Editor writes: I get asked all the time to recommend changing bags. Whilst everyone’s needs and style are different, there are some bags that really do set the bar high. And right now, I think that Born in Britain’s Charlton Hobo bag in Berry Red is nothing less that celestial.
A while back we ran a feature debating (as this is a frequent conversation we have) whether one actually needs a changing bag (read it here). Whether actually a classic leather handbag could just hold baby items anyway (Kate Moss, of course, set the trend for this…)
Born in Britain’s Charlton bag is one of two styles they offer (the Wyn tote is slightly larger) and they both come in a choice of chic colourways. The Berry Charlton is the shade of red that makes one think of vintage phoneboxes or Routemaster buses. It is the shade that matches MAC’s Lady Bug red lipstick. It’s that sort of red that pulls together an outfit in a classic feminine way (think Amelie, or Natalie Portman for Chanel).
Whilst there is a cross-body strap, it is just as easy to carry this bag on your shoulder, even whilst pushing a buggy and coaxing a toddler on a scooter. The rear change compartment pocket unzips to reveal a changing mat in glorious duck egg blue which is luxuriously padded, rather like the trim of a classic car. There is ample room for a couple of nappies, wipes, bottles, teethers etc (if you are the sort of person who likes to carry LOTS of stock, then size up to the Wyn tote) and the main compartment can easily hold an ipad, notepad, make up bag – even a bottle of prosecco (cos, c’mon – sometimes we need one in our changing bag, right?)
Really clever touches include the super deep elasticated pockets, so your handcream won’t explode inside (you could also fit a pair of roll-up ballet flats in here) and the front pocket which is great for holding your phone/keys/sunglasses – the popper keeps the section secure enough to stop theft but means you can grab your essentials without needing a huge rummage.
In short. this is the changing bag a Bond girl would carry, should she find herself with child.
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The Charlton Hobo comes in Berry, Tan or Midnight Black, RRP £195