Glam Slam: The Friday Five — Splurge Vs. Save Diaper Bags
First Published: August 6, 2010 2:34 PM EDT Credit: Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Brides and baby bumps, there is no shortage of either in Hollywood these days! For any mom-to-be a diaper bag is a must! Melanie Marshall, Co-owner and Creative Director for Storksak and the more affordable BabyMel diaper bag lines, suggests bags for every budget… Celebrity Splurge vs. Stylish Save.
1. ALICIA KEYS
CELEBRITY SPLURGE: Storksak Emily Leather Purple ($375) - Alicia has a very eclectic sense of style that ranges from funky and edgy to elegant. While she can often be spotted out in black, Alicia isn’t afraid to dress in rich, jewel tone colors. The Emily Leather Purple has a hip hobo design with an unexpected pop of color that compliments Alicia’s flair for dramatic fashion accessories.
Celebs: Bethenny Frankel has the Emily Leather in purple and Rebecca Gayheart has it in taupe.
STYLISH SAVE: BabyMel Sammie Moroccan Fuchsia ($58) - This lightweight and stylish Sammie hobo is rich with color but won’t break the bank.
2. CHRISTINA APPLEGATE
CELEBRITY SPLURGE: Storksak Tania Graphite ($198) - Christina’s looks vary from California-cool to sophisticated, so it is important her mommy bag compliments her changing style. The new Tania is a stunning shoulder bag with a bohemian-inspired hobo design. The stylish metallic nylon gives this bag a fashionable edge, but the non-structured silhouette and polyester shoulder straps keep it casual.
STYLISH SAVE: BabyMel Amanda Zipper Grey ($98) - Thrifty moms will rock this stylish hobo bag with zipper details.
3. CELINE DION
CELEBRITY SPLURGE: Storksak Elizabeth Quilted Black ($450) - Celine tends to gravitate to more classic-chic fashions. The gorgeous, hand-quilted, Chanel-inspired Elizabeth combines the enviable look of a designer bag with the functional features required for a mom with twins on the way.
Celebs: Christina Milian, Bethenny Frankel and Tiffani Thiessen have the Elizabeth Quilted in black and Kelly Rutherford and Elisabeth Hasselbeck have it in fawn.
STYLISH SAVE: BabyMel Amanda Quilted Black ($98) - Elegant and accessible, the Amanda Quilted bag is perfect for chic, cost-conscious moms-to-be.
4. KELLY PRESTON
CELEBRITY SPLURGE: Storksak Elizabeth Chocolate ($325) - Kelly’s look combines an understated elegance with a bohemian sensibility. The leather Elizabeth joins a sophisticated shape with casual, comfy deep chocolate leather, which Kelly can use as a daily bag once diaper duty is done.
Celebs: Rachel Griffiths has the Elizabeth bag in chalk and Kendra Wilkinson has the Elizabeth bag in navy.
STYLISH SAVE: BabyMel Amanda Modern Floral Chocolate/Fuchsia ($98) - The stylish Amanda Modern Floral is well suited for a boho-chic mom-to-be on a budget.
5. ALI LARTER
CELEBRITY SPLURGE: Storksak Olivia Bordeaux ($198) - Ali has a sexy girl-next-door look with a no-fuss style. The new Olivia Bordeaux is a fashionable shoulder bag made from a durable and easy to clean nylon satin with stylish brushed gold hardware perfect for a casual chic style.
Celebs: Jenna Elfman has this bag in black.
STYLISH SAVE: BabyMel Amanda Modern Floral Black/White ($98) - Upscale style but not uptight! Fashion-conscious moms will adore this stylish, budget-friendly bag.
P.S. DON’T FORGET DAD!
CELEBRITY SPLURGE: Storksak Jamie ($210) - The pebbled leather Jamie messenger bag suits a style-conscious dad-to-be.
Celebs: Brad Pitt has this bag in black and Matt Damon and Pete Wentz have it in espresso.
STYLISH SAVE: BabyMel Tool Bag ($98) - The award winning utilitarian Tool Bag is the perfect pick for a sporty, practical papa.
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