The era of the all-encompassing It Bag has mostly come and gone, and with the breadth of designer possibilities available, more individualized trends usually rule the day. That is, of course, unless we’re talking about the Mulberry Alexa Satchel. If It Bags still exist, it absolutely deserves the moniker.

Named after It Girl Alexa Chung, this little number has been on the minds of fashionistas both in the US and across the pond since we initially saw Chung wearing it months and months ago. And really, is there a better way to attract attention for your new bag than by naming it after a rising star and then giving her one to carry everywhere? I think not.

The blue version that we have here is the larger “oversized” version, which I chose mainly because of its gorgeous color. Getting a good, medium blue or red is really hard with most leather, particularly if the look is also distressed, and Mulberry manages to totally pull it off with this bag. It’s a functional shape in a beautiful color, and the leather looks smooshy and luxurious. The book straps remind me a bit of the Proenza Schouler PS1 Satchel, but I think I actually like the slouchy, vintage look of this satchel better. Plus, it’s less expensive. Buy through Luisa Via Roma for $1731.

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  • polda

    nice bag, wonderful color!

    • helen

      is this Oversize alexa?

      i bought a oak alexa from Fashion925(.)com

      i love my alexa bag!!!

      i think it is a classic style as bayswater.

  • Ally

    gorgeous!!

  • shop2drop1

    Beautiful color, but are the buckles functional? I think it would be cumbersome to get in and out of a bag with buckles. I’m too much of a control freak to allow the buckles to be undone all the time, LOL.

  • susan

    The buckles just snap close. It’s a functional bag.

  • Christina

    I love this bag!! I’ve been wanting/saving to buy a Balenciaga bag, but now I don’t know! I need to see this Mulberry Alexa bag in person.

  • Jacqueline Suzanne

    Loving the color!!! Very pretty!

  • 19yearslater

    This is perfection. If any bag deserves It Bag status it’s this one. Wonderful colour, great shape.

  • ami

    Love! I can’t wait to see the bag in person!

  • Emzy

    I held this bag recently (I am a huge Mulberry fan). I didn’t like the leather or the gold detailing. It’s got a hefty pricetag, but looks and feels a lot cheaper – a pity because it has a nice style.

  • MAX

    I like it soooo much but the price in my country (Thailand) is not reasonable enough for me to pay. It around $300 extra for tax and other things so the bag costs almost $2000 just too much

  • Rashida

    It is beautiful! I am more of a black handbag girl lol! I love this one however!

  • Mochababe73

    This bag looks cheap like it may have come from Aldo. It’s too much hanging off of it.

  • Claire

    Love this bag in brown. A little obsessed even.

  • arge

    Love it! I won’t one, too!

  • Bagolicious

    Love it! The color is gorgeous!

  • Dayzley

    nice bag.i love it!!!

  • Cheryl

    There is nothing I do not like about this handbag. Love it, love it, love it!!!

  • angels 27

    cute colour

  • luella crue

    i have the bag in oak wooooopp !!! :-)

  • Elyse

    adore it! and that grape color is fantastic (fb)

  • Adrienne Zedella

    nice bage! (fb)

  • Juniper

    You can get almost the exact copy of the Tan one at http://www.shoedevil.co.uk for around £200.
    They only have tan but the quality is as good as the Mulberry original if not better!
    If it isn’t on there yet just email them and they will give you all the details!. x

  • Marilyn

    Can anyone tell me how heavy is this Alexa Mulberry bag? I remember some old Mulberry bags are quite heavy.

  • PW

    Marilyn, I have the black Alexa in the regular size. It’s pretty light. Most crossbodies can get heavy on my left shoulder, which I hate, but half the time I forget it’s there and I wear this thing morning to night all over the city.

    As for the oversized alexa, I held it in the mulberry store and it felt light to me too. The oversized also looked smaller than I thought it would — whenever i see Ms. Chung carry it, the bag looks so huge! In real life, it’s smaller than what I thought a messenger normally is. Really cute, really functional bag. I’m in love, really.

  • xavier

    Does the blue colour comes in normal size or only in oversize ? does this come in red colour too ?

  • Moka

    I love alexa but does anyone of you think the leather is too thin and feel abit like plastic table cover? Im confused to get alexa or bayswater

    • BLY

      Get the bayswater! I have both and I feel like the alexa looks cheap. Plus its more expensive. The bayswater is a more timeless piece and the quality of the leather is exquisite.

  • Moka

    +You can get almost one at themulberrytrees. com for around £200.

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