My dh bought me a mulberry handbag for my birthday at the weekend. A shock. Tbh I am not that much of a handbag person and there are a million other things we could have spent the money but it was v nice of him and it is a nice bag.
BUT I like to wear bags across the body and the strap is too short. Is it reasonable to have the strap made larger- I was thinking I could take it to a shoe repair place and just get a 3" piece of leather added to the middle of the long strap.
I can't take the bag back - dh would be v offended.
TBH I would exchange the bag for a different style. My job is partly to do with bag manfacturing, and I think from looking at a picture of your bag then you would need to send it to a bag factory to do the kind of alteration you've suggested. It wouldn't be possible to add in a piece of leather, you would need a whole new strap. Hope you can get a solution and a bag you love, your DH sounds lovely!
Tried mulberry _ no joy, straps not done in other lengths and they don't do alterations.
I can't take it back, I be used it - took it out with me on sat night. Plus he is not really into surprises so I can't not like about the only surprise gift he has ever got me. Usually he gets me for every occasion either a bunch of flowers to Molton brown bubble bath. but as I have 3 bottle of the same stuff by the bath bought for Christmas, anniversary and Mother's Day he must have thought he would try something different.
Oh that's a shame. I understand why you dont want to swop it.
I think if you really want to get it altered, I would hunt down someone who works with leather and get them to make you a new strap, maybe using the Mulberry gold clips. However would they be able to get an exact colour match?
I did this, I have a Mulberry (jody i think) that had short handles and a long strap but not long enough to go across the body. Mine was also a gift and I never used just because it was impractical.
I took it into the local show repairer and he extended the strap for me using a leather belt that he had up for sale and stitching the clasp onto it. I now use the bag all the time. Unless you are a Mulberry expert you would never know tbh.
I realise Mulberry fanatics will probably think I'm mad but it now means I use the bag all the time.