Moms are always prepared. Need a Band-Aid? She’s got you covered. Want some hand sanitizer? She’s your go-to gal. Yearning for a snack or a drink or a coloring book? Look no further — Mama has it all in that big ol’ bag of hers. Bottomless pits of stuff, mom bags need to be both large and functional because we like to carry everything but the kitchen sink — and that’s only because it doesn’t fit. With lots of practical pockets and smart features, these stylish and roomy handbags can hold veritable pharmacies — because #momlife means being ready for anything with all the things. We’ve rounded up the best baby bags that aren’t actually meant to be diaper bags, because you’re going to want to hold onto these spacious accessories for years to come.
Banana Republic August Handbag
Inspired by global travel, this gorgeous, textured, open-style tote can fit everything you’ll need for a day of exploration — and anything you may acquire along the way. Plus, for every bag sold, August will donate a backpack to Operation School Bell, a nonprofit that provides clothes to students in need in the Los Angeles Unified School District. Now that’s a splurge you can feel good about, Mom.
This bag will take you from the office to the gym to school pickup. It features water-resistant leather and easily converts to a small studio bag, so you can grab it all and go or take only what you need.
Durable and strong, this iconic Tory Burch tote boasts a spacious interior that can easily fit all the essentials. Plus, its polished look will help you stay gorgeous on the go — even if you’re still wearing yoga pants with a pajama top.
Lauren is a digital editor, freelance writer, and Instagram aficionado with a feisty five-year-old boy and a sassy two-year-old diva at home. With a passion for family, travel, style, and alliteration, she spends her days chasing children, chugging coffee, and daydreaming about sleep. As a veteran lifestyle editor and media mom, Lauren loves to find ways to make the aspirational attainable for all the overwhelmed parents out there—because we really need to stick together! Lauren lives with her husband and kiddos in the suburbs of New York City.