Most ladies love a clutch, or a teeny tiny handbag, but once you're a mum you need some seriously spacious bags to add to your collection. You can still keep it small when you're out without your brood, but when you have a baby, toddler or pre-schooler in tow, your bag needs to be functional, as well as stylish. Luckily, tote bags are still on trend, and a range of funky changing bags are also available so you can take your baby paraphernalia wherever you travel and still look chic.
Browse our guide to some of the best - and most beautiful - bags mums can buy.
Johanna Payton is a fashion and lifestyle journalist with a six year old son. She is author of the popular fashion blog, www.fashiondetective.co.uk.