Every once in a while a design pairing is initiated that really works. It is no surprise that the new collection Mulberry
has unveiled for Mac products falls into this category. Mulberry Creative Director, Emma Hill, is a Mac user herself and in a press release stated that she is "thrilled to launch our first collection for a whole host of Apple
products including the MacBook, iphone and iPod." Consumers most likely will be excited as well when they see the marriage of Mulberry craftsmanship and practical solutions to keeping one's electronics protected without losing anything in the style department.
The collection features nine pieces including MacBook and MacBook Pro bags and sleeves as well as cross-bags for the iPhone or iPod touch. They have kept the exteriors of some of the most iconic Mulberry designs, including the Bayswater for women and the Brynmore for men, and adapted the interiors with features such as padding, pockets and headphone access. Some of the smaller items in the collection feature a bold smugged leopard print while the larger bags sport Mulberry's classic natural leathers.
Prices range from $250 - $1195 and the bags are currently in stores and available online after December 1st. It is not startling to see good creative ideas for accessories from Emma Hill who has previously worked her magic with Calvin Klein, Marc Jacobs and The Gap. Those of you who are Mac aficionados still traipsing around with a ratty backpack or generic black shoulder bag should definitely look twice at this collection. Quite possibly it is time for an upgrade that has nothing to do with the software on your computer.