One thing you’ll come to discover is that I have a severe addiction to hand bags … namely Mulberry!
I currently have 5 in my collection, the Bayswater in Charcoal, Emmy in Black, a mini patent pink handbag (courtesy of my lovely boyfriend), the new Holly Small Zip around purse in pink, and a 2009 tan satchel (the first of my collection thanks to my Daddy) …. oh and a passport holder (does that count?).
I follow their line closely, and absolutely adore some of the new designs. The Bayswater Satchel, Oversize Taylor and the Holly are 3 of my favorites from the new AW11 collection.
I must say however, I am not such a fan of the Alexa. Mulberry has always been noted for their British Heritage, classic designs and use of fabulous leather. So I was slightly disappointed this summer when they released the Alexa, to me this was a blip in their otherwise perfect handbag ranges.
The Alexa was released at a time when Mulberry was becoming more mainstream, many celebs and IT girls were seen sporting the latest designs and helped notch Mulberry to that next level in Fashion hierarchy … which without doubt was well deserved and great for Mulberry. HOWEVER, their reaction to release a new model, named after a current fashionista, was only the start of why I do not and will not EVER rate this bag. My main dislike was the leather. The leather used on the Alexa bag was noticeably thin, a significant step away from their classic Darwin leather totes and seemed to me a cheap cop out to jump on the celebrity it list band wagon. The bag has since been released in a wide range of hideous and tacky colours and patterns and frustratingly is now one of Mulberry’s most well known and lusted after bags. WHY?
Having said that, and despite the Alexa blip, I still love Mulbery, and along with Chanel they are still my absolute favorite Brand! So onwards and upwards, below are the bags I am going to be saving for this Christmas…
The Mulberry Taylor – without doubt going to be Mulberry’s next big hit in the fashion world
The Mulberry Holly – I’m gunning for the tan version. Gorgeous teamed with your vintage riding leather boots and skinny jeans, not forgetting the chic Blazer and silk top underneath.
What do you think? Usually around November Mulberry will host the most unmissable sample sale on Bond street where you can have the chance to buy the latest collection at a more than reasonable 50% discount. YES PLEASE.