Kate Spade’s Posh Baby Gear

We love that baby gear is looking less and less like…well…baby gear!

 

 

Kate Spade is one of many designers that is offering baby items with mainstream style. The company’s web site says their new take on the classic noel bag lends mommy-hood a well deserved air of sophistication. The Noel Henry Baby Bag, $465, could pass for a work tote any day. The interior is accented with purple, and it also comes with a sleek purple changing pad.

 

 

 

And of course, the black and white bag coordinates well with this bold and bright Biarritz Stroller, $300. Named for a French town eleven miles from the border of Spain, the stroller is begging for a walk along the cobblestone streets of Europe, and a leisurely stop at a sidewalk café.

On the Go

Summertime travel is in full swing. With baby in tow, your standard packing routine will likely get a major overhaul. Perhaps there used to be room to squeeze eleven pairs of sandals into your carry on. (Hey, a girl needs options…) While your bags may now contain a little less Jimmy Choo and a lot more Cheerios, these tools will help keep the baby calm and the family organized, without sacrificing your personal style.

Phil & Ted’s Traveller Cot

PhilandTeds

It’s late, you’re tired and the last thing you want to do is assemble a portable crib. Good news. This one virtually pops up by itself, after removing it from its handy travel bag. Bonus: this doubles as the perfect playpen for days at the park or the beach back home. The unique mesh cover offers UV protection. Sold at philandteds.com.

Maclaren White Volo

White Volo

Not even Angelina and Brad have this sleek little slice of heaven yet.
(And we know Angie loves her Maclaren.)
Part of Maclaren’s “Objects of Design” series, this special edition Volo features a lust-worthy white frame. Baby feeling a little chilly? When cool weather hits, just add the reversible black fleece liner. It weighs less than nine pounds, and opens and closes with only one hand. These wheels are made for shoppin’. Pretend you don’t see the other ladies drool. We found this one at Giggle.com.

Kate Spade, Bleeker Street-Henry Bag

Kate Spade

This baby bag makes a statement.
It says, “I’m hot. And so is this mom and kid.”
(Apparently the sassy leopard-print lining went to this bag’s head.)
The topstitched leather trim and updated metal logo give the washable nylon tote a fresh look. And it even comes with a portable changing pad, at Nordstrom.