I'm a huge fan of Mulberry - There's something about its simple yet elegant designs that really draws me in. I started with the Bayswater Small Shoulder Bag, which is considered to be the brand's iconic style and gradually added to my collection with other classics such as the Lily.
During my deal hunt on July 4th weekend, I spotted a sale event on Mulberry U.S. website (About 20% to 30% off) that included some of their classic and popular styles such as Lily and Bayswater. I shared that on my Instagram feed...hopefully all of you Mulberry fans out there were able to take advantage of that!
I know that even with the discounts, their bags are still not cheap, but the only other times I'd see such discounts is from flash sale sites such as Rue La La with one downside - Luxury bag flash sale is often final/non-returnable.
This time, I was being very good and only purchased these two...Continue reading below to see my detailed reviews of them.
Bayswater Clutch in Black // Mulberry clutch is one of Princess Kate's favorite accessories, so I figure I can't go wrong with having one for myself! I love Bayswater and own the small shoulder bag. This clutch does not disappoint - It's such a classic piece and can be used as a clutch for more formal settings (remove the chain) or as a crossbody for more casual activities. It's a perfect day-to-night bag. It's also a good size for travels and sightseeing with different compartments built in to help keep things organized. P.S. Photo shows iPhone 6.
Buying Recommendation // If this is your first Mulberry purchase, I recommend getting something from the Bayswater collection. If you're trying to keep your budget down, this clutch is a great choice because you can get many uses out of it (casual and formal events). If you can stretch your budget, the iconic Bayswater small shoulder bag would be a good investment as well.
Mini Lily in Neon Blue // I have a medium Lily in pale yellow (limited-time color and no longer available) and want to add another one to my collection. I know that this mini would be on the small side, but I am surprised by how mini it really is. The iPhone 6 barely fits in there and stretches the bag beyond its normal shape. Because the Lily's design is a bit more playful or casual than the clutch, I find it more suitable for daytime and this mini version won't fit extra items I bring along such as sunnies and sunscreen (after putting essentials in).
Buying Recommendation // If you're shopping for your first Mulberry, I recommend getting the Bayswater clutch as mentioned above. If you prefer the Lily and can stretch your budget, I recommend getting the medium size and only consider this mini version for your later purchases. I myself am considering returning this because it's not a very practical piece for what I need.
Here are a few more in my collections as previously shared on Instagram...Let me know if you have any questions on these styles!
Do you have a Mulberry that you treasure and love or any other leather bags that are near and dear to your heart? I would love to hear any of your own shopping or care tips for leather bags!
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