I’m getting a bit good at the being stylish lark now. New hair, new clothes, an Essex tan and now a brand new bag to top the look off.
Well when I say bag I actually mean changing bag (pesky kids), but at least with one as stylish as the Mia Tui Ella bag I don’t need to let on that I am actually carrying around half a bag of rice cakes and a portable potty everywhere I go. Doesn’t exactly scream fashionista does it?
My Mia Tui Ella bag has been everywhere with me over the past few weeks. Award ceremonies, school runs, work meetings and even a weekend away. It is honestly the first changing bag I have had the fits all my needs and never looks out-of-place. I have others that are extremely stylish, but they always still looked like a changing bag to me. This bag really does just look like a regular handbag….until you open it up and see the Aladdin’s cave appear that is.
Mia Tui features include:
- Coordinating Clutch Bag that fits neatly inside main bag - allowing me to check the ‘mum stuff’ in the cloakroom at many an event and swan around with just my clutch bag like a pro – no more need for two bags, result!)
- Clips For Your Keys - a must for someone who has as much stuff as I do in my handbag
- Insulated Bottle Holder
- Hands Free Extendable Shoulder Strap - I haven’t used mine as I find the main handles perfect, but a great accessory to have if you are a fan of hanging your bag over a buggy.
- Full Zip Closure For Added Security
This bag puts Mary Poppins to shame. In fact my only criticism of the Mia Tui Ella bag would be that it has too much space! Not that it is really a huge problem, but with all of the cleverly designed internal pockets I find myself filling my Mia Tui bag with endless amounts of ‘stuff’
For a bag that I have used so much it is still looking brand new, and, thanks to being fully waterproof, it wipes down well after a muddy trip to the forest.
Considering the Mia Tui Ella bags retail at only £58 I would seriously recommend them to anyone asking advice on the best changing bag to buy. Buying a separate, dedicated changing bag may seem like fun at the beginning (especially as a new mum) but soon enough that novelty wears off and you are desperate for a bag that doesn’t scream ‘mummy’ from a mile off.
Trust me, this comes from a mum of 2 with more changing bags than nappies. I know what I’m taking about on this one.
Disclaimer – I was sent an Mia Tui Ella bag in exchange for an honest review.