The New It Mulberry

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Mulberry have certainly been doing some revamping recently, from bringing back their vintage stamping to renovating their classics and ditching styles such as the Del Rey to make room for some new pieces. Mulberry has grown from strength to strength over the years and always seem to bounce back with new styles that quickly become a must have item.

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As I buy Handbag’s for Handbag Clinic everyday I see a huge mix of Mulberry but nothing beats the Bayswater. Bayswater’s that come into our stores fly out with in minutes of being posted online or being placed on the shelf. The one photographed below was placed into our Newcastle store and sold in just 10 minutes!!! I’m sure the new sleeker, Celine esque Bayswater will be a huge hit.

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If you are looking for a great quality, authentic, pre owned Mulberry (for roughly 50% less than in Mulberry) then keep you eyes on Handbag Clinic’s Facebook and Instagram, @handbagclinic . Bags will soon be available to buy online also so look out for that at the end of June.

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In honour of the Bayswater’s new look here are some cool facts about how it came to be Mulberry’s most iconic bag:

  1. Mulberry usually named their bags after rural locations in England but the Bayswater was one of the first Mulberry icons to venture into the city. The name Bayswater is taken from an upmarket, leafy district of London.
  2. Mulberry was launched with just £500 in 1971 by mother-and-son team Joan and Roger Saul but the iconic Baywaster was designed by Nicholas Knightly who joined the company in 2002.
  3. The Bayswater’s was inspired by a practical Doctors bag and the stylish Hermes Birkin design. This hybrid perfectly mixes practicality and style making it the perfect modern woman’s bag.
  4. The Bayswater was crowned the first ever British “It Bag”.
  5. The Bayswater has been carried by a huge range of celebs, Kate Moss, Alexa Chung, Fearne Cotton and Michelle Keegan are huge Mulberry fans and have regularly been papped with a Bayswater on their arm. The bag has even made it stateside on the like of Lauren Conrad, Blake Lively and Emma Roberts

 

Love Lottie xxx

 

 

Girls Night Out

I spent most of April and May planning an event for Handbag Clinic. We teamed up with Capital Radio North East to run a competition to win a Mulberry Handbag worth over £1000. The final of the competition was to be held in Aveika, an amazing bar/restaurant serving Japanese food under an impressive chandler. To host the evening we had Scarlett Moffatt, originally being introduced to the public eye on Goggle Box but now also an Author and Radio Presenter.

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Out of the 487 competition entrants 50 were selected to attend the event with a guest. Aveika kindly provided canapés and cocktails for our VIP competition winners, Capital FM were handling to competition and I handled everything fashion!

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I secured Novo London to provide the clothing, their stylish structured designs were perfect to team with Handbag Clinic’s fabulous bags. I selected our most impressive pieces to take part in the event including this python skin, electric blue Celine Phantom.

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Models…I needed models!!! Luckily my Facebook and phonebook is filled with models I have worked with in the past. They were all willing to help and I also organised for them to be glammed up for the evening by Glam Squad Express, a new salon providing a day to night turn around in record time!

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The night came, Aveika was already busy with people sipping their 2-4-1 cocktails and securing their seats for the evenings entertainment. I mainly ran round like crazy making sure everyone was happy and everything went as planned. Our pop up was set up and ran by the Newcastle Store staff, the models were upstairs practicing their strut and Capital FM were at the door greeting people and snapping pics with our big pink bag.

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Soon the time came for the entertainment, my girls strutted their hearts out and looked amazing. Walking to 6 inch by Beyoncé they owned the runway and looked fabulous in their outfits complete with designer accessories. 

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Next up was the competition, Scarlett selected two names out of a jar at random and two excited handbag lovers headed to the stage. The pair of lucky ladies were told three bags modelled by our models were £3075 if they were to be purchased in a department store and they had to guess how much the three bags would be if they bought them from Handbag Clinic. The girls examined the bags and jotted down some workings out but before they knew it time was up and their answers had to be collected. Scarlett took the mic and announced the closest to the bag was….Lisa Guthrie, who immediately started jumping up and down celebrating her win. The disappointed runner up was soon cheered up by being told she had won a makeover by Glam Squad Express for being runner up.

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The next day a blog caught my eye, www.triedandtesteduk.co.uk. Our winner was a successful blogger and had wrote a lovely piece about her experience. Check it out.

Love Lottie xx