Bag her heart: Our top handbag picks for all the different mums out there
Bag her heart
Your mum’s wardrobe always has room for another bag, but the question is which to get. We break things down into five types of mums to give you shopping inspo that suit her personality and taste. You’re welcome!
The Fashion-forward Mum
Your mum always stays on top of her fashion game, probably even outshining you. So impress her with something new and notable to seal her #fashiongoals status.
Circle leather tote, $1,536, from Mansur Gavriel via Net-a-Porter
This tote will stand the test of time, a testament to your mum’s unconditional love – it’s made from drum-dyed leather coated with a protective layer to preserve the rich red hue. The unique shape and solid top handle make for a winning combination that’s a definite conversation starter. Teaming it with an all-blue outfit does just the trick to garner style envy.
Sylvie large chain-embellished jacquard and leather tote, $3,827, from Gucci via Net-a-Porter
Spotted on the runway and in the Spring ’17 campaign, Gucci’s Sylvie tote is updated with lustrous green jacquard woven with oriental-inspired blooms. She’ll also appreciate the webbed stripes and glossy chain hardware, both reworked signatures of the brand. This bag, much like your ever-evolving trendy mum, is all she needs to be the centre of attention.
The Bayswater Double Zip textured-leather tote, $2,278, from Mulberry via Net-a-Porter
Mum can never go wrong with a quintessential oak leather tote. It ticks all the right boxes, what with the shiny gold hardware and buckle detail. To inject some personality, Mum can even tie a scarf around the handle – it’ll instantly elevate her whole look.
Pierce mini two-tone leather shoulder bag, $1,753, from J.W.Anderson via Net-a-Porter
Here’s a mini version of J.W.Anderson’s sought-after Pierce bag, spotted on the arms of style icons like Aimee Song and Olivia Palermo. This monochrome leather bag, which comes with an accordion-style interior, is instantly recognisable by the signature circular cutouts and gold barbell. The gold chain strap adds a cohesive finishing touch to a sophisticated accessory that lends polish to even the plainest outfit.
Mercer Medium Crystal-Embellished Leather Crossbody, $549, from Michael Kors
Up your flower game for Mum with some exquisite crystal embellishments on a luxe leather crossbody. With a modern yet feminine update to the timeless silhouette, she’ll be oh-so-eager to flaunt her dainty side. What’s more, she can tuck her important belongings in the median zippered compartment. Neat.
Peekaboo medium embellished leather tote, $7,604, from Fendi via Net-a-Porter
With its colorful studs and intricate paisley embroidery, Fendi’s Peekaboo tote caught our eye on the Spring ’17 runway, and is bound to add a dose of vibrance to your mum’s wardrobe. Unfastening the front lock of the leather bag reveals a delightful yellow lining that will brighten Mum’s day anyday.
Cabas leather-trimmed canvas tote, $1,372, from Balenciaga via Net-a-Porter
Made from durable cream canvas and finished with smooth orange leather trims, this roomy tote has snap-fastening sides to create even more space. We’re so loving the clever triangle design, which is striking and dynamic, creating much visual interest. Who says a multipurpose bag has to be boring?
Polycube coated-canvas tote, $1,015, from Pierre Hardy via matchesfashion.com
Printed in Pierre Hardy’s signature black, white and dark-grey polycube pattern, this spacious tote is a chic essential. The free-standing flat base is a great bonus – Mum shouldn’t be fussing around when packing up after a satisfying swim. 100 points to this piece that gels perfectly with all her workout #OOTDs.
Ring croc-effect leather tote, $791, from Little Liffner via Net-a-Porter
This sleek bag opens to a twill-lined interior that’s easily large enough for office documents or a change of flats. Statement silver ring handles aside, the bag comes with shoulder straps, making it a versatile go-to bag for all of Mum’s (never-ending) essentials in and out of the office.
Dome leather satchel, $722, from Loeffler Randall via Net-a-Porter
This rather unassuming handbag still speaks for itself with a prominent structure and a modern tassel detail. All Mum needs with this staple is some flare pants, a fitted jacket and striking red heels to look immaculately put together.