I Showed My 56-Year-Old Mum 33 It Bags—These Are Her Favourites

Chanel Houndstooth Bag Street Style


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We’re back, y’all! And by we I mean my mum and me with a new story all about bags. This time, I showed her a whopping 33 It bags and asked her to share her thoughts on her favourites. She also had a lot of feelings about her not-so-favourites, and while I won’t tell you which bags didn’t make her cut, for entertainment’s sake, I’ll tell you that she threw around such phrases as: “hate,” “looks cheap,” “looks like a big box,” and “don’t like at all.” So yeah, it was fun!

Back to the handbags she did like since, thankfully, there was still a lot to choose from (18 to be exact). From new twists on old classics like the above Chanel flap bag in houndstooth and Dior's matte-black update to relatively newer cult labels such as BY FAR and Nanushka, her picks were all across the spectrum, so I'm confident there's something for everyone below. To see, read about and shop the mum-approved purses, just keep scrolling.

"It's been around for so long. The baguette is classic but also practical. You can dress it up or down and wear it day or night."

Louis Vuitton Multi-Pochette Accessoires
Louis Vuitton Multi-Pochette Accessoires

She said, "I like this for younger people." As long as I'm included in that category, the answer is fine by me! 

"This is very modern. Nice embossed leather and I love the colour."

"This is the best. Especially with the black hardware, I love it."

"This elegant and simple bag has a sophisticated look that I really like."

"I like this bag. It has a modern yet simple and classic look."

"I can imagine this looking good on someone with more out-there and interesting style."

"I love this bag. It's fun, it has an expensive look, it adds to any outfit."

"I like this bag. It's a very fresh look but classic and wearable."

All she said was "love," but I think that sums it up perfectly.

"I do like this bag. It's plain but with a twist because of the contrast python. That makes it interesting."

"Nice colour, shape and size."

"At first I couldn't decide, but I think I love this bag."

"Very beautiful. It's classic, useful and chic, so to me, it's worth the price."

"I love the shape, the leather, the hardware and how useful it is." Same, Mum.

"I love the tweed, colour combo and chain. A fresh look for this classic bag."

Next up, the biggest spring/summer 2020 fashion trends you need to know. 

This piece originally appeared on Who What Wear U.S. 

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