Mulberry Pre-Loved X Stefan Cooke Bags
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Mulberry x Stefan Cooke is the latest collaboration in the Mulberry Editions series, and the first to champion pre- loved styles from the British brand’s circularity programme, The Mulberry Exchange.
For this limited-edition capsule, acclaimed Stefan Cooke co-founders Stefan Cooke and Jake Burt have put their unique craft-focused spin on 27 pre-loved bags, which have been transformed by Mulberry’s artisans in the UK into one-off pieces that redefine the perception of pre-loved today.
Stefan and Jake spent countless hours working with Mulberry’s artisans at The Rookery, one of the brand’s two carbon-neutral Somerset factories, close to where Jake grew up. There, the two brands developed meticulous techniques to rework the 27 pre-loved bag styles by hand.
Utilising deadstock leathers, these painstaking techniques translate four of Stefan Cooke’s design codes for the collection: Bows, Swing, Braid, and Slash. The designs also feature signature Stefan Cooke embellishments including jumbo tassels made from upcycled rugby shirts, chunky button straps, and archival Mulberry print silk scarf straps – all of which have been married with Mulberry hardware and finishings, and a co-branded shield motif fob adorn each bag. Each bespoke design, already interwoven with years of personal history, becomes imbued with a new dimension of remarkable details.
The capsule is available to buy at Mulberry’s first Pre- Loved pop-up shop for nine days from 16th September on Poland Street in Soho, London. The space will also feature a selection of vintage Mulberry icons and rare finds, that have been lovingly restored and given a second life by the brand’s Lifetime Service Team at The Rookery.
“Reworking resale like this is a great way to update older bag designs while offering something unique. I’ve been a fan of Cooke’s since they won the H&M design prize and the brand has an individual and attractive take on product, in particular handbags. Mulberry wouldn’t go far wrong with hiring these two to inject some contemporary cool into all their new bag designs.”
Prices start from £1195 for Mulberry x Stefan Cooke collaboration one-off pieces, Mulberry Pre-Loved prices start from £200