Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Smart Bags for Smart People: Ju-Ju-Be Behave Hobo Bag {Review & Giveaway}

Ju-Ju-Be logo
While some women are drawn to jewelry and others to shoes, I seem to have a deep addiction to bags.

Although that doesn't tend to create too much of a problem in terms of handbags — can you ever have too many? I think not — diaper bags are a completely different category all of their own. Because in their case, yes, you can have too many.

Those that are huge and bulky end up getting left at home, those that are impractical in style or design end up causing frustration, and those that scream I'm a diaper bag! are outgrown long before your child has taken their first steps.

Instead, it makes much more sense to be choosy and select one. One unique, high quality, ultra-fashionable, extremely versatile handbag that can be used pre-baby, throughout childhood, and beyond that essentially transforms to meet the needs of women through all of the stages of their life (with or without kids).

Which is exactly why I have long had a crush on the durability, fashions and complete awesomeness available from Ju-Ju-Be.

Ju-Ju-Be bags

Although they started with only their fabulous diaper bags, the Ju-Ju-Be collection has since expanded to include purses, handbags, tote bags, shopping bags, laptop bags, and all sorts of other bags that will make you marvel at how cute, functional and overall amazing they are.

While my longtime Ju-Ju-Be crush has always been the HoboBe, once I started browsing their collection of Earth Leather products, I found myself head over heels for the Behave. Eco-friendly, machine washable, roomy and downright gorgeous?

Oh, Behave.

Ju-Ju-Be review

Measuring in at 14" wide x 11" high x 5.5" deep, the Behave manages to be a substantial handbag (that really does include every feature that I could possibly need) without being overwhelmingly large to carry around.

The Earth Leather, an environmentally friendly alternative to animal leather, is soft and luxurious and, as far as I can tell, looks every bit as stylish as genuine leather (minus the guilt). From the moment I removed this from the box, it was clear that this was a very high quality bag!

How can I not appreciate the appeal of the smooth Earth Leather combined with the great metal hardware accents?

Ju-Ju-Be hardware

Opening it up, I was amazed at the vastness of the large zippered compartment of the Behave — not only because there was plenty of room to store all of my belongings (and those that I might need for my children), but at the sheer number of pockets. I have never been more organized in my life since Ju-Ju-Be came into it!

And can we talk about the gorgeous teal lining? I LOVE the bright contrast to the brown Earth Leather as well as the way that the lighter lining makes it easy to find my items quickly. Even better, this AgION Antimicrobial Lining kills germs, mold, mildew, fungus, bacteria, and more!

Ju-Ju-Be Behave

The pockets! The pockets!

I tend to be one of those people who stands and digs through their black hole of a purse to find my keys or the coupon that I tossed in there before heading to the store, but now the Ju-Ju-Be Behave is beyond perfect with the number of zippered pockets, pen loops, lipstick/gloss loops, key fob, gusseted pockets and more!

There is even an interior dividing pouch right down the middle, providing a separate zippered pocket for diapers, wipes, makeup, my wallet, a planner... anything!

Ju-Ju-Be pockets

But the main interior isn't the only place that Ju-Ju-Be included awesome pockets, they also included three great exterior pockets that each have their own unique features as well.

On the front of the Behave, the magnetic flap closure opens to show a zippered inner pocket as well as three slim slots that are just right for cards, more pens or simply to stash small necessities.

exterior purse pocket

On each side of this bag, however, I adore that Ju-Ju-Be included two zippered pockets that I have never seen before on a bag — one is insulated with Thinsulate to keep bottles/water/sippy cups warm or cold while the other is lined with extra softness to protect your sunglasses!

Ju-Ju-Be designers, you are brilliant.

Ju-Ju-Behave side pockets

As one more added stroke of genius, the Behave is easily adapted and adjusted for carrying multiple ways. I nearly always reach for the double carry straps, but love that there is a longer messenger strap included in case you'd rather wear this as a cross-body bag. It even has a removable memory foam shoulder pad for added comfort!

When not in use, the messenger strap can easily be unclipped and removed or slid right into the retaining holders on the bottom of the bag.

Ju-Ju-Be Behave straps

I'm telling you, every aspect of the Behave is just pure genius.

I've seen bags before that have claimed to be multifunctional, but Ju-Ju-Be has created one that can transform to work for all of the different needs that women have and which role in our lives we are in. This beauty comes in five different color/lining combinations and every part of it has transformed what was once a mundane diaper bag into a chic and fashionable hobo bag, whether you're using it with kids or not. 

Although the Behave has a slightly higher price tag than the plain diaper bags that you might find in the store (it retails for $185), this isn't just going to serve as a diaper bag but as a handbag for all occasions. I am headed to BlogHer, the largest blogging conference of the year, next week and this is THE bag that is coming with me day after day!

I love Ju-Ju-Be
Have I mentioned that I LOVE this bag?

The high quality of Ju-Ju-Be items ensure that they are going to last a lifetime and the stylish convenience that they will add to your life (or that of your extremely lucky recipient, if given as a gift) is something you'll never want to live without.

Find out much more about their full and amazing collections by visiting Ju-Ju-Be online, in their Pink Room (forum), and by connecting with them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

And, thanks to their generosity, one person is going to get to personally see why I am so in love with this great bag, because...

One lucky person will win the Ju-Ju-Be Behave in their choice of color!

Ju-Ju-Be giveaway


A big thank you to Ju-Ju-Be for providing a Behave for me as well as for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

278 comments:

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Jessica Forrestt said...

I like the Be Prepared style!

Sean C said...

I like the Be Prepared bag. It's lovely.

Dorothy Teel said...

I love the HoboBe bag in Early Sunrise, love the greenish and grays is very pretty...

MissieFaye said...

I like the Super Be Tote.

Laura Miller said...

I like the Be Prepared in Shadow Waltz.

jmajor4870 said...

i like the be right back bag in black and silver

Katie Robbin said...

I love the mighty be

Tiffany Schmidt said...

I like the Better Be!

HarleyC said...

I like the Be Prepared Earth Leather bag.

Sandy McFadden said...

I love the Mighty Bee also!

Alyshia said...

I like the be right back back pack.

wigget said...

i like the be prepared bag

Carol said...

Love the Mighty Be Bag in the Shadow Waltz
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BrunoDogg2 said...

I also like the Better Be in Pink Pinwheels!

aperry said...

I like the Be Neat bib

Yesenia said...

I also like their Belicious bag!
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Sara Estep said...

I love the Be Right Back Tokidoko x ju-ju-be backpack.

Darlene said...

I really like the Be Right Back - backpack

Kera Brown said...

The Better Be diaper bag in Royal Blue !

Mary said...

HoboBe in Early Sunrise!

Bipolar bear said...

I love the Tokidoki be prepared bag

Julie Lynn Bickham said...

I like the HoboBe in mint chip.

Katie said...

I like the Be Neat bib

kitkat234 said...

I love the
tokidoki x Ju-Ju-Be HoboBe in Farfalle



Tabitha said...

I like the mighty be b/c i think my binder might fit in that.i like the licorice pattern.
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Michelle Frame said...

I love the B.F.F.
ROYAL ENVY

Christina said...

I like the Drip Drops memory foam changing pad - http://shop.ju-ju-be.com/Changing-Pad-Memory-Foam-PID11426-10CP02A.aspx

RC - Christina Foley

Laurie Nykaza said...

Fuel Cell is such a great bag too

Faride said...

I like the Mighty Be SHADOW WALTZ

Connie Gruning said...

Oh so many awesome bags!! I love the Better Be. But truly my favorite is the Be Behave! LOVE that bag. Thank you for the chance.

apple blossom said...

Fuel Cell

Laurie J. said...

I like the Giga Be Laptop Bag in Pretty Tweet!

Cindy Brickley said...

i would love to have the Giga Be Earth Leather Laptop Large.

Karen said...

ADORE the Be Prepared in Shadow Waltz.

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Tula Clay said...

I really like Behave.

Zan Caperton said...

I like the style of Be prepared earth leather bag. Stylish and functional

peg42 said...

I also love the Be Prepared bag.
Thanks so much.
rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

Jenny said...

I had a JuJuBe Be Smart diaper bag years ago and I loved it! I miss it, but I don't need to carry that much stuff anymore.

Debra said...

i like the Behave bag

greenhome said...

I love the Be Fabulous leather bag.

Karen Glatt said...

I like the Hobo Be in CRIMSON KALEIDOSCOPE Color! What a cute bag!

Robin Quick said...

I like the Giga Be Earth Leather Laptop Large

Sherry Butcher said...

BLACK/LILAC Be Quick EL

adinatm said...

be right back
adinatm(at)aol.com

Liz said...

I love the...Be Prepared Earth Leather bag.

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sharlene said...

I like hobo in black

evanoff said...

tokidoki x Ju-Ju-Be HoboBe in Farfalle is so colorful and fun, love it

BethElderton said...

I like the Giga Be Earth laptop bag. Nice.
bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

Pixystik4U said...

i love the Fuel Cell lunch bag too

pixystik4u at gmail dot com

Michele R. said...

I'd love to have the be all messenger bag!

Emmy Coffee said...

I like the Fuel Cell in Perfect Paisley

Di said...

I like the Mighty Be bag

Tamar said...

I love the Be Right Back TOKIDOKI.

Just Me said...

I really like Giga Be Laptop Large
COBALT BLOSSOMS.

Katie Ashley-Bascombe said...

I like the Be Prepared in early sunrise

Jacquelyn Cannon said...

I like the B.F.F. bag.
jackieque@comcast.net

SueZH said...

I like this mighty bee -http://shop.ju-ju-be.com/Mighty-Be-at-Ju-Ju-Be-PID10840-09FF02A.aspx

Rebecca009 said...

I LOVE the JuJuBe BFF I have it in pretty tweet and black licorice! :D

Sandra Davis said...

i like the HoboBe in the ICORICE TWIRL print

slehan said...

Belicious
Thanks for the contest.

slehan at juno dot com

Jose Benavides said...

I like the be all diaper bag

Renee Walters said...

I like the be right back bag. Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
Reneewalters3 at yahoo dot com

Jessica Houston said...

Oh my gosh!! I really what the HoboBe TOKIDOKI bag!!!!!

Amy Honious said...

i love this bag! another item i would love to have from their site is the 'be shady' sunglasses pouch in the drip drops pattern. very useful and super cute! thanks for such a generous giveaway-this bag looks very luxurious :)

Carla Bonesteel said...

I love the B.F.F. in Shadow Waltz! So cool, but way too expensive for me@!

Megan Cromes said...

i like the sunrise purse.

Lorna England said...

I like the HoboBe!

Lynda Del Castillo said...

Love the HoboBe bag!

Beef McBig said...

I also liked the sunrise bag

- Epic Fail said...

Love the Be Right Back Backpack

tat2gurlzrock said...

I think the Be Shady case is super cute

momtoem said...

I like the Be Right Back Backpack!
Lena N.
lejn05 at yahoo dot com

Kim said...

Be Prepared in Early Sunrise.

LIDARKSIDE said...

I also like the "Be Thrifty EL".

CricetJean Gentry said...

I LOVE THIS ONE!!! LAPTOP BAG,
Giga Be Earth Leather Laptop Large $ 200.00

Brooke said...

I love the better be in the navy royal.

Tanya Boerhave said...

I could really use the Belicious bag in Cloud Break. Practical and pretty.

Maria Iemma said...

I could really use a new bag. I like the Giga Be Laptop Bag

Dawn Monroe said...

Id pick the be prepared baby bag in grey.

Serenap95 said...

Be Right Back bag in Dreamy Diamonds

squiresj said...

There is so many it is hard to chose just one. Giga Be Laptop Large would be nice.
jrs362 at Hotmail dot com

Beth @ TheAngelForever said...

I really like the
HoboBe in Licorice Twirl. Thanks for the opportunity.

Gina Brickell said...

I love the fuel cell!

PAIGE said...

i love the tokidoki x Ju-Ju-Be HoboBe in Farfalle
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4df41f56-e18c-11e2-8b5f-000bcdcb8a73 said...

I love the HoBoBe!

Jemmy said...

Love the BFF bag

twbellamy said...

I like the Be Prepared Earth Bag.

mogrill said...

I like the tokidoki bag.
Thanks for the chance.
mogrill12@gmail.com

walk9 said...

BFF backpack

Renee Lincoln said...

I love the tokidoki be prepared bag!

llinda29 said...

I want Be Prepared

crystalgrant84 said...

I like the Giga Be

Nikki said...

Better Be in PINK PINWHEELS

Chelsea said...

I like the be prepared in shadow waltz

Sarah Walker said...

I like the Be Prepared in Shadow Waltz.

Jennifer T. said...

I like the Be All Messenger Bag in Marvelous Mums.
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maria smith said...

I like their Mighty Be bag.

Cherie Montorio said...

I like the Better Be bag.

MariaElena Camacho said...

I like the Tokidoki Be Prepared bag

mecarolks said...

I like the Be Prepared bags

John-Paul Thomas said...

I really like the Paci Pods! It would be great to not just have a paci in my pocket! lol! ~Lynda

Chisum Crew said...

I like the Behave bag.
rafflecopter: happi shopr

scottsgal said...

better be bag

Helga said...

I like the Be All bag.

Growl Tiger said...

I like the fuel cell bag.

Danielle PB said...

I like the Paci Pod for those who choose to have a pacifier and want to have a clean one on hand.

jo n said...

I would like Micra Be Earth Leather Laptop Small.

Anastasia Fall said...

I like the B.F.F. bag with the Shadow Waltz print :)

kdrae said...

I like the SuperBe tote!

a said...

Super be is my fave. So versatile!
Aimee C.

Jean said...

I like the hobo in black

katzkids by Kathy D. said...

I like the BFF in the Sweet Hearts pattern.
kathy d

wilma2389 said...

I really like the Be Fabulous bag

Donna Pyszk said...

I love the B.F.F. $ 165.00 backpack!!

minna so said...

lovely bag! would love to win this (:

Elaine said...

I like the Mighty Be

Laura I. said...

I like the HoboBe in Blush Frosting!

frugalistamommy said...

I LOVE that they have DADDY diaper bags!!!!

latanya t said...

Giga Be Earth Leather Laptop Large

sheetzj said...

I would def. want black. Looks like an amazing bag with lots of potential to go with many different outfits.

Teresa Young said...

I like the TOKIDOKI Be Right Back backpack

shirley said...

Also like the http://shop.ju-ju-be.com/Mighty-Be-at-Ju-Ju-Be-PID10840-09FF02A.aspx.

Ruben Ramos said...

Be Right Back TOKIDOKI.

Michelle said...

I like the Be Prepared bag in Paisley. Thanks for the chance to win!
mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

Dawn Ganey said...


Giga Be Earth Leather Laptop in brown/teal.

Stephanie Larison said...

Giga Be Earth Leather Laptop Large

Yvonne McKenzie said...

B.F.F. TOKIDOKI...love it

Sharon Kaminski said...

would like the Giga Be Earth Laptop Bag

Lloyd Family said...

i love the better be in royal envy

Kathleen said...

I really like the Be Fabulous bag.

Stacey Roberson said...

I like the Be Prepared Earth Leather bag.

tina reynolds said...

I really like the design/style of the Better Be bag

Sabrina B Radke said...

I love the BFF!

elfqueen98 said...

I really like the mighty be, looks nice.

Elizabeth Pyo said...

Tokidoki BFF

Emily C said...

i love the be prepared bag in early sunrise!

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Carolyn said...

I'd love the BFF

Katy said...

I like the Be Prepared in Shadow waltz

Natalie said...

Love the Be Prepared bag = super cute!

sonyamorris (Sonya Morris) said...

I have loved the Be Fabulous in the Earth Leather since it came out 3 years ago...it is still on my wish list!

lana said...

Be Fabulous
bag is awesome

Amanda Leach said...

Im loving the lunch bag.

juliemurphy said...

the behave bag

Courtney B said...

i like the be prepared bag!

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CarrieAnn13 said...

I like the Better be

Cassandra Eastman said...

I also love the be all bag!

Ronni said...

I like the HoboBe and the Better Be.

Kathy said...

I like the be prepared bag

Robyn said...

I really like the HoboBe bag in early sunrise print!

Caron B said...

I like the Be All.

Angie B. said...

I love the Behave bag.

Sarah said...

I also like their memory foam changing pad!

Krista Grandstaff said...

I love the Better Be In Perfect Paisley!

Wanda McHenry said...

I like the Micra Be Earth Leather Laptop Small

Angelica M said...

I like their Better Be messenger bag.

polly said...

I like the be all in the mighty vines print

Sarah VM said...

I like the Be Prepared bag in black.

ginahull said...

Be Right Back backpack in black/teal

Brit Christianson said...

I like the Be Neat bibs!

Jess&James said...

I love al of their bags and this Paci Pod TOKIDOKI
Jessica Cox

jcwega27 said...

the behave bag
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Couponing with Christy said...

I like the HoboBe bag!

MB Isaac said...

behave is mu favorite

Elvira Prunn said...

I like the Be All bag in the Sea Glass print

heatherp626 said...

I am also loving the Be Prepared bag! beautiful!

Michelle S. said...

I like the
HoboBe in ICONIC

Jessica Kesson said...

Be Prepared bag in early sunrise

Jennifer said...

I like the Be Prepared bag.

Angie Church said...

like the behave bag

Kristin sims said...

i love the be prepared bag

wildcat32 said...

I like the Be Right Back.

Kathy Lane said...

I like the Be Fabulous Bag!

Kim (Randominities) said...

Hobo Be in CRIMSON KALEIDOSCOPE is my favorite one.
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Treesa said...

I really like the Mighty Be bag

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erika m said...

I also like the Super Be bag

A+A=E said...

My love is between the Be Have and the Hobo Be in Mint Chip! How cool and funky all in one!

Heather Manu said...

I like the behave bag

w l burro said...

I also like the Giga Be Earth Leather Laptop Bag...very nice.

AmandaH said...

Love the behave

karel said...

I like the BFF backpack.

Terra H. said...

I like the Earth Leather changing pad. Thanks.
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

Janice Crespo said...

Giga Be Earth Leather Laptop

one frugal lady said...

I love the be prepared bag in pink pinwheels!
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Ken Ohl said...

love the be prepared style. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

Nikki Strong said...

I like the HoboBe in Midnight Eclipse.

Stephanie Gossett said...

I love the Be Prepared bag. I love these! :)

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Denise S. said...

I like the Mighty Be Bags.

Bincy Varghese said...

I love the Be Prepared bag. With two toddlers now, I'm in desperate need for a bag that's not just a normal diaper bag!

Sharon Jones said...

Better Bee Diaper Bag...LOVE THIS!!!!
thanks

teachinmomma123 said...

I would love this one : http://shop.ju-ju-be.com/Be-Prepared-Earth-Leather-PID11823-11MB01A.aspx

Jessica Lodge said...

I would like the Be Right Back Backpack

A. Truckenmiller said...

loving the tokidoki iconic bff

Jennifer Aldridge said...

I like the Be Prepared and the HoboBe bags

amanda whitley said...

i like the Be Prepared bag

Melanie Montgomery said...

I like the be preprared bag

Bo said...

I like the HoboBe, especially in the Cobalt Blossoms print!

Melanie said...

The Hobobe is just really cute. I love the style and patterns

carole said...

like this one
Be Fabulous

Salleefur/Jesselyn/Jesster said...

I love the prize! And among my other favorites are the "Be All (Messenger Bag) in Black Cherry Twirl, the :Be Prepared" in Perfect Paisley and perhaps most of all the:

http://shop.ju-ju-be.com/HoboBe-at-Ju-Ju-Be-in-PID12136-12HB01A.aspx - in Midnight Eclipse.

Thanks.
Jesselyn A/Jesstinger
jessterlyn(at)aol(dot)com

asansing said...

Giga Be Laptop

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