It’s a question that every mum has when she’s travelling. How do I choose a bag that is sturdy and roomy enough for all of my little one’s diapers and toys and yet one that remains chic.
Well, here are seven stylish yet practical bags that you can take on your next flight that don’t just look good, they also double up as a diaper bags on the go.
Mansur Gavriel Small Tote Rosa
Made of 100% Italian calfskin leather, this handy tote is chic yet great for travel. Roomy enough for you and the little ones’ basic travel essentials, it comes with an extra internal pocket and a detachable wallet so you can easily arrange things within the bag. When you land, it works perfectly as a day bag, eliminating the need to bring an extra one along.
S$910, available at LaPrendo.
Anya Hindmarch Ebury Maxi Pixels Leather Tote
This colourful tote is one of Anya Hindmarch’s more lightweight bags — using a special fused leather technique to create a bag that is stylish yet easy to carry around. The use of giant leather pixels creates a fun effect and can be used to teach the kids colours.
US$2479, available at Net-A-Porter or S$4960, available at Anya Hindmarch, Branded Boutiques, L2, Takashimaya Department Store.
Tory Burch Packable Backpack and Tote
Designed to tuck easily into another bag or suitcase, the Packable Backpack and Tote from Tory Burch’s Ella collection fold flat and can be easily stored away if need be. Made of durable, water-repellent nylon, these super-lightweight bags are portable yet roomy enough to hold all your travel needs — the quintessential travel bags.
S$400 each, available at Tory Burch Wisma Atria (435 Orchard Road #02-28-3w/54) and The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands (2 Bayfront Ave #B2-84).
Meli Melo Thela Medium Taupe Tote Bag
Thanks to its unique design, this classically chic bag is roomy and versatile enough such that it can be carried in five different ways. For example, you can use the long strap when on the go, with the carry handles, or simply detach the internal zipped pouch to use as an evening clutch. The result: you eliminate the need to bring multiple bags to match different looks.
S$1010, available at LaPrendo.
LeSportsac Commuter Tote in Colour Blocks
A practical, lightweight tote that adds a pop of colour to your outfit, this bag is hardy and offers plenty of space for daily commutes.
S$140, available at LeSportsac, ION Orchard #B1-12A.
Made of a lovely, soft pebble grain leather imported from Italy, the Shanghai Tang New Pebble Carry All bag is large enough for weekends away, making it an ideal bag that works well if you need a more heavy-duty diaper bag alternative.
S$1135, available at Shanghai Tang Takashimaya Shopping Centre (#03-06/07, Ngee Ann City), Raffles City Shopping Centre (#01-28/29) and The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, (#B1-12)
Kate Spade On Purpose Nightlife Tote
Not only do you get a lovely bag with this purchase, you also do some good while you’re at it. The Nightlife Tote is from Kate Spade’s On Purpose collection which is handcrafted by 150 women in Masoro, a town in central Rwanda. The aim is to give these women a means of living and provide them with economic stability. Made of a sturdy leather, the bag is hardy and offers plenty of space.
Price unavailable, from Kate Spade outlets.