This is my first mulberry purchase! However technically a very good one seeing as most of it was payed for by my husbands points! ( thanks dear! )
The feeling of owning this little beauty was very exciting still is every time I open the dust bag.
I chose the large Effie satchel mainly for the colour and size , I wanted a tan bag, and the size is great for the daytime. I can fit long wallet, sunglasses , kindle, cardholder and lots more bits and bobs.
The spongy oak leather is exactly that! its lovely and soft and does wrinkle slightly with wear, in saying that I do feel it needs protecting and worry that it may easily get scratched, albeit in the 5 months I’ve used the bag it hasn’t .
I love the fact the inside of the bag is brown and not cream as the Mulberry website still shows, every mulberry shop i saw it in it was brown, so much better than a cream for marking . It did put me off buying it online because i was not sure what colour it would be, but the new Effie satchels are definatly brown.
The other plus sides for purchasing were the double straps! One long one great for handsfree shopping or travelling and a short handsomely braided strap which is great to grab on the go or carrying by hand or shoulder. Both can be removed I haven’t done this yet as I like the convenience of them both.