Since the handbag fame of the Mulberry Alexa, there have been a few other bags that have made a name for the brand but none of them have ever come close to the Alexa craze. I am sure Mulberry aims to change that with their new Taylor collection.
The Fall 2011 collection for Mulberry found inspiration in the Great British countryside, bustling hedgerows and effortless English glamour. The Taylor collection delivers a brand new style that feels reminiscent of heritage shapes. (more…)
Mulberry’s Lily Bag was an instant hit. There was nothing overly inventive about the design, but the design just works. And the price, compared to many other shoulder bags, is fairly reasonable.
For Spring 2011 Mulberry decided to give us an option of the Lily that is not only much more expensive but also blinged out. Yes, I just used the word bling because it is so fitting in the case of the Mulberry Jewelled Lily. (more…)
Fashion Month is half complete right now. As much as we are checking the fashion week shows to dish on the upcoming trends, we are also loving people-watching those who attend the shows. One of the must have bags of the moment is the Mulberry Tillie.
Following the huge success of the Alexa, Mulberry decided to follow up with the Tillie. The debate has ensued whether or not the Tillie is as covetable as the Alexa. (more…)
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. (more…)
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. (more…)
Leopard print never really goes out of style. But at times it comes back in style with power and right now is one of those times. Every designer is showing leopard print right now and I, for one, am loving it. I am a huge fan of leopard print accessories. Give me a bag or shoe with a great animal print and I am a happy fashionista. I may not be as daring as Rihanna in her Dolce & Gabbana get up, but I am all about the accessories (clearly).
Mulberry wants to get on our radar with the Mulberry Lily Leopard Print Shoulder Bag. This red suede shoulder bag showcases metallic red leopard print. The question is, does it pass the test? (more…)
This bag is red. I mean shockingly, bright, bold, in-your-face red. The kind of red that is a bit hard to wear. I am always seeing women that rock true red lipstick and make it look perfectly gorgeous. Let me be honest, I am not one of those women. Red lipstick looks scary on me. It just doesn’t seem to flow. And I am not sure I could pull off a truly red bag. But once Net-A-Porter showed the red Mulberry Bayswater with a summery outfit, it worked perfectly and I thought just for a second, ‘Hey, that could be me’. (more…)
Are you part of the Apple revolution? Vlad and I still have one PC in our home/office but otherwise we have Apple products taking over each room of the house. And while you may not have one of their computers, the iPod and iPhone truly did change the way we listen to music and use cellphones. But how do you protect your precious products?
If you are like us, you buy a simple case at the Apple store (they truly do offer many options), and go on your way. Many design houses have come up with options (like Louis Vuitton for the iPad) for those of us who do not want to settle for simple and usable options rather we prefer fashionable and usable options. Mulberry created an entire line of products for Apple, from messenger bags to pouches to cases. (more…)
The Mulberry Alexa has taken the handbag loving fashion world by storm. The shape of this bag, similar to the PS1, is the new cool. Laid-back, school-bag look is all the rage and we are loving it. You know why? It is casual without being sloppy and chic without being trendy. And then there is Alexa Chung, whom the bag is named after. Let’s face it, Alexa Chung is totally cool and stylish and has a really awesome bag named after her. Cue jealousy. (more…)
Mulberry put on their Fall 2010 show in both NYC and London. The color palette was not muted neutrals like many other shows we saw, rather bold jewel toned colors, which was a welcomed change to many other shows we saw. The Mulberry show was playful and youthful, while still retaining a fashionable upper hand.
I was checking all of the photos and came across my favorite look from the show. This look appeals to me in every way possible. (more…)
Back in September when the first sighting of Alexa Chung with her namesake bag, the Mulberry Alexa, surfaced, Purse Forum members began discussing the similarity between it and the Proenza Schouler PS1. It makes sense that they did, because there are definite similarities in the design. In fact, once the Mulberry Alexa started to show up online, the main buzz surrounded the likeness between the two.
Let’s take a closer look to see what the two bags have in common and what is different, shall we? (more…)