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    The Metro.Style Gift Guide: Chic Bags For The Stylish Mom In Your Life

    Mother's Day 2019 is just around the corner, 10 days to be exact, and once again, the day where we make our moms feel extra, extra special is upon us! The question on everyone's mind is—what to get the woman who has done everything for us?

    READ: Mother's Day Gift Guide: 20 Novelty Finds Your Mom Will Love To Have At Home

    One item any mom (or woman for that matter) will appreciate is a new handbag. If she's the type who rocks a new style every so often, giving her a chic new addition to her collection would be much appreciated! This season, we saw fashion houses bless us with 'micro' bags, or tiny handbags that surely pack a punch in the style department. They may not be your typical gigantor handbags most moms are known to carry, but we love the idea of carrying just the bare essentials to give the hardworking women a break from time to time (her shoulders will thank you for it!)

    Check out our top picks for micro bags you can get your stylish mama, and get inspired to do the same for your own collection too! 

     

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    Anteprima Photo: @fashionweekonline

     


    Dior Photo: @voguerunway

     


    Roksanda Photo: @voguerunway

     

    Editor's Picks:

     

    1. Endless summer

    Free-spirited mom who loves the summer lifestyle? Get her a sling bag that's easy on the shoulders and is big enough to carry her keys, lipstick, perfume, vitamins, phone, and wallet!

    Bally leather sling bag with woven detail, Greenbelt 5


     

    2. Shape shifter

    The classic Longchamp Le Pliage gets a refreshing reinvention this season with its collaboration with Tokyo-based design studio Nendo. The collaboration aims to present the classic tote in a new way apart from when it's carried and folded away—"reimagining the bags as functional, aesthetically pleasing storage objects to be placed around the home."

    Longchamp x Nendo Le Pliage bag, Rustan's

     

    3. Logomania

    The classic shoulder bag shape gets the Burberry treatment with its new logo plastered all over its leather exterior. The shades of brown, black, red, and maroon make for an unexpected new classic addition to a muted closet. The strap is detachable and can be interchanged with a chain version. So chic!

    Burberry TB bag, Greenbelt 4

    4. Bucket (bag) list

    Don't be fooled by its seemingly miniature size. This bucket bag is able to fit a good amount of daily essentials, and allows you to do it in stellar style while you're at it. The Danse Lente S/S 19 collection is inspired by Norman Parkinson's photography of the 1960s and '70s, on women traveling to exotic destinations, highlighting "Pilar Creeps on the Steps" and Carmen Dell'Orefice's 1959 Vogue cover. 

    Danse Lente bucket bag, Rustan's 

    5. Small is beautiful

    A versatile piece like this leather work of art is a beautiful gift for the most important woman in our lives. This leather shoulder bag is effortless enough to carry by day, and chic enough to bring to a dinner date or formal parties.

    Hermes Mosaique au 24 bag in Monsieur, Greenbelt 3

     

    6. Mom, the rockstar

    This bag is an alternative look for the cool moms who aren't afraid to defy society's norms. The Marie Jane bag was made with the woman on-the-go in mind, much like all moms who juggle a million different things on their to-do lists day in and day out. Made with velvety leather, this bag can be a handheld or a crossbody, and "In a swift gesture, its central zip reveals the gear of beauty queens, overachieving champions and go-getters." Sounds like mom to us, doesn't it?

    Christian Louboutin Marie Jane bag, Rustan's

     

    7. Structured elegance

    A classy pick that's great for both work and play, the Strathberry line draws inspiration from its roots in Scotland, where majestic landscapes serve as the creative influence for these must-have bags. The gold harware gives off a strong yet feminine edge to these conversation-starters.

    Strathberry handbag, Rustan's