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Kelly Moore Bags: Stylish, Affordable and Functional + A Ruston Bag Giveaway!

Kelly Moore Bags: Stylish, Affordable and Functional + A Ruston Bag Giveaway!

When my boys were little, I used to look for a ‘baby bag’ that can offer me a lot of things, including durability, room to hold all my children’s needs and is perfectly chic. Well, now that they’re older, my travel bag (a.k.a. ‘bag of kids’ stuff’) has significantly changed in size and appearance. 🙂

But if you’re a new mom looking for a completely versatile bag that can accomplish the things I mentioned above (and maybe more!), check out the Ruston bag from Kelly Moore Bag!
Kelly Moore Bags

Hey, even if your kids are older like mine, this bag is also perfect for those quick, short travels when you need a small carryon bag to hold all your necessities!

Designed by a Ruston, LA-based photographer, designer and mother of three, Kelly Moore, these multi-functional bags are the perfect solution to these modern problems. Kelly Moore Bags feature versatile styles, intuitive design and construction. These bags are not only beautiful and stylish and something you’ll be proud to own and carry around, they’re also made strong and functional which means, you get the best of both worlds!

I was recently informed that their newest line of bags, the Classic Collection, is made of Cambrio – a Vegan-friendly, water and abrasion-resistant material that resembles leather in its supple beauty. This new material was produced exclusively for the company.

Kelly Moore Bags’ Classic Collection features eight styles hewn from Cambrio, namely:

Kelly Moore Augusta Bag

The Augusta is the perfect every day bag! It can easily transition from work to play and includes a removable messenger strap. MSRP $199.

Kelly Moore Austin bag

The Austin is not your ordinary bag. This drawstring and snap closure bag is spacious enough to carry all “camera, travel, baby, study” gear and look really on-trend simultaneously. MSRP $199.

Kelly Moore Luna Mustard bag

The Luna takes messenger bags to new heights. This versatile cross body bag with multiple pockets keeps customers organized. MSRP $199.

Kelly Moore Monroe bag

The Monroe will be the perfect companion for students! Complete with a removable fanny pack/messenger clutch, this bag can hold up to a 13” Macbook Pro and includes internal pockets for notebooks, iPads and study essentials. MSRP $249.

Kelly Moore Oxford bag

The Oxford will become every customer’s go to bag. This bag can be carried by the handles or over the shoulder to fit individual taste. MSRP $229.

Kelly Moore Riverdale bag

The Riverdale may be small but holds everything busy women need throughout the day! This cross body includes a long messenger straps in bright, sunny yellow. MSRP $139.

Kelly Moore Ruston bag

The Ruston is the answer for moms on the go. This bag includes a removable and adjustable cross body strap and can fashionably hold your stuff and your children’s. MSRP $229.

Kelly Moore Woodstock bag

The Woodstock can be transformed from a stylish backpack to an everyday handbag. This versatile, yet sturdy backpack includes an external wallet pocket. MSRP $229.

These luxurious bags are surprisingly affordable priced from only $139 – $249! Totally worth it for the style, function and high quality you’re getting in one bag! All styles include the signature removable basket and ample camera body and lens capacity, adjustable dividers, and plenty of pockets, features guaranteed to fit an active lifestyle. These new styles will be the perfect solution for photographers, busy moms, travelers and students.

To view the full line, please visit: KellyMooreBag.com where you can also find great gifts for the men in your life (and if you need Father’s Day gift ideas!).

Disclosure: I received a product from Kelly Moore Bag to facilitate my review. All views are my own. Prize shipment will be fulfilled by Kelly Moore Bag.


Lucky you, one Hip Mama’s Place reader! One of you will win a Kelly Moore Bag Ruston design in your choice of color – valued @ $229! Go enter and good luck!

To enter this giveaway contest, just follow the Rafflecopter entry link below. This giveaway contest is open to U.S. and Canada 18+ only. One entry per household, per IP address. Void where prohibited. I will pick and notify the winner by email after 05/16/16 at 11:59 PM, EST.

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Check out the Special for Mom Giveaway Hop hosted by Lindsey Blogs and Viva Veltoro and go hop around the pages of participating bloggers listed below to enter each of their giveaways too! And don’t miss the two amazing Grand Prizes from our Host Blogs!

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  1. Lisa L
    05/17/2016 / 2:07 am

    I can see what they’re called ‘classics’ for a reason. They have such a timeless look and sturdy enough for a camera and other essentials. With two kids, the Libby would be ideal!

  2. Stacey Roberson
    05/17/2016 / 12:33 am

    I love the Monroe bag in Hickory. Beautiful color and great quality. I really love that the bag is big enough to hold a 13″ Macbook Pro.

  3. Linda Kish
    05/17/2016 / 12:00 am

    I like the Luna bag. I like the size and style. I like that the dividers are removable as well as adjustable. I also like that the bag itself is not too heavy.

  4. 05/16/2016 / 10:22 pm

    I think the Kelly Moore Bags Classic Collection is a great and high quality product. I like the stitching and quality material that they use to manufacture each bag.

  5. trixx
    05/16/2016 / 2:56 am

    I like how the bags are so stylish yet so functional at the same time. Gotta love form and function! My favorite is the Ruston. I appreciate the crossbody strap too!

    05/15/2016 / 10:05 pm

    I like the many styles that they have. All very nice bags.

  7. Natasha M.
    05/14/2016 / 9:44 pm

    i love the woodstock.

  8. 05/13/2016 / 7:23 pm

    I like the versatility of the bags. My favorite is the Luna. It’s brightly colored.

  9. Krystal Waters
    05/13/2016 / 6:38 am

    I like the classic collection the brown, black and red colors. I like how large they are inside.

  10. Jeanna Massman
    05/12/2016 / 8:48 am

    I like the Monroe bag because it would be large enough for me to take on trips where I need to have my tablet with me. I am impressed with the sturdiness of the bag and the the way the inside is organized.

  11. Allison Swain
    05/11/2016 / 10:16 pm

    I LOVE that these are vegan! They have cute options to choose from too.

    Thanks for the chance to win! 🙂

  12. Judy Cox
    05/11/2016 / 8:44 pm

    I love all the pockets inside and I really like the colors. I like the Ruston the best.

  13. Jennifer Essad
    05/11/2016 / 3:01 am

    the Woodstock is my favorite, love them all though

  14. Francine Anchondo
    05/11/2016 / 2:02 am

    I really like the Riverdale bag. I would also get it the red/rose color. What a nice looking purse.

  15. 05/10/2016 / 8:57 pm

    I am in love with the red one that the girl is wearing in the photo. It’s so luxurious looking and beautiful!

  16. Cindy
    05/10/2016 / 12:05 am

    I like the Monroe bag in shadow. I like the removable dividers and it is big enough to hold all my stuff.

  17. Austin Baroudi
    05/09/2016 / 11:02 pm

    Love the Austin bag in stone and bone and I’d love it for a gift for my sister! Thanks so much for the chance!

  18. Jessica Cox
    05/09/2016 / 8:33 pm

    I really like how roomie these bags are I carry around tons of stuff. The Ruston is my favorite I really like the Bone color , it will always be in style

  19. 05/09/2016 / 5:40 pm

    OMG I don’t think i ever seen such amazing bag. Love functionality , look and quality. LOVE IT ! Thank you so much for the chance

  20. paige chandler
    05/09/2016 / 5:39 pm

    I love the Monroe. Perfect for my style and everyday look. I like that it has removable accessories. Total package,

  21. tuesday
    05/09/2016 / 1:37 pm

    I think I like the Monroe best for size and style- but they are all lovely!

  22. Sandy Cain
    05/09/2016 / 1:30 pm

    All so nice! The one I love best is the “Riverdale” in the Shadow color. It’s roomy enough to carry all my gear, but small enough to be comfortable. (Big enough to hold the camera with the lens attached!) Plus, I always love a cross-body strap like this has. This is JUST what I’m looking for!

  23. Florence C
    05/08/2016 / 10:46 pm

    I love a nice cross body bag and I really like the Luna bag. I love how much style it has while being very versatile.

  24. Tabathia B
    05/08/2016 / 9:00 pm

    I like the style of the bags and really like both the 2 seus and the woodstock because they look so versatile and stylish

  25. 05/08/2016 / 8:43 pm

    I like the Oxford quite a bit just for the appearance but for functionality I really think the Monroe would be a good fit for me.

  26. Ashley F
    05/08/2016 / 5:49 pm

    I love how easy it is to keep your bag organized with the Ruston! I also love how it doesn’t look like a “diaper bag” but also holds a lot of stuff! I was always a bag/purse lover and since having kids have been in a bag rut! One of these might just take me out of it!

  27. Diana Camden
    05/08/2016 / 4:52 pm

    I love Kelly Moore bags. I would love to try one. They are all beautiful.

  28. Michelle C
    05/08/2016 / 3:51 pm

    I love the new collection! There’s so much variety, it looks like there’s options for everyone. I think the Augusta in Rose is my favorite. I’ve been using the Kelly Boy bag for my camera for several years and it’s held up beautifully!

  29. Brenda Penton
    05/08/2016 / 9:53 am

    I love the Riverdale. It is just my size. I’d love to win a bag 🙂

  30. Deborah Caudill
    05/08/2016 / 8:17 am

    I love Kelly’s story about starting her business. Her family sounds wonderful, and the fact that her husband’s name is Kelly too made me chuckle. Her line of pocketbooks, bags and backpacks are beautiful and durable. They are all made of good materials and are designed for beauty and organization. I love the backpacks that you can also carry as a pocketbook. I can’t tell you my favorite because she has so many styles that a person could have them all for each of their different styles and aspects of their life. However, so much thought is put into the materials and style that you could just have one and it could be used with every outfit for every appointment or aspect of a person’s life. They would be perfectly organized and everything in their bag would be protected from breaking. My son is 26 and he liked the 3 bags shown for men. Thanks for having this spectacular giveaway. I would love to win a Kelly Moore bag.

  31. ellen beck
    05/08/2016 / 6:14 am

    Kelly Moore Bags Classic Collection is well, classic. These bags offer function and fashion. I am partial to a couple of them. Their Ruston is quite nice, and I love the style. it would be better if they also had the crossbody carrying option, but I like it as is too. The Luna, would be a wonderful bag- now that has it all.

  32. DeAnna Keller
    05/08/2016 / 3:46 am

    I love how cute and versatile these bags are!

  33. jeani b
    05/08/2016 / 12:45 am

    These are lovely! I was instantly drawn the to pictured Luna because I love the color and I am used to using messenger bags. The Ruston was my second favorite. I love that it’s great for moms because I’m pregnant with my second child and have been giving thought to how much stuff I’m going to have to start hauling around again. My first child is 6 with her own messenger bag, so she carries most of her own stuff, which is nice, but I’m about to be back at square one! I love having space to hold my things and whatever we might need on a certain outing [hand sanitizer, camera, binoculars, gum, snacks… oh, the list!]. The Ruston is beautiful and functional and that’s important to me as a consumer and a mom.

  34. 05/07/2016 / 8:57 pm

    I love that the bags look like a very good quality bag and that they look great for organizing! My favorite is probably the Augusta in Saddle.

  35. Barrie
    05/07/2016 / 3:34 am

    This would make a great birthday gift for my mom! She LOVES purses with lots of pockets. She needs them well made and strong.

  36. chris z
    05/06/2016 / 3:42 pm

    i like how stylish they are

  37. Diane52
    05/06/2016 / 7:46 am

    I like that the Kelly Moore Bags Classic Collection seems to have a style to suit everyone’s taste. They are affordable, stylish and durable. My favourite is The Monroe because it has room for my laptop and a sleeve for my tablet and lots of pockets. Bonus that it comes with a removable fanny pack/messenger clutch.

  38. 05/06/2016 / 2:39 am

    I tried to follow you on all of the social media icons but none at the top of the page work. The ones at the bottom are for just sharing posts so please fix so I can follow and get more entries.

  39. Katie Amanda
    05/06/2016 / 12:36 am

    The bags look like they hold a lot of things. That’s always important!

  40. 05/05/2016 / 8:39 pm

    I am in desperate need of a new bag! I hate my diaper bag. I would love one like this that is stylish.

  41. 05/05/2016 / 5:58 pm

    The Ruston is actually my favorite style. I like the compact size but big capacity. I just brought home my grandfather’s old SLR and I am excited to put it to good use, so this would come in handy. The rose shade is gorgeous! I also love the leather collection, especially the Westminster Hobo.

  42. Barbara Blanton
    05/05/2016 / 4:57 pm

    My style is the Monroe I love the look of the bag and since I work full-time would be a perfect bag to carry my tablet and all my necessities to work. Also, my teenage daughter is always asking me to carry stuff for her.

  43. Amy Heffernan
    05/05/2016 / 1:49 pm

    I love the Austin bag. The draw string is really neat and easy access. Its a nice color and would match alot. Thanks!

  44. Ashley Keinath
    05/05/2016 / 1:20 pm

    Love the Augusta! Just totally looks like me!!’ Love it

  45. Eileen Richter
    05/05/2016 / 8:30 am

    My favorite is the MOnroe in Hickory. But I also love the Woodstock in Cinnamon. I am forevery trying to find a good camera bag that is also fashionable and STURDY. The separate compartments are so necessary to protect and to find things with ease. To have a bag like the MOnroe big enough for computer…that’s pretty cool for travel too. These bags are very versatile. Thats a key in savings and finding an all in one “fit” for all ages.

  46. Laura
    05/05/2016 / 5:21 am

    I love the bags from the Kelly Moore Bags Classic Collection. The designs and vibrant colors are wonderful. I especially like the Monroe and Augusta styles.

  47. Dotty J Boucher
    05/05/2016 / 4:55 am

    I really like all the different designs you can get with these bags, Also the the colors but what I really like is that you can tell that they are made with thought, well made and designed. One of my favorites is the Woodstock, love the design, they colors they added, she is just beautiful!..

  48. Heather McDonald
    05/05/2016 / 4:11 am

    I like that the Kelly Moore Bags Classic Collection is just as focused on organization and functionality as it is style. I think I like the Monroe the best because it is basically a classier, better looking, matching version of what I use now. I use a big tote bag and then a purse separately to keep my important things close to me and in easy reach.

  49. Hannah Avery
    05/05/2016 / 2:32 am

    I really like the Woodstock because it is roomy.

  50. violet taylor
    05/05/2016 / 2:21 am

    i love they are stylish byt still modest and mommy friendly

  51. Birdiebee
    05/05/2016 / 12:44 am

    I love the style of these bags as well as the colors. The outside zippers are very convenient for items I would need to get to quickly.

  52. Pj Huang
    05/04/2016 / 10:23 pm

    These bags are cute! The Augusta and the Woodstock are my favorites. Being a new mom, practical and stylish are equally important.

  53. laura g
    05/04/2016 / 8:22 pm

    I love and drool over pretty much every bag in Kelly Moore’s collections. The Augusta is sleek and sexy.

  54. Holly Thomas
    05/04/2016 / 7:44 pm

    The Ruston Bag is a perfect fit for me. I love the color and style.

  55. sandra
    05/04/2016 / 7:26 pm

    I most like the ruston style

  56. 05/04/2016 / 7:08 pm

    The roomy Ruston is perfect for moms like me and I luv cross body strap

  57. Sharon Rooney
    05/04/2016 / 6:14 pm

    The Riverdale is my favorite. I like that it is on the smaller side and will be perfect for everyday use.

  58. Colleenmarie
    05/04/2016 / 2:44 pm

    I really like the Oxford bag!

  59. Barbara
    05/04/2016 / 7:43 am

    I can’t decide! I love both the Ruston and the Monroe. The Ruston is stylish and looks like those super expensive designer bags. It’s the same general style that I’m usually drawn to when I buy my bags because they’re easy to carry and look good.

    I love the Monroe because it just looks gorgeous and lately I’m lugging around everything but the kitchen sink. A bigger bag would be wonderful, I’d like to avoid the purse plus tote thing that I’ve been doing.

    They’re all beautiful bags though.

  60. Jeanine Carlson
    05/04/2016 / 6:59 am

    I really like the shape and size of the Ruston Bag!!

  61. em
    05/04/2016 / 4:53 am

    I’ve always liked Kelly Moore bags, they are all so stylish and very versatile. there’s plenty of compartments inside, which i love! i need to have my bag organized instead of digging through it everytime. my fave is the The Ruston.

  62. Kayla Bennett
    05/04/2016 / 1:56 am

    I love that these bags make it so easy to organize your bag. I for some reason love to organize my bag, so this is just perfect for me. I love the monroe style in black. If i dont win i really might think of purchasing one myself! I really love the look and organization.

  63. Carrie
    05/04/2016 / 1:05 am

    I love that these bags are so versatile, durable, and beautiful. I especially love the monroe.

  64. Kathy Davis
    05/04/2016 / 12:30 am

    The Woodstock is super cute, and so is the Augusta, but my favorite is the Ruston. It’s the right size for my lifestyle. I love that they are beautiful, but not real leather. Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance.

  65. 05/04/2016 / 12:25 am

    I love these bags! They have so much room and are actually fashionable 🙂


  66. Katy
    05/04/2016 / 12:16 am

    I really love this red color! It’s amazing that they aren’t leather! The color is so rich and the bags look so soft. The hardware is exceptional too. I particularly like the cross body Riverdale!

  67. Amber Ludwig
    05/03/2016 / 10:54 pm

    I love the roominess and the pockets!! I love that its durable but still luxurious and just gorgeous!! My favorite one is the Collins-Kelly Moore Bag. Just gorgeous!!

  68. Kathy Ross
    05/03/2016 / 7:21 pm

    I like that the Cambrio –is Vegan-friendly, water and abrasion-resistant material that resembles leather in its supple beauty. They sound like they’re made to last. I really like the Monroe. The color is cool! I’d like to win one because they’re durable and in style! I need a bag like these.

  69. Denise M
    05/03/2016 / 2:20 pm

    I love how there is a place for everything. I really love the Austin bag.

  70. Christy Peeples DuBois
    05/03/2016 / 1:58 pm

    I would get the Augusta bag because of all of the pockets which i love in helping me stay organized. I love that these bags are made with durable materials and give you options in how it’s carried.

  71. abigail
    05/03/2016 / 1:44 pm

    I love the Luna Messenger Bag in Mustard! It’d be perfect for on the go!

  72. Sarah Hayes
    05/03/2016 / 1:33 pm

    I like the Augusta style. Id love to have one bc my other purse is getting old. this would be quite the upgrade as these are much better quality

  73. Julie
    05/03/2016 / 12:59 pm

    I really like the collection. It has a lot of gorgeous, wearable bad in it, but The Augusta is my favorite. I love the color, and I find myself really drawn to the shape as well.

  74. kelly tupick
    05/03/2016 / 12:44 pm

    I really like the Augusta bag. I think it’s perfect for my everyday use. I love the whole collection. This would be nice as i have never really owned a nice purse like this one. I would love to show this off.

  75. Natalie
    05/03/2016 / 12:34 pm

    I love the Augusta bag for everyday wear because it is classic, stylish and sophsticated enough for work. I like the Austin bag for carrying to the grocery store because it is large enough to store lots of coupons, wallet, sunglasses and snacks.

  76. vickie couturier
    05/03/2016 / 10:52 am

    I love the colors,the styles and the sizes,,my favorite:Monroe

  77. Cheryl
    05/03/2016 / 9:22 am

    I really like the style of them all, but probably the Monroe best. I like the internal pockets for notebooks and iPads.

  78. Cindy B
    05/03/2016 / 5:32 am

    My favorite bag is the Monroe. It would be perfect for traveling because I could carry my iPad as well as all my camera gear. I really like the shape of the bag!

  79. Elaine R
    05/03/2016 / 5:29 am

    The Kelly Moore bags are lovely and so stylish. My favorite would be the Luna handbag-perfect size and look.

  80. Elena
    05/03/2016 / 1:13 am

    I like these bags because of the variety of styles. My favorite is the Ruston bag

  81. Anita Duvall
    05/03/2016 / 12:45 am

    I would love to have a Kelly Moore Bag! My favorite one is the Woodstock. Looks classy and roomy.

  82. Margaret Smith
    05/03/2016 / 12:36 am

    These bags look wonderful. I love that they have such a great array of styles. Really love The Riverdale bag.

  83. jenny stratton
    05/03/2016 / 12:29 am

    I really love these bags they are big enough to hold all my stuff and compartmented so I can find things. The purse I have now is like the big black hole when your looking for things.

  84. Deborah W.
    05/02/2016 / 11:53 pm

    I love these bags. They are so elegant and look well made and classy. I would love to win the Ruston in red. It’s very pretty and would go with so many outfits.

  85. Lena Tatum
    05/02/2016 / 11:33 pm

    nice and roomie

  86. Soha Molina
    05/02/2016 / 11:31 pm

    All the styles are gorgeous and classy. I love Libby style.

  87. Dagmar
    05/02/2016 / 11:06 pm

    The quality of the bags look amazing! I love that there is all different colors and styles. I would rock any of the styles, they are all so cute!

  88. ginette
    05/02/2016 / 9:35 pm

    I love the Monroe and love that it holds a Mac..this bag would be great to house my laptop when travelling

  89. Tia
    05/02/2016 / 8:49 pm

    I love that these bags are roomy. I love that they are classic styles that would go with any outfit. I would love to add one of these bags to my collection.

  90. 05/02/2016 / 7:00 pm

    I think these bags are extremely cute and functional.

  91. Melissa S
    05/02/2016 / 6:33 pm

    These are great bags, anything that can help me stay organized is a plus. I love the Ruston bag but the Augusta is my favorite.

  92. jan
    05/02/2016 / 5:46 pm

    really love the colors on the monroe and luna.

  93. Tara
    05/02/2016 / 5:21 pm

    I really want a Kelly Moore bag! I have my eye on Libby in Sapphire! So very beautiful!

  94. Colette P.
    05/02/2016 / 5:18 pm

    Wow it was hard to choose a favorite, they are all great! I think my most favorite is the Libby bag, love that the dividers are movable and the fun, bright color choices it comes in. 🙂

  95. suzanne
    05/02/2016 / 4:09 pm

    To begin with I think they are gorgeous bags. I love the size and all the compartments. My favorite one is the Westminster Hobo, I just like hobo bags generally. I always wear out my bags, but I have never had a decent high quality one before and I would love to try it out.

  96. Amanda Sakovitz
    05/02/2016 / 3:56 pm

    I love the Ruston because of the outside zippers and the inside pocket zipper. It’s perfect for spring!

  97. Lauren
    05/02/2016 / 12:45 pm

    I like all of the inner pockets because things always get lost in my bags and purses.

  98. Rebecca Xavier
    05/02/2016 / 12:27 pm

    My favorite Kelly Moore bag is the Monroe. I love that it has a removable clutch bag and that it is big.

  99. Kari Barone
    05/02/2016 / 12:20 pm

    I love the stylish functionality of the Kelly Moore Collection bags. The removable signature basket is truly practical for Moms. I prefer the Monroe and the Woodstock styles. These bags are truly a wonderful pick for a busy Mama. I really need a new hand bag, as mine has seen better days.

  100. Kari Barone
    05/02/2016 / 12:19 pm

    I love the stylish functionality of the Kelly Moore Collection bags. The removable signature basket is truly practical for Moms. I prefer the Monroe and the Woodstock styles. These bags are truly a wonderful pick for a busy Mama.

  101. shelly peterson
    05/02/2016 / 11:47 am

    What a great collection. I really love the Ruston bag a lot in the color rose. I would love to win because I need a new hand bag and this looks really nice.

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