Gone are the days when diaper bags were strictly for practical use, now they're the most important fashion accessory for not only the rich and famous but for moms everywhere! There is no need for a fashionista to compromise her look by carrying a dowdy, washable sack in tacky duck or teddy bear prints. Celebrities are sporting elegant bags from some of the most renowned fashion designers in the world to complement not only their beautifully dressed babies, but their own trendy ensembles from season to season as well. They may be expensive, but for many, it's a price worth paying to complete their vision of stylish motherhood.
There are of course some famous moms that call their designer totes "diaper bags" although technically they are not. Kim Kardashian has been spotted carrying her baby's essentials in a $30,000 Hermes Birkin bag, and stylist-to-the-stars mommy Rachel Zoe was given a custom made $3,000 Alexander McQueen tote much to the envy of many women, including some clients. The unconventional use of their 'purses' is what makes them true trend setters and so influential to the masses.
We all watch with fascination as these celebrity mothers strut down the street with their pricey strollers and chic outfits for themselves and their lucky silver spoon babies. The world would be disappointed if they didn't complete their glamorous image with extravagant accessories.
Every top designer in the world knows that their wealthy clients would never skimp on even the most mundane necessities and they've all jumped on this profitable band wagon. These famous entertainers and socialites would not think twice about spending exorbitant amounts of money on themselves or their precious children. The designs of these unique diaper bags range from lavish to sporty and clean lined depending on the personal taste of the mommy and of course the trends of each season.
One can't have too much of a good thing after all and if owning numerous designer purses is not frowned upon in the fashion world, there's no reason a diaper bag shouldn't also be an accessory worthy of exceptional style and quality.
10 Gucci GG Diaper Bag with Changing Pad: $795
This lovely Italian made diaper bag from Gucci is made of supreme canvas using an earth-consious process, with a zip closure and it is also trimmed with leather. Inside this bag is also a convenient changing pad for those 'accidents' children always seem to have. Designer Frida Giannini doesn't disappoint with this tailored and clever dual purpose tote.
9 Not Rational Hansel Diaper Bag : $800
This U.S.A. made leather bag is embossed to look like real snake skin, which is a style that never seems to go out of fashion. Designer Fabiana Trosman makes it a very wearable bag for both moms and dads as there are both long and short straps adjustable for carrying it as a purse or a messenger bag. It measures 13" x 7" x 20" with a bright tangerine waterproof lining and matching change pad. The interior set-up is specially designed to make it easy to see everything inside. These fabulous bags are a very rational choice for moms who are always on the go.
8 GUCCI GG Supreme Zip Diaper Bag: $1,100
You have to love company founder Guccio Gucci for creating a brand that has stood the test of time, creating luxury fashion goods since 1921. This well established company is responsible for yet another stunning accessory for the new mother who can't live without fashion. This fine Italian bag emits an understated elegance with leather trimmings, sturdy canvas, and many inner pockets and zippers to hold all things precious.
7 Mia Bossy "Audrey Glow" Diaper Bag: $1,210
"Diapers in Disguise" is the motto of this design house and this really does look like a trendy satchel - with soft leather, gold chrome hardware and animal print pony hair this doesn't resemble a diaper bag in the least. Hidden inside this stunner are all the bells and whistles a mom needs including a faux fur changing pad, lots of zipped pockets and many other extras that can accommodate cell phones, computers and a versatile strap for attaching it to strollers; talk about multi-functional and fashionable.
6 Prada Baby Bag: $1,230
When Miuccia Prada took over the family business in 1978 she transformed the Milan based company into probably one of the most known fashion houses on the planet. This baby bag is typical of all their fashions, subtle but oozing class. This Italian made black nylon bag measures 12.5" x 14" x 7" and among all the zipped compartments inside and out it also includes a baby blanket which is comforting when you find yourself in a fix.
5 Gucci Dark Pink Nylon Guccissima Diaper Bag: $1,250
How cute and feminine is this girly pink bag with luxurious leather trim, gold hardware and matching changing pad? The house of Gucci really knows how to appeal to all kinds of moms and this is the ultimate diaper tote for Spring and Summer. It measures 17.3" x 5.1" x 11.8"H and conceals lots of pockets and goodies while still maintaining a regular purse shape for the discriminating fashionista.
4 Burberry House Check Baby Changing Tote Bag: $1,350
Many people think of "Burberry" and picture their iconic trench coats or tartan scarves and accessories, but this established British fashion house has a huge collection of beautiful children's wear and baby bags as well. This Diaper Tote, being no exception, is made in 100% cotton and soft bridle leather trim, including a changing mat and removable strap. It may have been crafted in Italy, but the style is undoubtedly designed for the travelling mommy.
3 Gucci GG Zoo Birds Diaper Bag Brown/Blue: $1,450
Once again Gucci makes it to this list with this whimsical fabric bag with leather trim. It has a tasteful and subdued bird print and the full flap front makes it a great bag on it's own regardless of what's inside. It's also a good size at 18 1/8" x 15 3/4" and looks more like a handbag than a diaper tote. Italian craftsmanship hits another homerun for the posh mommy on the go.
2 Burberry Carolina Pebble-Grain Leather Diaper Bag: $1,595
This is a pricey but incredibly beautiful leather carry-all with buckles and a great shape. Since it does not hold the classic Burberry pattern, it is easy to imagine an upper class mother on her way, with the little one in tow, with this on her shoulder. You can tell by looking at this high quality bag that it was designed not only for the new found mommy, but also for the mommy once her children are all grown.
1 Louis Vuitton Monogram Mini Lin Diaper Bag: $2,200
One of the leading international fashion houses, it doesn't get much bigger and more impressive than Louise Vuitton. Although their designs and logo are the most copied in the world - there is nothing like the real thing. This leather tote includes a changing mat, address holder, key ring holder, numerous pockets and of course their famous LV monogram. This is pure opulence for the lucky mom who can afford to splurge on such a decadent accessory.