For the Mulberry Pre-Fall 2014 collection, the team channeled menswear, picking up traditional English men’s styles (Arran knits, houndstooth, paisleys) and giving them a girlish goose. Those paisleys were sequined and appliquéd onto a matching top-and-pant set, the houndstooth writ large onto an oversized coat with drooping lapels (the best examples of which came with button-out leather-and-shearling vests). The knits were the strongest in terms of immediate appeal—including solid Arran entries into the newly hot fisherman’s sweater competition, with split seams and turtlenecks—while the scarf-tied pieces came off a little sweet. But as this is a business built on bags, that’s where the real news was: in a wider, buckled version of the Bayswater and a two-tone Campden envelope clutch.