Wondering what mom (or your wife) wants for Mother’s Day? A bag of course. It’s a no brainer, every woman can appreciate a nice bag, Bag Snob or not. My picks are intended to cover the spectrum from super particular high maintenance mom to practical and modest mom with prices that fit every budget.
Of course, we start with the snobbiest choice, the Lanvin Happy Snakeskin Bag ($2230) for the most proper of women. Nothing tickles mom’s heart like an exotic! This goes from lunch to board room to formal evenings.
Tory Burch has always been a favorite among moms, but I am so so glad they are getting away from the canvas totes and heading toward true fashion bags, wait until you see the Fall 2010 collection!! I really like this Rayna Satchel ($595) in chocolate brown nubuck. The subtle woven details that run from handles down the center are all this classic frame needs. It has convenient features like a detachable vanity mirror and two side compartments.
A smart phone holder and wallet all in one just sounds like something designed specifically for a mom. The 3.1 Phillip Lim Blackberry Holder Wallet ($275) has been a huge seller and it is obvious why – it fits in any busy woman’s life! Keep this in your bag at all times and when running in and out of the car, just grab it and go.
Not just for the party mama, although this is certainly good for her, the Miu Miu Oversized Sequined Clutch ($995) adds the sparkle she needs for all her much deserved nights out. It is the size of a regular bag so if mom doesn’t know how to minimize from giant day bag to evening clutch, with this she really doesn’t have to.
And we are back to exotic, because this is the most special day of the year and she really should get an exotic! If the Lanvin was a bit too rich, this Carlos Falchi Flat Python Clutch ($675) is a timeless clutch that can be worn with everything. Fabulous with or without the chain!
If budget is a concern, do not compromise on style. Mom will think you spent your entire salary on this Marc by Marc Jacobs Petal To Metal Flap Pouchette Bag (only $198)! Hopefully she will never find out you spent less than a nice dinner out. This is exclusively at Saks, if sold out online, call 1.877.551.SAKS (7257) to order.
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!