Before you have kids, it’s easy to assume that all you’ll need to do when you’re leaving the house for an adventure with your little one is pop a diaper, some wipes, and a snack in any old tote bag and you’ll be good to go for the day.
What many people realize after having children, however, is that diaper bags exist for a reason, and they’re actually a great way to keep all of those baby essentials—a designation that often includes everything from a change of clothes to teethers to a blanket to a breast pump—on hand and giving you easy access to those must-have items you need them.
In recent years, there has been an uptick in the number of designer diaper bags on the market, with stores like Saks Fifth Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, and Bloomingdale’s proudly displaying designer baby bags from brands like Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, and Kate Spade among their other high-end wares.
However, when it comes to getting a stylish designer diaper bag that doesn’t skimp on functionality, there’s no brand that compares to Petunia Pickle Bottom.
Founded in California over 20 years ago by a mom that was frustrated with the lack of sophisticated options for toting her baby gear, Petunia Pickle Bottom was the first brand dedicated to combining fashion and function for families on the go. Since that time, Petunia Pickle Bottom has expanded its line of baby bags to include designer diaper backpacks, comfortable shoulder strap bags, and tote bags that have become beloved by parents and caregivers around the world.
If you’re looking for a bag that is equally at home in a boardroom as it is on the playground, check out these top-selling Petunia Pickle Bottom classics:
The Boxy Backpack:
If you’re looking for a gorgeous backpack that doesn’t scream “diaper bag,” look no further than the Boxy Backpack. Its square shape is unlike any other diaper bag on the market and has two convenient outer side pockets that are perfect for storing bottles of formula or expressed milk, or even an umbrella.
The Boxy Backpack has a zip-out changing station, pockets for diapers and wipes, and a removable changing pad, making it easy to change your little one on the go, no matter where you are.
The bag also boasts five interior pockets (including a felt-lined pocket perfect for stashing valuables), a magnetic flap closure, a top handle, straps that allow you to attach it to most strollers, D-rings that allow you to hang the bag off of the back of a stroller, and an adjustable strap that allows you to wear it as a comfortable cross-body.
Choose from a variety of color pallets and even licensed limited-edition Disney prints.
Can’t decide between a tote and a backpack? The Pivot is both! Include shoulder straps with a vegan leather trim and a total of eight pockets, including a tech pocket perfect for stashing your laptop and a felt-lined interior pocket for keeping your phone or other small tech accessories safe.
The bag is easy to get into, but keeps everything inside protected, thanks to its zip-top closure, and it has a bottom pocket perfect for stashing snacks, a pair of gym shoes or an extra outfit for your little one. The bottom compartment is water resistant and easy to clean, thanks to its antimicrobial PEVA lining. Includes a coordinating changing mat.
If you want a baby bag that can carry all of your essentials for your little ones, from a breast pump to snacks to shoes, but also looks perfectly professional at the office, the Meta Backpack is sure to please.
This stylish backpack has a PEVA-lined front zippered pocket, a felt-lined back tech pocket, a hidden insulated bottle pocket, two mesh interior pockets, and a padded interior tech pocket, providing ample room for everything you need to carry and everything your little one wants you to bring along when you venture out.
In addition to its padded backpack straps, the bag can be easily attached to a stroller, thanks to the included D-rings; it can also be held by its top grab handle, and it even easily hooks onto any suitcase, thanks to its trolley sleeve.
For those who like to ensure that everything in their bag stays exactly where they put it—and is easy to find—the backpack is compatible with the Pixels and Grid Caddy components of the Inter-Mix system. And if you need to change your little one on the go, this bag has you covered: it comes with its own washable changing pad.
Designer diaper bags don’t get much more fashion-forward than the Axis Backpack. This color blocked bag isn't just nice to look at—it’s a major winner in terms of functionality as well as fashion.
The bag’s top section has a large pocket, the bottom section has a large zippered pocket, there’s an exterior insulated zippered pocket, and a non-insulated exterior front pocket, and the bag boasts a removable, washable changing pad. It’s a perfect bag for breastfeeding or pumping parents, too: the Axis has plenty of room to store most standard breast pumps, and the lower pocket is insulated, making it ideal for keeping baby bottles cool—all you have to do is supply the ice pack!
The Axis is also compatible with the components of the Inter-Mix system, making it easy to keep breast pump parts—or any other small items you might be carrying stay organized and neatly tucked away in your bag.
Better yet, if you find that it gets dirty, both the bag’s interior and exterior can be easily wiped clean. And if you don’t feel like carrying it on your back all day long, you can hold it by its top handle or use the attached D-rings to strap it to your little one’s stroller.
Find that you’re always carrying a ton of stuff when you leave the house, but hate the uncomfortable feeling of being weighed down on one side by a crossbody bag? Then look no further than the District Backpack.
This sizable backpack has plenty of room to carry everything you need when you’re heading out for the day. This bag comes in a five-piece set that includes the backpack itself, a drawstring bottle holder, changing pad, packing cube, and integrated stroller straps.
You’ll find two bottle pockets on the bag’s sides, a zippered and insulated PEVA-lined front pocket that wipes down easily, two interior pockets, and your choice of carrying it using its comfortable shoulder straps, top handle, or strapping it onto a stroller using the integrated stroller clips.
Where can I buy Petunia Pickle Bottom diaper bags?
If you’re eager to purchase a Petunia Pickle Bottom bag of your own, you don’t even need to go to a store. All of Petunia Pickle Bottom’s diaper bags and accessories are available via the Petunia Pickle Bottom website with free shipping for purchases over $75 throughout the contiguous U.S.
If the bag or accessory you’ve purchased doesn’t work out for you, you have a generous 30 days to return it to Petunia, assuming it's still in unused condition with the tags attached and in its original packaging—to receive a refund of your purchase price.
Petunia Pickle Bottom stands by our products! If you do love your bag but find that there’s an issue with the fabric or hardware—and you purchased your bag via an authorized Petunia Pickle bottom retailer—please contact the Petunia Pickle Bottom Customer Care Team.
Petunia Pickle Bottom Products are available through numerous independent boutiques specializing in quality baby, child, and parenting products. You can also find them through larger national retailers, like Albee Baby and Maisonette.
Having a designer diaper bag is more than just about aesthetics—the right bag makes it easy to keep all of your essentials right where you need them, no matter where your day ends up taking you. With one of Petunia Pickle Bottom’s gorgeous baby bags or backpacks, you can enjoy hands free comfort, keep everything you need to keep yourself and your little one happy within arm’s reach, and add some serious style to any look.
Whether you’re looking for a demure bag in a neutral hue that doesn’t stand out too much or want one that shows off your vibrant style, there’s a perfect Petunia Pickle Bottom Bag out there for you—all you have to do is find yours.