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masetane
05-02-2005, 04:18 PM
OK - I am getting interested as my Alpha 7 is going to be going on ebay soon. Does anyone have any pictures of their that they can share - particuarly the interior? Or, a link to help? Thanks!!
Caroline
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writeleigh
05-02-2005, 05:43 PM
The fleurville site does have a sketch of the interior. But, I just ordered one and can post pics of it once it arrives - probably late next week.

http://fleurville.com/slingtote.asp

masetane
05-02-2005, 06:52 PM
HI Leigh - I did see the sketch thanks so much. I think real pics would help a lot too! Many thanks in advance!! :)
Caroline
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lmariana
05-02-2005, 07:28 PM
I received my Floral Sky Sling Tote today, and I am loving it! Aside from the endlessly functional design; it's also super cute. :) I can see myself carrying a lot in this bag. I think it has more space than the Alpha 7 and definitely less than the Mothership. It's a great size though. I could definitely fit a lot or just a little with no problems. The (1) bottle pocket is nice and wide and insulated. My photos show a 20 oz water bottle in there.

The construction is awesome, and the vinyl feels good. It doesn't seem to be as thick as the Mothership vinyl, and I think it even feels thinner than the T&L vinyl.

The padded messenger strap is SO comfortable! Nothing like any of Fleurville's past straps. It's very cushy, and I think it would be comfortable for a long carry. It is adjustable at both ends of the strap, so even if you're a lefty like me, you can still adjust your bag while wearing it.

My only complaint is that the matching clutch isn't available, yet! Hopefully, we'll see those this summer. You hear that Fleurville? I'd love a matching clutch!

I'll also add that tis really does "feel" like $130. I really think I got my money's worth on this bag.

Hope this mini-review helps!

ETA: The photos aren't working for some reason, so I uploaded them to a Yahoo album! Here's the link. http://tinyurl.com/dtcce
It's public album, so anyone should be able to view it!

Mariana
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Mother of Gabriel, 08/2003
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kseltmann
05-02-2005, 08:40 PM
Mariana,
You have always been more than helpful... I beg you to help me with this dilemma. I just bought a cotton candy SH Dash and I love it. I think I was going to love it more, but I just love it now. The velcro thing is not as easy as I thought it would be. If money were no object and you could choose either one, and you like a functional bag over style, which would you choose? I am starting to think that I should have waited to see this new bag. So I call on your expertise. SH Dash or Fleurville Sling?
Thanks,
K
Kathryn
Emily 9.24.03

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lmariana
05-02-2005, 08:58 PM
It's a tough call right now (especially since I'm on that "new bag high"). One of the biggest differences between the two bags is the number of bottle pockets. The Dash has tons, and the ST has one.

Other differences:
* The Sling Tote is larger than the Dash. So, for an everyday bag with your toddler, it may be overkill, unless you're a heavy packer.
* The Sling Tote is water-proof, but not machine washable like the Skip Hop.
* The Sling Tote has tote straps in addition to the messenger and stroller straps.
* The Skip Hop is half the price of the Sling Tote.

Does this help at all?

Mariana
Owner of HappyDayBaby
Mother of Gabriel, 08/2003
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masetane
05-02-2005, 09:16 PM
THANK YOU for the pics!!! What are those big rings on the side and can they come off? Is it about the same dimensions as the Alpha 7?? Thanks so much [email protected]
Caroline
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tigalig
05-02-2005, 10:19 PM
Mariana, your pictures are no longer showing on the reply you posted. Will you post them again, please? I KNEW you would get this first and that you would LOVE it. I'm so excited to get mine.

Oh and congratulations on your big news. : )

lmariana
05-02-2005, 10:30 PM
The rings are the rubber stroller attachments. You loop them around your stroller and then clip them on to the D-rings on the ST. They are completely detachable.

Mariana
Owner of HappyDayBaby
Mother of Gabriel, 08/2003
www.heinzandmariana.com (personal site)

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kseltmann
05-03-2005, 09:49 AM
OH MY GOD!!! You are pregnant! Congratulations! I am starting to feel that I am the only one not getting pregnant with #2 yet. I am so happy for you. Now you can really enjoy more bags.

Kathryn
Emily 9.24.03

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sophiesmom
05-03-2005, 10:23 AM
I saw these totes for @$124 plus free shipping on expressivetoys.com. :-)

Emmas Mom
05-03-2005, 11:45 AM
Thank you SO much for the review. I should be getting my bag this SUNDAY!!!! :D I can't wait. woo hoo!!! And CONGRATS! Hope you're feeling well!

And Kathryn, you're not the only one trying!!!!

ETA: Mariana, can you tell me where you got the rings to attach it a stroller??

lmariana
05-03-2005, 02:26 PM
Hope you love the bag too!

The rings come with the bag. :) Nice huh? I think I may order more, one pair for each of my strollers.

Mariana
Owner of HappyDayBaby
Mother of Gabriel, 08/2003
www.heinzandmariana.com (personal site)

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writeleigh
05-03-2005, 03:51 PM
Thanks for the awesome review/photos Mariana! I got the floral sky too :D I can't wait for mine to arrive.

kseltmann
05-03-2005, 06:38 PM
K,
I guess I should have mentioned I am NOT trying! That is where the guilt comes in. I feel like I should want a second child soon, but I don't. It makes it hard when you see all the other mommies getting ready for the second, but I am still not sure if we want to have more. It's easier to decide on Diaper Bags than more kids. Imagine that.

Kathryn
Emily 9.24.03

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masetane
05-03-2005, 07:02 PM
Kathyrn - sorry to jump in here. You know, you'll just **know*** when and if you want a second baby. I'm sort of in the same boat with number 3. I wasn't sure for a long time but lately, I just feel like someone is really, really missing in my family so that's how I finally *knew*. We'll still see how it all pans out - my husband feels quite finished with just 2 kids.
Caroline
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Isabelle 10/1/00
Nicholas 2/27/03
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cchavez
05-03-2005, 07:53 PM
can you please post them again! And congrats Mariana!


ETA: I just noticed the link :) sorry!

Emmas Mom
05-03-2005, 11:27 PM
Oh...gotcha! ;) I agree, you'll know if & when it's right for you. I think I'm just feeling my age creeping up on me. Since we'd ultimately like 3 kids (I THINK) & I'm turning...gulp...35 this year. I don't want to be in my 60's having my kids graduating from high school! At least that's my thinking lately. Who knows what it'll be tomorrow. lol I certainly have my hands full with one, some days I wonder how I manage with just her. Yes, Diaper Bags are much easier a decision. And I cannot wait for this one!

writeleigh
05-05-2005, 07:53 PM
I feel the same way! (About possible #2). I have so much respect for people who have more than one child. I just am really not sure that's in my future. Although, then I could buy even more diaper bags and strollers LOL.

meshell
05-05-2005, 09:32 PM
I got my Floral Sky ST earlier this week and I have to say, I totally agree with Mariana! It's so pretty, and today I took it out for a test drive with my 1 month old son. We went shopping and we were out all day. This bag works perfectly! I love how it hangs on the stroller and with the zip top, I had perfect access to everything I needed. All my mommy stuff (cell, pda, wallet, keys, lipstick) went in the front magnetic snap pocket, and the main compartment held 2 burp cloths, wipes, 4 dipes, an extra outfit, an extra hat, a blanket, my hotsling, a Diaper Duck trash bag holder, some disposable changing pads, one small Avent bottle, a digital camera, and a cosmetic case with some first aid stuff and his paci. The back magnetic pocket held my XL Graco changing pad (which is pretty padded). I know, I know, I'm a new mommy, so I really overpack, but this bag holds it all! So roomy and so pretty! I received several compliments!

Also, with all that stuff, it was surprisingly lightweight and comfy to carry with the amazing strap pad. I will admit, however, it was hanging on the stroller most of the time. The O-rings keep everything at the perfect height for me (I'm 5'2''), especially when shopping.

All in all, I do LOVE this bag!