This designer bag takes 396 minutes to make

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  • If you’re after a designer handbag to invest in for your forever wardrobe, but aren’t quite convinced you should part with your hard earned cash for an accessory, this might change your mind.

    Because sometimes a bag is worth every penny when you know how much work has gone into it, and therefore the quality behind it.

    Case in point: the Mulberry Amberley Hobo. You’ll have seen the handbag, one of Johnny Coca‘s hero pieces, in the stores, and you might even know that it’s essentially two bags in one (yes, you can remove that little pouch at the front to create a mini satchel).

    But do you know it takes 396 minutes and 50 people to make that bag, and that 46 of them are made per day? Thought not.

    Each one requires over 40 separate pieces for the finished bag, including 31 pieces of leather, 13 pieces of suede lining and all the other parts from the riding lock (Mulberry’s new lock), to the rivets and buckles.

    Shop now: Amberley Hobo for £1,495 from Mulberry

    The versatile bag comes in different colours, like classic black and oak, and finishes like natural grain leather, though for London Craft Week (which runs from the 9th to the 13th of May), Johnny has created the above limited edition bag, which you can shop at Mulberry’s Bond Street store.



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