This post can go one of two ways. I could focus on the fact that it reminds me too much of something Céline would do (because I’m always big on calling a spade, a spade), or I could just ramble on about how Mulberry’s new Spring-Summer 2017 bag, the Hopton, looks nothing like traditional Mulberry and has taken their bags to the next level. Which pretty much means the same thing, to be honest.
Still, because I’d rather you decide if this is a must-have or a good-bye, I’ll just fill you in with the facts you need to know about the new Hopton. Measuring 35 cm across by 23.5 cm, it’s a retro-inspired bag, one that comes with a top handle as well as a shoulder sling for those handsfree moments. Then there’s the shape, a trapezoid-shaped camera-style bag that comes with a roomy front compartment, as well as a zip pocket that you’ll find at the back.
Available in tri-colour combinations (or in muted single hues), the GBP995 full-leather bag isn’t bad at all to be frank, in fact it would make a great work bag that’s also proper on all counts. The only thing you really need to consider is this. Would the fact that it isn’t very Mulberry matter to you, or are you just a stickler for good design and function, so the brand name wouldn’t matter anyway. What say you?