Mulberry’s Lana Del Rey Bag

Posted on April 12, 2012

Because you’re not truly a “thing” until you have an accessory named after you.

Mulberry has named a bag after singer Lana Del Rey. She was first seen wearing the bag at the brand’s runway show in London and she’s been sashaying with that thing on her arm ever since. The bag will be available for everyone on May 14th.

So what do the Bitter Kittens think?

Mulberry’s Lana del Rey bag: YEA or NAY?

 

We like classic, simple styles when it comes to purses, but this one is almost too simple to the point of being generic. Great shape, though. Love the blue.

 

[Photo Credit: WENN, mulberry.com]

    • muzan-e

       I like classic, simple styles when it comes to pop stars, but this one is almost too simple to the point of being generic.

      Mea culpa.

      • JosephLamour

        I feel like, if nothing else… she has an image. Like, is this supposed to be a bag that signals the past while staying in the present like she does? Cause… it just looks like they named something they already had for publicity. Which would be just like her. The “for publicity” part.

        • muzan-e

          I’d really love to hear one of her songs thoroughly dubstepped. Not an ordinary mix, but something transformative like the absolutely bizarre thing that DJ Gameplay did to Lady Gaga’s Beautiful Dirty Rich, or Krush’s haunting, epic take on Arcade Fire.  Just to see if enormously popular and enormously dull can be repurposed into something that amazes.

          And then they could do the same to the bag. Because I think you’re absolutely right: What do we do with a this bag, then? Oh, let’s slap a name on it…!

          • Melanie Creel

             Have you heard Video Games dubstepped  by Cazzette? It is the first time I liked a song by her.

      • kimmeister

        Nothing for you to apologize about.  For me, the most interesting about her is her name, which means wool of the king.

        • muzan-e

          Well, yeah. Really, I’m just apologising to TLo for stealing their line. But it’s so perfect – !

          Funny: I’ve always loved the name, which I felt was perfectly crafted for her audience.  But now you’ve made it so much better!

    • http://twitter.com/DarthJaeda Jaeda Laurez

      It’s…nice?  As a basic handbag goes, it’s perfectly fine. Doesn’t go with what she’s wearing up top, but it’s a nice, non-descript bag.

    • Spicytomato1

      Yea. I’m not a bag person but I love the blue one, color and texture. The details get a bit lost on the black one.

    • Pannyx

      Almost as generic as she is.

    • DinaSews

      The photos of it look nice but the pic of her carrying the worn in bag looks like Target $29.99.  No thanks.

      • mmgk

        I was thinking the same thing.  It loses its shape when it’s being carried.  It doesn’t even look like the same bag. 

    • Anathema_Device

      Yay-ish? Simple design, some good colors, but I don’t like bags with short handles like that. 

    • janedonuts

      Yawn.

    • http://twitter.com/FlaviaGPantoja Flavia Pantoja

      Like the handbag (specially the brown one) but really cannot warm up to Ms Del Rey. Actually, my animosity towards her can  drive me away from the handbag. There, I’ve said it. 

      • http://vhanna26.typepad.com Vera

        The bag is fine. Just feel like Del Ray is more of a media creation than a singer.

        • http://twitter.com/TheRedZavodnik Ginger

          See, I honestly don’t know who she is.  I don’t know if I’ve ever even heard anything that she sings.

          • Glammie

            You don’t listen, you watch.  She’s a YouTube phenom–look up “Video Games” or “Born to Die” on YouTube and you’ll know what you need to know.  Yes, eight minutes of your life will be gone, but you’ll be up on the cultural zeitgeist and have hours of snarking fun in return.  If you have another five minutes, look up on of her live performances–particularly the SNL one.

            I say this as someone who kind of likes the videos.

            • mountainFashionista

              8 minutes later…

              Wow.

              But you’re right — the videos are quite interesting (though they get a little long).

            • Glammie

              :)

              Yeah, Lana del Rey’s easy–you don’t have to watch a series or know the ins and outs of something like WOW.  Or, even worse, something like Game of Thrones which requires the expense of HBO.  I *loved* the first season, but I had to wait a year to see it.  (Not because I’m honorable, but because I don’t want to risk infecting my computer with an illegal download.)

            • muzan-e

              Ordinarily, the music and the videos leave me bored and slightly melancholy – but the SNL performance is amazing. I couldn’t believe it, the first time I watched: this pale, plush-lipped thing slightly swaying under the spotlights.  The thready, wobbling voice. The torturously awkward turning in circles. It was all so strange, so terribly vulnerable.

              David Lynch would’ve been so damn proud if he’d made that.

            • Glammie

              I’ve seen my share of auditions for community musical theatre–and that’s what that “performance” reminds me of.  She’s not hopeless, but, wow, she’s completely and totally unprepared for actual performing.  It’s a complete contrast with someone like Lady Gaga who’s very comfortable performing live and clearly spent *years* training for it.

              Lana del Rey’s more like the little rich girl who wanted to be a singer and didn’t know about the practice-practice-practice part of it.  Voice lessons wouldn’t hurt either.

            • librarygrrl64

              Ditto to everything you just said.

    • deathandthestrawberry

      The bags are all right, but I’m really tired of hearing about this woman.

    • http://twitter.com/Merneith Merneith

      I’d like the bag a lot, if it were smaller. I hate gargantua handbags.

      • Chantelle James

        You and me both. I look like I’m hauling my luggage around with me when I carry a bag that size. This would be fine if I was in the habit of jetting off here, there, and everywhere at the drop of a hat… but that’s not my lifestyle.

    • MilaXX

      YEA, cause you can never have enough of the basics. The blue would make a great pop of color for Spring/Summer

    • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

      I like it, but it’s nothing earth-shattering. 

    • Joyce VG

      YEA love it.  

    • Kayceed

      If I “inspired” a bag so generic I would weep. And get a new publicist and stylist.

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      meh.  Its nothing to get excited about in styling or finishing.  Looks perfectly serviceable, though.

    • http://www.thirteen.org/downton-abbey/category/the-downton-dish/ Gotham Tomato

      The one she’s carrying looks like an old-fashioned doctor’s bag. And the others look like you’d open them up and find a bottle of Evening in Paris.

      –GothamTomato

      • http://twitter.com/TheRedZavodnik Ginger

        I totally had to google “Evening in Paris” to see what you were talking about.  *giggle*

        • http://www.thirteen.org/downton-abbey/category/the-downton-dish/ Gotham Tomato

          I just googled it myself. I had no idea it was still available. My grandmother used to always buy it at Woolworths.

          –GothamTomato

    • KuriousKat

      It’s a really cute everyday bag. 

    • Lochery

      Eh. I’m unimpressed, although I love the raspberry color.

    • http://www.lippsisters.com/ Deborah Lipp

      It’s very basic, and opening that flap will take up a whole lotta room. You really want a bag you can slip your hand into and grab a lipstick without actually needing a tabletop.

    • http://twitter.com/suryasnair suryasnair

      Nice, but not worth Mulberry prices. I should be able to find a similar cheaper one at Mango, Zara or purse friendly European brands.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=506473106 Mori Clark

      the bottom three are nice but the top two are just straight-up generic you’d find at like tj maxx. also, why is she still a thing? 

    • kinziesays

      Is that the same bag as the one she’s carrying? The one she’s carrying looks like the Bayswater….

    • Sara__B

      Lana Del Rey is utterly annoying, which is probably why I think the bag looks cheap, ordinary, and silly-large in her hand. (Is that really the same bag as in the advertising photos? It looks much smaller and more structured there.)

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1401197785 Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

      Nay. Mostly because she annoys me but the BKs are right, it looks like a Target bag.

    • kimmeister

      It’s nice, nothing to write home about though.  So it has both a foldover-flap and a zippered opening down the middle?

    • http://twitter.com/19_54 Lisa

      Who is Lana Del Rey? And how does she have enough money to pay to become relevant?

    • MissAnnieRN

      I like simple bags, too, but it just looks like a Birkin knock off.  Which – how many of the BK’s are Rue La La members?  They have birkin bags today.  And I find that comical.  How many discount shoppers are interested in a $14K bag?  Correction – how many will actually BUY one?  Because I’m certainly interested, but that’s 10 mortgage payments, so that’s a big no.  Unless I plan on living in the bag for a year’s time and renting my house…..

      • GenXcellent

        I’ve been drooling over the turquoise one for a few hours now…

        Lots have sold out, actually.

        • MissAnnieRN

          Wow – shows you how much I know.  Good thing I didn’t pursue a career in ecommerce!

    • RebeccaKW

      I like the white one, but it’s awfully…plain?  Uninspired?  I’m certainly not upset that it’s too expensive for me to buy.  I don’t even want a generic knock-off.
       

    • TheOriginalLulu

      I can’t with these bags with the short little handles that you can’t put over your shoulder. I guess it’s a fine style for a woman who is accustomed to being chauffeured around town, but if you have to hit the subways every day, you need something you can throw over your shoulder so you can use your hands to hang on for dear life.

    • nannypoo

      I can’t imagine that anyone would buy a bag or any other accessory because of the name of this particular celebrity. I have no idea how their contract works, but it seems like a poor business decision for Mulberry.

      • TheOtherChristina

        I confess to buying a NARS lipstick once solely because it was named Christina, but lipstick’s a bit more of an impulse buy than an 80 zillion dollar handbag.

        • holdmewhileimnaked

          i keep trying to buy an old MAC lipstick cos it’s named, i believe, blow [after isabella {RIP}] but it’s out of print, out of date, really hard to find & goes for around a hundred bucks when you can finally find one. not to mention that it’s fucsia, a color that will make me look like i’ve been gone for nearly the number of years as has its honoree & that i left this particular coil via the superjaundice superhighway. something like that.

        • nannypoo

          Well, if there were a lipstick named Nannypoo I would probably buy it, but I would never buy any product named Lana del Rey.

    • guest2visits

      Available to everyone. Really. Whats the price tag on this little item ?  Yes; thats some bitter kitten griping. hssss….

    • PeaceBang

      Are you sure that’s the same bag that she’s carrying? How did it get all squishy on the sides? The photos make it look boxy and stiff. At any rate, I’m sick with joy over my new Gianfranco Sisti bag from Florence that is approximately the same shape as the one Del Ray is carrying, only 20 times more luxe. So she can have her bag named after her while I pet my beautiful Italian presssshhus. 

      • formerlyAnon

         “while I pet my beautiful Italian presssshhus”

        There is nothing quite like the love of an object so deep and so tactile that you just want to pet it! Obviously, you scored!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AYQCICXEN2CCDBFV5HED4Z2RUA Dee B

      Definitely the Blue one.  Meh on the other colors.

    • ballerinawithagun

      Generic General Practicioner making house calls.

    • MzzPants

      Because of it’s clean lines, I’d work the hell out of that bag on a daily basis.

      She, on the other hand, needs to go away.

    • http://foodandwinehedonist.wordpress.com/ The Hedonist

      It’s no Birkin, but it’s nice.  Classic and versatile.

    • http://twitter.com/TheRedZavodnik Ginger

      “We like classic, simple styles when it comes to purses, but this one is almost too simple to the point of being generic.:

      Seriously?!  That was my EXACT same thought when I was scrolling through the pictures.  There’s nothing new or exciting about this bag.  Yes, it’s nice, but what makes it so special that they charge $1000 for it?  Please explain!

    • tylka5

      I like the bag.  The Lana Del Ray thing escapes me.  I cannot listen to her music – and felt that way before the SNL debacle.

    • marilyn

      Nay.  It looks like it came from a Penneys catalog.

    • http://twitter.com/tiffbirchy tiffany birch

      Um, who is she?

    • Amy Ellinger

      simple and generic. Yep, fits ms. del ray perfectly.

    • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

      It doesn’t even look like the same bag. Is it slouchy like hers, or structured, like the picture? Or is this what happens after using it a while?

    • LuisaNL

      meh, it’s ok but, as some of the other BK put it, not at Mulberry prices. Doesn’t help that Lana & and her music annoy the hell out of me. cute flats, though.

    • http://blue-again.myopenid.com/ blue

      YEA. I’ll take one. The white one’s especially cute though I can’t imagine keeping a white purse clean for long.

    • Louise Bryan

      Well, it’s a bag.  Looks like the ones my mom used to have.

    • julnyes

      I have to go with a nay – its just too basic for the price.

    • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

      Jeff Stryker has something named after him, and it comes in black and white, and I am pretty sure blue also, but I’m not going to carry it all around town like a prize out of a happy meal.  OUT.  

      • hellkell

         You have just made my day. HA!

    • bailey debruynkops

      so boring just like her personal style

    • formerlyAnon

      YEA in the photos of the bags alone. But if they actually look like what she’s carrying in the photo – which looks a lot less structured/rigidly reinforced – I am doubtful. I personally do not carry a purse that large without a shoulder strap but that’s secondary.

    • Tatiana Luján

      Loove the white one.

    • Judy_J

      Nay.  Boring.

    • Candigirl1968

      Everything about this makes me mad.  OUT, on general principle.

    • http://twitter.com/AShinyOConnor A Shiny O’Connor

      I prefer my navy bucket bag from Zara, €79. Snip!

    • LesYeuxHiboux

      Dull, just like her music. NAY

    • PastryGoddess

      Another great purse for an Upper East Side Matron to fill up and use to beat the shit out of a mugger.  I like the white ostrich one and the red one of course

    • Judih1

      She doesn’t warrant a bag named after her. – She hasn’t been around long enough to prove that her talent has staying power nor is she unique enough if she is just going to be a one hit wonder

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=27432316 Ally Monge

      Love it. Want it in all the colors but black strangely enough. Really love the maroon and blue. Would makes great “color” neutrals. Can we change the name of the bag tho… not a fan.

    • http://www.facebook.com/sara.mcdarby Sara McDarby

      Yea!  Really cute!

    • holdmewhileimnaked

      how long did it take jane birkin to be memorialized in a handbag? not only is that a very odd & almost terrible thing to have happen to a person [at least when put like that], you know, it mustve been two decades. easy. at least. &, if i remember correctly, at least at the time i read the article about the abovenoted, she didnt even get them for free. she got, i think, a 10% discount. then somebody at hermès got wind of the publicity this behavior received & gave her a couple….. something like that.

      then again, we are living in microtimes. where people are famous for fifteen seconds, not minutes, & almost never for doing or being anything of real & lasting value. i could go on & on but i will stop here. the world has just changed so much &, while it’s better sociologically, it really really supersucks culturally. the purse-naming is just a minor, tawdry symptom.

    • http://twitter.com/tthobe tara thobe

      NAY–could find this at kmart.

    • prettybigkitty

      Yea to the bag.  Nay to Lana del Rey.

    • hellkell

      Simple and generic, just like her. OUT.

    • librarygrrl64

      Oh, puh-leeze. Aren’t her fifteen minutes up yet?

      That being said, I do like the structure and simplicity of this bag.

    • aristida_girl

      Yea! I love simple, clean lines, so very often so hard to find…

    • http://phantomminuet.blogspot.com/ MinAgain

      It’s kinda boring, isn’t it?

    • http://www.facebook.com/jahna.peloquin Jahna Peloquin

      Can’t believe you didn’t mention the GnR tee. Perhaps a funny little “fuck you” to the tabloids saying she’s dating Axl? 

    • altalinda

      Nice.  Nothing to get excited about or break the bank for.

    • Sweetpea176

      I think it looks better empty in the pictures that it does in use, with stuff in it.

    • la_lala

      I cannot for the life of me understand the hate for this girl. I think “Video Games” is a beautiful song and the video (which she made herself) is excellent. I don’t like any of her other songs. I don’t think she’s a very good live performer. I can still appreciate what she does. When I try to defend her, people are always like, “But she’s had PLASTIC SURGERY.” Um…does that change her music in any way? Can someone explain this to me?

      • http://howtofaint.tumblr.com/ How to Faint

        I think “Video Games” is the kind of song you have to be under 20 to really “get” or “appreciate.” Otherwise, it’s just watching a kid play at being a chanteuse. No need for an imitation where there are decades of the real thing singing about things that are not blow jobs and video games (ugh).

    • http://twitter.com/#!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

      I wouldn’t pay the fortune they’re certainly asking, but that’s a damn cute bag.  Especially in blue.  YEA!

    • quiltrx

      Oh good.  She has something to carry Axl’s balls in.

    • http://twitter.com/Eovaai Eovaai

      YEA.  Blue or red are the clear winners, though.

    • Susan Crawford

      Nice classic shape . . . but basically a MEH. So for me, send over a Bottega and leave Lana on the shelf!

    • Linderella

      I do love the blue.  The others less so, but it’s still a decent handbag.

    • lilazander

      Not taking the price into account, the bag is attractiove to me b/c it seems ROOMY (I tend to cary my basic life needs in those, athey are proving to be plenty), not fussy–read: simple and classic, I would like it and utilize it for sure.

    • NurseEllen

      The bag in the photo(s) is nice enough, but it sure doesn’t look like the bag she’s holding.  The photos show a rather structured purse, and the one accessorizing Miss Lana seems to be bigger, have poufed out sides.  Maybe it’s a variation?  Anyway, I like the ones in the “demo” photos and yes, the blue & red are the best colors.

    • letter_M

      yea no.  looks like some dooney and burke (or even less) from macy’s.

    • ccm800

      Yea -  but come on…already? Screaming for the younger gen much Mulberry? 

    • EEKstl

      NAY. Yawn.  And this woman has an accessory named after her WHY?

    • TheLaurenJean

      Love it.

    • solastalgia

      The bag is nice but not that notable. I hope this doesn’t turn into another LDR-bashfest though; her presence really doesn’t warrant the zealous hate.

    • http://howtofaint.tumblr.com/ How to Faint

      NAY. Who the hell is this youtube nobody to have bags named after her?

    • Roman000

      OMG @ all this Lana hate. :( Lana is awesome and her song “National Anthem” alone is better than half the crap you hear on Top 40 radio.

      I’m a guy so I could careless about the bag, but a big F**k Yea to Lana! :D