Gorgeous, Affordable Diaper Bags

You would never buy a purse with baby bears all over it, so why buy a diaper bag like that when you're carrying it just as much? These grown-up bags don't scream that they have bottles and wipes inside, and most will carry you from playdate to date night. Best of all, most are under $100.

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Feeling Tweedy

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Feeling Tweedy

Why We Love It: We're all about the menswear trend these days, and this tote helps us pull it together. This bag's shiny black details, silver hardware, and herringbone print will fit right in with the trousers, vests, and collared shirts that are en pointe right now.

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Steel Yourself

Courtesy of Skip Hop

Steel Yourself

Why We Love It: Let us count the ways: There's the it-couldn't-be-a-diaper bag shape, the way it switches to a stroller bag, the eco-friendly, PVC-free materials and -- wow -- 14 pockets to keep all those binkies and bottles contained. We're also impressed by the pockets lined with Agion antibacterial technology to minimize germs.

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Purple Reign

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Purple Reign

Why We Love It: With its designer good looks, unexpected eggplant color, and crisp white trim, we think this pricey diaper bag is worth the big bucks. And if you still need reason to justify the expense, remember that glam mamas Nicole Kidman, Angelina Jolie, and Courteney Cox all carry T & L bags.

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In Print

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In Print

Why We Love It: Created by Bachelorette star Trista Sutter (now a mom), this roomy earth-mama bag is made from organic hemp in an exotic, Indian-inspired print.

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Go Boho

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Go Boho

Why We Love It: Slouchy boots -- check. Peasant blouse -- check. If you're rocking the Bohemian look, this bag will fit right in (for under 25 bucks, at that). We love the magnetic snap top, which means the bag won't gape open even if you don't have the free hands to close it.

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Red Hot

Courtesy of Amy Michelle

Red Hot

Why We Love It: We'd totally go for this purse, diaper bag or not. The fact that it has tons of compartments, a stroller attachment, slots for credit cards, and a quick-release pacifier holder is just icing on the cake. It comes in sensible black, but we love the fire engine red.

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Gold 'n' Pink Luxury

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Gold 'n' Pink Luxury

Why We Love It: When it's not helping you schlep your baby stuff, this uber-trendy, ginormous tote can also be used as a weekend bag. Switch between the shoulder strap and shorter handles depending on the day.

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Dude, Where's My Diaper?

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Dude, Where's My Diaper?

Why We Love It: If Mom and Dad switch off on diaper duty, this is the tote for you. This functional and easy-on-the-eyes messenger-style bag is totally gender neutral, so no more switching out bags. Loaded with all the frills that you've come to expect from a diaper bag, plus an ergonomic design, it houses all of your baby's paraphernalia in one sleek package.

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Flying High

Courtesy of Target

Flying High

Why We Love It: If you're a Chucks-and-tee kind of gal, we've found your bag. This boxy messenger bag, with a gold, screenprinted plane sillo on the side, has a whopping 12 inside pockets, an easy-to-clean plastic material, and an extra-wide strap. It also attaches easily to a stroller. We love that it feels so city mama.

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Little Miss Sunshine

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Little Miss Sunshine

Why We Love It: A pop of yellow can pull together even a simple jeans-and-tee look (its energizing qualities aren't a bad thing either).

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The Anti-Diaper Bag

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The Anti-Diaper Bag

Why We Love It: There's no law that says you must buy a diaper bag once you have a baby. Really, any bag can do the trick as long as it has enough room to hold the essentials. So use this reversible (love that!) tote through the baby years and well beyond.

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Go Anywhere

Courtesy of Loom

Go Anywhere

Why We Love It: This super-sturdy, water-resistant bag has a sporty, urban appeal -- it would easily double as a gym bag or a work bag (the changing pad, once cleaned, can even be used to cushion a laptop).

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Show Us Your Stripes

Courtesy of Skip Hop

Show Us Your Stripes

Why We Love It: The super popular Skip Hop Duo becomes a standout when it's in this playful striped print. This deluxe version of the bag is 30 percent larger than the original, and it clips easily to your stroller.

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Green with Envy

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Green with Envy

Why We Love It: This weather-poof, wipe-clean tote in preppy-with-an-edge paisley will might make your non-mom friends jealous. The inside accessories have a high-end feel with cute illustrations on them. Converts easily to a stroller bag and can also fit a laptop.

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Shiny Object

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Shiny Object

Why We Love It: The glam exterior of this bag hides its often not-so-glam contents. We love metallics because they go with everything without being boring. And, yes, it keeps bottles cold, has tons of pockets inside and out, and is phthalate-free.

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Bow Down

Courtesy of Gap, Inc

Bow Down

Why We Love It: It's ladylike-classic in every way, from the pistachio and cocoa color combo to the mix-n-match patterns. Three magnetic snap closures are convenient when your arms are full of baby.

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Black Beauty

Courtesy of Target

Black Beauty

Why We Love It: This might be the LBD (little black dress) of your bag collection. Basic black gets extra oomph from a subtle Asian-inspired print. Multiple compartments keep all your baby gear in place.

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Funky Divas

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Funky Divas

Why We Love It: Prints can turn a bag into a statement, but something too "out there" won't work for everyday use. That's why we're digging this subtle, goes-with-jeans patterned tote. A soft cotton strap is easy on the shoulders, and a key fob eliminates excursions to the nether regions of your purse.

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Solid Gold

Courtesy of Toys R' Us

Solid Gold

Why We Love It: You're one hot mama, and you need a hot bag to match. This bold bag, made of faux patent leather, has lots of pockets plus a bright pink changing pad. (Who couldn't use a little glamour when dealing with diaper duty?)



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