Sunday, 17 November 2013

Review: Timi And Leslie Designer Changing Bag


Deciding on a changing bag can be a very daunting task for many women myself included. Whilst pregnant I searched high and low for the perfect bag but just couldn't settle on one. What woman doesn't love a nice handbag? Well mums love looking at changing bags, designer ones in particular and if like me you will love what I have to share with you all today! I am a huge fan of changing bags which don't particularly look like changing bags. Timi & Leslie creates just that! The perfect bag for a modern woman. The idea behind the deisgn of the bags is to combine fashion with function. They are really stylish and chic. They look just like a normal everyday handbag...only it's not. It's packed full of neat hideaways and compact departments to store all of your little ones everyday essentials.

I was recently given the opportunity to review a changing bag from Timi & Leslie. Timi & Leslie are a changing bag brand from New York and are now bringing their wonderful designs to the UK. After many hours of oooing and aahing I finally chose the Rachel Satchel Bag in caramel leather. There are so many pretty bags to choose from but I thought this would be perfect for the Autumn and winter months and I was right!...


When it arrived I immediately fell in love! It's absolutely gorgeous. It's my go to bag at the moment and has been everywhere with us from family days out to shopping. It attaches so easily to all of our pushchairs with the ease of the handles or via using the attachable straps. I have had so many compliments when out with friends, at the park and even at the supermarket. The photos really don't do the bag any justice it's much prettier in the flesh. 

Features
  • A cross body, adjustable detachable strap
  • A specially designed changing pad with a front mesh pocket where you can store your nappies
  • An insulated bottle tote to keep your baby's bottles warm or cool
  • Matching straps so you can hang your bag from your pushchair
  • Water resistant, light colored lining so you can easily see everything in your bag
  • Five exterior pockets
  • Six interior organizational pockets
  • Inside key fob – never lose your keys
  • Pouchette for Mum’s essentials – with credit card slots and zip pocket

The bag has two front pockets which are handy for mummy to keep her phone and essentials within easy reach and doesn't meant you will loose them at the bottom on the bag. I also like the fact that it has a zip on the rear side of the bag. I also find this pocket handy for keeping dummy's or headbands when out and about. Inside the interior is water resistant and lightly coloured so you can easily find items in your bag.

The bag comes with plenty of storage. There is a zipped pocket inside too where I usually keep any medicines or mummy things, then there are two insulated bottle warmers on either side which we don't use as we don't bottle feed however they are handy for keeping bottles of juice upright to prevent spillages. There's plenty of space in the middle to keep your everyday baby essentials such as a spare set of clothes, creams, toys etc as well as a separate area to keep wipes and nappies at bay. I like this as it's easier to get to them when in a rush. 


The Rachel bag is available to purchase at £160.00 from Timi & Leslie at Amazon which in my opinion is pretty reasonable for the quality of the bag. I would expect to pay this price for a designer bag and one which will last for many years to come. I can't recommend it enough. I would highly recommend this bag if you are looking for a beautiful changing bag which can also be used as a handbag too and doesn't look like the normal changing bag. Another bonus of this bag is that when the days of nappies are over with you can use the bag as a stylish handbag instead. 

For more information on the Rachel changing bag and to check out more gorgeous bags in the Timi & Leslie collection click here. This bag is also available in the colours Taupe and Black. You can also follow them on Facebook and Twitter for regular updates. 

What do you think? Do you like the Rachel Timi & Leslie bag? 

* Disclaimer - I was sent this changing bag for the purpose of the review. All opinions are 100% honest and my own. We are extremely grateful for this opportunity. 

142 comments:

  1. Totally my style too! Love it!!!

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  2. I have a Timi and Leslie as well (Dawn, in raspberry) and I love it! I've been using it for over a year now and its been so awesome!

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  3. Love it, its beautiful, and definitely useable as a purse post diapering season of life. Although a bit out of my budget range.

    katie @ Owls & Monsters

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  4. Amazing giveaway! I just love the pattern and color of leather handbag displayed above. Fashion handbags are really a necessity for every woman. These handbags are not only stylish, but they are also comfortable to carry. I am a huge fan of leather handbags especially the tote bags. Even, I have a separate wardrobe for my bags. Tote bags, shoulder bags, are clutches some varieties of bags which I have in my wardrobe.

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  5. That doesn't even look like a change bag. So so stylish! I love it. Thanks for the introduction to the brand x

    Harley Richardson

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  6. That was a very good review, very informative

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  7. lovely looking item and great review

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  8. wow that's so nice!

    Ashleigh

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  9. This has given me a good idea for a christmas present :)

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  10. Oh wow, that is a beautiful bag, especially for a changing bag! Love it!

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  11. What an awesome bag! Love the idea of the light coloured lining so that contents can be found easily. Always a problem for me!

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  12. Wow! It's such a nice bag! And the review was brilliant!

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  13. Ooo that bags looks lovely, such a nice brown/taupey colour!

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  14. OMG That is a lovely bag - that colour goes through every season!

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  15. lovely bag, lots of brownie points for me if i got that for my wife :)

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  16. Love the bag! And it doesn't even look like a changing bag!

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  17. Wow, just looks like a handbag, though I'm pretty certain it costs more than I'd be willing to pay! :)

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  18. so cute! i might got it for my sister in law!

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  19. I love that it doesn't look like a generic changing bag. Very stylish x

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  20. I love this, i thought it was just a handbag at first, love the design :) x

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  21. I love that bag it is very clever the way it has been designed into a changing bag :) x

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  22. Love it, as its got so many pockets!

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  23. This bag looks super useful as it's nice and spacious, nice to hear the NY brand will be making its way here :)

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  24. its gorgeous; doesnt look anything like the sort of changing bags i had to use. it looks like a nice handbag to me.

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  25. So stylish, you wouldn't even think it was a changing bag!

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  26. OMG Love that design :) <3

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  27. Wow i love it... would never guess it is a changing bag :)

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  28. Gorgeous bag who would ever know it was a changing bag x

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  29. So cute!

    Teresa

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  30. How stylish! You wouldn't know it was a changing bag.

    Hazel Rea @beachrambler

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  31. Love it - you would never know it was a changing bag! x

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  32. This a great bag- it doesn't look like a baby changing bag and cross-body is so sensible. All shoulder straps slip off women's shoulders so easily.

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  33. I'm no expert, but nice bag.

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  34. would never guess its a changing bag- looks far too fabulous

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  35. Very stylish, you could even keep using it beyong the changing phase :)

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  36. It's really nice - love the colour, and design. It looks very versatile and I love the fact that it's not an obvious 'changing bag'. Count me in! :)

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  37. Jealous it wasn't around when I needed a nappy bag!

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  38. I LOVE this bag!! Great review too :-)

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  39. Gorgeous bag, it looks lovely! Laura xx

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  40. The Bag looks amazing! Does not look like a changing bag at all!

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  41. Now that is a very stylish changing bag- in fact too good to use as a changing bag!

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  42. I am such a bag-slag! I love this one!

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  43. Looks like a lovely changing bag. I love the changing bags that look like proper bags!

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  44. Lovely bag with lots of room, perfect.

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  45. Once they grow out of the changing bag stage, there's still so much stuff to transport around an this would be ideal for that too

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  46. I just love this bag! My daughter is expecting her first baby in February, so i am looking to get her one of these, as im sure she will love it!

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  47. sorry this is not my style.

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  48. This bag is lovely and just my style

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  49. Oh that is very very pretty, what is inside like ??

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  50. Emma Hainsworth25 November 2013 17:38

    fab bag!!

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  51. Very nice, doesn't look like a changing bag

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  52. Great bag could get all my stuff in there

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  53. Brilliant bag love all the different compartments. :)

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  54. Gorgeous stylish bag, it looks like an everyday bag - not just a changing bag - you could use it as a changing bag and also keep your own belongings in it ! Versatile :) x

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  55. Gorgeous bag that moves away from the everyday changing bag

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  56. lovely bag wouldnt even guess it was a changing bag

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  57. I would never have thought this was a changing bag. It is really lush and I bet the leather smells gorgeous

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  58. wow that is lovely, changing bags have come a long way

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  59. Lovely bag, it doesn't even look like a changing bag!

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  60. Love the bag and, as a grandma who only occasionally needs to use a changing bag, this would be perfect!

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  61. Rachel, Timi and Leslie Changing bag does look nice. From what you say it sounds spacious and practical. With the added benefit of being suitable to use as a handbag when not required as a changing bag.

    Rachel Craig

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  62. It's not my cup of tea but looks great quality and has plenty of pockets

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  63. I love that it's a changing bag that doesn't look like a changing bag! x

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  64. faye huntington1 December 2013 18:05

    you would have no idea that it was a changing bag - it's gorgeous!! with love, faye xx

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  65. These changing bags are fabulous and most desirable (even though I don't have a baby LOL)

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  66. You can't beat a soft leather bag and this one is designed so beautifully.

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  67. Wow, that's an amazing changing bag. I need to start thinking about what kind of bag I want to have when my little squish is due next June

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  68. Doesn't look like a changing bag at all. Very stylish. Love it!
    @xlisamarieeex

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  69. What a fantastic bag

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  70. Stunning, I wish they had 'normal' bags when my kids were babies for changing bags

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  71. Catherine Bell4 December 2013 15:47

    lovely bag

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  72. Love this stylish alternative to the 'mumsy' bags usually available

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  73. Just what i've been looking for!

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  74. This is my type of bag as I dislike all those girly change bags that are about.

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  75. It doesn't look like a changing bag and its stylish too

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  76. Its a beautiful bag, and a realy good post thanks!

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  77. wow too smart for a changing bag

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  78. Just perfect for someone like me who carries so much c..p in my bag!

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  79. Looks too good to be a change bag.

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  80. What a stylish changing bag, it looks so much like a handbag lovelly xxxx

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  81. what a change to the boring grey and basic bags you can get, this looks fab!

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  82. this is gorgeous! chris would kill me if i spent that amount on a bag though!

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  83. Bag looks fab, plenty of space xxx

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  84. charlie qualter5 December 2013 17:45

    Love that it looks like a Handbag can accesorise witha evening outfit..........Who would know? Genius

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  85. lovely bag, will have to drop some hints ..!

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  86. Don't have any babies, grandchildren one day, but in the meantime I could break this bag in as a handbag, its practical and gorgeous.

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  87. Oh wow, I have changing bag envy! It's beautiful... I love lots of pockets and compartments too, it would be perfect!

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  88. It actually looks like a weekend bag so maybe dual purpose!

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  89. Gorgeous bag, never heard of this brand before x

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  90. I would never have guessed that it was a changing bag! So practical and not mumsy, that's a winner!

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  91. Lovely bag so practical x

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  92. Gorgeous!! It dosent even look like a changing bag!! :D

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  93. great review and wow such a stylish bag x :) x

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  94. Fantastic! Love the bag! doesn't even look like a changing bag and its so stylish!

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  95. This looks so useful and so practical.

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  96. Looks like a great handbag never mind a changing bag!

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  97. Great prize

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  98. Love the colour and style, gorgeous and perfect for me

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  99. Great bag, fab that it combines both style and practicality. Perhaps we could have a picture of the inside of bag too, as I always consider that space when I buy a bag? I can see one zip pocket but not the rest. If you put a few nappies and your keys and phone and milk bottles, is there much room left over? Seems very well thought out.

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  100. I love the bag & what a fab review! Thank you :)

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  101. Changing bags are deff improving, and this has just topped it! I love it!

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  102. Nice bag.. Deffo a present i would give my mum!

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  103. this would be a great gift for any stylish mummy x

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