The Mulberry I had and let go......

klp0213

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Nearly a year ago I bought a beautiful choc Darwin Bays, in excellent condition (still looked new), but I couldn't get the style to work for me. I thought it was too elegant for a new mum who lived in jeans and tops, inevitably covered in baby food. So, I sold it. :Push:

Fast forward a few months and I fell in love with Linnea's fuchsia buffalo Bays, bought one for myself and haven't looked back. I love this style so much because it looks amazing but I can also fit all my stuff and all of Miss M's stuff inside without having to fish around for things. So, I proceeded to get an oak Bays and was on the lookout for a choc Darwin Bays (no NVT for me! lol). Seems like it took absolutely aaaaages to find one but eventually I did! :yahoo:

I got her for an excellent price, probably because she's got quite a big watermark on the interior base which shows through to the exterior base. I'm not bothered about this though because no doubt I'll fill the bag so full I won't see the mark on the inside and I certainly don't plan to carry it upside down so won't see the mark on the base!

She also needed quite a lot of TLC, namely numerous applications of leather cream as the leather was sooo dry. Here are some before pics:
 

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She's a stunner KLP, well worth the hard work to renovate her!
 

klp0213

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Thanks Jenova! I was a bit freaked out about how dry the leather was but that Clark's cream is pretty amazing stuff.

Bluecat, thank you! And hard work it was, all that buffing!
 

tireebabe

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That's fab, KLP, i know you have been searching for a long time for this beauty.

Congrats on a great find, she looks delicious.
 

mamabenny

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I am looking forward to getting out my chocolate Annie and Rosie in the Autumn too- I'm trying to stick to "summer" bags oak, vanilla etc in this wonderful Irish weather :nuts:
 

klp0213

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Thanks, tiree! It felt like it was taking forever to find the right one, but I guess my impatience finally paid off - she was a total impulse buy on ebay the other day!

mamab, Irish "summer" - HA! Today was lovely though, so oak Rosie had an outing. I have used my black Hayworth and choc Effie when the weather has been questionable. I'd rather use a darker coloured Mulberry than anything else!

cmaec, I use Clark's Premium leather cream. One tube costs £3.95 and it lasts forever - I treated 6 or 7 bags with just one tube!
 
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What a transformation. Your Cinderella bag! She's gorgeous. Well done! I've recently discovered that I love the Bays after thinking I couldn't get on with the style for a couple of years. I love mine now and would like an oak or chocolate one at some point. I agree with you though. It has to be darwin.