The Best Bags for Moms with Kids of Different Ages


In honor of Mother’s Day this upcoming Sunday, I’ve pulled together a list of gift options (bags, natch) that will not only delight her sartorial sense, but will give her the function she needs as a parent – of a child of any age. Take Elle Macpherson’s Hermès Jypsiere. She carried this when her kids were toddlers, and thanks to the timelessness and high-quality nature of Hermès pieces, it remains a go-to for her even now that they’re older. For moms who already have Hermès treasures and like to switch them out daily, gift a Baginizer (on Baginizer for $369-$399). These handy organizers will protect the lining of your bag, as well as provide an easy way to move your essentials between bags in seconds. For more gift inspiration – at every price point – take a look at the below…

Once you have a baby, your bag’s status as your most precious cargo goes by the wayside. You need a crossbody or large tote that will sit easily on your shoulders – and come with lots of pouches and pockets for storing infant needs. Miranda Kerr’s Louis Vuitton has a padded strap for extra comfort!


Bottega Veneta Intrecciato Leather Tote (on NET-A-PORTER for $3,950)

Marni City Pod Two-Tone Leather Tote (on NET-A-PORTER for $2,260)

Madewell Zipper Transport Bag (on Shopbop for $188)

Rebecca Minkoff Regan Satchel (on Shopbop for $325)


Caring for a toddler requires just about as big a bag as caring for a newborn, only this time, you’ll definitely want it in crossbody form since you’ll be running after your little mover 24/7. You need to have snacks, diapers, and a change of clothing ready to go at all times. SJP’s girls are at the high-end of this age group in the photo above, so a smaller Chanel Boy bag is doable.


A top handle, however, is not doable. Charlize Theron’s Givenchy Lucreziaicon may be a chic choice, but when you’re trying to grab a squirming toddler, it’s all hands on deck.


Hermès Jypsiere 28 (at Hermès for $8,500)

Tom Ford Jennifer Medium Textured-Leather Shoulder Bag (on NET-A-PORTER for $3,545)

Madewell Minerva Tie Dumpling Crossbody Bag (on Shopbop for $89.60, from $128)

See By Chloe Joy Rider Crossbody Bag (on Shopbop for $185)


Grade School
Your job as a mom will never be done, but by now, you can get back to being your trendy self. Anything goes! Katie Holmes even went so far as to coordinate mom and daughter outfits.


Gucci Line A Hobo Embossed Leather Shoulder Bag (on NET-A-PORTER for $1,850)

Emilio Pucci Medium Jungle Printed Canvas Tote (on M’oda ‘Operandi for $645)

Tory Burch Ella Printed Packable Tote Bag (at Neiman Marcus for $225)

Zara Striped Tote (at Zara for $49.90)

Photo Credits: FameFlynet


  1. May 5, 2016 / 3:32 pm

    Could you let me know what size is Elle Mcphersons hermes jypsiere bag please?

    Thank you.

  2. August 16, 2021 / 2:22 pm

    This bags looks very nice. And they are big enough to fit the children’s belongings there, just in case. Great examples and photos, thanks!

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