Our mums being what they so often are — sensible, in all sense of the word — would probably encourage all of us to save money in this time, which can make gifting her something nice for Mother’s Day this year quite a challenge. But if you recall your childhood, where she’d always give in to your whining and get you that ice-cream (or that $100 toy you played with for just one week), then maybe it’s your turn now to show that you can do the same for her!
I mean come on, which mum wouldn’t want a nice (and probably sensible, duh) bag to tote around when she’s on her merry way wherever she goes? Legend has it that 9/10 mums love new bags, and the 10th mum is a liar, so here’s a gift guide stuffed with bags that your mum will surely appreciate (and then chastise you for spending money again!) when you send it to her doorstep this Mother’s Day!
CHARLES & KEITH
Top row (LEFT TO RIGHT): Black Metallic Pushlock Handbag ($69.90), Yellow Metallic Accent Geometric Crossbody Bag ($79.90), Cream Stone-Embellished Handbag ($75.90).
Bottom row (LEFT TO RIGHT): Nude See-Through Effect Buckled Bag ($55.90), Clay Snake Print Accordion Bag ($119.90), Green Stone-Embellished Clutch ($79.90).
We can almost guarantee that your mum would know about CHARLES & KEITH, but don’t be mistaken, for the homegrown brand has since come a very long way from its humble beginnings back in 1996. Their stylish bags, especially in recent years, have notably been quite a hit amongst the fashion-conscious young or mature, which is quite a testament to the brand’s evolution from simply being a ‘mum brand’. Here we’ve featured some of the most beautiful reasonably sized and priced bags from the brand that your mum and yourself would definitely approve. Top tip: Get two bags of the same design in different colours to wear out the next time you get to catch up with her, we are sure that it would be a heartwarming gesture.
The CHARLES & KEITH bags featured are now available ONLINE.
Kate Spade New York
Top row (LEFT TO RIGHT): 3D Wicker picnic basket in natural multi (USD398), Nicola raffia twist-lock medium shoulder bag in optic white multi (USD398), majorica large tote in iris bloom ($198).
Bottom row (LEFT TO RIGHT): market woven stripe medium tote in multi (USD258), nicola twist-lock small top handle in cloud mist (USD378), vanity see-through mini top handle in yellow ($198).
Buying a Kate Spade bag is for many women, generation notwithstanding, a ritual that signals a next step up from being a girl to a young lady. They were aspirational, whimsical accessories that seem like luxury yet within reach for a multitude of working women looking to treat themselves with their first paycheck. Getting something from the brand would perhaps remind her of her nostalgic younger days when her days were simpler, a welcoming and often beloved emotion she would definitely appreciate. Our favourite from their latest collection would have to be the 3D Wicker Picnic Basket that comes adorned with cherries (not for eating) that looks retro and a whole lot of fun!
The Kate Spade New York bags featured will be available in-stores.
KATE SPADE NEW YORK SINGAPORE is in the midst of providing online delivery services locally.
Top row (LEFT TO RIGHT): Le Pliage Cuir Top Handle Bag in red ($845), Longchamp 3D Top handle bag in cloud blue ($1,245), Le Pliage Cuir Crossbody bag in pink ($370).
Bottom row (LEFT TO RIGHT): Roseau top handle bag s in red lacquer ($770), Mademoiselle Longchamp crossbody bag s in garnet red ($1,760), Roseau shoulder bag XL in blue ($885).
The now-iconic Longchamp Le Pilage is one of those bags that you see a lot of the moment you start paying attention to spot them on your daily commute, even to this day. This modern classic is an example of form and function done exceptionally well — for its ability to fold into the size of a cardholder that opens up to quite a sizeable volume you can carry groceries in or use as a carry-on when travelling. It’s no brainer why mums would love one given that they also look so elegantly chic. This season, get her one in the latest colours or consider introducing her to the label’s equally covetable totes and crossbody bags!
The Longchamp bags featured here are NOW AVAILABLE with complimentary home delivery services locally on purchases above $400. For more enquiries, please reach out to email@example.com.
Top row (LEFT TO RIGHT): NÉONOÉ MM in creme monogram Empreinte ($3,700), MONTAIGNE BB in monogram canvas ($4,150), Lockme ever mm in noir ($4,850).
Bottom row (LEFT TO RIGHT): BEAUBOURG HOBO MM iN DAMIER AZUR ($3,550), NEVERFULL GM IN MONOGRAM CANVAS ($2,110), BOITE CHAPEAU SOUPLE IN MONOGRAM VERNIS ($4,100).
Louis Vuitton has always had quite a stronghold on the Asian market, which probably explains why most of our mums probably own a bag or two from the heritage luxury label. Though as of late, the brand’s focus on reaching out to millennials and Gen Zers with their strong social media presence has seen a shift in the aesthetic of their offerings, we are sure there’s definitely more than just a few pieces from their latest collection that will leave her swooning over. Top tip: Pick a bag that comes in a classic colour palette to make a safe bet that it’ll be your mum’s new favourite arm candy.
The Louis Vuitton bags featured are now available ONLINE.
top row (LEFT TO RIGHT): Bottega Veneta pouch leather crossbody bag ($2,046.59), Gucci Ophidia clutch bag ($684.82), Goyard saint-Louis cloth tote ($1,889.16).
bottom row (LEFT TO RIGHT): Hermès Constance leather handbag ($7,241.77), Chanel Gabrielle leather crossbody bag ($6,742.41), Dior book tote cloth tote ($3,463.45).
Some may say that vintage bags are the best way to go when purchasing luxury, and we are inclined to agree when browsing Vestiaire Collective’s listings of some of the most in-demand bags ever at accessible prices! Whatever luxury bag from seasons past that you know your mum is yearning for, you can probably find it on this luxury resale site. You can also rest assured that you are getting the real thing as each listing on the site goes through a thorough authentication process by experts before they are shipped to you when you make a purchase!