Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Review of the Mulberry factory shop, Shepton Mallet

Dreams can come true!!
 Today was my year anniversary with my lovely boyfriend (hello lovely boyfriend) so we drove to Shepton Mallet in Somerset to visit the Mulberry factory shop. It's no secret that I'm slightly obsessed with Mulberry handbags so I guess it's also no surprise that I walked out with one! But before I show you that, I'll just let you know a little bit about the area.

 The shop is kinda in the middle of nowhere and I probably wouldn't have found it without the GPS. There are no signs to let you know that it is a Mulberry shop - it just says "Factory shop"! Next to it is a gift shop and cafe/restaurant where we had a lovely lunch and cup of tea.

 You get your tea in a real teapot with a strainer - very English!
Upstairs in the gift shop is a couple of rooms selling antique furniture (trendy old furniture that is overpriced) and an alternative therapies beauty salon. I found a toilet upstairs and when I opened the door I was surprised to find this lovely bathroom behind the door...

The wallpaper was amazing! Is it worrying that I took pictures?
There are also some gardens behind which you have to pay to get into but we didn't as the weather was a bit disappointing!

Parking is free and the Mulberry shop itself is bigger than I thought it would be. It's like a church hall inside with a good selection of bags and clothes. I thought the prices were quite was about 40% off the handbags and maybe 50% to 70% off the clothes.
I felt pretty comfortable to look around and handle the bags. I didn't take any pictures inside as I thought that might be pushing my luck! (And none outside as the weather was rubbish!)

So, without further delay, here is my new Mulberry....

It's and Oak coloured Ledbury which to me looks like a small Bayswater. I also got the tassel keyring to go on the outside :)
I'm not telling you how much it cost but it was rrp £400. I am in love! Also, because it is Mulberry's 40th anniversary, I got some badges, stickers and postcards in the bottom of my shopping bag!

Not sure what to do with them yet :)
We spent the rest of the day in Street which was about 20 minutes away. We thought there were just some crummy shops on the high street but then we found the Clarks factory outlet shops and had to pay for longer on the parking meter! Luckily we didn't see anything that we had to buy as we were a bit broke by then! Lol.
I would however, recommend the Whistles store. They had some lovely dresses for £30.

Here is my outfit for the day: (I was having a fashion fail day and it took me long enough to pick this...)

Not my best photo. Let's focus on the Mulberry instead! All in all, a great day out!
Thank you lovely boyfriend :)

1 comment:

Dreams That Glitter xoxo said...

Loved this post! I'm a regular visitor to the shop, I love it!