About

Once Upon a Bag

Welcome to my shop where I specialize in putting the fun in functional bags and accessories since 2009!

After my first child was born, I wore my diaper bag proudly slung over my shoulder like a badge of membership into my new club of mommyhood. After 2 years, I found myself longing for a smaller bag that was stylish and expressed my personality. I drooled over my non-mommy friends cute little purses and wished I could carry something similar but I still needed a place to put diapers, bottles, sippy cups, snacks, etc. So after the birth of my second son, I stitched up a bag with lots of pockets and since then have been pleasantly surprised by the overwhelmingly warm reception I've received from mommies and non-mommies around the world!

In 2014 we welcomed are daughter giving me further inspiration to create adorably functional gear to keep mom and baby in style all year round!

Each bag and accessory is hand cut then sewn in my Livingston, Montana studio. Proudly made in the USA! I strive to limit the waste during production and creation, using fabric cut offs for accessories and maximizing cutting techniques to reduce our impact on the environment. Learn more about what's behind the bag at www.marandalee.com.

Every item is inspired by the journey of motherhood, test and perfected over years of design and use. Various sizes are available as each mom has different needs. I try hard to help you get the right size the first time. See the Sizing page at www.marandalee.com/faq/sizing and checkout all the pictures provided to help you determine just how big the bag might be!

New fabrics are added all the time. Checkout www.marandalee.com/faq/fabric to see all the fabrics available!

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