Before I had Sai, purses were not a concern for me. A simple wallet, phone and keys was all I needed and I was out of the door. I used to carry an orange Tory Burch clutch that my step mom bought me from Bloomingdales and jam pack all my shit in there including lipstick. These days, "everything but the kitchen sink" is a sad, but true statement. I chose some bags for new moms based on stages/usability that will hopefully make your life easier and more fashionable as you transition through the beautiful stages of motherhood.
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Spills are inevitable for brand new moms. If the bottle isn't on tightly or you forget to cap your Dr. Browns just know a mess will happen. I recommend Nylon bags for new moms because you can pop these bad boys right in the washer machine when a mess occurs. This bag is from Kate Spade so it's more on the luxury side and retails for $378.00.
RETURNING BACK TO WORK
The struggle returning to work is so real. None of your clothes fit. The baby has tons of things and you've been rocking the same over sized t-shirt and frumpy sweat pants(yoga pants if you're like me). You don't have to compromise style for utility. Any laptop bag that has separations is perfect for that transitioning baby bag. Instead of carry 2 or 4 bottles like you did the first 6 months, you just need to carry one to get you through the car ride or travel home. I recommend this Zara bag which is chic enough to make it to work but also functional enough to carry some pampers, wipes and a bottle. This bag is more on the affordable side and retails for $69.90.
GOING SHOPPING ON THE WEEKEND
This bucket bag or "rucksack" is perfect for taking a weekend trip to the mall. It's androgynous so your mate won't feel weird if you ask him to hold the bag. He might actually want to keep it. It's faux leather so if there's a spill all you have to do is wipe it! At $40.38 it won't break the bank!
THE WE'RE GOING OUT AND WON'T BE HOME FOR ALMOST 24 HOURS BAG
If it's one thing new moms can rely on, it's their baby being unpredictable. Babies can poop through their clothes at any given moment so if you're going far from home or you will be gone for a long time, you need to make sure you have doubles and triples of everything. This purse is so big you will have enough space for their stuff and yours. Oh, and it's also mad cute. This bag is from Lulu's and it comes with not one, not two but three pockets to store those single powers or anything else you may desire. The damage? $29