The Hermes Birkin, the Givenchy Antigona, Chanel’s classic quilted flap bags, Marc Jacobs’ Stam, the Fendi Baguette, Phillip Lim’s Pashli, the Chloe Paddington, Balenciaga’s City bag: these are all bags that have been seen on the arms of ‘slebs and civilians alike, and Mulberry’s had its own fair share of ITs in the past with the Bayswater, the Alexa and the Del Rey.
But the brand’s got a sleeper hit on its hands in the Lily, and it’s probably all to do with its easy to wear shape (and, the cynic in me thinks, its gifting policy). Sling it as a cross-body or double up the chain and tote it as a shoulder bag, this is a staple piece that’s versatile because it can be dressed up or down. It’s very simple too, which is appealing.
And it’s got a ton of super-cool fans; this really is the bag of choice for the hip chick about town. Don’t believe me? Check the gallery for evidence, and the downlow on the Lily to boot.
New Doctor Who sidekick Jenna Louise Coleman's version is a sweet shade.
And the bag itself; available in several shades and often also in limited edition colour and textureways, this size, the smallest they do, is €800 - and coincidentally this is the cheapest price too, all the other colours are dearer. Gulp.