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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