I have a choco Phoebe and an Oak Roxanne. I also had for a day or two a choco Bayswater. :weird: The leather is soft, more so on this style because it is less structured than the other two that I have. Meaning there are bigger expanses of leather that have no pockets or adornments on them, so it makes it more flexible. If you took the three styles and looked at them though, all the leathers are the same.kylieReese said:DOes anybody own a mulberry bag? I'm kinda interested in the bayswater, is the leather soft. ?
Oh Vicky WOW...the antique glace Bayswater is one black bag I'm considering buying...could we pleaaaaase see some pictures of you carrying it? I have only ever seen it on the LVR website...vicky said:I have a Bayswater in black antique glacé leather, it's a darwin leather that was treated with heat on the surface to create the shiny finish. The glacé leather is more waterresistant than the regular darwin. I'ts also a bit stiffer when new, due to the finish, but will soften when used. I'm very happy with this bag, use it as my everyday briefcase /tote for work and can fit my laptop, a notepad plus a book into it, as well as the necessary stuff like wallet/phone/lipstick/keys. There is a small zipped pocket inside where you could put keys and a lipstick, but hardly your wallet - unless it's tiny. I prefer a larger, more clutch-like wallet for this bag, where I also put my cellphone, as there is no pocket for cellphones in the bag.
I normally carry it over my sholder, but if I have a lot of books, I carry it in my hand and bring an extra shoulderbag for wallet/phone etc.
The best thing with the Mulberry bags is that they get better with use - the leather only gets more soft and beautiful.
I do want to mention something that I forgot yesterday.kylieReese said:Any thoughts on the bayswater bag it self. Think it will be a good everyday bag?
The one on luisaviaroma seems to be curling in a very unnatural way too....which I why I would like to see it on someone.Bjara said:I do want to mention something that I forgot yesterday.
At Nordstrom, the SA did tell me that with this style she has seen the flaps on the outer end of the bag by the handles can and do start to curl upwards. There isn't enough weight, and with it being opened and closed a lot, it tends to happen.
That is the main reason why I returned mine.