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  • What’s in Our Diaper Bag + Claret Vegan Handbag Giveaway

    by Kortney Campbell on July 3, 2013

    Claret-Giveaway We teamed up with Claret Handbags for the month of June (see a little more here) and I have to say, I REALLY love their bags – The Marie Jeanne in particular! In my opinion, they have the best vegan purses/bags I’ve seen recently and use some of the most amazing vegan leather ever! I literally have not taken the bag out a single time without getting at least 1 compliment on it! Not to mention, the MJ carries pretty much my entire life inside (proof in photos below) & I have forgotten what it was to live without it!

    Claret-Handbag-Vegan I had been looking for an awesome diaper bag for a while now, but just hadn’t found anything I was too crazy about. We used a backpack for a while, which was fine, but when I was dressed up, I felt so awkward carrying it! The Claret Marie Jeanne is a dream!

    IMG_9543 One of my favorite features is the laptop pocket (bloggers, I know you will appreciate this with me). When I’m working away from home, it makes life much easier and when I’m not carrying my computer, it’s a perfect space for books, my wallet and my lipstick pouch! The bag also has 2 outside pockets (one we use for diaper supplies & the other for toys), handles and an adjustable strap for easy carrying, & 3 small pockets inside (I use them for my sun glasses, keys & phone). Oh, and it also fits our Travel Ergo and Canon Rebel and still zips shut!

    IMG_9542 The Giveaway:

    If you’re a mom or someone who carries their work around with them like I do, I’m sure you completely understand my obsession with this bag. Which is why I (and Claret Handbags, of course) think that one of you awesome Vegan Housewives readers should have it too. So we’re having a giveaway for my favorite- the Marie Jeanne!

    Baby-Clothes Here’s how you enter to win:

    1. Like Claret Handbags on Facebook.
    2. Visit the Claret Handbags website and check out their vegan bags.
    3. Come back here and leave a comment letting us know which products you like best, why you’d like to win the Marie Jeanne and what you’ll be using it for!

    Claret-Vegan-Bag How to increase your chances of winning:

    • Share the top photo on Instagram, Twitter and/or Pinterest with the hashtag #VHclaretGiveaway and tag @ClaretHandbags and @VeganHousewives then add a comment below letting us know you did so.
    • Share this blog on Facebook and add a comment below letting us know you did so.
    • Have your friends comment below with your name and why you should win.

    Each entry must be a separate comment to ensure we are able to choose the correct winner using the Random Number Generator (learned this by a terrible experience attempting to choose a winner from several different outlets). You have until this Sunday, July 7th at midnight to enter and the winner will be announced Monday!

    Giveaway-Vegan Please Note: While this bag was provided by Claret Handbags, all reviews on Vegan Housewives are handpicked, 100% honest and unbiased. If we don’t like a product, we don’t want you to waste your money on it, so we’d never falsify our opinion or try to give you a shabby prize!

    Where to Find these Items: Vegan Bag c/o Claret Handbags || Travel Ergo c/o Ergobaby || Cloth Diapering Info & Links HERE || Wooden Rattle: Green Sprouts || Vintage Inspired Bib/Burp Rag: Thank You Mama || Sophie the Giraffe || Life Factory Teether || Animal Sounds Book: Thrifted || Judah’s Hat: H&M || Wallet, Small Silver Bag, Ninja Turtles Shirt, Fire Truck, Red Maraca & Sun Glasses: Target

    About Kortney Campbell

    I'm Kortney; a wife, natural mama and vegan in love with life, food and all things vintage! I've been vegan since December 2007, but have loved to cook & create pretty things since before I can remember. I started Vegan Housewives because I don't think you have to give up the joys of food when going vegan! I have a fondness for re-creating non-vegan recipes (especially my grandma's), making a healthier & animal friendly version so be sure to send me your favorite concoctions by clicking our "share a recipe" button - I would LOVE to veg-i-fy them!

  • { 54 comments… read them below or add one }

    Christina Rose Gibson July 3, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    I love the Marie Jeanne! If I won, I would give it to my cousin who has a brand-new adorable baby!

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    Chayo July 3, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    I love all of the handbags from Claret! I especially love the Bordeaux statement bag. I looove the fact that they are VEGAN, I am all about veganism and being cruelty free. I don’t ever win anything and would absolutely love to win a bag. I would use the bag to use everyday and would carry items from my baby plus use it as my bag with wallet and would put everyday essentials there. Thanks.

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    Katie July 3, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    I loved the Marie Jeane…I would use it to hold all my stuff …it looks to have awesome pockets and room to spare :)

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    Krystle Anderson July 3, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    Love these bags! Right now I’m using an old, small, designer handbag for a diaper bag. But it just doesn’t hold up for storage. I love seeing Courtney carry it around with her. It looks so stylish and so chic. And it’s vegan, to boot! Awesome! It would definitely help me carry my coupons, diapers, wallet, work… Everything a momma needs I one fabulous place! Oh I would be so blessed to win one of these!

    And. I shared it on Facebook. :-)

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    Krystle Anderson July 3, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    *Kortney. Siri auto corrected. Lol

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    Rachel Combs July 3, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    I love these bags! Especially the Marie Jeanne I would love to have it!

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    Elizabeth Semple July 3, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    What a great find! I love the Marie Jeanne & would totally use it as a diaper bag too! I’m pregnant with my first baby (Yaaa!) & I am having a boy in October- I like that the bag is stylish & also gender neutral. Thank you for sharing all your cruelty-free, vegan Mom friendly ideas on your blog! I would be so grateful to win this beautiful Claret bag!

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    Kelsey Fox July 3, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    I LOVE the Marie Jeanne bag! It would be an awesome asset to my future career as a school counselor (currently finishing up grad school) but more importantly I’m thinking it would make an awesome diaper bag for our future little one that is currently in the making! It’s our first baby and I’ve been keeping an eye out for a bag that would fit my style and this one hits the spot!

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    Kelsey Fox July 3, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    shared on pinterest : ) under kelsey elisabeth

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    Lana July 3, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    Holy crap I them all!! As a on the go mommy I love the Bordeaux and Marie Jeanne the best because let’s be honest I need huge bags everywhere I go! If I win I am going to use the Marie Jeanne to store my three items–keys, wallet, and iPhone….and then the rest of this beautiful bag will house my mommy-on-the-run-of-three items which includes but is not limited to cloth diapers, fruit leathers, chewbeads, hockey pucks, hair clips, band-aids, nutritional yeast (yes we carry this with us for meals out…kids have to have their “sprinkles”), onsies, a random my little pony, as well as Sophie the giraffe!

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    Maggie Fierro July 3, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    I want to rave about a beautiful momma who definitely deserves this bag. She is a phenomenal wife who takes care of her family. She does it all without a diaper bag. Can you imagine how much more she could do if she had one?! My vote is for Krystle Anderson!!

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    Krystle Anderson July 3, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    Shared on Facebook and Instagram :-)

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    Krystle Anderson July 3, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    And on my Pinterest! Woo hoo! If I had a twitter I would treat it too! Want that bag!

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    martie July 3, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    All of their bags are super cute. I think this one is my fav. I need a new bag and the MJ would be great. I’d use it for carrying my reading materials to the office. Not exactly diaper bag duty :)

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    Emily July 3, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    I love the Bordeaux bag!

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    Iris Alvarez July 3, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    I have been a Claret Handbag for as long as they have been around (I think) I am IN LOVE with their bags I love all their designs but if I had to choose a favorite it would be the Marie Jeanne! I would be using it the same way you do , as a stylish diaper bag – carry it all….I feel the same way there aren’t really any stylish diaper bags out there while I have few that were gifted to me nothing really stands out while out and about with baby boy! Thanks Claret Handbags and Kourtney for this giveaway.

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    Iris Alvarez July 3, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    Just shared on facebook the blog :)

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    Sera July 3, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    I love the Marie Jeanne too, this bag is beautiful! I’m a freelance writer and PR gal so I am constantly on the go and always lugging my whole life around with me. My bag becomes my mobile office and it’d be so nice to have something beautiful, useful, AND vegan. Thanks for the opportunity!

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    Linda Alvarez July 3, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    If I win this contest I would give it to my sister iris Alvarez. She has a 6mth old baby boy (Aidan) whom we are all very blessed with. My sister has always been very dedicated to her veganism. Her diet is very important to her and she can now say she also has a vegan baby boy. She’s so dedicated to providing the best of the best for her and her family. I think she will enjoy winning this bag because of how much she loves her baby boy and her dedication to being vegan. Please let me win this so my sister and baby Aidan can enjoy it!! Thank you!! :-)

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    Bradley July 3, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    One up for Krystle! She totally deserves an upgrade… and more space for her husbands stuff…I mean babies stuff;-)

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    Erica July 3, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    I LOVE the MJ! The first time I saw it, I wanted to know where to get it. I am always carrying around my life in my purse, so this bag would make staying organized much easier! Especially for fitting in books and my nook in the side pocket. I always am always lugging my laptop around too. Great bag! Whoever wins it is a lucky person =0)

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    Amanda T. July 3, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    I’m loving the Marie Jeanne bag! I can totally see me using it as a diaper bag after my baby makes its debut in this world in December.

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    Amanda T. July 3, 2013 at 10:52 pm
    sarah s. July 3, 2013 at 11:50 pm

    I love the Marie Jeanne♥ my partner and I will hopefully be using it as a diaper bag next spring;)

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    Iris Alvarez July 4, 2013 at 4:01 am

    I love your bags! They are AMAZING!

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    Audrey D July 4, 2013 at 6:48 am

    I love the Marie Jeanne would be great for all the extra things my kids want to bring when we go somewhere

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    Audrey D July 4, 2013 at 6:48 am

    liked claret handbags on FB

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    Heidi July 4, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    I would love the Marie Jeanne. I have a very non stylish diaper bag, one that definitely looks like a diaper bag. I thought the one that I have was roomy but after putting all the stuff I need for my 20 month old and 3 year old in there, there is not much room for my stuff. I think this bag would be the solution.

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    Heidi July 4, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    I shared this on my facebook group page, St. Pete Vegan Food Swap.

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    Heidi July 4, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    I also pinned on pinterest!

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    Aimee July 4, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    Hard to decide, but you have me convinced the Marie Jeanne is the way to go! I carry my work around with me and am using a 6-year old bag that is showing its wear. I would love to replace it with this vegan stunner that I can show off and suggest to others!

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    Beth July 4, 2013 at 10:36 pm

    I really love all of the items on the website, so chic & VEGAN….which rocks my world for sure….and to be honest I would use the Marie Jeanne bag just as my everyday bag…it’s just too cute!!!!

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    Christine July 5, 2013 at 10:59 am

    I think my daughter Krystle should win this bag. She is a young mother who is very health minded and loves fashion. She is fun loving, vegan and very concerned about her young son and the environment. Besides the handbag is really really cute and would go wonderful with her fashion style.

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    Thomas July 5, 2013 at 11:03 am

    My daughter Krystle Anderson should win she loves handbags. She would use all of the time.

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    Iris Alvarez July 5, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    Just tweeted about the giveaway :)

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    leslie July 5, 2013 at 11:58 pm

    I liked on FB. Love the Split clutch- it’s super modern and versatile. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Vivian July 6, 2013 at 1:04 am

    Love the Marie Jeanne bag! It is huge and I need huge for lugging around stuff for a toddler and baby. Liked you on fb too!

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    sb July 6, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    I like the Marie Jeanne. I am a vegan and a brand new mom and could really use this bag.

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    sb July 6, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    I posted this on twitter @fiftyeight

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    sb July 6, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    I shared this on facebook @Imin Forwin

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    manda July 7, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    I love the bag shown. I hope to have a baby within the next year and would love to use it as a diaper bag… or just a cute bag until then. Like them on FB!

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    Molly Bussler July 7, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    I like the Claret Handbags Facebook page (Molly Ann Bussler)

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    Molly Bussler July 7, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    Now…I would like to say that the Marie Jeanee is gorgeous…it’s my favorite on the site! I would keep this for myself…and for my baby…and strut a little ;)

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    Molly Bussler July 7, 2013 at 4:54 pm
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    Molly Bussler July 7, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    Posted on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/molly.bussler/posts/615972308427480 Hope to win….I need a great diaper bag! Thank you

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    Tiffany Growney July 9, 2013 at 10:26 am

    OMG! I have been obsessing over these bags ever since I first heard about them. I am loving the Bordeaux and Marie Jeanne bag.

    I mostly love the Marie Jeanne bag because of all the space! I’m a first time mother and I am always feeling like I have to bring EVERYTHING with me when we leave the house and lets face it, diaper bags these days just aren’t big enough! This bag could double as a diaper bag and purse! It would be perfect! Very spacious and very girly looking!

    I would love to win this bag! This would be a huge help, as I would no longer need to carry a purse and a diaper bag everywhere I go!

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    Stephanie Fuchs July 9, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Marie Jeanne bag! It would be perfect for taking schoolwork back and forth from home to school (I’m a kindergarten teacher). I would definitely use it as a diaper bag too when I start having little ones. I LOVE LOVE that it is vegan as well:)

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    Theresa J July 9, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    I would love to have the Marie Jeanne because it would make a great bag for weekend sport days where we are gone most of the day.

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    Theresa J July 9, 2013 at 10:22 pm
    Cherie Montorio July 12, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    I Like Claret Handbags on Facebook- cherie montorio

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    Cherie Montorio July 12, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    I love The Bordeaux bag. If I won I would use it as an everyday bag.

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    Cherie Montorio July 12, 2013 at 12:44 pm
    Lacey Seaton July 19, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    Ooooh all of those bags are wonderful but I would adore the MJ and use it as a diaper bag like you. My baby girl is due in six weeks! She has so many fashionable clothes, it would only make sense to pair them with a fancy high-end bag. Please! Thank you!

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