Mulberry has always been a favourite brand of mine. The Spring Summer 2011 show with it's Secret Garden theme, army of redheads, oversized roses and cute-as-a-button pugs pretty much sealed the deal for me that Mulberry is the ultimate quintessential British brand.
So, imagine my delight to find myself invited to a press lunch and the opening party of the new Manchester store!
The store is located in the luxury Spinningfields of Manchester city centre, just around the corner from the festive ice rink. We were greeted by a bunch of gold Bayswater balloons bobbing in the air outside the store and were handed strawberry and rose petal champagne cocktails as soon as we entered the door into the bustling crowd.
The store itself is full to the brim of lovely, buttery-soft Alexas and Tillies and Baywaters. Terratocca pots full of flourishing green plants filled the tables around these bags.
The entertainment on the night included a photo booth that we spent plenty of time posing in; performances by Ellie Golding and Sunday Girl and a DJ session by Daisy Lowe. Along with the cocktails, miniature fish and chips, burgers and victoria sponge cakes were served.
At the end of the night, I left accompanied by an impressive goody bag, a brand new sparkling Tillie bracelet and a Bayswater balloon. Definately a night to remember!
Photographs via Mulberry