wickedassin said:I think the Elgin is the "tote" style, #2. I like #2 better--actually thought about checking into it myself... #1 is just too much like a birkin and all the other replicas it's spawned...
muppy said:I like the bayswater. I think it's too different from the Birkin that someone would actuallly mistake it. So for someone who likes the Birkin but can't get it, I would rather go for the bayswater as it's similar to the birkin yet it's unique enough that people will recognise it as a Mulberry in its own right. Besides, the bayswater can be used as a shoulder bag as well.
As for the elgin, i think it's not bad, not sure if you can carry it on the shoulder. But if you can, I think it will only suit tall people as the bag is a bit long for someone petite!
addicted said:It looks black. I've seen the choco and it's a little more matted. Black is a little shinier, like the one in the photo.
SoyBean001 said:Muppy, you've been reading some of my thoughts
Have you seen the oak and choco. colors in person? Does Mulberry make Bays in black, or is it the choco. i've actually been seeing....
Do you have a mulberry Muppy?
I hope people would recognize the Bayswater and not classify it as Birkin replica!
muppy said:I love mulberry and my first 2 designer bags are from them: the araline and the blenheim. I think their quality is excellent! I'm thinking of getting the mulberry as a work bag. Still some way off as I only start work next year, but I'm already planning on what i would carry! I'm kinda deciding between the darwin and the congo leather. the congo leather looks more formal, perhaps even more mature, while the darwin has more of a rugged look.
I think the bayswater comes in the usual darwin leather colors like oak and chocolate and glazed white now. Although I remember someone mentioning that it comes in black darwin, but it is not in production now. you can get it in black congo though.
muppy said:The congo looks like some leather made from reptiles, as it has squarish imprints on it, compared to the darwin leather which is smooth. Check their website to have a look. I got the araline in brown. Love it!