Can something as utilitarian as a diaper bag actually be—dare we say it—stylish? If you’re looking for a practical carryall that lugs all your baby essentials, but carries itself like an It bag, the answer is a designer diaper bag. Designer diaper bags may not be cheap (though many are more affordable than you might imagine), but they’re an investment, one that may actually pay for itself when you consider how much daily use you’ll get out of it. Plus, name brand diaper bags are typically built to last, featuring quality craftsmanship and higher-end materials. We’ve rounded up 15 of the best designer diaper bags out there—and where you can find them for less.
Best Designer Diaper Bags
The best designer diaper bags make a fashion statement without sacrificing practical features, such as changing mats, bottle insulators and roomy compartments.
Coach diaper bag
One of the most popular designer diaper bags, the Coach Baby Tote radiates sophistication with its clean lines, leather-trimmed details and classic black and gold palette. But the stain-resistant nylon exterior, removable changing mat and compartments galore mean this diaper bag can keep up with a busy mama’s needs.
Buy it: Coach Baby Tote in Nylon, $395, Coach.com
Kate Spade diaper bag
Some things in life are black and white, like this chic Kate Spade diaper bag. It’s also super-practical, thanks to the top-zip closure, two interior side pockets, a wipeable changing pad and stroller straps, making it the perfect companion for the fashionable new mom.
Buy it: Kate Spade New York Blake Avenue Printed Margareta Baby Bag, $298, Katespade.com
Michael Kors diaper bag
If you’re a Michael Kors fan, you’ll never tire of his signature logo print, which is showcased on repeat on this roomy yet streamlined diaper bag. But don’t worry, it does include multiple interior elastic pockets, designed to ensure whatever items you tote don’t budge.
Buy it: Michael Michael Kors Jet Set Travel Logo Diaper Bag in Vanilla, $298, Michaelkors.com
Vera Bradley diaper bag
A sporty diaper bag backpack instantly looks luxe wrapped in quilted fabric, like this Vera Bradley baby bag. But this slate-hued diaper bag is also a great example of form meets function, with laminated, elastic side pockets, perfect for holding baby bottles, and a front panel that unzips and transforms into a changing mat.
Buy it: Vera Bradley Backpack Baby Bag, $138, Buybuybaby.com
Gucci diaper bag
How can you not have a rosy outlook carrying this gorgeous Gucci diaper bag? Featuring the Italian brand’s iconic monogram pattern (with a sweet rosebud print overlay), the diaper backpack contains elasticized interior pockets, mesh exterior side pockets and a fold-out changing pad.
Buy it: Gucci Mum GG Flowers Backpack Diaper Bag, $1,490, Saksfifthavenue.com
Tory Burch diaper bag
Not many designer diaper bags can make a bold, mod statement like this Tory Burch baby messenger bag. Plus, the interior has all the features you expect from a dependable diaper bag: multiple compartments, two insulated bottle pockets, an optional strap, a changing pad and stroller attachments.
Buy it: Tory Burch Scout Printed Baby Bag Messenger, $398, Toryburch.com
Marc Jacobs diaper bag
This eye-catching Marc Jacobs diaper bag comes with three zippered pockets and a handy removable changing pad—but what really makes it a standout among designer diaper bags is the stunning mixed floral print, featured both on the exterior and interior lining.
Buy it: Marc Jacobs Biker Spotted Lily Printed Diaper Bag, $320, Bloomingdales.com
Burberry diaper bag
One of the most glamorous designer diaper bags on this list, the Burberry tote is a baby bag in disguise: The five interior pockets and changing pad make it a practical option, while the leather trim, gold hardware and signature Burberry plaid print make it a thing of beauty.
Buy it: Burberry Check Diaper Tote Bag, $1,295, Bloomingdales.com
Rebecca Minkoff diaper bag
This diaper bag is everything Rebecca Minkoff does best: The pillowy nylon material and clean lines add up to a versatile off-duty bag that could easily be used for work too. The designer mother of two also inserted a touch of humor in her design, with pockets labeled “snacks” and “mommy’s stuff.”
Buy it: Rebecca Minkoff Ellie Diaper Bag, $295, Saksfifthavenue.com
Monique Lhuillier diaper bag
She may have made her name in bridal fashion, but Monique Lhuillier’s roomy diaper bag still features the feminine touches (hello, rose gold hardware!) and whimsical detail that are hallmarks of her drop-dead gorgeous wedding dresses. Plus, you can monogram the bag to make it truly unique.
Buy it: Monique Lhuillier Diaper Bag in Pink, $249, Potterybarnkids.com
Rosie Pope diaper bag
Before you tut-tut over how downright impractical it is to carry a leather diaper backpack, rest assured lifestyle expert and mom of four Rosie Pope has the answer: distressed faux leather, people. Ample compartments, a separate, insulated baby bottle cooler and a beautiful water-resistant gold-patterned lining make this diaper backpack too chic not to carry.
Buy it: Rosie Pope Highbury Hill Diaper Backpack in Dusty Navy, $160, Nordstrom.com
Stella McCartney diaper bag
Known for her sportswear designs, Stella McCartney delivers a smart, athleisure-inspired army-green diaper bag perfect for moms on the move. The polyester bag is easy to clean, and thanks to flat top handles, just as easy to carry. A two-way zip closure, changing pad and plenty of pockets keep things no-fuss.
Buy it: Stella McCartney Fern Diaper Bag, $400, Neimanmarcus.com
Armani Junior diaper bag
If you’re all about the pink or blue, this Armani diaper bag is the answer. It sports an easy-to-clean polyamide surface, so messes never leave their mark. It even comes with a matching colored bottle insulator—how cute!
Buy it: Armani Junior Diaper Bag in Pink, $280, Saksfifthavenue.com
Milly Minis diaper bag
Who says designer diaper bags have to be so serious about fashion? The Milly Minis baby bag celebrates whimsy, but open up the faux fur top flap and inside has all the practical elements moms will appreciate: elasticized compartments, interior slip pockets and a drawstring close to keep everything tucked safely inside..
Buy it: Milly Minis Faux-Dur Diaper Bag Backpack, $375, Neimanmarcus.com
Storksak diaper bag
This Storksak diaper bag features a slew of pockets, a removable zip pouch and a changing pad with a handle, so you can quickly find items with relative ease. And thanks to the bag’s clay-colored leather and double handles, you’ll look as sleek as your diaper bag is organized.
Buy it: Storksak Charlotte Leather Diaper Bag, $345, Saksfifthavenue.com
Designer Diaper Bags for Cheap
Designer diaper bags are luxuriously designed—and (no surprise) luxuriously priced. So how can you find name brand diaper bags bags for cheap? Here’s the good news: You can find them for a fraction of the price—you just need to know where to go. Check out our favorite places for finding the best designer diaper bags for less:
• Outlet stores. Outlet stores are a great way to find discounted designer diaper bags—they just may not be the season’s latest collection. And plenty of brands have outlets scattered across the country, including Coach, Burberry, Gucci, Armani and many more.
• Century 21. Head to this discount department store for an ever-changing selection of designer diaper bags, including options from Louis Vuitton, Kate Spade New York and Michael Kors.
• Tradesy.com. To find name brand diaper bags at slashed prices, check out Tradesy—an e-commerce site that lets people sell mint-condition designer items from their own closets. Designer diaper bags from Burberry, Gucci, Tory Burch and Dooney & Bourke pop up regularly on this site.
• Thredup.com. Thredup is an online consignment and thrift store where you can find designer diaper bags from fashion houses like Marc Jacobs, Coach and Kate Spade for up to 90 percent off retail prices.
• Amazon.com. Through outside retailers, you can often find competitive pricing on out-of-season designer diaper bags from brands like Kate Spade, Rebecca Minkoff and others.
• Gilt.com. Members of this e-commerce site get insider access to high-end fashion labels—including name brand diaper bags—at up to 70 percent off. Sales change every day, so you never know what you may find. But designer diaper bags from Marc Jacobs, Burberry and Storksak have been known to pop up here.
• Department store sales. When the sales are on, you can get a seriously good deal. Nordstrom and Bloomingdale’s carry many of the brands on our list of favorite designer diaper bags, including Marc Jacobs and Coach.
Published August 2017