I was in Neiman Marcus last week and I stopped by the children’s section to take a peek at what was new and I found 2 new Rebecca Minkoff baby bags there that I haven’t seen before. Here’s some quick thoughts after close examination of the Kendra and the Logan.
Btw – Neiman Marcus is currently running a promo through August 19th on children’s purchases. With the code KIDSGIFT, you will get $50 off your $200 purchase! What great timing for these brand new bags!
The Rebecca Minkoff Kendra Baby Bag
First up is the Kendra baby bag. This bag was made of nylon and includes a change pad. When I saw the bag last week, it wasn’t up on the Neiman website yet so I think it is brand new. Nordstrom also carries this bag in a plain black nylon, also for $295.
I liked that the bag had a top zipper to keep items inside from falling out. I also love the elasticized and non-elasticized pockets that Rebecca Minkoff puts on all her baby bags. They are laid out in the same way as the Knocked Up bag. If I remember correctly, there is a horizontal zip pocket across the back and 4 pockets on the inside. There are also 2 exterior side pockets and an exterior horizontal zip. Because the bag is made from nylon, it is easy to wipe clean and it makes it very lightweight.
I didn’t love the size of the bag. The website lists it as 13 1/2″H x 17 1/2″W x 7″D and I just thought that the 7″ depth of the bag wasn’t enough. It just seems too narrow.
The Rebecca Minkoff Logan Baby Bag
What initially drew me to this bag was the leather trim. You really don’t see too many baby bags that have any leather, which is too bad… because while nylon is very practical, I think leather is more durable.
The straps shown are just faux, as the closure is actually a magnet behind them. At first, I didn’t realize this and struggled to get the strap out and thought “this diaper bag is useless if I can’t get anything out of it!”. Thankfully, the designers realized that a magnetic closure was much more practical for Mommies and Daddies!
The bag also includes a change pad and has multiple wall pockets. If I remember correctly, they were in exactly the same configuration as the Kendra bag. There are also 2 exterior bottle pockets. What I really like about this bag is that it has a long strap. I find those to be so essential when you are trying to juggle your diaper bag, the car seat and open doors. When the car seat weighs about 10 lbs and your baby is 15 lbs… you start needing 2 hands to lift the carrier. You really start to appreciate the long cross-body straps during those times! The bag also has a hook closure for keeping it together, though I suspect things could still fall out even if the top flap is folded over.
I would say the size is the main negative for me. I prefer a larger bag and this one was a smaller bag with dimensions listed as 13″W x 12″H x 7″D.
Here’s a comparison on the same model.
Hope this quick review helps you decide if one of the Rebecca Minkoff diaper bags is right for you!
I love the Logan bag. It doesn’t look like a diaper bag at all. You sure can use it when the baby gets older.