FASHION, Mulberry, Shopping, Ted Baker MULBERRY TILLIE SATCHEL & GOLD BANGLE 23 July 2012

The awesome thing about this time of year is that the Great Singapore Sale is on, which means deep discounts across all the malls and boutiques, not to mention fab restaurant specials. Been doing quite a bit of shopping of baby stuff and random bits and bobs and fashion stuff… but I thought this warranted a blog post πŸ˜›

I’ve never really noticed the brandΒ Mulberry. You would think their understated and simple designs would appeal to me, but I guess I never noticed since they tend to stick with neutral/basic colours. They actually have quite an interesting story that my girl friend was telling me today (she knows the owner of the group that own Mulberry).. but I guess most people, like myself, would have noticed that recently, Mulberry tends to be the IT bag of celebs and models. Obviously their most recognisable bag is the Alexa, but it doesn’t appeal to me because it’s not as soft and slouchy as I’d like and.. well.. it just didn’t!

But, I walked into the boutique and spotted theΒ Mulberry tillie satchel, and was SOLD. The leather is thick and buttery soft. Different to their other bags and feels oh so luscious! I was really drawn to the solid hardware that give such a satisfying ‘click’, and the adjustable strap. It’s a fab medium size and a nice casual bag for shopping.

I picked the ‘nightshade blue’ colour because it was functional and pretty neutral. They don’t do bright pops of colour anyway, as far as I know. And yes, it’s very very very similar to my Proenza Schouler PS1, but I am considering selling that one now, because this Mulberry is smooshier and cheaper πŸ˜›

 

Mulberry tillie satchel

 

Really love the hardware

 

Interior

 

On me!

 

Love the length of the drop – perfect IMHO

 

Carried via the handle

 

Whilst I was in the boutique, I also spotted theΒ Mulberry tillie bangle. I’ll be frank – the main reason it attracted me was becauseΒ it was a bangle that fit me. Madness!!!! I have almost never experienced a bangle that fit me ‘off the rack’. Was amazed that this one fit really well, plus had a very solid weight and feel to it.

Only problem is that after I bought it, I found out that it actually unclasps really easily and falls straight off my wrist!! It falls off almost every time I put my hand in my bag, or if my hand were to bump on anything. In fact, it dislodged so often that even Chris noticed and asked why my bangle kept falling off all the time. Not good, considering I could lose it easily and honestly, shouldn’t a designer brand make stuff that doesn’t just randomly fall off at the drop of a hat? πŸ™

So I took it back to the boutique and they were really nice about it – offering to look for a new one in the UK and shipping it in. Problem is that if theyΒ don’t locate a new one, they’ll give me a credit note. I don’t want a credit note, I don’t want to buy anything else at Mulberry right now, I just want a refund, or a bangle that doesn’t fall off! πŸ™ I hope it works out and they locate a new one, because I really do love it…

 

Mulberry tillie bangle

 

The Mulberry bangle is even better than the Hermes bangle in terms of fit!

 

Hunter, fascinated with it

 

Cheeky boy wearing my Mulberry bangle. It was tough trying to wrestle it back off him!

 

Hunter’s new Camper leather shoes are the exact same colour as my new Mulberry tillie satchel….. *grin*

 

A little present to myself from Ted Baker, to encourage me to lose all my baby weight ASAP! In one of my fave colours – bright orange πŸ™‚

 

20 Comments

  • Fifilalala posted on July 24, 2012 at 7:18 am

    Lovely bag! Fabulous and unusual colour.

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    • Beverly! posted on July 24, 2012 at 2:51 pm

      I especially love the smell and smooshiness…. ahhhhhhhhhhhh πŸ˜›

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  • The Nonya posted on July 24, 2012 at 9:35 am

    Gorgeous bag & you are sooo petite and glowing in your 3rd trimester! Haha, I always dangle either a baby biscuit or my handphone in front of Bubs to get back my stolen goods from him

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    • Beverly! posted on July 24, 2012 at 2:53 pm

      I don’t feel petite at all.. so thank you, heh!

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  • Shuwei posted on July 24, 2012 at 10:59 am

    I like the bangles you have, suits u well. What caught my attention was something else on your wrist. I have the exact same gold bracelet (the first one on your wrist) as you too! Hee πŸ™‚

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    • Beverly! posted on July 24, 2012 at 2:55 pm

      Oh how cool! Mine came from my Mum, who bought it as a gift for herself when she first started working πŸ™‚

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      • Shuwei posted on July 24, 2012 at 9:24 pm

        The interesting thing is, mine is also passed down from my mum! Amazing! Hahah seems like our mums came from the same era? Hee πŸ™‚

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  • Iris posted on July 24, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    Oh, I love your new bag, so chic! I will check it out during my weekend shopping! πŸ˜‰ Hunter looks baby trendy with that bangle too! πŸ˜€

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    • Beverly! posted on July 24, 2012 at 2:56 pm

      Hahah I’m ok with his passion for shoes. For jewellery? Not so much πŸ˜‰

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  • Jessie posted on July 24, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    U can sell the PS1 my way hehe…

    I have the same gold bracelet as the one ur mum gave you too…I need to find it tho :p

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    • Beverly! posted on July 24, 2012 at 9:21 pm

      Hehe if I do decide to sell it I will post it on my blog so you can def buy if you are keen πŸ™‚

      How cool you have the same bracelet. You’ll see Shuwei up above has it too!!

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  • ashlyne posted on July 24, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    i love their taylor oversized satchel!

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    • Beverly! posted on July 24, 2012 at 10:10 pm

      Ooo it’s very slouchy too!

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  • Anita posted on July 25, 2012 at 12:28 am

    I loooove Mulberry bags, they age so well. I have 2 and contemplating buying my 3rd. They do do bright colours because one of mine is emerald green (seriously, really really bright green) and I am desperate for this:

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/330767342021?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

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    • Beverly! posted on July 25, 2012 at 2:02 pm

      Ohh it’s good to hear that Mulberry bags age well!
      And you know, I did spot the Daria hobo when it was released a few years back and loved it too!! But the hobo style doesn’t work for me πŸ™ I also like the satchel version but not convinced I can use it easily too. And I liked it that exact colour as well. Hehe, you should get it!

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  • raman posted on August 18, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    Too many compliments too little space, thanks!

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  • JJ posted on January 15, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    Hi hi… I love your gold braclet… Is it pure gold? Where to get?

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    • Beverly! posted on January 15, 2013 at 5:51 pm

      I don’t know if it’s pure gold but I don’t think so. It’s from the Mulberry boutique!

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      • JJ posted on January 16, 2013 at 7:48 am

        Oh sorry I wasn’t clear. I refer to the one fm your mum… πŸ˜‰

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        • Beverly! posted on January 16, 2013 at 2:09 pm

          Oh! Yes that’s pure gold.. She got it at a jeweller many many years ago

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