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Mulberry Bayswater Handbag
Member Name: thefund
Mulberry Bayswater Handbag
Advantages: Beautiful, elegant, quality
Disadvantages: Expensive (the worth the price you pay)
Mulberry describes itself as 'Luxury English Fashion' and that's exactly what it is. The Bayswater bag is Mulberry's statement piece, and anyone who has properly experienced the bag must understand why it is so popular. Of course this isn't a bag you're going to run into on the streets everyday. It is made exclusive by the price it carries but for that price you are also getting real quality. A lot of people would say that buying a product such as this is extortionate and ridiculous, but I beg to differ. We all have our interests; for some it is travel, for some video games, and for some it is fashion or in particular, handbags. A handbag is something which you carry with you every day, and so why not spend out on it? Over a lifetime, a video game collector may spend many thousands, and so a handbag fan should not be criticised for doing the same!
First off I will say if you do decide to buy a Mulberry, do be careful where you get it from. There are many knock-off's available especially on the internet. You may think you will be safe when buying from a trusted site such as amazon, but this is not the case. A lot of products sold on amazon are sold by Amazon Merchants (this is the case for 'Mulberry' bags) whom amazon do not deal with directly and hence cannot verify the authenticity of their products. Basically, do not buy a Mulberry online unless you are buying it directly from Mulberry, as you are likely to be very disappointed. Mulberry do not supply and so you can guarantee that any Mulberry bag you find outside of a Mulberry store or Mulberry section in a large department store (such as Selfridges) WILL be fake. The only exception is if it is used, but even in this case you do need to be extremely careful.
Now onto the bag itself. I personally bought the Snowball White Grainy Patent Leather Bayswater for £795. The price of the large Bayswater varies from £695 - £3500 for the Ostrich leather version. Most versions of the bag are £795. I love the soft colour of this bag and you can view it on the Mulberry website here: http://www.mulberry.com/#/storefront/c5481/7402/we suggest/
It's a beautiful colour that goes with almost any outfit and is the 'classic everyday bag'. This certainly is a bag that can cope with being used everyday. It is made from superb quality materials and is likely to last a very long time. The leather is incredibly soft to the point it feels almost fluffy and is a joy to handle.
The bag fastens with a Postman's Lock closure to ensure that the contents of your bag are kept secure. I decided to go for the suede lining which is in a light brown, a perfect combination with the light cream/white exterior. The coordination of the colours flaunts the bag's style and sophistication. The bag has metal feet so you don't have to worry about placing it on the floor, as these will ensure it does not touch anything. The bag is shaped so it stays solid and does not lose its shape whatever you may put inside it. Within the little hanging pouch on the outside lays a key which you could remove if you wish and keep in a safe place to ensure no one but you can get into the bag where you may keep your most important possessions!
The inside of the bag has fastening straps so you can increase or decrease the volume of the bag which is great because if your bag is not very full you can make it smaller so your stuff doesn't fly around inside the bag, but when needed, you can increase this space for (for example) large books or a laptop. The bag has one main compartment with a zipped side pocket, and two slip pockets for your phone or anything else you may decide to keep in them.
The bag handles are long enough to be carried over the shoulder although many may choose to carry it at the elbow if they are trying to show this beautiful bag off! The height of the bag is 26.5cm, the width 36cm, the depth 16.5cm and the handle drop 15.5cm (from the Mulberry website, I did not take these measurements myself and so cannot verify them but one would assume they are true!)
In all, I simply love this bag. It's beautifully crafted, the leather is incredibly soft and it's the perfect luxury everyday bag. I couldn't have asked for more!
Summary: I love it!
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