Fashion / Style File

A True Brit is Made in England

BY // 11.01.14

Amidst the green pastures of the Mendip Hills, deep in the heart of Somerset resides The Rookery, the flagship atelier of Mulberry. Founded in 1971, the British luxury brand resonates with town and country dwellers alike as the epitome of English countryside living. Think shooting and fishing … a vintage Land Rover Defender and an English springer spaniel at your side … and refreshing one’s palate with afternoon tea at the manor house. Now the beloved British label has arrived in Dallas. Opening mid-month next to Bottega Veneta near Neiman Marcus at NorthPark Center, Mulberry’s 1,400-square-foot boutique is its second new concept store in North America. The design is inspired by Mulberry’s tree logo, with a pattern of falling leaves etched in layers of opaque glass on the facade of the shop, while British leather artist Genevieve Bennett was commissioned to design a collection of leather-relief wall tiles for inside. If an iconic British bag is on your list this fall, behold the Mulberry Cara Delevingne Collection ($1,550 to $4,350) — a collaboration with the feisty international model who is one true Brit: Her godmother is the inimitable Joan Collins, her grandmother was lady-in-waiting to Princess Margaret, she’s close friends with Georgia May Jagger, and the tattoo on her foot reads “Made in England.” Choose from natural leather in classic black or oxblood; nappa leather with a quilted finish in rich shades of emerald, indigo blue and black; or the luxurious camouflage in haircalf, edgy in dark green, misty white and gray. Pair with the very English argyle and Aran-inspired knits, houndstooth checks, British tailored separates, true British wellies and lace-up brogues. Pip, pip!

Mulberry, NorthPark Center, 214.706.3508, mulberry.com

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