The cool of the city with the craft of the countryside...Mulberry has always represented a peculiar British juxtaposition that somehow meshes understated luxury, superior quality materials, and fashion-forward design. And ever since saving up for our own "Bayswater" bag in a fabulous chocolate brown hue that upgrades anything we wear it with, we've been certifiably obsessed with Mulberry Bags. As soon as we've saved up enough pennies for the "Alexa" satchel in summery white with the super-chic braided handle (oversized, of course, to accommodate schlepping) and the hot new animal-print "Tillie", we'll be getting our splurge on at Morgan Clare. When they opened their (offline) doors in the spa town of Harrogate over a decade ago, they were dubbed "Best New Store," and their unerring eye for the cream of British design has since earned them a spot on the list of Britain's Top Boutiques by Vogue. "We handpick the very latest trends from the established fashion houses around the world," they explain. "Our eye for style and creativity, passion for excellence and exceptional personal service has been the key to the continuing success of Morgan Clare."
While they focus on the labels you already love, they also collaborate with up and comers to keep their roster of fresh new talent ever evolving. They also go the extra mile, offering style advice, tips on the trends, and any other pressing matters of style you might have. And when your purchase does finally arrive at your door, it's in a beautifully-wrapped parcel.
- Lesley Scott