In case anyone doubted my dedication to finding cool products to review, let me tell you how I found Maya Moon Bags. I was shopping at a textile show when a women walked by me with a gorgeous leather bag unlike anything I’d ever seen. It had a bottle pocket, and she had a baby, so I knew it was a diaper bag. But by the time I recovered from my rubbernecking, she’d headed into the next aisle. Of course I did the sensible thing, I dropped everything that I was looking at in booth I was in and ran after her. This is how I dicovered the Gigi Diaper bag and met Maya Bauer, the designer behind Maya Moon Designs.
What really impressed me immediately about Maya’s bag was that it seemed to blur the line between hip handbag and diaper tote so seamlessly and effortlessly. As if the two were meant to be one and the same. Although the bag was optimally designed to tote baby necessities, it was not at all a bag that you would relegate to that one task. The elasticized pockets on the back are just as handy for a cell phone and keys, as they are for a baby’s bottle. Multiple inner pockets and the generously roomy interior are perfect for anyone on the go, not just a busy mom. Maya ought to know about a mom’s needs however, as she is herself the mom to two young sons. In addition to the beauty and utility of the Gigi bags, these are extremely comfortable to wear, with that “just right” strap drop and hobo shape that conforms easily to your body.
But of course the pure utility is not what won me over. It was the craftsmanship. To really appreciate the bags, you must realize that every single one is a handmade creation and as such, one of a kind. In a world of mass produced everything, the artistry and workmanship of these bags has me in awe. Every detail on these bags is exquisite. From the beautiful print interiors, exotic skins, carefully coordinated trim details on the flaps, and high quality hardware – you cannot help but know you are holding a true labor of love. It puts these bags into a league of their own. This is truly a couture item for a special mom, and you will always feel pampered and one of a kind yourself if you are lucky enough to own one. Not to mention, that strangers may chase you down to ask you about them. Which makes them a bag that you will treasure and carry for years, well past the diaper days.
If you are interested in purchasing a Maya Moon bag for yourself, you should contact Maya Moon Designs about colors and leather styles that are currently available. I’ve seen pictures and samples of the GiGi bag done in an exotic giraffe-like yellow patent, a smoky gray leather and the original lichen green and haircalf version that stopped me dead in my tracks.
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