The Mulberry Bayswater deserves credit where credit is due, it is truly much more of an iconic piece than many give it credit for. The shape and style of the bag has been compared to the Hermes Birkin countless times, and while there are similar aspects they are still very different bags. When I saw my first Ostrich Bayswater bags I fell in love. Ostrich is not a material for everyone. Complaints often revolve around the texture of ostrich skin being a turn off. And that may be the case for you. But some love the added dimension the skin gives their bag.

And if you fall into the category of loving ostrich skin, the Mulberry Ostrich Bayswater may be a bag for you.

What I love most about this bag is the color. It is not quite white and not quite grey, instead being labeled ‘stone’. It is a light stone color, which will easily work with many outfits and seasons. I did just find one aspect of the ostrich skin that I do not like when looking at this bag: Do you see those 4 or 5 random ostrich pocks sitting on the handles? I suppose this is the closest I have felt towards being a bit creeped out by ostrich skin, because they just look out of place and weird on the handles.

Anyhow, back to the bag. Handle pocks aside, I still love the color and the design of the Bayswater. The good thing is that this bag can easily go from day to night and be worn dressed-down or dressed-up. That is something important to consider when buying an expensive bag, because you want to get your money’s worth. Buy via NAP for $5,000.

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  • Candice

    I usually like the look of ostrich skin as well, but when you pointed out the pocks on the handles it kinda creeped me out too lol

    • It is weird right? I always like ostrich skin and it just stood out to me quite a bit

  • Cate

    I have to agree about the handles. As it is, I’m not a huge fan of ostrich, because it weirds me out (although you’re absolutely correct–the color is BEAUTIFUL), and those few pocks really annoy me. But I do love the Bayswater on a general level!

  • louch

    Not a fan of the Bayswater – find it quite dull. Why didn’t they just use some other kind of finish on those handles? Looks really weird when you notice it!

  • Pippi Konstanski

    Yeah, I’m not a fan of the pocks on the handles. What if you get one with a lot of them? Creepy! Overall, though, it is a lovely bag.

  • annabelle

    gorgeous! and $5000 for ostrich skin! (fb)

  • MizzJ

    I like the colour, but I just can’t get over the resemblance to raw chicken skin when I look at ostrich!

  • MissyS

    I absolutly love it and I love the emerald green version even more. Ihave to admit that Mulberry Bayswater is my favorit in almost every color :D

  • CoutureCoco

    I like the Bayswater shape though on the whole I’m not a Mulberry fan. I do like ostritch a lot but not quite sure about the colour here.

  • MAX

    I believe last time on Mulberry website the ostrich and croc were on sale marked down to like 3500 for ostrich. correct me if i’m wrong i’m not so sure but If u guys want it probably wait til the end of season and u’ll get cheaper.

  • Annie

    I think i’ll stick to my ostrich skin birkin.

  • Kimberly

    Does anyone know how what is done to the ostrich in order to get the bumps?

    They electrocute them while they are alive.