We already knew that President Obama cleans up when it comes to diplomatic gifts. (POTUS scored an Hermes golf bag, a Louis Vuitton briefcase and a Lacoste shirt from President Sarkozy in 2011 alone.) But the rest of the world's leaders got in on the fun at this week's G8 Summit: Women's Wear Daily reports that Mulberry gifted Obama and his fellow attendees with sweet monogrammed leather bags.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Russian President Vladimir Putin, UK Prime Minister David Cameron, French President Francois Hollande, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta and President Obama all reportedly received brown leather overnight bags from Mulberry's Fall 2013 collection.
As the only woman of the group, Germany's German Chancellor Angela Merkel got a black Piccadilly bag, one of the British brand's classic leather handbags. (It's going for $2,300 on Mulberry's website right now, if you're looking to channel the German politico.)
The fashionable gifts are a nice perk, especially since the G8 turned out to be a surprisingly informal conference. Over the course of the two-day event in Northern Ireland, we barely saw anyone wearing a tie -- Prime Minister Shinzo Abe even got away with a snazzy pink shirt and two-toned shoes.
Unfortunately, no sightings of the Mulberry bags.
The Piccadilly Bag:
Barack Obama has always been pretty stylish...