Aww! See What Blake Lively Designed + Dedicated to Her Daughter
In the continuation of the saga that is Blake Lively: Most Stylish Mom Ever, the actress has just designed a custom baby bag that puts all other carryalls to shame. It’s versatile, it’s gorgeous and it’s named after her own daughter, James. Thank the little one for inspiring something that makes moms on the go feel incredibly chic, even if that is a little bit of spit up on your jacket lapel.
Handmade by artisans in Los Angeles, the collaboration with leather goods brand Sandast looks like it would fit perfectly into Blake’s boho-inspired wardrobe. The Horween leather is beautifully distressed to give the bag a lived-in, vintage feel that can class up a pair of jeans like that or work with your all-purpose LBD. Details are just as dreamy, like premium plaid lining — a perfect touch for fall — and zippers imported from Switzerland that we expect will sail smoothly no matter how many diaper changes are in the cards. On that note, the design feels pretty unisex, which means moms should have no problem handing it off to dad’s whenever your little one needs to take a pit stop. Ryan Reynolds, your daddy duties just got a lot more stylish too.
You can grab the sophisticated satchel through Blake’s lifestyle website Preserve in a cool cognac hue or through the maker’s website in tan or royal blue. The James will run you $860 — the same price as some designer handbags — but we imagine this bag will remain a tote-everywhere staple wayyy past potty training days, not to mention be a chic fallback for your next bundle of joy. We promise if Blake ever decides to test that theory, we’ll let you know.
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