It’s rare that the sequel rivals the original, in movies and bags alike. So I’ve got to hand it to Mulberry for executing a great interpretation of the popular – and arguably more cumbersome – “Bayswater” satchel. Everyone can use a tote like this: if you have lots of stuff, nothing beats a north-south style (although it’s not the best for lightning-quick access since things sink to the bottom). This oversized tote even has the signature “Bayswater” postman’s lock and while it’s clearly a paired-down version, the grainy, textured leather fills the space and satisfies the eye. I would even remove the giant tassels – a bit too much flair for me. The best part of this Mulberry redux? So many supposed “shoulder bags” don’t go over my shoulder. This one has adjustable handles, for aesthetics and function; with a tote this big, it’s bound to get a little heavy, so you need the option. The “Bayswater” tote is a keeper. I’m betting she’ll even outlive her satchel sister. At Luisaviaroma for $1,756.80
Pair with: Hearty chestnut leather could use the complement of a metallic shoe. Jimmy’s Choo’s silver-on-cork wedges are informal enough for a daytime tote.