I'd definitely go for Alexa, mainly because I love the look of handbag that resembles a briefcase, yet it comes with a shoulder strap too when you need to use your hands.
Do you have any pic of the Alexander Wang's duffle btw?
Welcome and you do realise you are in a Mulberry sub forum don't you ? So, maybe our opinions tends to be a little biased.
Not very sure which AW bag you are talking about, but if it's the hugely popular studs based bag, i do think the size is just about right for the purposes you stated. However, the lack of a shoulder straps might not go for you since you would need to free your hands for your kids. Are you okay with that?
I do not own a Alexa at the moment, but i have heard reviews that the leather quality varies and might need more babying compared to the other Mulberries. However with that said, i do love the design and style. And the OS one would be perfect for you if you need to ferry the baby stuff.
Just my 2 cents, the AW duffle come across as being elegant and classy. The Alexa is more of a casual chic.. more stylish kind of design to me.
no joke, I am having the EXACT same dilemma as you are. Debating between the alexa and the wang duffel. I even made PRO AND CON lists. Hahaha.
I pre-ordered the alexander wang duffel WITH STRAP because no strap is just not an option. But the alexa speaks to me too. Lol. Theyre both very diff styles though. The alexa is more boho chic and the wang is more rocker chic. Two styles im fond of. But to each his/her own. So Im not much help. Im still debating between the two myself.
I love the alexander wang duffle and couldn't decide between that and the Alexa! However, went for the Alexa, purely because it's lighter and I carry a ton of stuff in my bags! Hope to get a wang duffle one day though