What’s your favorite bag these days? Fans of bags and purses might have a collection from Gucci, Dior, Coach or Hermès. But what about the Mulberry Alexa bag? Do you remember the brilliance of those legendary records just over a decade ago?
The Mulberry Alexa bag is named after a British celebrity. And it’s not the first brand to name or rename a popular bag after an inspirational muse or iconic star. British fashion mogul Alexa Chung inspired the famous Mulberry Alexa bag. And there’s more to get excited about if you thought you’d never get your hands on it.
Who is the inspirational muse of the Mulberry Alexa bag
It was in 2010 that bag and handbag lovers set their sights on the Mulberry Alexa bag. It was inspired by British fashion legend and muse Alexa Chung. The bags themselves were easily recognizable by their double loop style, with handle and shoulder strap. Besides being stylish, they are incredibly functional.
You can carry a Mulberry Alexa as a shoulder bag, carry it over the shoulder, or carry it with the top handle. They enjoyed something sleek, a masculine touch and all the charm of the 70s. They took the fashion world by storm with people jostling everywhere to get one.
When Mulberry stopped production of the bag in 2016, fans went frantically trying to get their hands on the iconic buckle bag in either a mini or full-size version. But as Fashion for Lunch reports, the popular Mulberry Alexa Chung bag is back in 2021, so you don’t have to navigate underground to find one.
Everything we know about the brand, the bag and its price
If you decide you must have one of these popular bags, you can browse Mulberry and order direct. Depending on the style and color you choose, prepare to spend between $1,250 and $2,025. Mulberry Mini Alexa will be at the lower end of this range, while Oversize Alexa represents the higher prices.
What makes the Mulberry bag really special is that many consider it the original It bag. Today, it’s not uncommon for bag and handbag lovers to fill their closets with brands that also appear on the catwalks, red carpet previews, and in the hearts of celebrities’ elbows. But before these trends took off, there was the 2010 Mulberry Alexa. And given its comeback tour, the Mulberry is an iconic bag that can outlast trends and stand the test of time.
Other celebrities inspire bag and handbag names
The Mulberry Alexa bag isn’t the first to be inspired or named after a celebrity. In fact, L’Officiel lists several bags with official celebrity names inspired by their namesake icons. There is the Jackie 1961 Gucci bag, named after Jackie Kennedy. If you can afford to satisfy the high price and extremely long waiting lists, you can enjoy a famous Birkin bag from Hermès, named after British muse and actress Jane Birkin.
And there’s always The Lady Dior, by Dior, inspired by the elegant Princess Diana. Gucci also introduced The Diana, another dynasty brand in honor of the royal muse. Sofia Loren is also the actress behind Salvatore Ferragamo’s Sofia Tote.
Now that you know the Mulberry Alexa bag is back, what color and style are you going to get? These are also all limited edition releases. So you should get one before they run out again.
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