The Rosalia is everything you could ask for in a staple piece: it’s luxurious, timeless and promises style from winter through to summer.
For meli melo designer Melissa Del Bono, the Rosalia basket rediscovers her fine Italian heritage. The handbag’s printed woven texture stems from the Sicilian wicker basket Melissa carried while growing up on the island of Lipari, imitating the local women.
It was these baskets that inspired Melissa to design the original staple tote, the Thela, and they have firmly remained at the front of her mind, more recently influencing the beautiful Rosalia.
As well as its notable texture, the Rosalia represents meli melo’s Sicilian roots through smooth, simple silhouetting and exquisite Italian craftsmanship. The handbag’s buttery soft leather, on the other hand, just exudes London cool.
Inspired by the naturally stylish Jane Birkin and Brigitte Bardot, and the photographs of their sensational woven baskets in the 1960s, the Rosalia is designed to be carried everywhere – whether it be for afternoons by the beach or black tie dinners.
This understated tote unites sophistication with versatility, providing the option to tuck in the long strap and carry only the shorter handles.
Available in a sleek military shade as well as our classic black, tan and taupe hues, this style is simplicity at its finest.
Equally as elegant yet more petite, the Rosalia Mini
is the perfect accessory for girls on the go. Its zip closure and inside pouch pocket ensures that all of your essentials remain locked inside.
For a chic summery update, emulate Tash Sefton
's effortless look by teaming your Rosalia Tan
tote with light-weight muted fabrics and gladiator sandals.