First previewed on the blog last year in September, it’s time to do a refresher post on the new Mulberry Kensal Shoulder, one of the British brand’s new styles for Spring-Summer 2014. The easiest way to describe it? Take two Willow clutches, redo the clasp’s hardware on the flap, stick both back to back and add a shoulder sling in the middle. And that’s pretty much what the Kensal Shoulder is, which you can say is really genius. Or not.
Available in 2 sizes (the Kensal Shoulder and the Small Kensal Shoulder are what’s up for grabs), they measure 26.5 cm by 19.5 cm and 21 cm by 14.5 cm respectively for the regular/small sizes. Made of velvet calf (which is just soft grained leather that promises to be tactile to the touch), prices start from GBP950 all the way to GBP2400, the latter being the large in velvet calf and exotic ostrich, hence the price.
Sporting a shoulder sling that you can detach so as to use the bag as a clutch, the most frustrating thing about the Kensal Shoulder (if there’s even a downside in the first place), has to be the fact that one would find it hard to remember which side you slipped the important stuff into since both sides look exactly the same. Yeah, I know right. #firstworldproblems
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