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1. High Quality
From the beginning, Melissa has gone out of her way to source the finest materials from well established, traditional leather suppliers and tanneries in Italy. It's this 'Made in Italy' quality that elevates each and every one of the meli melo designs to a level of undeniable luxury with an artisanal touch. All the bags are made in one of our three factories in Florence, Italy and are each hand finished with beautiful stitched details.
2. Subtle Branding
The reason why meli melo designs continue to remain as popular as every with celebrities is their minimal use of branding. For Melissa, the simple but recognisable shade and beautifully crafted finish are what make a perfect bag recognisable. Only the meli melo logo is foil stamped in very small letters on the reverse side of the bag and on the inside. This helps the bag to merge naturally with every woman's outfit, without the need to shout for attention or become the main focus. It's about balance and complimenting.
3. Minimal Hardware
The Thela has been specifically developed to include the original inverted handles which help the shape of the bag to fall in sync with the way it is carried against a woman's silhouette. This is one of the Tote Bag's defining features. It is also a very natural feeling piece with minimal hardware detailing, apart from the signature buckle detail on the front at the flap and tongue fastening.
4. Choice of Colours
One of the things meli melo is recognised for is its range of sumptuous colours, from the classic to the most high octane paintbox hues. Every style is available in time-honoured black, tan and the now iconic taupe shades. Over the years the Thela tan has become a go-to for A-list celebrities such as Victoria's Secret Angel, Lily Aldridge, Olivia Palermo and Brazilian actress, Marina Ruy Barbosa. This rich and complimentary shade works with the gentle structure of the Thela Tote Bag to create a versatile piece that works as exquisitely with a formal dress as it does with a pair of jeans and T-shirt for effortless off-duty style.
How do you prefer to wear your handbag? Large enough to carry more than the essential and then some, or mini and compact for traveling light and a edited feel? Welcome to the family. The Thela is available in four sizes, ranging from large, medium, mini and micro mini. Whatever your needs and preferences, there's a perfect size waiting for you in this popular style: