Okay, I think we can all agree on one thing: our bag is pretty much an extension of ourselves. The bag we carry goes wherever we go and is filled to the brim with everything important in our lives. I separate bags for women into a few different categories which apply to different situations or events in my life. First, of course, is the diaper bag, the necessary accessory for anyone with a baby from infancy up to about a year and half. (Yes, there are a few out there that could be considered as “fashionable”.) Second, there are day to day bags, which are medium-sized, pretty on the eyes, and able to hold all of the items that I need whenever I am at work or out and about without my family. Third, there are the nighttime bags, which are sexy little bags that are purchased to match a specific outfit for a night on the town. Then, there are the Mama Bags – the most important bags for women of them all.
By terminology a la Allison Cooper, we can define Mama Bag as follows:
Mama Bag– (noun)
1. An over-sized bag that is used as a combination diaper bag and day to day bag. It it highly fashionable, versatile, and practical. It is most likely adorned with many pockets to hold items such as: wallet, diapers, wipes, cosmetics, cell phone, shopping lists, and diaries. It does not scream “Diaper Bag!”
2. Plural usage Mama Bags: meaning that a Mama can have more than one, even an entire closet full.
Now, Mama Bags aren’t necessarily built specifically for Mamas, but can be found in a plethora of non-maternity specialty shops, fashion stores, or accessory departments of larger stores. I find many bags for women that range from designer to inexpensive that are chic and over-sized enough to carry all of my “Mama Stuff.” I have been a HUGE fan of the Mama Bag since my little man turned one and a half and didn’t require me to lug around a huge diaper bag, so I have put together a list of the best of the best
5 Classic Bags For Women
I love how edgy this bag for women is! It does come in a cross body, but there is just something powerful about the top handle version. While it is priced at $335 (gulp, I know), you will carry it for years and years to come. And just a little hint – the read one is currently on sale at Amazon for only $198, click here.
I love the two tone colors in this bag and how it’s neutral palette will match everything in your closet. And being only $127 right now at Bloomies makes this the perfect time to buy!
Only $104 right now at Bloomies, this leather slouchy bag will be the one you want to pick up time after time no matter where you’re heading!
You guys – this Furla bag will hold it all, seriously! Only $279 from Bluefly, this can easily double as your diaper bag, too.
I can’t help but be partial to Burberry because my husband got me a similar bag as my push gift whenever I gave birth to Branden. But I will promise this: they last forever and our worth the extra dough. And honestly, plaid goes with everything. So the bag is $606, but start saving now and when it’s in your hands it will feel worth it!
I hope that you all love these chic bags for women as much as I do. A classic bag will never go out of style and can be your go-to year round, and I personally love to buy a great bag and then not need to update for at least a year. If you aren’t quite sure about the do’s and don’ts of investing (or splurging) in fashion, I have the ultimate guide here for making your purchase wisely. What is your go to?