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From Kate Moss to Kate Middleton, super British brand Mulberry put beautiful leather handbags on the arm of every English rose. Founded in 1971 by Roger Saul and his mother Joan, the family business opened their first factory in Chilcompton, Somerset. Mulberry soon became synonymous with quality and craftsmanship. Emma Hill was appointed creative director of Mulberry in 2007 and has been credited with turning the label from a trusted briefcase and wallet maker into an international fashion powerhouse with the launch of ready-to-wear. Bags named after the brand’s muses, like the Alexa satchel after Miss Chung and the Del Rey after the American songstress, have been huge successes. Today, it specialises in an amazing range of leathers, like petrol blue ostrich skin and calf skin in jade green, from their base in Somerset. In store events like village fêtes with tombola and tea and cake and ad campaigns shot on Brighton beach help the label cement their reputation as the most absolutely English company going. Spring/summer 14 marked the end of one chapter in Mulberry's rich narrative with Emma Hill's final flourish for the house with a collection that cemented the feminine signatures of Mulberry. Here's to the future. 


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