Mom Fashion

The Best Classic Bags for Moms at Every Budget

written by THE EVERYMOM EDITORS

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Source: Everlane and Madewell
Source: Everlane and Madewell

Even in college, I was known for having the “mom bag.” Needed a tissue for spontaneous drunken tears? I had a travel pack of Kleenex. Needed a Band-Aid for blisters from new heels? I was your gal. Now that I’m an actual mom, my new girl crew, AKA my 3-year-old and 6-year-old daughters, still expect me to have everything we need at all times in my mom bag—which means I’ve already been on the hunt for the best bags for moms.

Luckily for me, “everything we need” doesn’t include diapers anymore, but I still like to have wipes, snacks, and, yes, still tissues and bandages on hand. So when it comes to updating my bag for the new season, space for my work laptop and pockets for my mom supplies are a must. Plus, it’s helpful if the bag easily slings over my shoulder or comes with a crossbody strap so my hands can be free.

In this roundup, we scoured some of our favorite stores for handbag styles that work for mom life and more at different budget levels. Whether you’re ready to invest in a large leather tote or need something just to get through this season, we have all the options: budget ($), invest ($$), and treat yourself ($$$).

 

 

Oversized Totes and Shoppers

These oversized shopper options can fit everything you need, whether you’re taking a trip to the farmer’s market or heading out on a work trip.

black faux leather tote
Amazon | Dreubea
Leather Tassel Handbag

$

This under-$15 faux leather handbag is a simple yet sophisticated accessory. It has a convenient magnet closure design and can hold your everyday essentials.

multiple colors available

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nylon handbag
Target
Athleisure Soft Tote

$

This tote is the definition of sporty and chic. It's easy to clean and has spacious pockets that will fit all your on-the-go necessities.

multiple colors and styles available

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Nordstrom
Reversible Faux Leather Tote

$

A reader and editor favorite for its versatility and price, this reversible tote matches with any outfit.

3 colors available

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italian tote bag
Quince
Classic Italian Leather Tote

$$

This full-sized leather tote bag is great for your everyday needs and includes several pockets for your laptop, phone, and other necessities.

2 colors available

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black classic tote
Cuyana
Classic Structured Tote

$$$

Another reader and editor go-to, a high-quality Cuyana bag is an investment you'll use for years to come.

4 colors available

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beis tote bag
Beis
Large Work Tote

$$$

Classic and functional, this tote from Beis is best-known for its versatility. Whether you're going to work, grabbing a cocktail with the ladies, or running errands, it's a perfect bag for working-mom life.

4 colors available

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calpak tan handbag
Calpak
Haven Laptop Tote Bag

$$$

This laptop tote bag is practical for work, social outings, and everything-in-between. This minimal-looking tote has multiple compartments for your devices and other personal belongings.

7 colors available

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black classic tote
Madewell
The Oversized Shopper Bag

$$$

This oversized tote is made with high-quality leather that molds perfectly against your body while holding its shape. With a slide pocket and a magnetic closure, all your belongings will safely be stowed away.

2 colors available

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tan tote bag
Cuyana
Classic Easy Zipper Tote

$$$

Ideal for your day-to-day routine, this classic tote is designed to be taken anywhere. Made with lightweight leather and a secure zip closure, you truly can't go wrong with this bag.

7 colors and 3 sizes available

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zip-top carryall
Madewell
The Zip-Top Carryall

$$$

A Madewell bestseller, this zip-top tote already has plenty of positive reviews, including some from fellow moms. With spacious interior pockets to keep your belongings safe and organized, this bag will
be your new best friend.

3 colors available

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brown tote bag
Everlane
The New Day Market Tote

$$$

This is an updated classic Everlane tote that's popular for a reason. Crafted with carefully sourced material, this bag is made to feel like "leather"—minus the environmental footprint.

3 colors available

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green tote bag
Madewell
Large Woven Tote Bag

$$$

Add a little bit of texture into your bag collection with this woven leather tote. With a spacious interior and durable straps, you'll be reaching for this bag constantly.

2 colors available

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black classic tote
Banana Republic
Leather Classic Tote

$$$

With an open-top design, you will have easy access to your belongings at all times. This tote is ideal for holding all your personal items.

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Mid-Size Totes

If you’d rather not lug an oversized shopper, consider a mid-size tote that can still hold most essentials.

woven leather tote
Amazon | Queenoris
Woven Shoulder Tote Bag

$

This on-trend woven tote bag is suitable for daily wear with its lightweight and soft material. With multiple colors to choose from, this stylish handbag can easily match with your wardrobe.

4 colors available

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green canvas tote
L.L.Bean
Open-Top Tote

$

Looking for the perfect spring and summer tote? This heavy-duty canvas tote is durable for all of your outdoor excursions. Plus, you can customize it with a fun phrase or your name or initials.

9 colors and 4 sizes available

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classic mom bag
Target
Tote Handbag

$

This is the perfect medium-sized tote with a zippered top and interior pockets, and it has a shoulder strap if you want to use it as a crossbody.

5 colors/styles available

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classic mom bag
J.Crew
Montauk Medium Tote

$$

For a more casual tote option, we love this personalized tote from J.Crew.

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black medium tote
Everlane
The Cactus Leather Bag

$$

A new edition to Everlane, this hobo bag was made to be just the right size. It offers an over-the-shoulder look with a spacious interior design.

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classic mom bags
Madewell
Zip-Top Leather Tote

$$

A reader and editor favorite, the Madewell Transport tote is a mom go-to.

4 colors available

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tote
Mark & Graham
Personalized Tote

$$$

Personalize everything from the silhouette to the monogram to the strap on this 16.5”w x 12”h classic tote bag.

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woven tote bag
Madewell
Medium Woven Leather Tote

$$$

This woven tote bag is a fun twist on Madewell's classic medium transport tote. It is a super soft bag that offers a boho look and two functional ways to carry it.

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tan leather bag
Everlane
Italian Leather Studio Bag

$$$

This Everlane Studio Bag is made with premium Italian leather, and is surely worth the investment. It also has practical details such as a snap closure, adjustable straps, and roomy pockets.

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braided leather tote
Banana Republic
Leather Braid Strap Bag

$$$

This unique braided-strap tote offers an edgy yet sleek look. Upgrade your bag collection and add this one-of-a-kind purse to your accessories arsenal.

2 colors available

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tan tote bag
Dagne Dover
Allyn Leather Tote

$$$

Trust us, this leather tote bag is worth the big bucks. It's chic on the outside and practical on the inside.

3 colors and 2 sizes available

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Everyday Crossbody Bags

Rather than dealing with a shoulder bag while you’re carrying a kid or holding hands to cross the street, crossbody bags and purses keep everything you need secured and easy to access on the go.

black simple crossbody
Quince
Vegan Saddle Bag

$

If you're looking for a sleek yet affordable crossbody bag, look no further. Crafted from vegan leather, this round-shaped bag is great for lovers of all things vintage-inspired.

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black small crossbody
Target
Double Gusset Crossbody

$

This classic crossbody bag can effortlessly match with any 'fit while offering a simplistic look.

6 colors/patterns colors available

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tan sling bag
Everlane
Cactus Leather Sling Bag

$$

We love trendy yet sustainable fashion items, and this cactus leather bag is carefully crafted with organically-sourced materials.

4 colors available

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tan small crossbody
Madewell
Mini Leather Carabiner Crossbody

$$

Elevate any look with this adorable mini leather crossbody. With multiple pockets on the inside, you won't have to sacrifice storage space with this purse.

4 colors available

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classic mom bag
Madewell
The Sydney Shoulder Bag

$$$

This bag is big enough to fit diapers and wipes if needed, but also small enough for every day if you don't have to tote around as much stuff for the kiddos.

2 colors available

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white leather crossbody
J.Crew
Edie Italian Leather Bag

$$$

Enhance your wardrobe with this high-quality, leather crossbody. It will be a guaranteed staple piece for all of your outfits.

3 colors available

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medium tan crossbody
Madewell
Shoulder Crossbody Bag

$$$

One of Madewell's newest additions, it's no surprise this convertible crossbody is a bestseller. It's a super functional shoulder bag that can be styled multiple ways.

4 colors available

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Cute Backpacks

There’s a reason backpacks are a go-to for moms—they can fit tons of essentials and keep both of your hands free.

backpack
Target
Commuter Backpack

$

With tons of interior pockets and a sleeve to fit on a suitcase handle, this backpack is as practical as it is cute.

3 colors available

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beis backpac
Béis
The Backpack

$$

This iconic Béis backpack is an editor favorite. With different functioning compartments, you can pack all your personal items with ease.

2 colors available

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Lululemon
Everyday Backpack 2.0

$$

Add this water-repellent backpack to your cart if you're always on the move. With easy-access pockets, you can fit all your day-to-day essentials.

3 colors available

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classic mom bag
Nordstrom
Kånken Water Resistant Backpack

$$

Functional Scandinavian design has kept the Kånken a favorite for decades. With interior and exterior pockets, this is a cute and functional option for moms.

10+ colors available

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leather backpack
Portland Leather
'Almost Perfect' Tote Backpack

$$$

Use this high-quality leather bag as backpack, shoulder bag, or convenient tote.

8 colors available

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Dagne Dover
Dakota Neoprene Backpack

$$$

If you love the outdoors, this water-resistant backpack is just for you. With a luggage-handle sleeve included, it's great for all your traveling needs.

7 colors and 3 sizes available

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Stylish Belt Bags

Belt bags were made for moms. Whether you wear them slung over a shoulder or around your waist, there is no beating their convenience.

belt bag
Lululemon
Everyday Belt Bag

$

So many of our editors own this super convenient belt bag from Lululemon. Beloved for its pockets and the surprising amount of stuff it can store, this is a belt bag favorite. Plus, it comes in so many fun colors, from neutrals to brights.

10+ colors/patterns available

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oatmeal belt bag
Calpak
Luka Belt Bag

$

Add this fanny pack to your collection of reliable fashion items. Made with lightweight material, you'll barely be able to tell you're wearing it.

10+ colors available

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Everlane
The Renew Fanny Pack

$

This belt bag will be your new go-to option. With two exterior pockets and a spacious main compartment, you'd be surprised at how much you can fit in there!

3 colors available

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Kibou
Belt Diaper Bag

$$

Kibou thought of everything when it comes to this belt bag. It comes with a built-in (and detachable) changing pad and even has a waterproof pocket for wipes.

8 colors available

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Monos
Metro Sling

$$

Made with ultra-microfibre vegan leather, this water-resistant sling bag is made for everyone. There's also a hidden, full-length pocket to keep your personal items even more safe.

9 colors and 2 materials available

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Banana Republic
Heritage Leather Belt Bag

$$

This luxe leather accessory is a sleek way to travel with your belongings. With a detachable pouch feature, you can easily transform this belt bag into a wallet.

3 colors available

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mauve fanny pack
Dagne Dover
Ace Fanny Pack

$$

Be hands-free with this convenient fanny pack. Made from recycled lining, this belt bag is both cute and practical.

7 colors available

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belt bag
MZ Wallace
Leather Belt Bag

$$$

More of a splurge, this MZ Wallace belt bag can fit your essentials while keeping you looking stylish—whether you're with baby or not.

5 colors/patterns available

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Diaper Bags

For diaper bags that combine chic style and functionality, look no further than some of these editor and reader favorites!

mom bag
Amazon | Land
Backpack Diaper Bag

$

Practical, cute, and widely popular, you'll likely see Land brand diaper bags at any large gathering of moms and kids.

6 colors available

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mom bag
Target
Skip Hop Mainframe Wide Open Backpack

$$

Used as a tote or backpack, this diaper bag makes it easy to access everything that's packed inside. Plenty of pockets, including two insulated ones for bottles, make this a favorite.

3 colors available

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tan diaper bag
Dagne Dover
Indi Diaper Bag

$$$

Offered in different sizes and colors, we are obsessed with this Indi Diaper Backpack. It can be easily clipped to your stroller and has ample space for your family's needs. Read one writer's full review of this bag here!

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Nordstrom
Insulated Backpack

$$$

This chic reader-favorite diaper bag has all the essentials, including plenty of pockets and a washable changing pad. Use it beyond the diaper years for family outings, too!

4 colors available

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