Mulberry Suffolk is a timeless ladylike doctor’s bag. It is suspended on a metal frame with a single rolled leather top handle and heritage Mulberry detailing.
“It’s totally new to us, with the vintage-inspired frame top and structured shape, but it still feels like part of the family,” said Mulberry creative director Emma Hill. “It doesn’t rely on its newness – it’s understated, elegant and timeless.”
The Suffolk shares many Mulberry characteristics, such as the postman’s lock – which first appeared on the celebrated Bayswater style – and the keyring fob. This bag can be worn in the hand or on the shoulder using the detachable shoulder strap.
“Everything that we design is aimed at both our longstanding and new customers,” added Hill. “We want to offer existing customers something new – something they will want to use and add to their collections – and for our new customers to make sure they are investing in something that feels very Mulberry, and isn’t a total departure from our heritage or personality.”
Each bag goes through a lengthy process before it finally hits the Mulberry catwalk, starting off as a paper prototype.
“We then look at the hardware it needs, how the leather choices will affect the shape, and we go through the process as many times as it takes before we have a sample created,” explained Hill. “Then there can be more changes and tweaks to make it just right.”
It is available in two sizes:
Small Suffolk H26 x W37 x D17.5 x Handle drop 7
Suffolk H20 x W30 x D14 x Handle drop 7
Mulberry Suffolk bag makes such a refined and elegant statement. Through an intelligent combination of design detailing and luxurious materials, Emma Hill has succeeded in creating yet another standout style. Aesthetic elements such as the purse, gracefully suspended from a ladylike gold plated frame, the single rolled leather top handle and heritage Mulberry detailing make this bag appealing to both existing Mulberry devotees and a newer clientele whose tastes are more refined and sensibility more classic in nature.