There's a brand new Handbag shaped that's just arrived for Autumn / Winter 2015. The Allegra is our very first fully structured Tote Bag and is set to become this season's most coveted shape.
Creative Director, Melissa Del Bono, crafted this vintage inspired design using the original DNA of meli melo's signature bag, the Thela Handbag, with the front flap, tongue and buckle detail. Using this as her starting reference, she was then inspired to design a whole new style of bag with very iconic and traditionally feminine traits. Melissa wanted to create a handbag that conveyed the the signature elegance of meli melo with a hint of old school charm typically seen in the designs of fashion's golden eras.
What started as an idea soon became a fully fledged plan to create the next 'modern icon' of the accessories world, ending in an original and sophisticated Designer Handbag which took three years to perfect.
The finished piece is as luxurious and detailed as Melissa had originally intended. The buttery soft Italian Leather concertina sides lend a curvaceous appeal to the structured trapeze shape of the bag. The Allegra can be worn both across the body and over the shoulder with its long, adjustable shoulder strap, or carried traditionally with its short, on-trend handle. Available in Mini and Large sizes, there's a perfect option to suit your style and wardrobe needs.