Each designer brand has one or more signature handbag that stands-out from the rest; the Bayswater is Mulberry’s version. Launched in 2003, the Bayswater was an instant-hit and it’s still one of the best selling bags in the world today. It’s practical, durable and functional in every way, and it’s even adorned by many Celebrities – let me recall Emma Hill, the Creative Director’s statement to imply it’s popularity: ‘I have a Bayswater, my son’s grandmother has a Bayswater, Kate Moss has a Bayswater’. And today the fashion house has decided to extend the Bayswater collection by introducing the backpack edition.
The Bayswater remain an iconic bag partly because it’s still made in the same factory that Mulberry Bags Tessie Replica started back in 1971 – in Somerset. Since its first release, the Bayswater is still made in the United Kingdom. The design is a mixture of traditional English doctor’s bag with an elegant structure of Hermes’s classic design. The latest Bayswater Backpack features the same signature components.
Introduced in single colors, the Bayswater Backpack is made with the famous round-shaped postman’s lock with the house’s name marked on it. It comes with a top handle and a front flap, exactly the same as the original version. On the back it features long leather straps for back carry. However, you can also convert it into a tote bag by hiding those long leather straps and using the handles.
These designs are simple but timeless. The Bayswater is also known as durable handbags and they’re ideal to use as an everyday bag. With its streamlined body that holds shape, this bag is perfect for any occasions.
The interior features one large compartment to store all your essentials. It can also carry a bit more heavy stuff like your laptop. It’s also made with a small zip pocket to secure your important things like cash or credit cards. Measuring 27 x 28.5 x 18 cm (H x W x D), priced at $1295 USD, €1195 euro, £ 995 GBP via Mulberry boutiques.
In 2004, the group posted a pre-tax gain of41,000, against losses of2.3m the preceding calendar year, and the tote went on to become one of the British manufacturer’s core assets, regardless of the financial woes which saw its profits plummeting under its succeeding chief executive Bruno Guillon.Now, the tote has offered a creative opportunity for Mulberry’s new creative director Johnny Coca. The Spanish-born 40-year-old arrived in the home 10 months before, along with also his first runway collection, unveiled in February, was punky, young and studded with lots of new, acid-bright accessories. But together with these, he’s also got designs on the record. And next week will see the launch of the Bayswater 2016 — Coca’s reworking of the house classic.So how did he improve it? “I was considering the leather, I said, ‘that really is nice leather, but I could do better’. The thick metal hardware has been pared down — the padlock fob and metal feet are gone and the postman’s lock-plate smaller. The tree symbol has been substituted with embossed gold lettering spelling out the business name within an archive script from the 1970s. The bag has become more structured, and also given a reinforced liner strong enough to carry tablets and laptops without changing its shape. “It is very sensible,” says Coca. “You have to adapt the design around women’s lifestyles today. Girls are different: younger, mature, working. They have a different attitude to ten years back and it was very important to adapt that bag for modern life.” IPhone pockets have also been added.
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