You’re not the only one if you think this bag’s silhouette is a tad familiar (no, I shan’t say more) but it does come with elements from Mulberry we’ve grown familiar in the last couple of years. Yes, the man behind this bag, and many other new creations like the Clifton and Cherwell, is Johnny Coca, who was previously working on leather goods for more than 15 years at brands like Céline and Louis Vuitton. And while he hasn’t quite created his very own ‘it’ bag as yet, you’ve got to give the man credit for trying, and this includes the new season Pembroke that’s the focus of today’s post.
Looking like a straightforward rectangular bag from the front, turn it to the side and the magic happens. Yes, the sides are shaped like an accordion, which simply means more room when you need it. Twist the ‘key’ on the lock and the bag opens to a lush suede lining with two equally-sized compartments placed front to back, separated by a zipped pocket in the centre. Want more? There’s a slip pocket at the back that provides quick access to your cards.
Another point of interest is the strap, in a braided pattern that’s done in the same colours that the bag’s body comes in. Finished with gold-tone hardware, all in all, it’s pretty chic. Retailing for GBP1240 online over on Mulberry, it should also be available in Singapore by now. And if this colour combination doesn’t exactly do it for you, do note that it also comes in Burgundy/Lemon, striped and another in embossed croc.