By peoplestaff225
Updated October 18, 2007 09:50 AM

by guest CBB reviewer Caterina

The best thing about my new Masala diaper bag by Baby Kaed is that it doesn’t look like one. My first time out with it everyone commented on my cute bag. ‘Is it Coach?’ ‘Great color.’ (I got it in Tangerine). It’s not all about looks either. I wasn’t just looking luxurious and fashionable, I was organized.

The soft, pebbled leather bag is beautifully constructed, but designed for function and efficiency. The supple leather exterior extends to the long, substantial straps that stay in place. This is key as you try to fit your squirming toddler into a car seat and not fall apart as you lean into the open car. The spacious satin interior is expertly compartmentalized. There’s no more fumbling for you cell or lost binky. With pockets galore and great extras like a pacifier pouch, changing pad, wipes holder, drawstring sac and leather zip case, you’ll finally have a place for everything. As my daughter’s grown and I’ve streamlined my diaper bag contents, I’ve found that no matter how much I’d like to think I can throw my stuff into my old handbag, it just doesn’t work. Finally, I don’t have to trade style for function. I feel like I’m wearing the new “it bag,” but it just happens to work as a diaper bag.

It’s not perfect because nothing ever it, but it’s pretty darn close. I’d have to say that the downside is that my husband won’t be caught dead carrying it. If you can live with that, than it’s a small price to pay for fashion and function.

Other feedback we’ve received on Baby Kaed’s b-kaed bags include "It’s phenomenal. I’ve never owned such a nice bag. I want to lick it like candy. I’m almost too scared to use it because I don’t want anything to touch it." from Heather "dooce" Armstrong and other CBB staffers who use it as purses.

The Avi-U faux sued quilted bag is also adorable. I got it in a fabulous pewter gray. It’s understated, but just as luxe and practical as the leather version. All the Baby Kaed bags come standard with the changing pad, wipes case, etc., but the outstanding part is really the craftsmanship. The bags are built to last and look good while doing it.

Exclusively for CBB Readers: Use coupon code LDDKAED10 at and get free shipping in the US. No tax outside of NY, free $15 value bib with a diaper bag over $100, and they have a 110% price match guarantee ?