The tales of a handbag addict!

So the weekend has arrived!! filled with bags and my wish list has been scaled down immensely, however the “holy-grail” of bags … Chanel , double flap Maxi or Jumbo with gold hardware Β still lingers … Though after many YouTube video views its got some competition πŸ˜‰πŸ˜±.. Β Especially with Yves Saint Laurent- the large ysl monogram bag with gold hardware…of course I still would include a daily bag from the timeless YSL .. and it’s the YSL large college monogram bag in black with brushed silver . … Perfect for day i.e my daily needs and adds a little edge to any evening outfit …. Yes both bags are black but have their own appeal… Each to their own.. . Oh before I forget the Louis Vuitton is still on the list so that’s why its in the photo.πŸ‘œπŸ’•πŸ™ˆ

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The gold hardware is the classic large YSL & The college YSL on the right.. Above is the LV Pochette Metis the ideal everyday for me πŸ˜‰πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜.

On another bag note Friday was a OMG moment as I scaled down my mulberry collection but then I added to it too … I know.. I know but this was just the icing on the cake!! Any Mulberry fanatic would understand ..

I actually went for another Mulberry Cara in Large, I know its crazy but I have looked and tried so many Oak mulberry bags even tried the Bayswater in printed Oak just wasn’t me… Far too heavy to carry on your arm, lovely to look at but its supposed to be used, not to just sit and look pretty !!

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So after going through the Del Reys .. The Lily’s and the Bayswaters the cara was the best option for me and especially with the NVT – natural vegetable tanned leather in case your wondering.. The NVT is the tough thick grainy leather so hard wearing as opposed to the calf and lamb nappa which is supper smooth and easily scratched… To me the Oak cara is perfect; wear it handheld , shoulder and backpack so great for running around and you don’t have to compromise with any of your bag paraphernalia 😝.

After this newly acquired luxe, I resulted to a spring clean in bags, also thought hmm maybe I’ve kind of have all the bags I want from Mulberry, though the Black medium lily with gold hardware still tempts me but hey a handbag fanatic is never done… Right ladies?? We all know never to say never….😊😜
But this is when the YSl moment happened.. as im not at the Chanel stage yet the YSL fits the bill nicely …on all accounts.


After a very thought after spring clean I am parting with these … Three Mulberry’s!!
The postman’s lock satchel…
The oversized Alexa chocolate brown..SOLD
The medium Lily in indigo…SOLD
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These three are currently for sale to fund the LV & YSL’s. πŸ™ˆπŸ˜‰

The Alexa has been sold but the Postman & Lily are still up for sale .😊😊
It’s a long post this week …but hey its taken a lot of thought building a collection that I can enjoy and use for a lifetime. So investing in the right luxe is key.

I still love finding other designers and their luxe bags. Recently Emma Hill’s bags caught my eye.. For those who don’t know who she is, she was the designer behind Mulberry’s Lily and now has introduced her own line “Hill & Friends” with bright fun design still with simlarities to the Lily.
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The similarities are clear, however the lock on bag has a fun twist to it …😜

So after all this chit chat I’ve now assembled my luxe bag goal #luxegoals
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The latest addition ..

So I have been bitten by the Mulberry bugΒ  as if it’s not obvious enough ….
Especially with the cara’s as they are just fabulously practical … So practical that I’ve resulted to selling my bayswater totes in Oak Croc and graphite (both brand new). The cara is lightweight and multipurpose so it ticks all the boxes that I require from a piece of luxe armkandy.
However depending on which you go for is rather limited as stocks are low or even non existent.. 😒😒😒 so the choice is limited .
But on a lighter note .. I’m currently coverting the …Mulberry Black quilted nappa cara in medium πŸ˜‰πŸ‘œπŸ’•
My thoughts and pic on the new armkandy

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Beautiful, a classic in my own opinion and makes it easy to go from day to night by removing the backpack straps and it turns into a cute grab bag (hand held) perfect for evening wear without having to swap bags . There are multiple ways the wear the bag as shown below
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The pocket on the back is ideal for easy access to daily essentials. One thing is for sure the quilted nappa is delicate and is easily scratched .. Just a warning for all the ocd armkandy collectors. But at the end of the day a bag is supposed to be used . I prefer to wear mine on one shoulder as a shoulder bag . Its all down the personal preference how you wear and how you style it. After all its a 3 in 1 bag!!
The little touches on the bag are adorable e.g the lion rivet of cara’s tattoo on the inside of the bag plus the Made In England embossing on the bottom of the bag just gives it the extra luxe factor.
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If there’s one bag to invest in its got to be this bag 100%.. And with all confidence I can definatley say you won’t be disappointed ..😁😊

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What a beauty !!! πŸ˜πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‹πŸ‘œπŸ’•

πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‰πŸ˜‹πŸ’–πŸ’•πŸ‘œThis beauty arrived this week! #mulberrybayswaterΒ  #satchel #poppyred πŸ’•Love it !!! #bagsyouknowitΒ  #mulberryaddict

 

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So by now after browsing these pics you can guess how thrilled I am with the luxe bag. The size is perfect

Here are few details ….
The Small Bayswater Satchel is the smallest member of the Bayswater family. It shares all the same features as the Bayswater including the signature postman’s lock, leather fob, and double handles, with the addition of a detachable cross-body strap making it easy and comfortable to carry. The Small Bayswater Satchel is an ideal size for taking you through from day to evening.

This versatile bag fits in the hand or on the shoulder using the adjustable shoulder strap.
The finer details…πŸ’–
Mulberry Soft Gold components
Postman’s Lock closure
Hanging leather fob with hidden padlock
Internal metal Mulberry fob
Adjustable and detachable leather shoulder strap
Two top handles
One internal zip pocket
Brushed leather interior
HeightΒ 16cm WidthΒ 26cm
DepthΒ 14cm
Handle dropΒ 8cm Shoulder dropΒ 60cm

Overall the bag is tough well crafted and will last for “forever” if treated with care in sense of regular leather care. The first day on which I received this delectable piece I had waterproof sprayed it and treated it with gel cream (leather care recommended by Mulberry)… Once I had finished treating the bag I then embarked on a leather care frenzy and ended up going through the whole collection of my bags ..sad I know .. But it had to be done.. I had to the satisfactionπŸ™†πŸ™† that all my bags are now protected from the elements 😊. I now use the bag daily even if it stands out, I really don’t mind because I did make this investment to make a statement (colour). πŸ‘œ. So when people stop and stare I really don’t care 😜
So to me there are no con’s with this luxe armkandy all pro’s … But hey I am a Mulberry addict…
One last note… I have found The mother of all bags !!!!!! Yes I know its dramatic and many will say to themselves it’s just a bag calm down woman! But…. Those who have the same affliction as myself will completely understand what I’m about to say…..
The next major investment will be πŸ“£

TA-DAH!!!πŸ’•πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–
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There you have it A CHANEL BLACK QUILTED CAVIAR MAXI DOUBLE FLAP BAG WITH SILVER HARDWARE
I know its a bit of a mouthfull but its music to my ears ….πŸŽΆπŸ‘‚
it is absolutely beautiful, timeless and a forever classic. After watching an insane amount of reviews I opted for the maxi as I want to be able carry all my essentials . All that’s left to do is to save and then go and try on in the Chanel London store. By the way its my new years resolution to get the Chanel 😜. Its a huge investment but it will be a dream come trueπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‰πŸ‘œ

Mulberry Bayswater @Β Mulberry online store