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Searching for the holy grail - handbag / mummy stuff bag

(13 Posts)
Sticki Mon 22-Oct-12 20:35:04

Help please...
I am a sahm to 3 young dc (7,3,1). My lovely DM has offered to buy me a new handbag for my recent birthday. I need something capacious to hold snacks, cups, nappies, toys, wipes etc as well as my lippy, phone, diary, letters etc. so something with some dividers/pockets to prevent my constant stress of digging stuff out of the bottom. I like colours and want to feel good and not mumsy. I find large carrying handles you can use over your shoulder good too and I have to hang it securely over the Maclaren a lot.

Not too much to ask surely? Any ideas?
Thanks a lot

Sticki Mon 22-Oct-12 21:05:25


TheCraicDealer Mon 22-Oct-12 21:23:01

My lovely DP got me a Modalu Pippa for my birthday the other week. I have no kids, but there are three massive compartments which would be brilliant for keeping kid supplies separate from mum essentials. Pricey, but nicey grin

polyhymnia Mon 22-Oct-12 22:24:38

I have a Pippa and love all the pockets, etc - but personally I don't like all the bright 'gold' metal work - OTT for my taste and detracts from the classy image.
But if you are OK with that it's a really useful bag.

Brandnewbrighttomorrow Mon 22-Oct-12 22:59:25

Sophia and matt

They do a larger range in their store in Greenwich, I have one and absolutely love it - it's big enough for nappies and general kid junk but not so big you can't find anything. And it wipes clean. What's not to love!

purplepenguin86 Tue 23-Oct-12 01:47:37

I really love Nica handbags. They look really good, and are very practical, and they all have really pretty linings!

SomewhereInCanada Tue 23-Oct-12 03:12:32

Take a look at Storksak. I have a tan Sofia. It has lots of pockets inside and out. It's very roomy. You can also buy stroller clips from them.

I also have the Elizabeth in grey and shell pink. Both very nice but not as roomy.

Sticki Tue 23-Oct-12 08:31:54

Ooh thanks for the ideas - I will have fun looking at your suggestions (and avoiding screaming dcs)

FauxFox Tue 23-Oct-12 09:30:55

I love this it says a travel bag, but it's so pretty and just a bit different.

notjustamummythankyou Tue 23-Oct-12 09:47:23

How about Mia Tui bags?

Themilkybarisonme Tue 23-Oct-12 12:08:55

There's an autumn sale on at Radley at the moment...

nicknicknick Tue 23-Oct-12 13:15:23

I'd get a le pliage, not at all mumsy but plenty big enough to carry all you need

Whizkidwithacrazystreak Tue 23-Oct-12 15:12:26

You should really look at the Il Tutto Nico bag. It's a fab hold all and comes in a lot of colours. Take a look at the Mummy and Little Me website. I like the black and berry ones.

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