Sundaysomewherepinkbackpack Many hours have been lost searching the vortex that is my bag; rummaging past nappies, half eaten sandwiches, useless receipts, nail polish, Donatello, Raphael & naturally, a batman mask. Constantly searching, yet never actually finding what I'm looking for. Welcome to my life.

A chic, modern bag is a mama's best friend. Not only does it mask this unorganised chaos, but can also boost a mediocre outfit, and if nothing else, detract from your the other bags under tired mummy eyes.  Every mama needs a good "investment" piece (remember the cost per use argument when justifying to hubby ) and a few casual totes for the beach or park.

So weather you're looking for a dedicated baby bag with all the trimmings, or just a cool bag, big enough to hold all the crap that comes with motherhood- this edit has got you covered. From bargain to blowout, backpack to Balenciaga, here is a collection of my favourite "mummy" bags that are...well, not so mumsy. xo

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Sunday Somewhere pink backpack; 3.1 Phillip Lim backpack via Sincerely Jules; Obikinomi Emma baby bag; Marc Jacobs Shiela leather shopper; Kate Spade Stevie baby bag; Status Anxiety Passing Moment bag; Children of the Tribe swimming bag; Gryson all black suede bag via Sincerely Jules; Marc Jacobs Pretty Eliza Baby Bag; Claudine & Ash Havana baby bag; Obikinomi Emma Baby bag Zest nude; Pinneaple Nappy clutch; Chloe Tote via Cara Loren; (under $50 edit- shop below); State of Escape tote.

UNDER $50- SHOP THE EDIT Clockwise from top left: Cotton On Like A Diamond leopard canvas bag $19.95; Project 10 Black & White chevron oversized tote $19.95 ; The Beach People leather strap bag $22; Country Road East West shopper; Asos canvas black backpack $43.73; Seed Heritage Canvas spliced tote $9.95.