Mulberry is a British luxury fashion accessories company founded in 1971 by mother and son duo, Roger and Joan Saul. Mulberry are world renowned for their leather goods, in particular their range of stunning ladies' handbags. Mulberry products are recognisable via their well-known 'tree' logo, which is incorporated into the designs of all of their products, sometimes in an ostentatious style and other times subtly.
Mulberry quickly became known for their lifestyle wares, in particular their binocular and dispatch bags. The brand now stock items for men and women alike, as well as superior footwear. A trait synonymous with Mulberry is its exceptional quality, and the brand still produces their leather goods from their Somerset factory, also known as 'The Rookery', just as it did when they were first established.
A brand with a conscience, in 2006 Mulberry launched an apprenticeship scheme whereby local young people came to The Rookery to learn production skills and henceforth become more attractive to prospective employers. Apprentices who successfully graduated from the programme were offered employment at the factory.
Handbags are undoubtedly Mulberry's signature pieces, and are available in a range of luxe and exotic materials from leather to crocodile, and from pony to ostrich skin. Perhaps one of Mulberry's most popular bags is the Bayswater. This shoulder bag has a rectangular boxy appearance with a front flap subtly emblazoned with the company's famous logo.
For those who the designer bags are out of reach with their exuberant price tags, Mulberry's range of purses are just as in demand and are often modelled to coordinate with or match the range of handbags.