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  • 10 Chic and Roomy HandbagsThat Can Hold All Your Mommy Essentials, Starting at P385

    These are stylish but won't break the bank!
    by Din Real Bautista .
10 Chic and Roomy HandbagsThat Can Hold All Your Mommy Essentials, Starting at P385
PHOTO BY @shiqbags, @scintillaph, and @eazypeazy.ph via Instagram
  • Before I became a mom, I used to carry small and chic bags, which were enough to hold my wallet, kikay kit, phone, wipes, and power bank. But things changed when Monica came. I went from small and chic to heavy and huge a.k.a. the diaper bag! Then, I wondered, are there affordable handbags out there that can hold all my things?

    Affordable Handbags for Moms

    All mommies can relate for sure because leaving a house with a baby feels like bringing your whole house – extra diapers, extra clothes, extra wipes, and a whole lot more. I know I have the option still bring a stylish tote bag together with our diaper bag, but for me, it’s easier to just carry one big bag with all our stuff.

    If you’re on the lookout for bags that can carry all the essentials without having to sacrifice style, here are 10 spacious options that are mom-approved:

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    1. Customized Marian Tote, Php385, Good Bag PH

    Simple but beautiful. This tote is made of canvass, is spacious, lightweight, easy-to-carry, and most of all, it’s affordable – what every mama wants!

    You can customize the print, whether you’d like to put your name, initials or a quote on it. It also comes in a smaller size so your mini-me can rock one, too! You can even gift this to your BFFs!

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    2. Horton (Medium), Php855, Anmari Handbags

    If you want something more compact but can still hold your essentials, this Horton medium bag is just the right size. It looks small but you can put your bottles, extra clothes, toys, snacks, and even a regular kikay kit inside!

    The owner started the business to cope with the grief of losing her son, but it has now become a business with a purpose. Bags sold by Anmari are handmade by inmates of Ma-a Jail Correctional in Davao City, which helps the women have a source of income and provide for their loved ones.

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    3. The New York, Php1,099, AltManila

    This three-way bag (Crossbody, Backpack, Top Handle) is a winner for any mom. You can easily throw inside all your stuff, plus your baby’s, and still have some space left for hubby’s things. I love that you can carry it in multiple ways and it’s made of water-repellent nylon, plus features an anti-theft lock. The colors will also match any OOTD!

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    4. The Hanaman, Php1,180, Traviel Collection

    This shoulder bag is locally designed and handcrafted using canvass and vegan leather, and it’s roomy enough to carry all your belongings – from your kikay kit to your kid’s coloring book and more. Its sleek style gives mamas a boost of confidence amidst a busy and chaotic mom life. I love that it is neat looking and sturdy enough – even though the stuff inside says otherwise (hey, don’t judge, it’s called motherhood!). It comes in olive green, soft gray, and classic black.

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    5.  Angie Croc, Php1,200, Shiq Bags

    When your kid throws tantrums, you’d want a bag with easy access to her toys. This bag has a magnetic closure and is made of premium vegan leather. It’s lightweight and durable for everyday use, plus it comes with a detachable strap for shoulder or cross-body use.

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    6. Go-Getter in Honey, Php1,200, ScintillaPH

    Sometimes, a pop of color is just what we need to perk our day up. This bag does that while holding all your mommy essentials. It’s made of premium leatherette and comes with a strap and bag organizer, so you have extra space when you need it.

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    7. Carry-All Tote, Php1,380, EazyPeazyPH

    Would you believe this sleek tote bag can fit a laptop, tablet, notebook, wallet, sunnies, mobile phones, and more? Yes, it can, and you can also throw in clothes, snacks, and toys. The best part is they made this extra light so it’s truly mommy-friendly!

    It can be a sling bag, handbag, and shoulder bag with adjustable straps and is made of grained leather with gold hardware. Moms-on-the-go will love this!

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    8. Ivanna, Php1,600, SperanzaPH

    Most days, moms don’t feel and look glamorous. But this chic tote can upgrade any casual look! It’s lightweight, durable, and water repellent, so you don’t need to worry about your water bottle or baby’s milk spilling!

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    9. Milagros, Php1,800, Simply Beautiful PH

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    Thanks to this proudly Pinoy-made bayong, mommas like me can just throw all our stuff inside a handbag and still look chic! Who would have thought there’s a toy firetruck inside, right?

    This bag is made from tikog grass and handmade by Typhoon Yolanda survivors. It’s their way to recover and earn a living, so you’re buying a bag for a good cause, momma!

    10. Luna Reversible, Php1,900, Humi

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    A mother wouldn’t wish for more for herself, right? At least that’s how life is for me so when I came across this Luna Reversible bag, I was sold! Two bags in one, what a treat for mom!

    Another good thing about this affordable handbag is that you can just throw all your stuff in it! Toys, extra clothes, snacks, other valuables – it will fit! It’s made from soft, lightweight but durable vegan leather, and comes with a detachable long strap and hidden magnet closure. It also has large pockets on both sides!

    Din Real Bautista is a proud full-time homemaker. Most of the time, she’s busy raising a kind-hearted and strong human being named Monica together with the most amazing husband, Beejay. And the rest of her time, she’s making sure her life is better outside social media.

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