My kid's are getting bigger. But not big enough that I can ditch a large bag. I like the idea of having a bag that's sturdy enough to carry around water bottles, iPads and snacks. I also want a bag that's going to be durable enough to withstand bags of moldy cheese that I forgot at the bottom with the leaky Nalgene bottle. Sorry sister. But this momma won't be toting a Louis Vuitton...at least not until my kids can lug around their own shit.
1. Timbuk2 Bag. (Customizable starting at 109)
At first I thought these we're really ugly bags. Especially when all the college kids we're buying these back in the day to look cool for school. But now I like the option of styling my own messenger bag. Their website has several fabrics to choose from. So you can design yours to be a little less sporty- and more girly- if you choose. The size small would be perfect. Not too big, but big enough.
2. Haiku Hobo 2. (84)
Girly, yet the fabric is definitely suitable for lots of wear and gross spills.
3. Ellington Eva Hobo. (249)
I'm lovin' this bag. Like a lot. It's green. Made with soft vintage leather...purrr...