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A new series of bags right in time for the Diamond Jubilee

The British brand Mulberry have presented their Union Jack collection right on time for the Diamond Jubilee. It comprises pieces that are re-editions of iconic designs, featuring the Union flag on the brass postman's lock fastening plate.

The Union Jack Lily (below) is in oak-colour natural leather or oak ostrich, with a 'Mulberry loves Britain' (spelled out in symbols) plaque inside. With soft gold components and a multi-way chain strap, it has brushed leather interiors, an internal zip pocket, an internal Mulberry fob, and an external leather fob with a horseshoe charm. Wear it on your sholder, or tuck the strap inside and use it as a clutch. €750.

The Union Jack pouch (below) is simpler in construction, but shares the same Union Jack fastening plate. €250.

The Union Jack Bayswater (below) is a capacious bag with the same special features. Two top handles, a main compartment, one internal zip pocket and two internal slip pockets. €990.

Mulberry. Just wave your bag as the procession goes past, it's quintessentially British!

P.S. did British postmen have bags with that sort of lock? I thought it was an Italian thing; see our articles on the Postina bag in the links below.

P.P.S. if you're in London, take a look at the Harrods windows with the crowns for the Diamond Jubilee celebrations. Mulberry's version of the crown is coated in 'hundreds and thousands' candy pieces, and rests on a cushion that looks like a piece of sponge cake complete with jammy filling. Talk about typically Brit...

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Mulberry, brand profile
Mulberry spring-summer 2012 women's fashion show
Postina by Zanellato, another postman's bag
Gowns and crowns at Harrods
London events in summer 2012
Visiting Borough Market, London