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The effie range is apparently going to be discontinued so now is the time to buy if you like it. Having said that its very likely to be in the sale which I believe starts on Christmas Eve. I don't think it will date, it's a lassie style.
I don't like the blingy logo personally and I think if you aren't too fussed about buying it at full price then maybe wait and consider the sale. You might get one but then again you might not.
For that kind of money you need top be sure.
I have mentioned it here before (with past name changesd too) but Chic and seek sell designer 'pre loved' bags. They have some mulberry bags last time I checked and a gorgeous Balenciaga last time I checked too. It may be worth having a look.
I think they have a Mulberry cross body bag for around the £350 mark which I think is lovely.
Even though I bought a bag in summer from a Mulberry outlet in Summer which I love I have to say that the bags they have produced of late don't call to me and the prices really put me off and I am not even talking the full prices either!
I bought an Araline OP around 5 years ago and it was half price in the sale and was discontinued.
I bought a Mulberry Lily last summer from the NAP sale and it's substandard quality as well (the strap broke after a few wears). I'm actually wondering whether Mulberry knockoffs are better made these days than real Mulberries.
I can get a better leather bag from any department store for half the price. I'm not sure what the hype is all about - I don't get it. So if you really like the bag, go for it, but to me even a discounted Mulberry is not worth its price. The label has lost its quality-control. I have a lot of great bags and I never wear my Mulberry - I get much more wear from either a humble and cheap Zatchel (excellent quality for the price - and rain-proof!) or my vintage satchel (eBay for pennies - has a lovely patina and gets better and better with time) or my Diors and 2.55.
IMO Mulberry has an awkward spot in the market - their bags are not cool like Celines, Chloes or Balenciagas. Nor are they really luxurious and classic.
How confusing - I have a Mulberry Essie, but isn't that one, is the one pictured on this thread, but I have chocolate (is maybe 6 or 7 years old) forum.purseblog.com/mulberry-shopping/authenticate-this-mulberry-551564-394.html They look nothing like each other - what happened, did they run out of names?! I don't think it's vulgar to spend that much money on a bag, but if you're after a classic, I don't think that's it. Can you get to a factory shop to have a browse, feel the quality/weight etc.
Glossy I'm in the process of doing it, but hate the faff of it.
Worse yet, unless they have redesigned the chain, it will snap up again the next time I pick it up - it is very fragile in many places. (Have not been energetic enough to investigate whether I could just return the bag and get my money back as I'm very unhappy with it.)
If you enjoy dealing with customer service and UPS men, buy a Mulberry.