For the longest time, the Bayswater bag has been Mulberry’s crowning glory, making waves since its launch back in 2003. However, the brand could only last so long on one hit wonder. Flash forward to 2018, and the brand was in desperate need of a new smash hit. Enter Coca, whose work in interior design and Louis Vuitton has made him the perfect man for the job.
The Hampstead is made from soft leather and consists of a drawstring threaded through Mulberry’s updated rider’s lock, a dainty top handle and a removable shoulder strap. A foil Mulberry signature is subtly embossed on the bottom exterior of the bag whilst the inside is lined with herringbone and features an internal zip pocket.
Apparently a single bag consists of 34 pattern pieces, which take the crafters at Mulberry roughly four hours to put together by hand. To add to the durability/as an extra preventive measure, four protective feet are placed at the to base of the bag.
It’s very refreshing to see such a timeless yet functional bag. In an era where designers are pumping out bags to be switched out season after season, Mulberry only yearns to create investment pieces that, with their thoughtful design and craftsmanship, will surely stand the test of time.