Duck Bag, Baggu
Founded in 2007 by mother and daughter team Joan and Emily Sugihara, the amazing Baggu, have steadily become the masters of simple and high quality bags. We love their range of backpacks, travel bags and purses, but their totes have to be the perfect mum bag. This starry number has two handles, an adjustable strap and is machine washable. Baggu also sell some lovely zip pouches, which are prefect for organising all the essentials and preventing your lovely new bag from turning into a bin.
£26 from Baggu – Buy here
Unstructured Leather Backpack, Cos
This smart backpack from Cos is roomy enough on the inside to stuff a lot into, whilst remaining very well put together on the outside. The bag is made from soft panels of leather, with slim shoulder straps, an inside zip pocket and a fully lined interior. It also comes in black but we are fans of the on-trend pink.
£115 from Cos – buy here
Perforated Leather Tote, & Other Stories
Everyone needs a good quality leather bag that will stand the test of time (and a life time of spillages) and this stylish tote from the Swedish favourites & Other Stories could be it. It’s the perfect size, allowing enough room to fit lots in without becoming an item of luggage. The perforated leather also gives it a nice edge.
£105 from & Other Stories – buy here
Quilt Puff Tote Bag, Topshop
Brighten up the gloomy months ahead with this shiny bag from Topshop, which also happens to be very practical. Made from 100% leather, it zips up all the way, is machine washable and the quilted puff makes it comfortable to carry.
£65 from Topshop – Buy here
Navy Kånken, Fjallraven
Originally designed for school kids in the 1970s’ to prevent back problems, Sweedish brand Fjällräven’s Kånken has become a household staple. Cool and practical, the bag is made from lightweight Vinylon F Fabric, which means it is hardy and able to withstand dirt, rain and everything in between. It being a backpack means it also keeps your arms and hands free.
£65 from Fjallraven – Buy here