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Handbag Therapy by Andrew Farrell

Mulberry

 

Born in 1971, the roots of Mulberry are in Somerset, England.

 

Mulberry’s founder, Roger Saul, established the brand at his kitchen table, with £500 backing from his mother. His sister designed our instantly-recognisable tree logo - both that, and the name “Mulberry” come from the trees he would pass each day on his way to school. All of this represented a love of nature, the importance of family and the growth of a fundamentally British brand.

 

Now Mulberry is a global brand with some truly iconic pieces such as the Bayswater bag and The Alexa.  Get the full story behind the brand here (click here).  

At Handbag Therapy the iconic and much loved Mulberry Bayswater (click here) often comes to the treatment room for some care and attention.  Most minor repair work, some colour restoration and colour change may be possible depending on type of leather and colour here at Handbag Therapy but there are some issues that must be resolved at Mulberry itself such as replacement piping and original clasp fittings.  Please note that on the Oak and Tan versions made from natural veg tanned leather options are limited as it is dyed in a different way, also the white stitching makes it difficult to do any colour work without affecting it and keeping its original look. Any issues like this would be clearly stated at the initial consultation stage

Mulberry bags are generally made from natural leather making them beautiful in appearance and feel, however with natural leather it is less protected from the elements so will age and darken in areas significantly. Mulberry recommends using Colonil Leather Gel to waterproof their goods.  This product as well as many others are available in store at 41 Charlemont Street, Dublin 2.  

 

For a full list of the leathers used by Mulberry (click here)