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.
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Prada Saffiano Cuir Twin Bag
$2,950 via Bergdorf Goodman
Your mom's office has two walls of windows.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Charlotte Olympia Kitty Perspex Clutch
$1,055 via MATCHESFASHION.COM
Your mom is the world's most glamorous cat lady and/or Grace Coddington.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC Crossbody Bag
$175 via Nordstrom
Your mom lets you steal things from her closet, and you do. Often.
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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.
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Coach Bleecker Pinnacle Riley Carryall
$658 via Coach
Your first designer bag was probably from Coach, too.
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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.