Top Mother’s Day Gifts: Designer Handbags vs Highstreet Handbags

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This mother’s day it’s time to do something special for your mum! Out there on the high street and on the designer’s catwalks you can find the new IT bags that will be a nice thank you for all those times she sacrificed fashion for your nappy bag!

Take a look at the ones we have chosen from high range to high street there is something for everyone and we are sure your mum would appreciate a bag that didn’t have things for you in it!

Classical Black Tote Handbag

When you think of high fashion bags one name comes to mind first! Or at least it does in my head! Hermes! There is a long waiting list for the bags but if you get on their early enough you can have one! But their new style bag is called ‘Victoria II Tote Bag’ if you can get your hands on this it does come in at a hefty price tag. Whose mum doesn’t deserve this though! So if you haven’t got a couple of grand to splash on the number one lady in your life then check out this find from Dorothy Perkins.

Hermes: £2,610

Dorothy Perkins: £30

Daytime Shoulder Bag

Every mum needs a daytime shoulder bag.  Whether it is a trip to the local supermarket or a coffee break with a friend, mum’s will always need a handy shoulder bag to cram in all their nuts and crannies.  This Marc Jacobs shoulder bag is an absolute must have in any mum’s wardrobe.  As well as being worn over the shoulder, it also includes a longer strap to be worn when mum’s need to keep their hands free.  However, if the pennies won’t stretch as far then check out this Marc Jacobs lookalike from Miss Selfridge:

Marc Jacobs: £425

Miss Selfridge: £35

Evening Shoulder Bag

If you’re taking your mum our for dinner on Mother’s Day then why not buy her an evening shoulder bag to wear on the special occasion.  This small black Fendi patent bag is perfect to accompany most outfits.  Topshop’s chain bag can also offer the same appeal for a fraction of the price.

Fendi: £475

Fendi: £475

Topshop: £32

Topshop: £32


A must have item in any mums wardrobe is the satchel.  A trend which is catching on with the uber of stylish celebrities, long gone are the days when the satchel was used to carry school textbooks.  Instead of opting for the standard brown or black, Proenza Schouler’s iconic smoke ultra soft leather PS1 satchel. Carry it by the handle or use the detachable shoulder strap for tomboy chic.  However, if £1,215 does fit the price tag then Debenhams offer you a similar look for just £16!

Proenza Schouler Satchel: £1,215

Debenhams Satchel: £16.00


With the 80’s revival, the clutch is back and here to stay.  There is something about a clutch which oozes elegance and sophistication and this Anya Hindmarch  metallic reversible clutch, shaped like an envelope, is a perfect accessory for a night at the opera or even just dinner at the local Chinese.  However, with all good things, you’ll have to spend some pretty pennies to get your mum this for Mother’s Day as it costs £375, however if the pennies don’t stretch that far then this Silver patch clutch from Dorothy Perkins will do the trick for only £10.

Anya Hindmarch Clutch: £375

Dorothy Perkins Clutch: £10.00

Dorothy Perkins Clutch: £10.00

Now these bags are just the starting point, for mother’s day. Remember that your mummy did a lot for you and it’s time to pay it back! And also it means that you don’t have to be embarrassed when you go out with her!

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