Former Mulberry Creative Director Emma Hill has recently launched her own line, Hill & Friends at the London Fashion Week. She has partnered with Georgia Fendley, who also used to work for Mulberry as a Brand Director, on this newest accessories label. The brand’s debut collection features six bag styles, Happy Handbag, Happy Satchel, Happy Shoulder Bag, Happy Chain Bag, Happy Mini Bag and Happy Clutch which are all made in England.
The bags features their own signature “wink” twist lock. The bags has some resemblances to Mulberry’s iconic handbags, the Happy Satchel will remind you of the Mulberry Bayswater Bag, while the Happy Chain has some similarities to the Lily Bag.
Hils & Friends vs Mulberry
Hill & Friends bag prices are a little higher compared to Mulberry, the regular size Mulberry Bayswater Bag in Natural Leather retails for $1,430.00 (USD), while the Happy Satchel in Textured Leather is priced at $1,765.00 (USD).
The Mulberry Lily Bag is priced at $1,040.00 (USD), while the Happy Chain Shoulder Bag is priced at $1,235.00 (USD). Prices for Hill & Friends Bags goes up to $3,190.00 (USD) for the Happy Satchel in Leopard Print Calf Hair. The collection features bright and bold colors like Happy Pink, Happy Green, Oxblood and Liquorice Black, as well as, Mixed Leopard Print Pattern in Hair Calf.
Some of the bags are now available for puchase at Hill & Friends official site and Net-A-Porter.
Source: Vogue UK