An aspiration of a lifestyle. A vision of a
modern woman. A discrete European sensibility. Meli Melo is exactly that and
Borne out of London but inspired by a
strong Italian heritage, Meli Melo’s charm lies in their unique and modern
interpretation of a classic bag shape. The Aeolian Islands of Sicily was the
starting point. The large picnic baskets that women carried around the villages
were the inspiration. And with that, creative director and founder Melissa Del
Bono envisioned her first bag design – the BB bag. Made relaxed with instantly
recognisable inverted top handles, the BB bag would eventually appear in the
pages of Vogue and go on to become the cornerstone of Meli Melo’s most
successful bag design yet.
Enter the Thela bag, an impeccable
refinement of the BB bag and Meli Melo’s most popular design.
Crafted from soft Italian leather and
strictly made in Italy, the bag features understated finishes with no-frills
hardware. The shape and structure are highlights here. The inverted top handles
make toting this bag an effortless joy. The front flap is cut small to allow
easy access to your bag contents without having to flip it open while the
detachable shoulder strap can be worn short or long. And if that’s not enough,
the corners of the bag can be tucked in for a unique hexagonal shape. The
accompanying and matching clutch bag can also be detached to take you from day
to evening or even for quick errand runs.
Clearly, the versatility of the Thela bag
is an understatement. Celebrities such as Olivia Palermo, Kate Moss, Sienna
Miller and even the Duchess of Cambridge have all taken note. Seen mostly in
their everyday off-duty looks, it’s the ideal handbag for the modern woman.
Sophisticated yet relaxed and timeless yet effortless, what more can a woman
ask for in an everyday bag?
Dress it up or down. Take it to the office,
to dinner or on a weekend trip. Meli Melo is practical sophistication at its best!
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