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Hi! Just last week a friend told me she'd bought a brown Mulberry bag in Departures at Stansted Airport. Because it was tax free, it was loads cheaper than the ones she been looking at in Selfridges earlier on the same day.
I have tan bayswster, you can't get tan/ oak/ black in outlets/ sales... You can call heathrow shops and try to prearrange..I did the same, my DH paid on his way to and collected when came back, very easy. If any problems- their customer service is excellent.
House of Fraser do discount Mulberry in their sales. You are, of course, hostage to what's on offer though.
I saw a perfect (for me) Bayswater a couple of years ago but it was about £750 and I couldn't justify if at the time. I ended up getting it for just over £300 as it had a load off in the sale and I got additional discount with HoF card. I love that bag (although I didn't use it for a year as I couldn't bear the thought of it becoming battered) and I now use it every day.
I did buy my bayswater in the shepton mallet outlet but that was about six years ago. It is oak and they do get them but not very often. My sister got one from there last year (also in oak!) and she had to go into the shop to get on their wait list - they wouldn't put her on it when she rang before hand. They then rang her when they had a couple in but she had to hotfoot it up there as they wouldn't hold them for long. IIRC she paid about £450 but I know their prices have gone up this year. HTH.
Phone the outlet stores - there are 4 I think. They will tell you what they have in stock and then you can buy over the phone. For about £7 they will package it up beautifully and send it to you.
I got my patent and nubuck Bayswater for £450 as opposed to £695 from the Shepton Mallet outlet. The girl on the phone was really helpful and it arrived within 2 days. I absolutely love it - it's black and pretty classic looking but I haven't seen anyone else with the same one. I see millions of Oak ones everyday on the tube.
I did however ask if they had any Oak Bayswaters in and the girl pretty much had to stop herself from laughing. They are the most popular and very rarely pop up in the outlet stores. You will have more luck if you are willing to have a more unusual colour or a 'last season' one.
My mum got me an oak Bayswater from the Bicester Mulberry outlet for about £400 I think. I had said to her that she should look out for one when she went, thinking there wasn't a hope in hell, but by a miracle they had a couple. The woman in the shop said they were like gold dust and flew out the door whenever they got a few in.
I got my dark brown bayswater from Mulberry in Bicester village a couple of years ago. It was £350 because there was some discolouration in the leather on the handles - but I've never been able to spot it.
I went to the Shepton Mallet shop last week, they currently have Bayswaters in plum leather, plum patent leather, beige/khaki (not oak), gold cracked and bronze cracked leather, and fucsia. I never find Bicester has much of a selection.
Also, a point to note, they make Bayswaters especially for the outlets, which are exactly the same except without the metal feet or the key in a leather thing hanging off the handle. They are quite a lot cheaper, but I wasn't keen cos I think they look fake, even though they aren't, if you know what I mean.