Since the Anniversary Sale is starting soon, I’ve created a fun Nordstrom Anniversary Sale checklist to keep your shopping on track! Feel free to pin it in Pinterest by hovering over the image. What’s on your list? Anything you disagree with or would add to your list?
July 2019 archive
As I mentioned in the Storksak Olivia review, I found that the bag was a little small so I couldn’t resist getting the Kate Spade Stevie (which I had seen another Mom carry at a playgroup) when a friend called me to tell me that it was on major sale at the Kate Spade Outlets.
I just started using the bag and here are my initial impressions.
What I Love
I love that it is wider than the Storksak Olivia! I can actually put things in the pockets and there is still a roomy center area to put things like an extra outfit and toys. The interior is a beige color which is nice because it isn’t a dark cavern of black fabric making it impossible to look for something.
I also love the print that I bought, which is the “Stucco” jacquard fabric. The fabric feels luxurious and I think its a little more fashionable than the Storksak. It definitely looks more like a purse than a diaper bag. It really is a beautiful bag.
It also comes in lots of different prints and some are in a nylon fabric that is probably a little easier to clean. The purse also came with a matching change pad which is a tad longer than the Storksak change pad.
What I Dislike
I don’t love that there are fewer pockets overall. There are 2 gusseted pockets on one side of the bag, 1 elasticized pocket on the opposite side of the bag and 2 bottle pockets on either end. There is also a zippered flat pocket. There are also no pockets with closures on the exterior of the bag — the leather tie down doesn’t get very tight either, so I wouldn’t put anything that might fall out there. It would really have been great if they put a zippered flat pocket on the back side of the bag for easy access to a cell phone.
The bag also doesn’t come with a shoulder strap. Instead there are stroller straps. However, you could easily buy a shoulder strap and hook it onto the stroller strap attachment.
The retail price is also a bit of a drawback. At the regular price of $348-418 (depending on the print), the price point is quite high. That being said, this bag can occasionally be found on sale anywhere between $200-300. KateSpade.com occasionally has surprise or sample sales and they have included the Stevie in a variety of prints in the past. Amazon has had the black nylon version of the bag on sale for around $260 for the past few months, or the striped version of the bag for $320 .
My needs have definitely changed since the newborn stage so we’ll see if I miss the extra pockets or not. I really, really like the styling of the bag so I’m really happy to give it a try!