At first glance this stunning, ultra shiny Bayswater appears to be in in a lovely condition.
You can immediately note the extensively scratched Postmans Lock plate and base feet but apart from this, it looks super.....
Naturally soft, the leather is a deep, consistent black which literally gleams and shines from every angle.
The corners are unworn (any white marks in the photos are purely the light reflecting on the high gloss patent finish), handles are well shaped with inking in place to the sides.
Some minor inking loss to the handles bases and two small areas to the LH and RH side of the front top aperture where is shows ruffling also (see Photo Gallery below).
Stitching is all firm and the interior is fully lined in black Mulberry fabric & divided into two main sections. The rear is a padded laptop compartment and the front a soft sided section for files, etc, with a side zipped pocket a pen-drive pocket and two slip sections. Please note the zip is quite temperamental and though opens and close with ease on most occasions, it sometimes 'misses' a tooth and doesn't quite go together properly! Signs of general use to the lining and a mark to the inside RH side panel, there are also friction rubs between the lockplates.
However, the main reason for the Well Used* rating is due to the dinks to the patent finish on the front of the bag. Small and almost imperceptible in normal use, they are so unnoticable the Seller didn't see them prior to sending in. Incredibly well camoflagued by the highly reflective nature of the patent, I've taken close up photos which make them very visible and obvious, but you wouldn't see them unless you knew they were there. One to the front middle, two to the RH front and three to the LH side, all near the corners. Priced to reflect its faults, its still a very practical and structurally sound Mulberry that would be in excess of £1200 today.