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What happens when you blend Swedish design with English charm? A fabulous bag collaboration of course.

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British brand Mulberry has joined forces with Acne Studios on limited edition capsule of handbags and small leather goods that sees some of the familiar styles given a new twist.

“This is a collection about friendship and our freedom as brands to do what we want to do,” says Jonny Johansson, creative director of Acne Studios. “It is like a conversation between Acne Studios and Mulberry, one that is founded in mutual respect and a desire to make great product.”

 

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The folded origami bow of the Musubi bag by Acne has been fused with the tote shape of the Bayswater by Mulberry to create a perfect bag on the go with a handy wide strap.

Mulberry’s famed Scotchgrain bags have been given Acne Studios treatment and now feature multiple leather buckle strap fastenings and oversized metal hardware.

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“I like how they are practical and you also want to carry them. It feels good to make bags that are desirable and that also have purpose,” adds Johansson.

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