Mama Mavens

Take a look at the photo below and tell me what you see…is it a stylish young woman with a cool, eye-catching tote? Well forgive me for tricking you – but you’re wrong (kinda)!

timi & leslieI mean, yes, she’s stylish and young, and yes, that’s an eye-catching bag…but an everyday tote it is not. In fact, it’s a diaper bag from timi & leslie, one of the pioneers of taking this busy mom-on-the-go staple and elevating it from purely functional to totally fashionable.

timi & leslie Marie Antoinette Bag Silvertimi & leslie diaper bags are sold all over boutiques and major retailers in Canada and the U.S. Up north, you can find them at Buy Buy Baby Canada and Indigo, to name just a few, plus they also ship to Canada from their website. All of their bags are rendered in stylish designs that make them virtually indistinguishable on the outside from your favourite purses and totes, but on the inside, contain everything you need to stay organized, like the Marie Antoinette bag in Silver, above ($169 – all prices in USD unless otherwise noted). This sumptuous bag includes all of the essentials new moms need – like an insulated bottle holder, a zippered sac to tuck soiled clothing into, and a change pad for easy, on-the-go diaper swaps.

timi & leslie Diaper BagsThe price is also super great – so much so that you could easily invest in more than one bag to switch things up over the months. Virtually all of the bags retail for under $200 Canadian, and the ones you see above represent a range of price points. The Tag-a-Long tote on the left is $99 USD, the deep teal Madison tote in the middle is $169, while the Soho tote on the right is $109. These bags also represent the range of styles you’ll find at timi & leslie. Whether you’re looking for a more earthy-toned tote, a classic colour and shape, a vibrant pop of colour, or a unique fabric, they’ve got a style for virtually every woman (or even man – Jack Black is a fan).

timi & leslie Dawn 7-Piece Diaper Bag SetOn that note, when you’re toting a timi & leslie bag, like the Dawn 7-piece set above ($149), you’re in good company. Trendsetting celeb moms like Angelina Jolie, Cindy Crawford, Courtney Cox, Nicole Kidman, and Jessica Alba have all been spotted toting these classy yet comfortable bags around town.

timi & leslie CharlieWhat I especially love is that timi & leslie bags don’t tip too far in either direction. Yes, they are totally trendy and offer similar profiles to your existing purses. But they aren’t impractical by any means. As you can see with the Charlie bag ($159.99) above, every little detail has been carefully thought out. There’s a place for everything in your diaper bag, plus when you buy one of their 7-piece set bags (which most of them are), it comes with handy extras like an interior key fob so you never have to worry about digging around for your keys while grappling with a carrier in one hand.

timi & leslie Diaper Bag CollectionI of course wanted to share this brand with you guys for a few reasons. One, as a new auntie I love scoping out all the coolest baby brands out there – and timi & leslie is a major winner for catering to mom on multiple levels. And of course, with all those new babies means endless baby showers. Be the star of the celebration by gifting a sibling, daughter or close friend with one of these chic bags – she’ll love you forever!

timi & leslie Classic Tote in SerengetiFinally, I have some very exciting news! timi & leslie has graciously agreed to give away a Classic Tote in Serengeti (retailing for $134.99 CDN) to one lucky reader of the Canadian Gift Guide. Want to win this snappy diaper bag? Here’s how to enter:

1) First and foremost! You must be a Canadian Gift Guide subscriber to enter this giveaway. Just find the ‘Gift of Gab’ box on the righthand side of this page and either hit ‘Follow’ or enter your email address. Once you’ve done that, visit the timi & leslie website and tell me the name of your favourite diaper bag and what colour you’d like it in. You’ve got till May 29, 2015!

2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around May 30, 2015 to select the winner(s), who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.

3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. Quebec is not eligible for this promotion.

4) Bonus Entry – three ways to earn them. For every bonus entry, be sure to post a separate comment. You can earn up to three extra entries into the draw!

Follow timi & leslie on Twitter and tag them and me (@cdngiftguide) in a Tweet that links back to this giveaway. Link back to your Tweet in a separate comment below.

Follow timi & leslie on Instagram. Then either share one of the photos on their site to your own Instagram or Regram one of their photos. Link back to your shared image below.

Like timi & leslie on Facebook. Leave a comment on their wall about why you’d like to nab one of their diaper bags. You’re under no obligation to mention the CGG on their Page.



81 Responses to “Mama Mavens”
  1. Heather Swanson says:

    Jessica black

  2. Grace says:

    I love the Charlie 7-Piece Diaper Bag Set in the Sand/Cinnamon colour! Love the contrasting straps 🙂

  3. Anne Derkat says:

    I’d love the Marie Antoinette in Silver.

  4. tammy ta says:

    I would choose the Classic Tote in Serengeti-love this design and colour!

  5. intensev5 says:

    I really like the Madison 7-Piece Diaper Bag Set – Dark Teal/Saddle

  6. Audrey Skinner says:

    My favorite bag is the Madison in dark teal. It is gorgeous.

  7. Joan G. says:

    I like the Classic Tote – SoHo in Antique Brass

  8. Erin McSweeney says:

    my favorite is the Madison 7-Piece Diaper Bag Set – Dark Teal/Saddle

  9. CL Chin says:

    I like Dawn 7 pc diaper bag in caramel

  10. CL Chin says:

    I liked them on Facebook!

  11. Mary warner says:

    I like the classic tote in serangetti the best

  12. kiraali says:

    Marie Antoinette is my favourite.

  13. dorcontest says:

    I so love the Madison 7-Piece Diaper Bag Set in Dark Teal Saddle
    Doreen Lamoureux
    dorcontest at gmail dot com

  14. Susan Patterson says:

    I like the Marie Antoinette bag in silver – thank you!

  15. Jessica e says:

    i really like this bright color combo bag: Hannah Pastel 7-Piece Diaper Bag Set – Yellow/Navy

  16. Aimee says:

    Charlie in teal

  17. Rachel C. says:

    My favourite is the Madison 7-piece diaper bag set! In dark teal/saddle. So cute!

  18. Sherry K says:

    Madison in dark teal

  19. Sherry K says:

  20. Susan says:

    Wow — what beautiful and fashionable bags. Wish they had been around when I had a baby!

  21. Alison K says:

    I’m a Canadian Gift Guide subscriber. Visited the timi & leslie website and my favourite diaper bag would be Dawn 7-Piece Diaper Bag Set, in Caramel. Thanks

  22. Alison K says:

    @timiandleslie Twitter bonus entry: followed & tweeted Thanks

  23. Leah says:

    My fave is the Dawn 7-Piece Diaper Bag Set – Caramel

  24. I like the Charlie 7-Piece Diaper Bag Set – Light Brown. It’s beautiful!
    I’m a subscriber.

  25. Lynn Andersen says:

    I would love to have the Madison Teal/Saddle 7 piece diaper bag set

  26. Julia H says:

    I’m already a subscriber. I like the Metro Messanger in Barcelona….I like that it has straps long enough to go over your body cross-wise, so that your hands are free.

  27. katydidit21 says:

    I like the Charlie 7 piece Diaper Bag Set in Sand/Cinnamon

  28. janicour says:

    I like the Madison 7-Piece Diaper Bag Set – Dark Teal/Saddle

  29. janicour says:

  30. nicolthepickle says:

    I like the Dawn 7-Piece Diaper Bag Set the best.

  31. Burcu says:

    I love Madison 7-Piece Diaper Bag Set – Black/Saddle

  32. Julie G. says:

    I like the Dawn 7-Piece Diaper Bag Set – Caramel

  33. Holly says:

    I like Madison 7-Piece Diaper Bag Set – Dark Teal/Saddle!

  34. Maryanne says:

    I would love the Metro Messenger – SoHo!!

  35. Maryanne says:

  36. Annie Demill says:

  37. Annie Demill says:

    Love everything about this bag and the colour – caramel

  38. Darlene Boyle says:

    the DAWN set

  39. aclily19 says:

    The Charlie Bag

  40. Jessica Lord says:

    Madison 7-Piece Diaper Bag Set – Dark Teal/Saddle

  41. Sharon Janousek says:

    Great selection of bags. Very trendy.

  42. ellen chevarie says:

    i so love the fabulous Jessica 7-piece diaper bag set in black.

  43. taryn says:

    Madison 7-Piece Diaper Bag Set – Dark Teal/Saddle

  44. Sahra Altaha says:

    My favourite is the Charlie bag in Sand/Cinnamon- so stylish yet still so incredibly practical!

  45. Chantal says:

    They are all very nice but my favorite one is the Jessica 7-Piece Diaper Bag Set in Black. I would love to win this bag. It would be very useful and also stylish.

  46. Myra Claringbold says:

    Great looking

  47. Arlene Feairs says:

    my daughter in law could use the diaper bag, thanks.

  48. Alison says:

    I LOVE the metro messenger bag-Barcelona awesome bags! I love that they don’t look like cheesy diaper bags!

  49. Harmony A. says:

    I like the Jessica 7 piece diaper bag set in caramel

  50. Nicole B says:

    I love the Abby in ocean blue!

  51. lorna says:

    I love the Madison in sand/saddle.

  52. Theresa C. says:

    Marie Antoinette 7-Piece Diaper Bag Set – Silver

  53. Terry says:

    Pretty as a Picnic Dress in Gingham is my favourite

  54. lisa bolduc says:

    i would love the Jet Setter Tote – London for my next baby!

  55. Angela Massis says:

    I love the Charlie Bag

  56. Rachael Bhardwaj says:

    I Love the Classic Tote- Soho

  57. Vanessa L says:

    The Madison in sand/saddle is my fave! I would pick it!

  58. Dawn walsh says:

    i like DAWN in carmel

  59. Mandykins says:

    These bags are gorgeous. I want one so bad! I visited the website and the one that I really like is Madison 7-Piece Diaper Bag Set – Dark Teal/Saddle.

  60. Mandykins says:
  61. Linda says:

    My favourite bag is Dawn 7-piece set above.

  62. Tim says:

    I would like the Dawn 7-piece set for my wife.

  63. Jennifer says:

    Marie Antoinette in Silver.

  64. Judy Hunting says:

    I follow timi and leslie on twitter and tweeted

  65. Judy Hunting says:

    I followed on instagram

  66. aarone mawdsley says:

    I love the tag-a-long totes

  67. diane says:

    I like the Madison in teal.

  68. Carly Zeeman says:

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Dawn 7-piece set

  69. Angela Mitchell says:

    MY favourite bag is the Madison 7-Piece Diaper Bag Set – Dark Teal/Saddle.

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