Mulberry Bayswater Silky Snake Bag. (And Mr Bear.)

In case you haven’t heard me harping on: this is my latest luxury acquisition. The Mulberry Bayswater in Silky Snake Print. A timeless classic with a modern, unusual twist and I am absolutely over the moon with it! Mulberry have got things just right with the Bayswater style, which is probably why it’s a constant bestseller – though you can’t really use it as a shoulder bag, it looks chic and sophisticated slung into the crook of your arm and makes you feel extremely ladylike!

I have had numerous envious stares over the past few days – I think that the snakeskin effect must make this look far more expensive than it actually is. I mean, it is expensive, but it’s not in the realm of some of the more unusual finishes. It was £950, but you can find it in the sale for £760 now (ain’t that always the way?!).

I got mine from Lux in Bath – Rach at Lux is a very good friend of mine and she always has the pick of the best shoes and bags! She has just started her summer sale, and though there’s no online shop you can check out her Facebook Page or get the shop details on the website here.

I’m building up a collection of Mulberry bags – some are far more “successful” than others with regards to the amount that I use them, but all have been brilliant investments. I still regularly use my Phoebe bag that I got about eight years ago! I might do a “collection” video soon – it has been requested. In the meantime, you can see my new bag “in the flesh” alongside the delectable Mr Bear in the vlog below!

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  1. Maggie
    June 20, 2012 / 6:53 am

    Wow, great bag, Ruth. Very you. Always more fun when you’ve been lusting after something for ages. Even the gorgeous Mr. Bear can’t eclipse a new Bayswater. And it is definitely sunny today so you can give it its first outing!

    • Ruth
      June 20, 2012 / 10:15 am

      It had it’s first outing yesterday! I was so precious over it…. I nearly had a heart attack when I thought it was about to rain! x

  2. Kristin
    June 20, 2012 / 7:29 am

    Great bag! What leather jacket are you wearing? Love it!

    • Ruth
      June 20, 2012 / 10:12 am

      It’s from Joseph, circa 2007! x

  3. Martina
    June 20, 2012 / 8:11 am

    Beautiful. Such a chic bag. I think this color will go well with a lot of outits.
    I do quite the same with my Miu Miu bags -I purchase one about once a year, usually during the sales, and ’til now I’ve collected five! And I love them all, still rocking the first one which was from 2007!
    (interesting, english girl, english brand; italian girl, italian brand: in the deep, we all are kind of patriotic ;-)

    • Ruth
      June 20, 2012 / 10:12 am

      @Martina oh I used to LOVE Miu Miu bags, I have two. Then they got so expensive all of a sudden! I must look in the sales and see what they have! x

  4. Martina
    June 20, 2012 / 8:18 am

    I’ wondering if a french girl is now going to tell us in a comment about her collection of -maybe- Celine, or, -if she’s very lucky- Hermes!

  5. June 20, 2012 / 10:44 am

    oh wow. this is amazing. can’t wait until the day when i can spend my hard earned cash on one of these babies!

    • Ruth
      June 25, 2012 / 11:40 am

      Thanks Lorna! Hey, I’m having to remove your outbound links otherwise my security stops you posting. It’s fine to do one or two, but you’re placing a link in every comment and getting blocked by the server! x

  6. Yvonne
    June 20, 2012 / 11:30 am

    Great purchases Ruth – I’d also love to see a video on your Mulberry collection. I have an assortment of bags and other leather goods from Mulberry and definitely agree that the leather gets better with age. My husband gifted me the Long Locked Purse years ago and it’s still looking great after a significant amount of daily use!

  7. Angelina
    June 20, 2012 / 2:14 pm

    Beautiful bag and wonderful color Ruth.
    I wanted to get one as well but they are too expensive for my budget :(
    I love Marc By Marc Jacobs and I adore Rebecca Minkoff!!!!I think that the price is more affordable ;)
    I hope one day I can get Mulberry as well :)

  8. Jennifer
    June 20, 2012 / 4:16 pm

    two words: bag envy.

  9. June 20, 2012 / 5:39 pm

    Love the bag, it looks soooooo wonderful. And Mr. Bear is like a little toy, I bet he loves to snuggle :)

  10. June 20, 2012 / 6:52 pm

    I picked up the Bayswater in fudge colour in the mulberry sale….so pleased with it!

  11. Helen
    June 20, 2012 / 7:28 pm

    I purchased my first Mulberry in the sales last week. I bought a pebbled beige bayswater and I love it! Makes me feel good carrying it. Am precious about it too. Don’t want it to get wet or dirty which is difficult living in England!

    • Ruth
      June 20, 2012 / 10:07 pm

      Helen! Have you waterproofed it? Make sure you use a protective spray (they tell you which on the care card) and you won’t worry so much! xx

      • Helen
        June 21, 2012 / 8:26 pm

        Thank you so much for replying! Made my day. I got the spray today so will be waterproofing it this weekend! Would love to see your other Mulberry bags too. One is never enough I’m already dreaming about a Lily!

  12. June 21, 2012 / 7:07 am

    Hi Ruth
    I loved seeing this video as I lOve ags and I’m a big fan of mulberry.Ive never actually purchased one, but I would love One. I noticed you said about haveing other mulberrys would it be possible if u could do one on YouTube showing all your Mulberrys? Mr bear was so cute I love cat too xx

    • Ruth
      June 21, 2012 / 11:11 am

      Will do, Eden! x

      • June 21, 2012 / 6:42 pm

        Thx Ruth let me know when :)

  13. June 21, 2012 / 10:30 am

    I love Mulberry, though to date I’ve not been fortunate enough to own one. I think I’ll cry in Mr Bear’s fur over that one. Ruth, your in danger of losing the limelight to that cute furball!


    • Ruth
      June 21, 2012 / 11:09 am

      Upstaged by a bloody cat! ; )

  14. Riz
    June 22, 2012 / 9:05 pm

    I love the leather and colour combo on this one as it will always look classic. Please do a Mulberry collection video, 1 because I am incredibly nosey (!) and 2 because seeing them is really helpful in trying to decide what to get in the future!

  15. anne-c from paris
    June 23, 2012 / 5:32 pm


    I got one in tan leather.
    hold it everyday, crock of the arm and shoulder worn.

    it’s a quite “heavy” bag, but i doesn’t care at all. Love it more and more as it is getting “older”. Concidering that if one year is old.
    That’s a life time bag. for me at least.


    Anne from paris

  16. Jessie
    July 2, 2012 / 4:18 pm

    Ruth, you must know how am I addicted to your updates everyday, I just received my Bayswater Bag, the one that showed in your video. So elegant at all, I love it.

    I hope I will buy more in the further with my ability.

    • Ruth
      July 2, 2012 / 11:17 pm

      YAYYYY!!!!!!!! It’s so beautiful, I love mine to bits! x

  17. July 9, 2012 / 4:10 pm

    that bags nearly a 1000 pounds!!!!!! lol xx

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