I had to pop into Marks and Spencer the other day. I only went in to get some food for dinner, but in typical large store style they made me walk through their womenswear and accessory department before I could get to the food hall. And on my way I happen to pass by a rail of handbags.
Like most girls I have way more handbags than I actually need, yet I’m constantly buying new ones. However, there’s one handbag I’ve always wanted and just can’t afford – the Mulberry Bayswater.
The Mulberry Bayswater is an absolute gem of a handbag. It’s a large leather tote that comes in a variety of colours. I would go for the tan because it’s a classy colour and very versatile. However the Mulberry Bayswater handbag retails at about £900. Which is way more that I’m ever going to spend on a handbag no matter how much money I have (unless I win the lottery then obviously I’ll have one in every colour!).
Anyway going back to my trip to Marks and Spencer. So I was strolling strongly towards the food section of the shop but I was forced to walk through the accessories department in order to get to the food….and what did I see hanging there just staring at me? A beautiful tan handbag. I thought to myself “my, this handbag looks rather familiar….”
- Large brown tote? Check!
- Gold hardware? Check!
- Fold over top? Check!
- Large double handles? Check!
It retails at £35 and is very, very similar to the Mulberry Bayswater. Not a total rip-off as I don’t think anyone who knows what a Bayswater actually looks like would ever think that it was Mulberry Bayswater. It’s not actually real leather, the shape is slightly different and obviously it is missing the famous Mulberry logo.
However I love the Mulberry Bayswater not just because it’s Mulberry, but because of the style and design – it’s a big tote, it’s got large handles so you can carry it on your shoulder (which actually I’ve been told the handles on the Bayswater are slightly too small to do this comfortably) – it’s just an all round good handbag.
So I snapped this M&S one straight up! I found a £20 gift voucher in my wallet from Marks & Spencer is totally forgot I even had too, so really I got it for £15! Bargain!!
You can buy this bag from Marks & Spencer stores or online now. Go and get one! I might even go back and get it in black too because it’s just so gorgeous.