Either this black mini-satchel is the stone-age prototype of Mulberry's nouveau-classic Alexa bag, or it might actually have been the original. After all, Kate's been known to loan her collection of vintage to inspire Topshop's design team, so it surely isn't *too* far-fetched to imagine this was the satchel that launched a waiting list not seen since the likes of the Roxanne?
I'm also somewhat intrigued by Chung's sartorial decision to tote her eponymous bag to the media-infested Phillip Lim's FW2010 show and pre-BAFTA party (below), but swing the vintage model whilst "slumming it" at the Topshop Unique and House of Holland shows.
A shrewd marketing decision? Perhaps. But I'm taking this as a sign to permanently forego the Mulberry Alexa in favour of an authentically Alexa Chung vintage find... Off to Ebay I go!! (pc: tfs)