The lure of a Mulberry handbag is legendary. Having been the brand responsible for the creation of such icons as the Alexa, the Bayswater and the Roxanne – the holy trinity which basically ruled the era of It bags in the mid-Naughties – Mulberry’s current creative director and Celine and Vuitton alum, Johnny Coca, has now welcomed the Hampstead into Mulberry’s must-carry family. And it’s set to become as essential as its ancestors.
Considering we carry most of our lives in our bags, they can become as personal as our toothbrushes. I’ve heard some women describe their C-sections as feeling like the doctor was “rummaging around in their handbag.” Yep. For real. Even if you’re not about to have a baby, you still don’t want someone all up in your space. Our bags are our home from home, our secret sanctuary, comfort blanket and saviours all rolled up in whatever wrapping suits your fashion personality, whether that’s sleek and chic, sports luxe or haute bohemian. Or whatever look you fancy wearing that day.