Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2024: The Best Bags With Style And Function

The best bags for fashion and function

Mother’s Day is nearly upon us, which means that if you haven’t shopped by now, it’s time to start the search for a thoughtful gift for the remarkable woman in your life. It is a special Sunday to shower our favorite ladies with a heightened sense of appreciation and love.

If you aim to find the perfect present, is here to help- we’ve pulled together a master list of gift guides for all the special mothers in your life.

Below, you’ll find handbag standouts from our roundup, many of which are vetted by our team of fashion editors and our very own readers. We’ve also come up with a wide price range. And depending on how much you plan to spend on May 12th, we found dozens of gifts at all price points. 

New product offerings cultivate attention to lightweight materials and the lightness of construction. The signifiers known from apparel are converted into bags- a playful take on the fusion of accessories and garments solidifies the trend.

Summer accessories embrace a relaxed sensibility elevated through historical signatures. Drawing on the codes of outdoor crossbody bags, laces, and zigzag stitching, it materializes in suede-inspired textiles for added versatility.

Instead of waiting until the last minute, take the time to find her a special and unique gift she’ll treasure. If you’re out of gift ideas or haven’t had a spare minute since the start of the new year to locate the perfect present, don’t stress! We’ve done the hard work for you and found all the best gifts that the most stylish woman will adore on Mother’s Day. Whether you’re searching for a romantic gift for a big date night or want to find a trendsetting bag, we’ve got you covered.

At Fashion Week, the handbag offerings that mattered most were about modern cuts’ radicality. Bags can be an innocuous way to add panache to clothing. The epitomic wardrobe balances the contrasts called for by modern life: individuality versus adaptability, substance versus lightness, and exceptionality versus ease. For Spring-Summer 2024, ladies’ handbag offerings reflect the contemporary culture of feminine dress codes. Anchored in everyday savoir-faire, these bags represent the fusion of contrasts that shapes authentic garments and accessories relevant to today. Over the following two chapters, from Spring to Summer, new codes are explored– reinvigorated in new artisanal manifestations.

In addition, there is also a focus on lightness crafted in super-light materials- including vegan leathers – often adorned with characteristic new bag stitching. Similarly, new dying techniques draw on the colors and textures of the bags. This makes it interesting because it is an exercise that mixes accessories with wardrobe. It is a vibrant luxury story that embodies the premise of fusion in garments that blur the lines between fabric, leather, and hardware.

With an increasing focus on investment pieces these days, gifting a functional yet gorgeous carrier that can be used season after season seems to be an excellent gift choice that can even be passed down from generation to generation.

A precious light is hidden in the small things and illuminates our days. To celebrate the beauty of the little big things, our team has curated a selection of bags in which leisure spirit is paired with stylistic sophistication and natural elegance that embody a polite and charismatic style, which is the perfect gift for mom this Mother’s Day.

Here is a list of handbags for every family matriarch with a certain savoir faire at any stage in her life.


The latest FENDI Peekaboo advertising campaign features iconic mother-daughter duo and friends of the FENDI House, Kate Moss and Lila Grace Moss. 

Peekaboo on Parade
The Peekaboo first appeared on the Women’s Spring/Summer 2009 catwalk, complementing the
ready-to-wear collection designed by Karl Lagerfeld. Top-handle styles were crafted in neutral tones
from raw cotton toile, exotic leathers and black patent leather to perforated suede that revealed
mottled watersnake inside.



Michael Kors:

The campaign was shot by renowned photographer Cass Bird and styled by Alex Harrington.

The hand-beaded Tribeca bag

Inspired by the masters of multitasking, the 2024 Mother’s Day accessories that make it easy to feel confident, calm and cool.


Diamond Tote in Embossed Leather, Orange. Courtesy of MCM

Diamond Tote in Embossed Orange Leather

This small embossed leather tote tog is accented with Spanish calf leather handles inspired by the contours of the Bavarian diamonds. The rectangular silhouette features a pristine microfiber suede interior and is accompanied by an adjustable leather strap for crossbody wear. It’s accessible wearability and assortment of internal pockets creates a seamless and stylish experience.


Paris Paris

Open to everyone, Le Paris Paris…in New-York game is an occasion to celebrate the Paris Paris bag in the streets of the eponymous city. The geocaching event will start now February 23rd, 2024. The game consists in finding 50 miniatures, 3D-printed Paris Paris bags specially manufactured by digital artist @3DFiti. The 3D-printed Paris Paris bags, each featuring a distinct QR code, will be hidden in carefully selected places of New-York. On February 23rd, AMI will post on its social medias a video and a map, revealing the first drop and its location. The following day, the brand will reveal all 50 locations of the Paris Paris miniatures, which will officially launch the bags’ hunt game.   The bags will be pinned on a digital map, available for consultation on the dedicated website . Each time a bag hunter finds a miniature, they must scan its QR code, in order to become its legit winner, which will also subsequently allow them to claim their prize: 5 QR codes will earn their lucky winners a real-life Paris Paris bag.


The Iconic 1969 Bag.

The Iconic 1969 Bag 

This iconic bag bridges past and present through iconic design and artisanal technique. Assembled by hand as a seamless surface of metal pastilles, the bag is the quintessential expression of Paco Rabanne—avant-garde when created fifty years ago and timelessly modern today. 

Patricia Nash:

Bianco Crossbody

Waxed Leather is the spring/ summer style staple you must have for your handbag addiction and Patricia Nash Designs’ Waxed Leather Collection is the end all for your style file craves. Featuring a luscious, warm hazelnut hue that adds a polished….  dare we say lavish look to any ensemble. This supple leather is meticulously treated with a proprietary waxed finish, resulting in sophisticated and durable pieces I know your readers will love. 

  • Bianco Crossbody ($179): We get it. You’re busy, but you don’t want to sacrifice great style for easy organization. The Bianco is a three-way organizer that is the perfect fusion of fashion with function. Crafted in luxurious Waxed Leather, it has multiple carry options, so it is up for any occasion.
  • Corallina Tote Crossbody ($199): Designed to put a swing in your step, this elegant silhouette is gorgeous in supple Waxed Leather. The perfect symbiosis of practicality and beauty, the Corallina is designed to tote all of your day, evening, and weekend needs with its roomy structure and easy access to the interior.
  • Serranova Top Handle Crossbody ($249): Meet your new daily favorite. The Serranova is crafted in elegant, luxurious Waxed Leather and has an eye-catching profile. With a large flap, buckle detail, a top handle, and a detachable crossbody strap, this bag is sure to develop a cult-like following. And quickly.
  1. Effortless Elegance: The timeless designs and luxurious waxed leather construction of this collection elevate any outfit, adding a sophisticated touch to both casual outings and formal events.
  2. Seasonal Versatility: Designed with spring and summer in mind, these bags seamlessly transition from day to night, offering versatility for any occasion. Whether it’s the Corallina Tote for daytime adventures or the Bianco Crossbody for evening outings, they complement any ensemble.
  3. Durability and Functionality: Crafted with Patricia Nash’s attention to detail, the durable waxed leather ensures longevity, while features like multiple carry options and ample storage enhance their practicality for everyday use.

Alexander Wang:

Alexander Wang’s Dome concept emerges from an initial jewelry design proposal, which included futuristic imagery, furniture, and abstract sculptures.

Alexander Wang Dome collection includes barrel pouchettes in crackle patent leather ($695), structured flap bag in spazzolato leather ($895), multi carry in crackle patent leather ($750), and 105 mm goatskin high heel sandal ($695).

G’Juan Xavier:

G’Juan Xavier. The top-handle purse is timeless, undeniably feminine, and instantly adds polish with whatever you’re wearing and wherever your headed. The Everyday Shopper is the perfect balance between style and function that transitions effortlessly from day to night, with an attachable strap for wearing as a crossbody.

The brand is available directly on their website with color availability such as princess pink, nardo grey and vintage cream retailing for $295.

Melie Bianco:

Under $150: April Love Geary Signals Spring With A Melie Bianco Purse!

 Melie Bianco‘s Isla Top Handle Bag in Straw ($140, made with handwoven straw. Fans of the brand include April Love Geary, Sara Sampaio, Lucy Hale, and Demi Lovato.

What Goes Around Comes Around:

What Goes Around Comes Around (WGACA), the premier luxury vintage retailer, proudly debuts its Spring 2024 Campaign showcasing sustainable style and timeless luxury through its curated selection of iconic vintage pieces.  “Our Spring 2024 Campaign celebrates style and sustainability by showcasing how this time of year breathes new life into everything including fashion,” said Co-Founder Gerard Maione. The campaign will live across social and digital platforms, with items featured throughout available for purchase online at

Lawful London:

Lawful London, a brand dedicated to providing ethical, minimal, and practical essentials tailored to the dynamic lifestyle of today’s working woman.

Lawful London’s ethos revolves around the concept of being “practically beautiful” in every aspect. From design to materials and craftsmanship, their minimalist, cruelty-free bags embody both compassion and elegance. Each Lawful London piece is proudly designed in the fashion capital of London and meticulously handcrafted by skilled artisans, ensuring the utmost attention to detail and quality. The Classic Collection features fully functional women’s laptop bags, tote bags, and backpacks designed to accompany the modern woman on her journey, whether it’s in the office or on the go.

Lawful London is sold directly on their website with the collection ranging from $115 – $317 and is available in black, camel & navy.

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