About a year and a half ago, my mom, deo, and I paid a visit to Roermond. If you live in The Netherlands, you might be familiar with Roermond. It’s just a small village with an outlet shopping center near the train station. My mom is a big fan of the place because of the discount that they offer. The brands that the outlet carries are also not that bad. To me, the most important shop there is Mulberry. Which is where I got my first Mulberry leather good ever. This Mulberry piece has a special place in my heart because I bought it off of my first month working full-time salary.
After watching Light By Coco’s What’s In My Bag video, I was interested in looking for a similar bag like the one she showed (Ferragamo Miss Vara Clutch). After doing my research, I found that Mulberry does a similar style bag within their famous Bayswater line. Which is basically like the one I purchased, but instead of a bow on the front, it has a classic Mulberry postman lock instead. I was not prepared to find the Bow Clutch at the Mulberry outlet boutique in Roermond. I was simply going in just for the sake of it. Mulberry is a luxurious brand that I have always liked. Their Alexa satchel can be dubbed as my dream bag since forever ago. When I saw the Bow Clutch significantly cheaper than the retail price (about €200 off), I was starting to think the possibility of purchasing this bag (or clutch). So I left the store to give myself sometime to think about it. I think about 15 minutes later, I found myself back in the store waiting for the SA to fetch me a new Mulberry Bow Clutch in black. Which until this date I still don’t regret buying.
I mainly use this clutch as a cross body bag whenever I don’t need to carry a lot of things with me. I’m not that high maintenance whenever I go out other than work, so this small clutch is most of the time sufficient to carry my belongings. I can fit my phone, my wallet (more like card case), my keys, a lip balm, and my earbuds in the clutch. All those items are what I usually needs to carry with me. This is however not sufficient for work because as you can see, there’s no way in hell I would fit my agenda in it.
The clutch is secured with two buttons on the opposite side of the edge of the clutch. I actually prefer the postman lock but it’s not a deal breaker for me. My clutch is in the soft leather rather than the small grain one. Which is actually unfortunate because it’s more prone of scratching. But for the past year and a half, mine has held up so good because I sprayed it with the leather protect spray regularly and have coated it with the leather balm once. Like I said, I wear mine usually as a cross body bag because it comes with a detachable chain. You can wear this clutch as a normal clutch, a shoulder bag, or a cross body bag. So it’s quite versatile, really. For my height (163 cm), I find the chain is quite long so I’m still contemplating on shortening the chain to a bag repair store.
But all in all, I’m thoroughly happy with my clutch. I did show some interest to the famous Chanel Wallet on Chain but I don’t think I will ever in my life justify the purchase of that one. It’s just so much money! Although this one from Mulberry ain’t cheap either but it’s no Chanel price tag :P
Color • Black
Material • Calf skin leather
Height • 11.5 cm
Width • 20 cm
Depth • 2 cm
Shoulder drop • 61 cm