Leather Shoulder Cartridge bag in Italian saddle hide green colour, handmade by Mackenzie Leather Edinburgh.

Guide: A Mackenzie Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day Guide

March is the month for Mother’s, celebrating the wonderful women in our lives with breakfast in bed and a blooming bouquet of daffodils. If you’ve been thinking of treating the mum in your life to something extra special this year – we’ve got you covered with our inspirational pick of the best Mother’s Day bunch from Mackenzie.

In a similar fashion to shoes, bags are often poorly associated with female consumer stereotypes. Hoarded and hidden, the handbag can lose it’s luxury thanks to a world of fast fashion, copycats and bad design – but at Mackenzie, our foundation is quality.

We craft our bags by hand, from the finest leather, and by skilled craftsmen working from our core designs. Each piece is considered a product of art, and what better gift for your Mother than an item of use, with practical benefit that will last an entire lifetime. We’ve whittled down our collection to name our Top 3 designs that make a wonderful addition to anyone’s wardrobe (but are especially perfect for mum’s!)…

1. The Classic Saddle Bag

The Classic Saddle Bag is, as the name implies, a classic. Simple in design, with an over-the-shoulder strap synonymous with comfort and style, but unique in inspiration. The bag has been influenced by the pannier-type bags traditionally made for horse riders, and features a unique cut at the top allowing the bag to sit comfortably against the hip when worn diagonally.

Unlike many, this bag is 100% handmade from the finest Italian saddle hide leather, with the option to have yours made from soft hide leather upon request. It is available in several different colours to suit your Mother’s style, and in four ranging sizes. With so many options available, there really is a Classic Saddle bag for everyone.


2. The Town Bag

Not too big and not too small, Goldilocks would agree our Town Bag is proportioned just right. The well designed balance of room and size makes it perfect for carrying around town, whether it’s running errands during the day or enjoying a meal out at night.

It features a neat brass tuck lock to ensure your personal belongings are kept safe, and has two internal pigskin-lined pockets, ideal for knickknacks. Best of all, this handcrafted leather handbag gains it’s character over time. Wearing (but not tearing!) gives the leather a beautiful and authentic charm. When given as a gift, the recipient is sure to remember each distinctive mark as the years go by.


3. The Cartridge Bag

This classic, English-inspired design is one of our most popular handbags. It’s elegant yet contemporary design is a true work of craftsmanship art, and would easily make the heirloom list. By investing in the quality, fine materials and skilled production of a Cartridge Bag, your family will be rewarded for generations to come – so daughters, this one is for you!

Made from our finest Italian saddle hide leather and in a wide range of vibrant colours, including a rich Forest Green, striking Letterbox Red and and warm Whisky Tan, you’re certain to discover the perfect fit. Finally, you can personalise this keepsake bag with your Mother’s initials, embossed  and permanently engrained into the long-lasting leather for an extra special touch.


So regardless what style of Mum you have, we hope you’ve found inspiration from our selection. A Mackenzie bag is of the finest quality, reflecting it’s love over time – just like the very best Mothers. Show your thanks with this thoughtful gift – and don’t forget the daffs!


Wishing you a loving Mothering Sunday*,

Team Mackenzie


*Sunday 22nd March!


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