Mulberry Powder Rose for Spring Summer 2023.
So Mulberry revealed their new colour way for Spring Summer 2023 recently and I wanted to show it off and have a chat about it. It’s ‘Powder Rose’ which is a pale pastel pink. I think it looks quite pretty but I *know* this will really split people?
There are all our usual favourite bag styles now coming in the Powder Rose including the Mulberry Alexa, the Mulberry Lily, the Mulberry Darley Satchel, the Mulberry Bayswater and also a few other fun bits and accessories I am seeing adorned with this cute af seasonal pink.
I absolutely love pink – love it! I would 100% love to treat myself to something from this Mulberry colour way but I seem to like it on some items and not others – maybe the smaller bags and accessories as it could be a colour that could look dated quite quickly. I love it on the small Mulberry Alexa, the Lily and then the wallets mainly, I feel like the bigger bags, with less hardware it looks a little too much for my taste. I always feel with designer handbags and investments of this much I want it to maybe a slightly more ‘classic’ shade, one which I will reach for a lot. I also worry about the wear and stains on a colour that is so pale!
Mulberry handbag sales and discount!
Let’s chat quickly about Mulberry bag sales and discounts as THESE seasonal shades are often the ones that you will see going onto the Mulberry handbag sales later on in the year. This is when the autumn-winter limited edition shades come out, and if they have stock of the spring-summer shades still in! I feel like there may be some of this popping up in the sales later on this year as I think the powder rose is a little bit of a love-hate affair.
Can you buy Mulberry handbags on SALE!?
YES, you can always snag a deal on Mulberry handbags, you just have to know a few of the ways! First up : Mulberry bag sales….on their website, which they do a few times a year so sign up to their newsletter to be the first to know AND check in on the Mulberry website to see if there are any sales going on. More often than not is the seasonal shades (like powder rose) that you may see cropping up in the Mulberry handbag sales.
Mulberry outlets. There are currently 5 here in the UK, all over the country. I have a full post HERE on all the various locations and Mulberry outlets with contact details and addresses etc so click here if you want to swot up on all things Mulberry Outlets UK.
And of course you can by Mulberry handbags second-hand : the best places for this I find is on Mulberry Preloved (run by Mulberry), Vestiaire Collective which is a renowned designer re-sale site and then there are marketplaces such as Ebay and Depop. I would be a little more wary of the marketplaces BUT you can absolutely buy authentic Mulberry handbags on places like eBay. I would first suggest reading my post HERE all about spotting a real vs fake Mulberry handbag.
A few frequent asked questions (FAQ’s) on Mulberry handbags:
Is Mulberry a good brand (in 2023)?
Absolutely yes! I feel like it’s has a real comeback in the designer handbag realm and is a very-much sought after brand. It has always retained its luxurious status and they keep giving us more and more fabulous designs and re-launches too. As with all designer items, Mulberry has seen an increase in the retail prices but they aren’t, by far, one of the most expensive of designer handbags, in fact you can pick one up from around £300.
Are Mulberry Bags worth it?
I would always say a big YES because of how many I currently own and how much I still love them over so many years of owning them. I’ve not regretting one single Mulberry handbag purchase and they have all lasted really, really well.
Is Mulberry a British brand?
YES! Mulberry was founded in 1971 in Somerset, England. Mulberry’s founder, Roger Saul, established the brand at his kitchen table, with £500 back from his mother. His sister designed our instantly-recognisable tree logo – both that, and the name “Mulberry” come from the trees he would pass each day on his way to school. The first designs were buckled leather belts, with other collections following soon after, including the original bags and womenswear.
Are Mulberry bags made in Turkey?!
So Mulberry handbags originally were all made in England (lots still are!) but they needed to outsource more factories due to high demand and YES, Mulberry handbags may be made in other places such as Turkey and China.
Is Mulberry leather good quality?
I personally think it’s one of the best quality leather of ANY designer handbags and it simply gets better with age. They are really sturdy, the leather feels impeccable, it smells incredible and it lasts forever with a bit of love and care. I have designer handbags from Dior which don’t have a patch on the quality of my Mulberry handbags. They also use responsible and sustainable leather sourcing practices.
What’s the most popular Mulberry handbag?
I think it’s still going to be The Mulberry Bayswater which is one of the Mulberry icon handbags. Personally, it’s not for me because of its popularity and you do see them SO much but people do seem to go mad for this style. I think it’s a good classic size, the leather is nice and thick and sturdy and you can carry a fair amount in them. Fun fact ; this is also the most ‘faked’ out of all the Mulberry handbags so be particularly careful when buying one of these styles second-hand.
Do Mulberry bags last well?
They really do! I have both vintage and newer styles of Mulberry handbags and I’ve only had to have 2 repairs over the years. The leather lasts really well, and looks better with age and wear in my opinion. Mulberry handbags of course come with a lovely dustbag so do use this when storing your Mulberry handbag to keep it clean and in tact and away from dust and dirt. I am one of *those* who rarely uses my dustbag unless long term storage or moving house because honestly , I love my beloved handbags to look worn, loved and get that character about them.
How best to look after a Mulberry handbag?
As briefly mentioned above, use the Mulberry dustbags to store your Mulberry handbags safely and away from dust and dirt. Every Mulberry handbag will come with a dustbag and they are really soft, thick and great quality. They have a drawstring at the top to ensure they are completely protected. I tend to keep all of my Mulberry bags (when in dustbags) all together and stacked side by side and upright so they don’t get squashed or mis-shapen. I will also stuff they empty handbags with newspaper or even socks to ensure they keep their original shape
You can treat the leather with different products to ensure they last : Mulberry sell their own gel, wax and cream which you can treat the different leathers with. Mulberry also sell a Collonil Lack Polish which is a gentle leather treatment to help increase resistance to dirt and moisture. Just check the different treatments to see what suits your leather the best.
Now….what do you think of the Mulberry Powder Rose hue….Is it something you would invest in this year?
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