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Turn Your Mum Into A Bag Lady This Mother’s Day!

But a stylish, true-to-self and most importantly, well-loved one.

By Chris Ong      16 April 2021

Here’s a timely reminder: Mother’s Day is on 9 May. Which means you only have about 3 weeks left to find the right gift for one of – if not the most – important women in your life. There is no need to panic; we have here a curation of 7 new and trendy bags of all shapes and sizes, for every kind of mum, for you to show them just how much they are loved. You’re welcome.

Valentino Garavani Atelier round petal-effect leather cross-body bag
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Atelier round petal-effect leather cross-body bag,  $3,655 (USD $2,725), Valentino Garavani

No time to pick and choose a bouquet of red roses for your mum? Then settle for this flower-shaped masterpiece. Why this is a work of art: It’s inspired by the luxury brand’s debut 1959 collection which showcased the Fiesta dress in the house’s iconic shade of red; it’s crafted in Italy out of supple nappa leather; and has petals hand-applied to its body to create a three-dimensional rose-in-full-bloom effect. Oh, and it lasts wayyy longer than a bouquet.

Available at MatchesFashion

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Charles & Keith Canvas metallic turn-lock bag
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Canvas metallic turn-lock bag, $65.90, Charles & Keith

List of reasons why this is a fail-proof Mother’s Day gift: it’s affordable; has a classic rectangular shape so the matriarch of the family can carry this for all seasons; is made of hardy canvas and smooth faux leather; is two-toned in beige and caramel so it can match with almost any outfit; features a metallic turn-lock closure so it’s both classy and functional; is relatively new, trending and an online exclusive product from super popular homegrown label Charles & Keith. Okay, enough said, now just go buy.

Available at Charles & Keith stores, multiple locations, www.charleskeith.com/sg

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Heidi Klein Savannah Bay super-mini raffia bucket bag
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Savannah Bay super-mini raffia bucket bag, $335 (USD $249), Heidi Klein

Make this your mum’s go-to Sunday accessory for outdoorsy day-outs with the fam. This pouch-style charmer’s woven from raffia, is cinched by a white leather drawstring and suspended with a detachable white leather shoulder strap. The one other detail that elevates this to the chicest boho-chic bucket bag ever seen at the park or on the beach – the single bamboo top handle, so your mum can be seen hand carrying this, just. Because. She. Can.

Available at MatchesFashion

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MANGO Women’s day bag
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Women’s day bag, $59.90, MANGO

This is for all the strong, independent women out there (mothers definitely included). While International Women’s Day may be over (it’s 8 March, just FYI), it doesn’t mean you, your mother, mother-in-law and whoever else in the family, can’t celebrate it every day. This painterly piece is from a capsule collection featuring the work of Mexican artist Ana Leavy, of which all profits made from the sales of the collection will be donated to the Vincente Ferrer Foundation, that supports the development of women in rural southern Indian communities. And if your mother and in-law are indeed woke women, then we’re sure they don’t mind this being made of 100% organic cotton, and that it is an affordable tote that you can buy for all the women you love in your life, for Mother’s Day or not.

Available at MANGO boutiques, multiple locations, shop.mango.com/sg

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ZARA Tulle tote bag with floral embroidery
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Tulle tote bag with floral embroidery, $59.90, ZARA

This is “pretty casual”: pretty because it features multi-coloured embroidered patterns of flowers, and casual because it’s a tote bag. How to impress your mother even more with this: put a small bouquet of similar flowers in it when presenting it to her. Have her, erm, tote this for days when she’s doesn’t have much (except only your love!) to port around.

Available at ZARA stores, multiple outlets, www.zara.com/sg

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Acne Studios Musubi mini leather cross-body bag
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Musubi mini leather cross-body bag, $1,275 (USD $952), Acne Studios

This not only looks like a wrapped present, it is the present. This full leather cross-body (your mum can choose to carry it by hand, too) features Japanese obi-sash inspired large knots at each side that also look like gift ribbons. Crafted in Italy (so its quality’s assured), it’s perfect for minimalist mothers as it is mono-coloured, and pretty too, since it is in a sweet hue of light pink.

Available at MatchesFashion

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ZARA Canvas Smiley® tote bag
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Canvas Smiley® tote bag, $69.90, ZARA

Mummy’s funny, laidback and all about the positive vibes? Then this is the one for her. It’s got furry patches of the iconic Smiley® face, as well as orange, and yellow and white woven Shasta and gerbera daisies placed all over the front exterior of this cotton beige tote. But, it’s not just made to put a smile on your face, it’s super practical, too; it comes with a detachable black strap, zippered top, two front pockets and a lined interior.

Available at ZARA stores, multiple outlets, www.zara.com/sg

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All products are subject to availability and prices are subject to change. Prices stated are correct as of time of posting and are based on current exchange rates.

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