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Daisybutter - UK Style and Fashion Blog: mulberry bayswater shoulder review, mulberry bags, midnight blue soft goat
Daisybutter - UK Style and Fashion Blog: mulberry bayswater shoulder review, mulberry bags, midnight blue soft goat
Daisybutter - UK Style and Fashion Blog: mulberry bayswater shoulder review, mulberry bags, midnight blue soft goat
Daisybutter - UK Style and Fashion Blog: mulberry bayswater shoulder review, mulberry bags, midnight blue soft goat
Mulberry Bayswater Shoulder Bag in Midnight Blue Shiny Goat, RRP £1,100.

There’s something about handbags and luxury leather that is utterly enchanting and irresistible to me. Following my first foray into the charming wilderness of Mulberry with my Petticoat White Alexa, I fell again and I fell hard this September. Welcome the Bayswater Shoulder

The Bayswater Shoulder stood out to me with its’ perfect satchel inspired proportions. To me, it feels like a bolder and more contemporary version of the little shoulder bags that my Granny wears. Hey hey, I’m a-okay with that. Hailing from the Mulberry AW13 drop (Emma Hill’s penultimate collection!!), I really love the crisp lines, buttery soft leather and shoulder strap on this bag. It’s a pretty practical size, but you’re likely to face a book or Nintendo 3DS XL dilemma most mornings. I can typically fit my coin purse, card holder, three lipsticks, compact mirror, iPod, keys and phone in there and everything else is a bonus. Perfect for daywear or evening wear!

Onto the specifics: my Mulberry Bayswater Shoulder is the Midnight Blue Shiny Goat version. The leather is oh so soft with a glossy finish, and has a wonderful cross grained texture and borrows elements from the classic Bayswater. It has an amazing double tab Postman’s Lock closure that brings Proenza Schouler PS11 notes (win!) and all the hardware is silver nickel. I’m constantly in awe of the many many compartments - a zipped one, two internal slips and an external slip, as well as an inner zipped pocket and card holder. It’s a hoarder’s dream!

I bought mine at the Mulberry concession on the Ground Floor at Selfridges London. The sales advisors were more than helpful, as well the devils on my shoulder - Sarah, Aisling and Elodie! - and I haven’t had any issues with my purchase.

Overall, I’m over the moon with my newest Mulberry jewel. I wear it at least three times a week and it is wearing really nicely (read: not at all in 2 months of ownership). If you’ve been saving and eyeing this up, I’d definitely recommend taking the plunge! x
Disclaimer: I bought my Mulberry Bayswater Shoulder with all my own pennies, all 110000 of them. I have not been paid to write or publish this post, I just thought it could be useful for people looking to buy!
Daisybutter - UK Style and Fashion Blog: mulberry bayswater shoulder review, mulberry bags, midnight blue soft goat
Daisybutter - UK Style and Fashion Blog: mulberry bayswater shoulder review, mulberry bags, midnight blue soft goat
Daisybutter - UK Style and Fashion Blog: mulberry bayswater shoulder review, mulberry bags, midnight blue soft goat

50 comments

  1. Such a gorgeous bag! I'm glad I helped you parting with your £££s - although let's be honest here, you didn't really need any help. ; )

    - Elodie x

    http://www.elle-yeah.com

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    1. Thanks Elodie <3 hahah nope I didn't, so glad I had you there for moral support though girl!

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  2. That bag is absolutely gorgeous and will never ever ever outdate! I'm so jealous! It's a perfect bag and worth every single one of those pennies!
    Keep in touch :)
    Andrea
    www.lanouvellenoire.com xxx

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    1. Ah thanks so much Andrea, it's definitely super classic but just about 'on trend' too!

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  3. It really is a thing of beauty Michelle!
    Sophie
    x

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    1. Waa thanks Sophie! Hope I get to see you soon girl! xx

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  4. Wow, that looks like such a gorgeous bag! It looks like the perfect size too, not too big or small :)

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  5. I should have stolen it when I had the chance. I'm green with jealousy! xxx

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    1. Haha you should have ;) ah it's been SO long since I've seen you again Em! x

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  6. Beautiful bag :) I don't know if I could spend that much on one though, I'd be scared to take it outside haha!
    Amy x | A Little Boat Sailing

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    1. Thanks darling! I'm a sucker for an investment bag though, they're so worth it in my eyes!

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  7. Ahh this is just stunning! Jealous.

    Katie | and-katie.com

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  8. Ohh it's a beauty! I can see why you fell in love with it! <3

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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  9. Beautiful bag! I'm surprised of the fitted
    amount of content inside c: Love that
    Evee plush haha Xx

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    1. Thank you Mei! It does fit a lot in it, I can even squeeze a book/3DS in for my commute needs. Ah of course I had to sneak him in ;)

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  10. It's stunning, I'd definitely take the plunge if I was good enough to save so many pennies haha

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    1. N'wah thank you Sarah! I would certainly recommend a Mulbs if you have the patience to save, they're timeless and so wearable!

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  11. Very posh! It is a beautiful bag, a classic style that will never go out of fashion x

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  12. The bag of dreams! Congratulations it must be such a joy to own this! I am in love with the Del Rey bag Mulberry also do but I can't imagine ever biting the bullet and buying on. I'm a terrible saver as well so I wouldn't hack it haha
    xxx

    Nina from little nomad

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    1. I'm truly in love with her! The Del Ray is stunning, Nina, I think Kristabel from I Want You To Know has one! Get on that saving ;)

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  13. Ooh wow, that is too divine for words! Well done for your saving, you deserve it! xx

    Sophie ❤ soinspo

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    1. Aw thank you Sophie, I adore her, not the typical Mulbs that everyone goes for!

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  14. Leather bags are fantastic! I love that you shot these with your darling plushies in the background. Too cute!

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  15. D: - every photo and word in this blog post is just...! The close up images of the leather and clasps are making me "aargh". SUCH a luxurious looking, beautiful bag. I hope that one day I'll be able to say I've worked hard enough like you to be able to purchase a bag like this myself. Must be very rewarding and satisfying! But for now I'm crossing my fingers *hard* for my 21st.

    Jade | JadeFungBlog

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    1. Haha aw Jade! Yes indeed, get saving lovely, a Mulberry can certainly be in sight. I'm aiming for my Prada or Chanel 2.55 next! (:

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  16. I'm happy to babysit any time.
    x

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  17. This is such a beautiful bag, I love the colour you chose!

    Maria xxx

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  18. Oh my goodness, this is so beautiful! Such a gorgeous and elegant everyday bag. xo

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    1. Thank you Catherine! I adore her, so practical and understated!

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  19. The Bayswater shoulder has such a gorgeous design! I've been lusting over the aubergine shades on the site recently :) xoxo

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    1. Thank you Ria! I contemplated that too but the midnight blue just about stole my heart! x

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  20. I'm looking to buy my first mulberry and have picked this up a few times, only to put it back down and consider that there must be something better, I think I'm looking for something a little.. Flatter, maleable perhaps? I think the clasp would annoy me too - How are you getting on with it?

    But then.. Your pictures, and oh my god the inside is pretty perfect..

    DAMMIT.

    Sarah xx
    Friday is Forever Blog

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    1. The Willow or Lily could be your best bet if you want a flatter shoulder bag. (: I personally love structured bags and adore how the clasp is reminiscent of the iconic PS11 clasp.

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  21. Oh my! So simple, functional and therefore beautiful- serious bag envy! :) xxx

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    1. Ah thanks lovely! I love it, so understated but practical, and the glossy leather ups everything, right? x

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  22. Another beautiful piece of art from Mulberry! At the risk of sounding like a complete weirdo, I bet it smells amazing!! Haha there is nothing I love more than getting a whiff of good quality leather every time you open a bag!

    Christy x
    Another Weekend Without Make-up

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    1. Haha it doesn't have such a strong leather smell actually! I do adore it though!

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