In honor of our Truffle Hunters heading back to school this week, we break down the most frequently spotted handbags on moms from all the majors and it’s actually not that surprising … The traditional, elite schools stick to time tested classical bags, while the more showy schools show more labels – luxury labels of course. The schools with more edge have edgy moms who set their own trends with lesser known or new designers, and the progressive schools go with quirky, unique, recycled or vegan bags. From Buckley where Celine Luggage is still en vogue, to Westland school where moms love to rock reusable bags, to Oakwood where the Phillip Lim Satchel has been a hit … Here are some of the hottest arm fixtures spotted at morning drop-off — aka the catwalk!
Brentwood: Reed Krakoff Mini Atlantique Bionic Tote and Rochas Tote Bag, anything Gucci or Balenciaga
Buckley: Celine Luggage Tote, Hermes “Birkin”
Campbell Hall: Goyard Tote, anything Kate Spade
Curtis: Celine Luggage Tote, Valentino “Rockstud” Tote and Michael Kors “Miranda”
Harvard-Westlake: Celine Luggage Tote, anything Chanel, anything Prada
John Thomas Dye: Chanel Flap Bag, Yves Saint Laurent “Y-Ligne” Carryall
Oakwood: Phillip Lim Satchel
Wesley: Louis Vuitton “Neverfull” Tote
Westland: Stella McCartney, vegan-friendly “Falabella” Tote Bag, Free City Cotton Tote, any reusable bag.
Windward: Goyard Tote, Celine Luggage Tote
This post was co-authored by Christina Simon – co-author of Beyond The Brochure: An Insider’s Guide To Private Elementary Schools In Los Angeles. She is the mom of a 4th grade son and a 6th grade daughter who attend school in Los Angeles. Christina’s work has been published on The Huffington Post, Salon.com, Mamapedia, BlogHer, The Mother Company, Scary Mommy and of course here on The Daily Truffle. She blogs at Beyond the Brochure, or you can find her on Facebook http://www.facebook.
TRUFFLE HUNTERS: Did we miss something? Comment below if we missed a school or bag! xoxo