Exclusive peek: June launch of Mulberry’s redesigned Bayswater bag

Small Mulberry Bayswater in classic grain candy leather. Courtesy Mulberry. Courtesy of Mulberry
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More than a decade after it was first introduced, Mulberry has redesigned and relaunched its iconic Bayswater bag. Emblematic of the brand, the clean lines and timeless structure of the bag – along with its signature postman’s lock – made it an instant best-seller when it debuted in 2003. Fans of the design include Kate Moss, Blake Lively and Alexa Chung, to name a few.

Mulberry’s creative director Johnny Coca has reimagined the Bayswater in a pre-collection which modified the bag’s silhouette and improved its practicality. For starters, it’s markedly lighter and roomier, allowing ladies to place heavy laptops or tablets within it - without altering its shape.

“The Bayswater is such a British design icon, and all icons evolve.” Says Coca “Think about cars. They adapt to the times. What makes an icon an icon is that you’ll always recognize it. I wanted to ensure we protected the Bayswater’s legacy and made it as relevant as possible for women’s lives. It is such a classic bag, and one for every day. Since moving to London I’ve seen the Bayswater on a such a variety of women, and they inspire me, watching how they carry the bag, how they make it part of their style and their lives.”

With Coca known for his passion for colour, the reinvented Bayswater comes in a myriad of new and heritage shades, ranging from oxblood and oak to canary yellow, candy pink and indigo.

The bags are available in a selection of leathers from classic grain, to smooth calfskin and polished crocodile.

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