Once upon a time, not so very long ago, the most a stylish mom could hope for when shopping for a diaper bag was to find something not too cumbersome and/or covered in clowns or baby bottles or alphabet blocks. Now, thankfully, more fashionable options are available every day, like the new Pottery Barn Kids x Mark & Graham Collaboration coming out on March 15.
If clean lines and monograms are your thing, this is the diaper bag collection of your dreams. As a press release explained, both brands will bring their specific expertise to this partnership for a resulting product that appeals to a wide range of consumers: Mark & Graham is considered an "authority" for personalized gifts and handbag design (among other things); Pottery Barn Kids (as you're well aware) is everybody's favorite "specialty retailer for children’s furnishings and decorative accessories" (and I'd say they're something of an authority in personalized gifts, too, thanks to their monogram service).
Not surprisingly, the Pottery Barn Kids x Mark & Graham Collaboration features "modern diaper bags that merge fashion with function," according to the press release, and comes in a "number of styles with a range of options for personalization, as well as coordinating changing pads and pouches."
And it's not all diaper bags and diaper pouches, either. Mark & Graham is also introducing a new selection of baby gifts, from blankets to "silver keepsakes" and more. Already sold? There's just one thing holding you back for now: You can't snag any of this stuff until March 15. In the meantime, however, you *can* take a sneak peek.
Let's start with the diaper bags. Honestly, would you assume these were diaper bags at first glance? (Maybe the one with the stuffed animal peeking out of the front pocket, fine.) They look more like high-end handbags to me.
The diaper bags will retail for $189; the changing clutch for $79. (The hardest thing about customizing a bag will be settling on just one font, especially since this line is rolling out in conjunction with the opening of the Mark & Graham Mini Monogram Shop, where you can choose from a curated selection of favorite fonts to personalize baby and kids’ gifts.)
Moving beyond diaper bags, there are these too-cute mother/daughter apron sets ($19 and $29):
If those don't get you in the kitchen, especially once they're personalized, then possibly nothing will.
Or if you're still in baby mode (or baby-gifting mode, at least), this knit and sherpa blanket for $49 is the ultimate personalized possession for any infant... the kind of soft, cuddly blankie she'll drag around for years.
Or if you're looking to get super traditional, there are those who believe that no child should be without an engraved pewter baby cup ($49). The jury is out as to whether or not babies ever actually use these things to drink from, but they do look lovely on a nursery shelf. (Now that I think about, pewter has got to be BPA free, too. Hmm.)
Personally, I've yet to witness a Pottery Barn Kids collab that wasn't incredible, from their modern fantasy partership with West Elm to their magic fantasy Harry Potter-themed line to so many more. Still, this particular meeting of the minds could be the best news in personalized gifting ever.