Cookie banner

This site uses cookies. Select "Block all non-essential cookies" to only allow cookies necessary to display content and enable core site features. Select "Accept all cookies" to also personalize your experience on the site with ads and partner content tailored to your interests, and to allow us to measure the effectiveness of our service.

To learn more, review our Cookie Policy, Privacy Notice and Terms of Use.

or
clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Baggage

Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to Vox.com, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.

There's a new crop of Mulberry's Alexa satchels out, and they're further proof that high-end handbag enthusiasts might be a little out of touch with the tote layperson. The brand's creative director Emma Hill explains that the Tassel collection "came about after seeing gorgeous Mulberry girls at festivals, bags slung over their shoulders, not afraid of a bit of English mud." That's all well and good for inspiration, but since these "chuck-them-on-and-off-you-go" bags (in Hill's words) retail for about $1,242.95, most will be more apt to handle with care. Just because a girl wears gladiator sandals, doesn't make her fit to fight in the arena, and just because a bag comes with tassels doesn't mean it's appropriate for being dragged through mud. [Vogue UK]