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We’ve come along way from the diaper bags of yore with their frumpy patterns and tired pastels. No longer do parents have to relinquish their personal sense of style when toting around baby supplies. Whether you’re a label-lover or just looking for a well-made bag with high-end finishings, these diaper bags are fully equipped to handle all your functional needs, while also being stylish enough to palm off as the accessory of a footloose and fancy-free singleton.
I actually purchased this bag several years before having a baby. It’s a fabulous commuting bag with six exterior and ten interior pockets. You’ll find enough space to hold a laptop, gym clothes and a roomy exterior pocket on the outside for holding running shoes. Designed for the founders’ friend, a mother of triplets, this tote is equipped with two water bottle (or baby bottle) holders and has a luggage sleeve to fit on top of a suitcase, perfect for traveling. It comes in five colors and its luxe nylon material wipes clean. The Kate bag is finished in black Italian leather trim and gold hardware.
This Twelve Little diaper bag is perfect as a gender-neutral backpack for parents to share. The soft, quilted polyester/nylon has a water-resistant coating essential for spills and messes and also gives the bag a nice luster. The shoulder straps and back panel are padded for extra comfort and the main compartment unzips three quarters of the way for easier access. There are two insulated bottle holders, a matching changing mat and a “dirty little secret” zipper compartment on the side of the bag for soiled items.
New mom Shay Mitchell is the brains behind this new bag collection that includes weekender bags, totes, luggages — and now, diaper bags. Available in black and beige, these items are loaded with features to help moms stay organized such as a changing pad, pacifier clips, five exterior pockets, interchangeable and adjustable straps, and a Trolley sleeve that can be used as a zip pocket. Other mom-friendly features include metal feet to protect the bottom from wear and tear, odor proof bags and other tools that help the not-so-glam moments of parenthood. At the end of the day, this bag looks like a chic work tote for the mom-on-the-go.
Designed in Los Angeles, Happ Brand bags all contain at least nine pockets to organize all baby essentials and are made of Happ’s signature water-resistant herringbone nylon. The material is lightweight but retains structure through its signature quilting. The Levy Backpack has a wide zippered flap for easy access to every part of the bag so you don’t have to go digging around for Sophie the Giraffe when her presence is requested.
Freshly Picked is known for its fashion-forward baby moccasins and its foray into diaper bags has been hotly anticipated. With 10 pockets and an easy-access magnetic flap, the vegan leather bag is as functional as it is beautiful. The versatile design has straps that let you wear the bag three ways—as a backpack, a cross-body bag or a shoulder purse.
A stealthy diaper bag from designer maternity label Hatch, this nylon black tote with neon pink stitched accents comes with three zipper pouches labelled “This” “That” and “The Other”—plus a light changing mat that fits perfectly with the set. The bag has a bucket pocket for mobile phone, baby bottles and a base to stand upright. The monogrammed tassel is sold separately.
If you’re a bit of a designer fiend, get your fix with this Gucci diaper bag. Made in Italy, the Gucci Double G Logo Diaper Bag is lined leather and has an extra spacious interior to store all the essentials as well as exterior slip and bottle pockets. It comes with a changing pad and adjustable shoulder strap.
Take a walk on the wild side with the Italian-crafted leopard print nylon diaper bag. Boasting a leopard print changing pad and a removable leopard-print zip top pouch, this is the bag kitted out for the maximalist mother who isn’t afraid to make a grand entrance, be it to day care or any play groups.