Motherhood should be celebrated. Whether she carried you for nine months or perhaps she raised you or maybe she is you. Being a mother is the hardest job in the world so honouring maternal bonds one day a year is not just a given, but a must-have. Mother’s Day is a special Sunday to shower our matriarchs in extra appreciation and love, but what are the best bags to give our very own wonder women?
With an increasing focus on investment pieces these days, gifting a sturdy yet sumptuous carrier that can be used season after season seems like the way to go. In other words, an heirloom for her. Here is a list of handbags for every bag lady with a certain savoir faire—whether she’s a mum-to-be looking for some maternity leave luxury; a mother nursing her newborn or taming toddlers; a working mum on the move; and let’s not forget grandmas and all other mamas in between.
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Dior Book Tote
Dior is taking us to the tropics for summer 2021 with the blue palms motif Book Tote. A hallmark style for the fashion maison, offering a spacious design for a woman with a sense of sartorial elegance. The Toile de Jouy is fully embroidered, making this tote extremely durable and built to last.
Longchamp Filet Le Pliage
A place to put your produce—Longchamp’s newly unveiled fishnet shopper created in collaboration with FILT, the home of the net bag from 1860. This stylish Parisian-style grocery bag comes in one size, with six colours from which to choose. Utilitarian never looked so good.
Bottega Veneta The Point
Let’s get straight to The Point. Creative director Daniel Lee is a masterclass in creating It Bags. With inspiration drawn from soft furnishings, this accessory—woven and embroidered by hand—brings a sense of comfort reminiscent of home. A ready-to-wear, tactile dream for any mum with a minimalist aesthetic.
She’s not a regular mum, but a cool mum. Casual cool is completely achievable with a Celine slung over the shoulder. This hallmark Triomphe Canvas tote is exceptionally wearable—perfect for a weekday or weekend edit.
This iconic beach-style bag takes you back to the 80’s with sustainability in mind. Entirely made of recycled PVC, the Fendi Basket also provides the perfect gift for a pop of colour to elevate any look. As you can see through this throwback bag, mums need not fish around for belongings.
Prada Signaux Nylon Backpack
Born of Raf Simons and Miuccia Prada’s first collaboration, the reimagined iconic Prada nylon backpack offers clean lines, with utility-inspired details. Works of art by Peter de Potter give the bag a graphic flair. This rucksack is roomy and the adjustable woven straps allow for high dexterity with hands being free.
Chanel 11.12 Maxi
Hauling around your essentials has never been more timeless. The coveted 11.12 was created by Karl Lagerfeld, capturing the legacy of Gabrielle Coco Chanel’s celebrated 2.55. An homage to a classic that doesn’t compromise on space (sevenpockets from which to choose) or sophistication. Resilient to sticky hands, particularly if in leather.
Louis Vuitton Coussin Bag MM
Every mother needs a crossbody bag in their carrier arsenal. The monogram-embossed leather Coussin bag is like carrying around your most bougie cushion—as the name would suggest. This puffy pillow is extremely versatile with chain link or shoulder strap options. Both can also be removed to use as a clutch.
Balenciaga Cabas S Tote Bag
It’s back to basics with Balenciaga’s leather-trim canvas carrier. A monochrome palette providing a structured silhouette for mothers with the most discerning eye. Inside, a detachable wallet for cash, cards and keys can be found. Pragmatism at its finest.
Versace La Medusa Large Handbag
The modern Medusa is realised in Versace’s new handbag line. Legend would have it that the Greek mythological icon had a magnetic power over people. Now we fall in love with the bag. For the bold mamas out there, vibrant hues inject radiance into any outfit. This convertible collection allows for various straps or handle alternatives, depending on the occasion.
Loewe Perforated Shell Tote
Move over woven basket, for Loewe’s new Shell Tote in classic calfskin is here as your new staple. Inspired by the ceramics of George Ohr, the open top design of this clam-like creation allows for easy access. Both practical and pretty, the shell is here to stay.