Surprise! Mulberry Released Its Del Rey Bag Early

Photos: WENN | courtesy of Mulberry

Lana Del Rey carrying Mulberry's Del Rey in black (left) and the Del Rey itself, $1,250 (right).

As anyone who's ever sat drumming her fingers and waiting for a fashion show to begin can tell you, punctuality is not in this industry's vocabulary. And, with the exception of the occasional Marc Jacobs show post-Spring 2007, nothing ever starts early. That's what they made BlackBerries for—to distract us! But today, Mulberry is breaking with tradition and releasing a coveted item in advance. That's certainly one way to get our attention!

Whatever your thoughts on Lana del Rey's burgeoning relationship (can we pray it's a mentorship?) with Axl Rose, we can all agree on one thing: the singer's namesake bag from Mulberry is a spring must-have on a par with wedge sneakers and pleated skirts.

While the official launch isn't till May 14, three of the Brit brand's stores have the Del Rey in stores today: New York's Spring Street flagship, London's New Bond Street outpost, and the Hilton Hotel's Mulberry store in Singapore. (Of course, the bee-stung singer got her hands on it back in February, which is only natural, now that she's joined the ranks of Jane Birkin and Grace Kelly as a handbag namesake) The rest of us will just have to remind ourselves that patience is a virtue, until May, that is.