Mulberry Antony Satchel

(66 Posts)
Dancergirl Sun 23-Feb-14 22:36:42

I know it's £££ but am considering it as an investment bag.

Anyone got one? How big is it? Worth the money?

This one:

www.johnlewis.com/mulberry-antony-satchel-across-body-bag/p55766?colour=Black#tabinfo-ratings

Dancergirl Tue 25-Feb-14 21:55:43

Thanks all for your help smile

I'm going to phone the outlets tomorrow. Not sure now if I prefer ink or oak!

annaban Tue 25-Feb-14 22:53:40

I'm with Carrielou - the Alexa is a gorgeous bag too... Back up choice if the Anthony isn't available?

AB

cafecito Tue 25-Feb-14 22:55:52

but it's small and called Antony

tangyyoghurt Wed 26-Feb-14 00:22:09

I have the large Antony in the chocolate colour. I already have a Mulberry in Oak, so went for a different colour. It is a really nice bag and a good size (large). It's great when casual and I love being hands free.

Dancergirl Wed 26-Feb-14 11:08:38

I just phoned the Shepton Mallett shop and they said they don't have any in at the moment and don't get them very often as they are a regular line and very popular.

I really want it now but not sure I can justify £595 shock

Lorelilee Wed 26-Feb-14 12:16:43

Bugger, I now want the Antony in Ink!

Dancergirl Wed 26-Feb-14 12:39:52

Me too loreliee very hard to find by the looks of it.

tangyyoghurt Wed 26-Feb-14 12:45:13

Party pooper alert.

Is the ink colour a passing phase or is it a colour that will hold the test of time? I am now coveting the ink one, but desperately trying to convince myself that my chocolate one is classic.

Arghhhh I want it too.

Dancergirl Wed 26-Feb-14 12:59:08

Anyone know where you can get the ink??

forbreakfast Wed 26-Feb-14 17:37:10

Hate them. I think they're the cheapest Mulberry you can buy and they're ubiquitous round here

forbreakfast Wed 26-Feb-14 17:39:09

And I dislike the canvas strap. It's a really masculine looking bag too

Sorry for being voice of dissent

mrsrhodgilbert Wed 26-Feb-14 18:56:32

I like them, I have two small ones. They are very practical. What's wrong with them being at the cheaper end of the range? Nearly £600 for a bag is not what many people would call cheap. It may not be fancy and very feminine but I have other bags for when I want that look. I don't want o look the same everyday.

thesaurusgirl Wed 26-Feb-14 19:05:03

I'm not a fan either. They're a bit five years ago without the design credentials to be a classic.

Mulberry prices in recent years make me laugh now - they're priced to compete with the likes of LV Epi leather and Ferragamo but don't even come close to the same quality.

thesaurusgirl Wed 26-Feb-14 19:08:47

Are you looking for a cross-shoulder bag? What about the Laurence bag from Jaegar? I've seen it in the flesh and it's excellent quality for the price.

Or do you specifically want the utility look? If so, one of the Cambridge Satchel duffles is worth a look?

If you want the luxe treat of a designer bag, for the same price as you could have something nicer from Smythson.

forbreakfast Wed 26-Feb-14 19:16:30

The Anthonys were £295 approx three years ago or so. They're still, even with the price increase to £495, the cheapest (I mean relatively speaking, when compared to a Bayswater or similar) bag Mulberry sell. I don't know if that's why they're so common.

forbreakfast Wed 26-Feb-14 19:17:17

And the quality of Mulberry has plummeted, in my opinion.

thesaurusgirl Wed 26-Feb-14 19:19:33

Mimi Berry bags are made in Manchester. A girl in the office has one and I covet it daily.

Might this one be a possibility?

www.mimiberry.co.uk/shop/product/peggy-in-tan-rtl

thesaurusgirl Wed 26-Feb-14 19:31:42

Another cross-body bag, this time by Michael Kors. Very well designed inside and there are other colours, though NAP only has it in this orange and in black.

www.net-a-porter.com/product/418302

TwinkleSparkleBling Wed 26-Feb-14 19:52:04

I have a small one in dark brown. TBH I find it a bit small but I do take 2 sippy cups, a nappy, purse and mobile in itgrin

I find I use my Seth in oak much more as it's bigger. I also use my Daria as a cross body and that's quite roomy. I want an oversize Alexa which I could pack full of junk

LadyMaryLikesCake Wed 26-Feb-14 19:56:44

Mine's ink and soft leather. I bought it about 4 years ago when it was in the sale, so was £200 instead of close to three. I wouldn't buy one now, £500 is far too much.

The coating on the joins around the side (where the leather is stitched together) peels off, just to warn you.

Stepawayfromthezebras Wed 26-Feb-14 20:04:31

I know most people don't like them but I'm a big fan of the man bag for ladies. Gucci and LV do some nice ones which look similar to the Anthony but are a bit different. And they're cheaper than the women's lines. Also Longchamp have some lovely leather cross body bags for a lot cheaper than Mulberry

Gucci

Longchamp

Gorgeous ladies Longchamp

Black leather Longchamp with a silver hardware toggle

Sod it, the whole Longchamp cross body line

I'm not actually answering the question that you asked but I do love a cross body bag me

annaban Wed 26-Feb-14 20:07:41

I adore Mulberry and have bought a few over the years, but I would have to agree with some other posters re: the ridiculous price hikes of late - totally unjustified!!

What about chloe, and in particular for the style / size you are after...

delicious

Dancergirl Wed 26-Feb-14 20:09:02

Thanks theasuars. They look a bit small.

What I like about the Mulberry is that it's roomy and sits well on your body. Neat looking.

I would welcome any other suggestions that fits the bill!

thesaurusgirl Wed 26-Feb-14 20:14:00

Cross body bags do tend to be on the small side, I think because they're not so comfortable if you load them up with lots of stuff.

But if it's that size you're looking for, I would look at men's bags, particularly at Coach and again at Mimi Berry.

If you have won the lottery tonight, have a look at the Evelyne and Jypsiere bags from Hermes wink.

Dancergirl Wed 26-Feb-14 20:14:46

I don't really like that shape annaban

But Longchamp...now you're talking. Love the veau folonne one.

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