What’s your favorite handbag these days? Purses and bags lovers can have a collection from Gucci, Dior, Coach or Hermès. But what about the Mulberry Alexa bag? Do you remember the brilliance of those legendary saddlebags 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 iconic muse or star. British fashion mogul Alexa Chung inspired the popular 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 face of the Mulberry Alexa bag
It was 2010 when handbag and purse lovers first laid eyes 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 crossbody bag, carry it over your shoulder, or carry it with the top handle. They tapped into something sleek, a masculine touch and all the charm of the 70s. They took the fashion world by storm with people rushing everywhere to get one.
When Mulberry dropped the bag in 2016, fans went into a frenzy trying to get their hands on the iconic buckled bag in its mini or full-size version. But as Fashion for Lunch reported, the famous Mulberry Alexa Chung bag is back from 2021, so you don’t have to roam the subway 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. The Mulberry Mini Alexa will be at the lower end of this range, while the Oversize Alexa represents the higher prices.
What really makes the Mulberry bag special is that many consider it the original It bag. Today, it’s not uncommon for handbag and purse fans to fill their closets with brands that also appear on the catwalks, red carpet premieres, and in the hearts of celebrities’ elbows. But before these trends took off, first there was the Mulberry Alexa of 2010. And given its comeback tour, the Mulberry is an iconic bag that can outlast trends and hold up over time.
Other celebrities inspiring handbag and bag 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’s the 1961 Jackie bag from Gucci, named after Jackie Kennedy. If you can afford the high price and extremely long waiting lists, you can enjoy a famous Hermès Birkin bag, 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 honoring 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 catch one before they run out again.
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