From left, Kensal fans: Sarah Gadon, Brit Marling and Lily James [Mulberry]
Big fans of a multitasking handbag, we name the new Kensal shoulder bag as Mulberry’s must-have handbag of the season. We’ve already seen the long-shoulder strap just about everywhere during the shows – often worn across the body for layered-up school girlish charm – or worn hanging chicly from the shoulder for a sleek, long-line look. OR if you’re in an Anna Della Russo mood, piled up with three or four clashing or matching bags.
Mulberry’s new darling - an update on the classic envelope shape - comes in both a small and mid-range size. The bigger bag is more business – ideal office-chic that’s ultra smart and glam – but no biro on this one please! Its discreet strap means it can move from day-to-night into a simple clutch. The more versatile a bag – the more reasons we have to buy a new one...
Did we mention the double-sided compartmental pocket? CLEARLY this is also a hit with the celebs – Another Earth actress Brit Marling, Downton Abbey’s Lily James and Cosmopolis star Sarah Gadon have all been seen clutching theirs (we’re yet to see them cross-bodying during the day but of COURSE they do).
Beautiful bags at Mulberry Spring Summer 14 Show
Super versatile and available in a rainbow of Mulberry’s so-chic colours, the Kensal is going to be a big (albeit mini) one for the new season. It’s set to rise to the dizzy heights of the Alexa and the Del Rey which, as with all of Mulberry’s hero bags, have immense followings in both the celeb AND our mere mortal world.
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