For many fashion lovers, and especially bag lovers, our obsessions are learned in one very specific place: from our mothers. Not only did we catch the bag bug from them, but most of us learned a lot of subtle (or, depending on your mom, not-so-subtle) things about how to choose bags, what makes them beautiful and what our choices signal to others by watching our mothers go shopping and get dressed.
Fashion is a social language, after all, and now it's time for your mom's bags to talk back. Below, take a peak inside what your mom's Mother's Day gift wishes say about her.
Prada Saffiano Cuir Twin Bag
$2,950 via Bergdorf Goodman
Your mom's office has two walls of windows.
Saint Laurent Striped Betty Bag
$1,990 via Net-a-Porter
Your mom gets invited to better parties than you do, and she only lets you be her plus-one sometimes.
Salvatore Ferragamo Batik Tote
$895 via Zappos Couture
Your mom wishes you'd put a little lipstick on now and then because you just look so washed out without it.
Anya Hindmarch Albion Satchel
$2,250 via Net-a-Porter
Your mom didn't let you eat or drink on the furniture as a child. Or as an adult.
Charlotte Olympia Kitty Perspex Clutch
$1,055 via MATCHESFASHION.COM
Your mom is the world's most glamorous cat lady and/or Grace Coddington.
Versace Printed Faux Leather Tote
$1,245 via Net-a-Porter
You're also getting your mom a spray tan gift certificate for Mother's Day.
Fendi 2Jours Alligator Bag
$28,000 via Bergdorf Goodman
Your mom convinced you to skip the philosophy degree and go in to finance, and for that, you're forever indebted to her.
Tory Burch Marquis Metal Bar Top Handle Bag
$550 via Bloomingdale's
Your mom has the perfect pair of kitten-heel slingbacks to go with every article of clothing she owns, and she doesn't understand why you can't be as impeccable as she is.
Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC Crossbody Bag
$175 via Nordstrom
Your mom lets you steal things from her closet, and you do. Often.
Bao Bao Issey Miyake Lucent Prism Shopper
$421 via MATCHESFASHION.COM
The other moms at your childhood soccer games thought your mom was weird, but they let her bring orange slices for halftime anyway.
Coach Bleecker Pinnacle Riley Carryall
$658 via Coach
Your first designer bag was probably from Coach, too.
Valentino Crocodile VaVaVoom Shoulder Bag
$9,645 via SSENSE
Your mom will absolutely not wear a new pair of shoes out of the house before she takes them to shoe repair to get sole protectors put on.