Here’s Downton Abbey star Michelle Dockery, about to thrust herself into a waiting crowd of British paparazzos after exiting the Burberry Fall 2013 runway show. On her arm is a Burberry Prorsum Handbag from Pre-Fall 2013, and as is perhaps to be expected, her trench and pumps both look suspiciously Burberry. If you love everything Lady Mary touches, you can pick up a Burberry bag with a similar look – the Burberry Brinkley Satchel – for $1,795 at Bloomingdales. Brits are particularly hardcore about their British designers – their Burberry, their Stella McCartney, their Vivienne Westwood, their Erdem…but who could ever blame them?
(SPOILER ALERT!) Downton Abbey fans, can we have a little aside for a minute? I’m freaking out about that last episode of Downton Abbey. I just need to put that out there for all of you fellow DA fans. I really don’t know how well I’ll be able to stick with a show that kills off two major (and well beloved) characters in a single season. Without spoiling the whole season for those who have yet to catch up, DISCUSS.
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The bag comes with a dust bag that has a wonderful draw string closure which appear to be a popular in the fashion world, over the flap closures.Finally it comes the receipt and evidence of purchase at a adorable tan envelope embossed again with the golden Burberry logo. But purses? That is a category Burberry is not as reputed for – and with the initiation of the DK88 tote this spring, something which the 161-year-old British style house has set about changing.In layout, the DK88 is seductively simple – that the spare canvas worked to a stunning shape, much like its famous trench coats. Rendered in this year’s must-have silhouette – the top-handle tote – it comes in medium and massive sizes, and conveys a distinctive, oversized lock. The emblem is discreet. The plan is surprisingly pragmatic: An optional shoulder strap allows for hands free motion, and even the smallest variation is capacious enough to fit a Smythson diary, keys, iPhone plus a book.The DK88 created its first look at Burberry’s London Fashion Week show in February as a member of a collection inspired by the sculptural forms of this British sculptor Henry Moore.