Mmkay, so, Mulberry bags are EFFING GORGEOUS. This is precisely why the line’s attempt at a fast fashion collection is so ludicrous: Target-produced pleather, canvas, velvet, PVC, et. al. can’t hold a candle to buttery leather bags in the $750 – $1,150 range. If we’re label-crazed enough to drool over the real deal, it follows that we’re not stupid enough to waste $50 – $100 on a cheap copy.
I don’t know about you, but I don’t want a continual reminder of what I can’t afford hanging on my arm. It’s depressing.
My reality doesn’t allot for handbags costing thousands of dollars. Even if it did, I don’t think I could stomach it – I need the thrill of the score on some level. $300 isn’t cheap by a long shot, but if it nets you a $1000 handbag, it’s not entirely offensive either.
Based on the upswing of Target collabs’ price points as of late, my hunch is that at least two of the Mulberry x Target bags will cost $120 – $150 (probably the only two real leather ones). Fake Mulberry for $150, or real Mulberry for a hundred or so more? The latter. Obvs.
I did a little eBay Mulberry search in this vein, specifying a max price of $400 (that’s $350 LESS than Mulberry’s cheapest bag). Witness the result:
I’m sure there’s the occasional fake in the mix – this is eBay, after all. That’s not the point. The point is POSSIBILITY. The point is that authentic Mulberry bags under $400 EXIST. And I’m betting they’re a lot more satisfying to wear than their faux designer counterparts.
Remember those D.A.R.E. seminars in middle school? I’m taking the D.A.R.E. approach to fast fashion handbags. They’re material drugs – bad for your wallet, bad for the planet, bad for your soul.
Just say no.