Ever since I made my first investment purchase of a Mulberry bag I’ve become completely and utterly obsessed with the brand. The quality of their handbags just can’t be matched for the price point, especially as you know their classic styles will never go out of fashion – they’re most definitely ‘investment pieces’. With Christmas and my 30th birthday looming, and after a long year, I decided to treat myself to one of their new Medium Lilys in black with silver fastenings. I adore the experience of opening a Mulberry bag – it’s almost as exciting as the bag itself. The big bow, extravagant box, tissue paper and dust bag make it a joy to unwrap, but beneath the layers of packing lies something you’ll treasure for years. This piece of arm candy will go with everything, adding an element of glamour and elegance to any outfit, while being big enough to fit all your essentials in. I have one of the smaller Lily bags, but the struggle comes with putting much inside for the daytime – this new size solves all those problems by being large enough to fit all my essentials in and more. The chain handle can be used across the body, doubled up to make a shorter style, or left long and elegant across the shoulder. The smell of the leather makes me want to sleep next to this beautiful piece of craftsmanship, but alas I stick to my teddy bear. For now.
The Medium Lily in black is £695 from Mulberry stores nationwide.