Market Watch: Mulberry

Mulberry Spring 2012 bags

On a dreary New York day like today, there’s nothing cuter than a little yellow rain slicker—and there’s really nothing cuter than a yellow rain slicker that comes with a matching patent leather Mulberry bag. It’s almost (almost) enough to make me wish for this weather!

I ventured out into the mist to check out the brand’s Spring collection, and it was seriously a ray of sunshine. It’s hard not to love Mulberry bags, but the Spring selection really has something for everybody: the aforementioned yellow patent Bayswater, a cute green lizard camera bag, and one terribly sweet cognac satchel with super-girl scalloped trim. A girl could really get in trouble—in a good way—with these.

Mulberry Spring 2012 bags

The brand’s bread and butter is those bags, but there were some great ready-to-wear options as well for Spring, particularly those pieces with a sporty spin. Raglan-sleeved tees (my current personal obsession), a cute anorak with leather sleeves, a zip-up hoodie totally covered in chunky crystals (I never knew there was such a thing as a statement sweatshirt until today)—everything had a bit of a varsity vibe, but still perfectly sweet and perfectly Mulberry.

Who could ask for more than clothes that put you in a cheery mood?

Photos: Offerings from Mulberry's Spring 2012 collection.