Exhibition On now until Sunday, 16 January 2022

Bags: Inside Out

★★★★★ – Totes fabulous

The Guardian

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  • On now until Sunday, 16 January 2022

  • Tickets for the week ahead released every Tuesday at 12.00

  • Gallery 40

  • £12.00

    Concessions apply.
    Members and children under 12 go free. Booking is essential.

    Opening hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 10:00 – 17:00.
    You are welcome to explore the permanent collection after visiting the exhibition.

From rucksacks to despatch boxes, Birkin bags to Louis Vuitton luggage, Bags: Inside Out explores the style, function, design and craftsmanship of the ultimate accessory.

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Mulberry is a British luxury lifestyle brand that was founded in 1971 in Somerset, where we continue manufacturing leather bags to this day. We employ a community of craftspeople across our two factories and are proud of the responsible approach we take in creating exceptional accessories that are truly made to last.

Exhibition Highlights

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Bags: Inside Out exhibition tote bag

Bags: Inside Out exhibition tote bag

Our exhibition tote bag is fair trade, made from organic cotton and printed in the UK. The witty two-sided design features a handbag illustration, and the contents of the handbag on the other.

£10 Buy
Bags: Inside Out

Bags: Inside Out

Bags: Inside Out is a short history of bags, as told through 40 highlights from the V&A's spellbinding exhibition.

£10 Buy
Bags illustration Vogue print

Bags illustration Vogue print

An elegant handbag plays host to a colourful cloud of butterflies, taking flight and alighting on the magazine title in this Vogue cover, created by Eduardo Benito for the February 1924 issue

£10 Buy
Bags: Inside Out
Background image: © Victoria and Albert Museum, London