A Classic Black Bag

It’s not THE classic black bag, since I’m not ready to part with the money for a 2.55 (although I did try one on when I was in Mykonos). But I have found a beautiful new addition to my handbag collection to pacify my lust for a grown up black handbag! If you already follow me on instagram then you’ll already have seen a sneak peek of my new baby a few weeks back.. but I thought it was only right I gave her a proper introduction!




I’ve been on the hunt a while now for a classic black bag that I can use for smart occasions as well as day to day. I love my Bayswater and it’s such a classic shape that for a while I thought about just investing in another. But then it seemed daft to buy a bag the same shape, and I’d set eyes on the Del Rey last year! In the last Mulberry sale, the oversized Del Rey was reduced but being more of a suitcase than a handbag (and since I already have my Zara bucket bag), I decided to pass. The normal sized Del Rey was perfect though – and actually very similar in size to the Bayswater. So when it appeared in the sale this time around, I couldn’t resist snapping one up!
I know it’s a lot to pay for a bag, but I’m a sucker for Mulberry.

dress: French Connection, bag: Mulberry


  1. July 14, 2013 / 4:41 pm

    The Del Ray is gorgeous and an excellent choice. It's easy to go back to old favourites but I don't think you would have had the same levels of satisfaction and happiness on having something which is too similar to what you already have. I buy the same things all the time and there is little excitement over these items but when you get something which has a quirky twist or something which just makes you swoon – then the price is worth it. This will look wonderful set against your clothes – stripy tops and capri pants. Very chic and very Parisian.

    Cute touch to the Mulberry (paper) bag. I like thought out packaging

  2. July 15, 2013 / 1:18 am

    Love love LOVE this – a mulberry is always a completely justifiable purchase! I'm saving for my next one at the moment – either the Bayswater shoulder or the Suffolk but I have no idea which, but I'll probably be going for a classic black colour whenever I do manage to actually keep money in my account long enough!

  3. July 17, 2013 / 9:24 pm

    I've never really paid much attention to Mulberry bags especially after getting rid of mine but the Del Rey is beautiful. Such a classic style that will never date. I'd much rather go for something like the Del Rey than an It bag.

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