I wrote about theMulberry Small Maple tote last year and since then have added one to my small collection of everyday bags. Mine is the oak colourway (buy it here), a beautiful deep tan that works year-round but is especially good in summer to elevate white or blue denim.
It’s proved popular with my readers and IRL friends so I thought I’d flag up that it’s currently on sale. It’s now £472 (down from £675) and is also available in other colours (the oxblood is delicious…). Buy it at Mulberry.com.
It’s a great bag if you’re trying to downsize the amount of stuff you carry around. You can definitely fit in an iPad, big phone, small makeup bag, sunglasses, diary, keys and an umbrella. Work files, not so much. But I find it very convenient for work days when I’m out for just a morning or afternoon of meetings, or weekends zipping around town.
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IMAGE by Disneyrollergirl featuring Mulberry Small Maple tote (gifted); Loewe purse, Delvaux card holder; Coach key tag; Bobbi Brown compact; Dior lip gloss; Smythson notebook: The Learner journal; Karen Walker sunglasses
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Here’s the latest weekly DRG STYLE INDEX ranking, a round-up of the brands and industry stories currently buzzing on my radar…
1. FRENCH GIRL STYLE: MONOGRAPHIE
French girl style? Yeah, we all know it’s a racket but we love it anyway. Here’s the lowdown on the Myth of French Girl style in Racked – it’s a long read but hits the nail on the head. My newest French Girl discovery is Monographie, a shirt-based line by Frenchie Aude Castéja. Read about it here (sub req).
2. THIRTY YEARS OF A.P.C
More French fetishising – where would I be without A.P.C and its insouciant casualwear? It’s 30 years old this month and I’ve been wearing it almost that long. To celebrate, it’s releasing a capsule collection called Hiver 87, even though founder Jean Touitou hates the idea of anniversary collections. “I am proud of this history since we managed to remain relevant, even if sometimes boring. I am actually even proud of this boring factor, since it had so many different aspects along the time. This label; Hiver ’87, is not going to scream anniversary, but is going to mean it.” Buy it at A.P.C from 13th July.
3. LOUIS VUITTON X SUPREME X CELINE
Celine Dion in Louis Vuitton X Supreme? Yes she can and she did. This PJs and scraped back hair combo looks great…
4. SELFRIDGES LOVES MUSIC
Ramping up the experiential factor in-store, Selfridges’ new seasonal theme is music. It’s turning its stores into live music venues, selling band merch and hosting DJ lessons and silent discos for kids. Plus Skepta is performing at the closing party. More info here.
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After discussing the merits of 100% cotton, no stretch jeans on Keep It Chic a couple of weeks ago, the Wall Street Journal (sub req – sorry!) published an article hailing the return of old-school rigid denim. Check out this post for some recommendations of non-stretch denim from Preston and the KIC community.
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