Advice on lily decision please

Tonimichelle

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Hi all,
Apologies if I'm posting in the wrong place, I'm very new to this although I've been reading the forum for ages!
Anyhow, I recently purchased a lily in pistachio glossy goat and I love it! In fact I love it so much I really Neeeeeed ;) another Lily.
Ideally one in a slightly darker colour and a little more structured.
Can anyone tell me how the different leathers compare? I love the indigo soft grain on m.com but (excuse the stupid question) does softgrain mean soft? How is shiny goat compared to glossy goat? What about micrograin calf?
If I can get some idea of which leather to pick it then narrows down colours and it's becoming all consuming at the moment!
Thanks in advance :smile:
 

Mooshooshoo

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Hi all,
Apologies if I'm posting in the wrong place, I'm very new to this although I've been reading the forum for ages!
Anyhow, I recently purchased a lily in pistachio glossy goat and I love it! In fact I love it so much I really Neeeeeed ;) another Lily.
Ideally one in a slightly darker colour and a little more structured.
Can anyone tell me how the different leathers compare? I love the indigo soft grain on m.com but (excuse the stupid question) does softgrain mean soft? How is shiny goat compared to glossy goat? What about micrograin calf?
If I can get some idea of which leather to pick it then narrows down colours and it's becoming all consuming at the moment!
Thanks in advance :smile:
Welcome to the Mulberry forum :smile:

There is lots of information across the forum, so whilst you're waiting for other members to make some suggestions, have a nose around as these threads may help answer some of your questions...

http://forum.purseblog.com/mulberry...fferent-mulberry-leathers-a-guide-176042.html

http://forum.purseblog.com/mulberry/bayswater-glossy-goat-or-soft-grain-leather-868997.html

http://forum.purseblog.com/mulberry-reference-library/the-mulberry-lily-pics-only-638261.html

:smile:
 
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s_kat

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Based on my own (limited) personal experience:

Shiny goat is stiffer and more structured than glossy goat - and a lot more shiny

Soft grain is nice and thick, and seems to keep its shape well at least in smaller bag sizes I have a black Lily in this (regular size) and love it. Before I bought the soft grain, I wanted grainy print or spongy pebbled (previous season versions came in these leathers) and didn't instinctively like the look of the soft grain - but now I love it!

I also have a regular Lily in glossy goat, and it is lovely but I think it might slouch a bit more than the soft grain - not as much as spongy pebbled though (could be wrong - others on here will know better as I haven't actually used this Lily yet). Still love it though!

Finally - I keep these bags stuffed well when not in use to make sure they retain their shape as much as possible.

Good luck choosing your next one!
 

s_kat

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Based on my own (limited) personal experience:

Shiny goat is stiffer and more structured than glossy goat - and a lot more shiny

Soft grain is nice and thick, and seems to keep its shape well at least in smaller bag sizes I have a black Lily in this (regular size) and love it. Before I bought the soft grain, I wanted grainy print or spongy pebbled (previous season versions came in these leathers) and didn't instinctively like the look of the soft grain - but now I love it!

I also have a regular Lily in glossy goat, and it is lovely but I think it might slouch a bit more than the soft grain - not as much as spongy pebbled though (could be wrong - others on here will know better as I haven't actually used this Lily yet). Still love it though!

Finally - I keep these bags stuffed well when not in use to make sure they retain their shape as much as possible.

Good luck choosing your next one!
PS 'soft grain' is a large grain, if that helps!
 

Tonimichelle

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That's brilliant! Thank you so much for your help :smile: Now I've just got to find a colour I like, bright maybe blue or green, but darker than my pistachio for winter (gives me an excuse to buy another one!).
 

s_kat

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That's brilliant! Thank you so much for your help :smile: Now I've just got to find a colour I like, bright maybe blue or green, but darker than my pistachio for winter (gives me an excuse to buy another one!).
Good luck choosing! So many options... :smile:
 

CPrincessUK

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That's brilliant! Thank you so much for your help :smile: Now I've just got to find a colour I like, bright maybe blue or green, but darker than my pistachio for winter (gives me an excuse to buy another one!).
oooh get indigo so I can see a photo!! hehe.
I have black buffalo shine in regular lily which isn't too soft or too stiff and black grainy print in medium lily which isn't floppy either.
lily bags are lovely! I want MORE!
 

Tonimichelle

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I like the indigo and now that I know soft grain isn't too soft that is a possibility ;) just not too keen on paying full price in the last couple of years as prices have risen so much so it hurts a bit!
I adore the emerald colour and also bluebell although those are a bit trickier to get. I also like eggplant but not sure that's the right leather for me, oh and the orange one too!
Most are being considered, just not oak (I have a gorgeous old battered oak emmy) or any shade of pink, it's surprised me enough that I love the lily and that is a girly step too far!
 

Mooshooshoo

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I know! That's what set me off on the emerald, I also saw the link on here to one on eBay that ended in June, gutted I missed it then!
How sturdy/structured is the micrograin? x
I think the website has just reopened too. :smile:
The micrograin is nicely structured, supple but not too saggy - it holds it's form well. :tup: