainable accessories that aren’t only eco-responsible, but accessibly priced. I’m loving the slim Hibiscus Tote, which fits just about everything...

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Virtuoso! Handmade handbag masterpieces

It’s no secret that I have a handbag obsession. That’s pretty clear the second you walk into my closet.  But these handcrafted beauties I found on Etsy are on a whole other level. And if you think this violin bag is amazing, just wait until you see the other ones. Each amazing krukrustudio bag is designed by two Russian artisans and created completely by hand out of wool felt. And, wow, I’m pretty sure I’ve never seen anything like them.  While they certainly look like works of art, these beautiful felt handbags are all completely functional. Talk about a...

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The new Cambridge Satchel: be still my colorblock-loving heart

Last year I fell in love with the Cambridge Satchel. Not just because of the fabulous styling, hand craftsmanship, and relatively affordable price for such a hot handbag, but in part because of the beautiful story of Julie Deane and her mother, Freda Thomas, starting the company to be able to afford to send Julie’s daughter to a better school. Well, today they launch a new style that makes me realize this is no one-trick, one-season pony of a handbag. The new Downing Bag from Cambridge Satchel is so up my alley. Named for the bag Julie wore to...

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Japanese anime-inspired diaper bags? We say Tokidoki!

Diaper bags are kind of like minivans. They are super practical, but don’t exactly scream funky fresh. But this new Tokidoki and Ju Ju Be diaper bag collaboration is like taking your Honda Odyssey and making it a low rider. We’re talking blinged out, and we’re talking awesome. Tokidoki always gets me with their great designs and Japanese anime-inspired looks. (I’m partial to the milk carton on a skateboard, and the cactus kid.) Pair that graphic style with Ju Ju Be, a popular diaper bag, and you have a Tokidoki diaper bag that will stop traffic. (Of course, they’re really stopping because your...

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5 tech picks you won’t want to miss this week

What is that pagoda of power in the photo? What’s even better than Pinterest? Where the heck is my iPhone? To answer these questions, we present some of our favorite picks from the last week, just in case you missed them. 1. If you’re in the market for a kid-friendly Android tablet, we’ve got four new ones you’ll want to check out. Or 5 if you count this new big NOOK! 2. Miss the instant fun of shaking an actual Polaroid picture? Click here and prepare to freak out. 3. What’s like Pinterest and Evernote but… better? It’s Springpad...

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Put a letter on it with a Jana Feifer custom tote

As we moms know, when your belly and butt are often times growing and shrinking thanks to your kiddos (not just me, right?), handbags and purses are the one thing that will always fit. Well, at least that’s the rationale I’m using to snatch up one of these gorgeous custom totes.  I’m not generally one to wear my name or initials, but for the Letters for Literacy tote by Jana Feifer I will make an exception. Known for her gorgeous color-blocked leather totes and hobo bags that even scored a place on Oprah’s Favorite Things List, Jana took a hiatus from...

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5 tech picks you won’t want to miss this week

We’ve got tech in the bag–get it?–with a few of our favorite picks from the last week, just in case you missed them. And of course, we’re serving up the big iPhone 5 news! 1. These stylish bags are utterly amazing. Wait till you read how they’re going to make your life easier and keep you from missing magic moments. It doesn’t hurt that they’re gorgeous, either. 2. What does Pam from The Office–er, Jenna Fischer–use to calm her one-year-old on the plane? Click here to find out! Hint: it’s not her Dundie award. 3. We’ve got the scoop on...

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Turning kids’ art into accessories with My Pretty Monsters

There’s an avalanche waiting to happen. Somewhere in your house, a pile of drawings and paintings is teetering, just waiting to collapse and terrify the cat. At least, that’s what happened to me.  Here’s a better way to honor your kid’s creations: by wearing their art as accessories. My Pretty Monsters transforms children’s artwork into lovingly crafted keepsakes. Whether you choose a messenger bag, a phone zippy, a purse, or even a giant stuffed animal, this gift will please your child as much as it pleases you.                      These aren’t assembly-line works, either. For example, each...

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5 tech picks you won’t want to miss this week

From retro to oh-so-new, we’ve got the tech for you. Here are a few of our favorite picks from the last week, just in case you missed them. 1.Even little babies can get in on Instagram, thanks to this adorable handmade toy. 2. Store your kids’ artwork using your smart phone! Just hurry and snatch up these awesome apps while they’re still free. 3. Our readers are going nuts for this smart tech-fabulous notebook developed by Moleskine and Evernote together. Trust us, you’ll want this. 4. Check out the stylish, tech-savvy laptop bag that goes with everything– and we...

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5 of our favorite Pinterest pins this week

Obsessed with Pinterest as we are? Follow us! Here’s just 5 of the pins we’ve loved this week. Silver wellies for kids that will brighten any rainy day this fall. A super helpful list of the best organizational sites and gadgets for parents. A Miu Miu bag we want so so badly. Soooo badly. (Have we made that clear?) A DIY composition book cover tutorial right in time for the school year to begin. Free DIY printable recipe cards–pretty ones,...

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