Let’s just get the first obvious statement out in the open: Yes, I am rather late on a Mother’s Day post. But for every other last minute shopper, this list may come just in time for you to run out or click to buy some of our Mother’s Day Handbag picks. We know that there are so many different types of mothers out there with different styles. Because of this we came up with six categories we think many moms fall into: classic mom, casual mom, sporty mom, business mom, new mom, and after dark mom. Happy Mother’s Day to all of you fabulous mothers out there!

Classic Mom

Burberry Quilted Leather Tote | $1,095 via Saks

Chanel Exotic Flap | Inquire via Chanel

Lanvin Happy Snakeskin Shoulder Bag | $2,230 via Net A Porter

Marc by Marc Jacobs Hillier Hobo Bag | $430 via Net A Porter

Casual Mom

Bottega Veneta Large Tie-Dye Hobo | $1,550 via Bergdorf Goodman

Diane von Furstenberg Stephanie Medium | $875 via Net A Porter

Proenza Schouler PS1 Large Suede Satchel | $1,995 via Net A Porter

Sporty Mom

Alexander Wang Rocco | $875 via Net A Porter

Balenciaga Giant City | $1795 via Balenciaga

Botkier Brooklyn Lambskin Crossbody Hobo | $395 via Bloomingdale’s

Business Mom

Louis Vuitton Epi Alma | $1,310 via Louis Vuitton

Notting Hill Design Westbourne | $2,850 via Notting Hill Design (win one HERE!!)

Salvatore Ferragamo New Gancini Icona Vitello Tote | $1,050 via Saks

New Mom

Coach Embossed Exotic Large Tote | $698 via Coach

Gucci Diaper Bag | $980 via Saks

Marc by Marc Jacobs Flash Nylon Overnighter Big Tote | $278 via ShopBop

After Dark Mom

Be&D Garbo Studded Leopard-Print Mini Bag | $445 via Bloomingdale’s

Christian Louboutin Sequined Pouch | $995 via Bergdorf Goodman

Lauren Merkin Tatum Embossed Clutch | $168 via Bergdorf Goodman

Mulberry Alexa Leather Leopard-print Clutch | $695 via Net A Porter

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Share Your Thoughts With Us

  • Natalie

    LOL this post is awesome! I love all those choices Megs! (fb)

  • Sofia Nolan

    I`m thinking of getting myself an Epi Alma. Though it`s not as big as I`d like it to be, it has this classy elegant design I`ve always adored

  • Tamee

    You’re forgiven for being late, Megs! :)

    I’m a mom, and have to say, I already went out and got myself my Mother’s Day handbag (a Belen Echandia)! A few months earlier, but hey, who’s looking at the calendar anyway?!

    Mine’s not on the list, but I love the choices you put down. I think I’d fall somewhere between a classic/casual/business/sporty mom. Definitely not a new mom, but man is that Coach bag tdf!! (fb)

    • The Coach bag by no means is just for new moms! It has extra pockets and space so it could work that way, but doesn’t have to :)

      Congrats on your new bag purchase!

  • Mika

    im a mom of two.. wishing to have a balenciaga city and the chanel exotic flap..

  • Mochababe73

    I am definitely one of the classic moms. I would love, love, love to have that Marc Jacobs Hillier bag. I also like the Coach one as well. Even though I am a “football mom”, I don’t think that those would fit my lifestyle.

  • Pam

    I’m getting a bag for Mother’s Day and would like one that can go from day to dinner. But I really want a black patent leather one. Can you recommend one or two?

  • Lynda

    lots of purses I would want for myself (fb)

  • AA

    I think every mom needs a CHANEL Classic! ;)

  • Leah

    Best Mother’s Day gift guide around!

  • Jane

    Great post I am the casual mom all the way, if I were a mom. I have a dog so I guess that counts. (fb)

  • gacats

    I am liking that Notting Hill Designs bag. I’m going to have to check into their line. (fb)

  • Karin bag4bag

    I am an after dark mom, loving that Christian Louboutin sequinned pouch ! My son once bought me a handbag for Mother’s Day with kittens on it. That’s what a six yr old likes ! So I love it too !

  • Chris

    Lovely suggestions, Megs !
    The Notting Hill Design Westbourne is stunning. And the DvF and Proenza are beautiful. And Burberry is never wrong. So I guess this makes me a classic/casual/business mum. :-)

  • Sue-ellen Brown

    I think that the Chanel bag is like my mom: classic, sophisticated and desirable…wish i could gift her one for mothers day..

  • Karen K.

    I love all of those bags! But I’ve had my eye on that DVF one for weeks now!!! If only my kids were old enough to have jobs!lol (fb)

  • Sarah

    It is my mom’s 85th birthday the day after Mothers Day so I bought her an extra special bag: Her very own Chanel python satchel!

  • Caroline

    I love the suggestions and hope my other half will take a hint…

    I’m not a mom (yet!) but I wonder if I kind of count… If so I want either the Chanel or the Notting Hill Design please!

  • LDJ

    Though I’m not a mother, my mom isn’t BIG on bags. But trust, when she needs one, she takes no time digging into my collection. :) (If I was a mother) I would fit more into the CLASSIC MOM category, i’m loving the “Chanel Exotic Flap” and “Lanvin Happy Snakeskin Shoulder Bag” those r nice. Happy Mothers Day 2 All!!!!!!

  • Tiffany

    This is a great post. Love all the selections!

  • Jocelyn

    Aw, what a cute post :D (fb)

  • Veronica_Sawyer

    My mom would LOVE the Coach exotic tote!! (ipad)