Here’s why I hate most diaper bags: So many of them are made with the baby in mind, not the mama. They have ducks or sailboats on them, and they don’t have any place for your own gear.

But Ellington’s Hannah tote, that’s different. It isn’t necessarily a diaper bag; it’s a tote, designed to carry files or a small laptop — or all the diaper gear and snacks and stuff that it takes to get out the door with a baby or toddler or kid of any age, really. The inside is divided by a zippered center pocket, which means you can put diapers on one side and your things on the other.

But there’s nothing infantile about this bag; this is a totally grown up handbag crafted of buttery soft leather that resembles — dare I say it? — your sweet baby’s bottom. Only prettier. And under $200.

I love the small pockets for your cell phone and sunglasses, plus the twisted leather straps are sturdy and super comfortable, no matter what you’re carrying. I recently hauled one all the way to Texas and back, fully loaded with my laptop and camera and all the other random stuff that I need with me when I travel and it still looks great.

I just wish I’d had a Hannah tote when my kids were little; it beats the heck out of all the ugly diaper bags I owned. -Susan

Shop Ellington’s full line of totes and bags — and get 10% off everything, including sale items and the new spring line, with discount code PLAY10.

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