In my never-ending quest to channel Alexa Chung's style circa 2010, I spent a good chunk of this weekend nursing a sunburn while deep-scrolling the "Alexa Chung" tag on Tumblr. I was reminded of a couple things: 1) I do not attempt cat-eyes nearly enough (and was reminded why this morning) and 2) Mulberry once had an incredibly good style of handbag dubbed the "Alexa" in her honor.
Now that six years have passed, I happen to think it's time for the "Alexa" to make a comeback. The style was equal parts practical and stylish, with both top handles and a cross-body strap, plus decorative front straps to lend the bag the appearance of a book satchel. It was the perfect size for day, whether it was lugging around a laptop (it was my grad school dream bag at the time) or the random assortment of junk I carry around now.
The problem? Mulberry, currently in the middle of a serious revamp, no longer makes the "Alexa." (If you're looking for a muse-inspired bag, the "Cara" is still around.) There's plenty to be found on secondhand sites, but the one I really want came in leopard-printed calf-hair. Currently, I've only been able to track down one — and wouldn't you know it, it sold a little over a month ago. I've set alerts on Vestiaire Collective and plan on obsessively stalking the Internet, but Alexa: If you still have that bag, and you no longer want it, hit me up.
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