After one week in NYC I have learned one major thing when it comes to my handbags: cross-body straps are majorly helpful. As much as it is easy to order everything to arrive at your apartment door, I am walking to and fro and picking up things to bring home. That means my two hands are important assets when carrying bags from Home Depot and Bed Bath and Beyond back to our place. Cross-body straps is where it is at. And on top of loving a cross-body strap, it is important that the bag I am carrying is not overly cumbersome and heavy. That is precisely why I love the Mulberry Lily. It is both compact and has a cross-body strap. It is also super cute.

If you love the look of the Mulberry Lily but don’t like the price tag, I found a look for less. In fact, this is very very very close to the Mulberry bag (as are many of the design aesthetics I have seen from the brand Ash). The Ash Camy Cross Body Bag and the Mulberry Lily are twins, more identical than fraternal at that.


The major difference between these two bags are the prices. While the Mulberry Lily is $695 the Ash Camy is $250. Other differences include the leather finish. Ash decided to give their leather a snake-embossing and pair it with oxidized silver hardware while Mulberry stuck with tan leather and gold hardware. You can see a more refined structured look from the Mulberry Lily and a little more slouch from Ash. But all in all, these two bags are majorly similar.

Buy the Mulberry Bag at NAP for $695 and Ash Camy at ShopBop for $250.

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