Battle of the IT bags: After Burberry's Orchard made a splash, now get set as Mulberry's Clemmie clutch is about to land
17:22 GMT, 4 November 2012
Ladies, get your credit cards at the ready because Mulberry have unveiled a new collection of bags that the A-list can't leave home without.
The Clemmie reflects the classic Mulberry style and heritage in a soft-leather oversized clutch form complete with classic Postman’s Lock.
Whilst celebrities and fashionistas are taking every opportunity to parade their new arm candy, the rest of us won't be able to get our hands on the super chic bags until they hit stores next week.
The Clemmie by Mulberry is set to be the latest It bag after A-listers are already lusting after it
The oversized clutch is available in three colours and can be snapped up next week, but it will set you back over 500
All yours for a starting price of 550, the design is available in a classic black suede, eye-catching glossy goat leather and a more daring rose gold metallic snake print- which will set you back 650.
The modern and versatile bags are part of Mulberry's Spring Summer 2013 collection, which was unveiled at London Fashion Week.
A-listers already rocking the hotly anticipated design include Downton Abbey star Laura Carmichael, who is often seen frequenting the front row of Mulberry's stellar show and Portia Ereeman.
And whilst all eyes are on the Clemmie this season, the much-coveted Del Rey bag, popular Alexa and classic Bayswater have all undergone seasonal updates to spruce them to perfection too.
Laura Carmichael is an avid fan of the Clemmie, she opted for the soft peach colour
The new bag reflects the soft, pastel colours that were showcased at this season's Mulberry show
MULBERRY'S DIP IN SALES IS JUST A 'BLIP' INSISTS CEO
Last month, Mulberry announced that
revenue growth for this year would be lower than expected, which would lead to a 25 per cent drop in shares on the London stock exchange.
But the luxury brand's CEO Bruno Guillon insists that this is just a 'blip' and could be blamed on their decision to reduce the number of
retailers that it partners with.
In an interview with The Financial Times, he said: 'Our products stand for quality and craftsmanship. As a result, we want the
best-quality [service] also.'
The majority of the label's handbags are manufactured in the
UK and currently account for a fifth of the company's sales.
'Everyone I talk to in Asia, whether in Hong Kong, Shanghai,
Tokyo or parts of India, tells me they have a great deal of respect
for British products and want to buy them, providing the quality is
right,' he said.