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A refined reworking of meli melo's first design, the BB bag, the Thela Handbag is a perfectly chic and classic Tote Bag. The Thela Taupe is one of our signature designs, loved by some of the best dressed Celebrities and stylish women around the world. Every Thela is crafted from the softest Italian Leather with beautifully simple finishes and subtle branding. Every Thela Bag features the signature front flap, tongue and buckle closure and inverted carry handles. The tote can be worn in five different ways, use the long strap when on the go, corners tucked in, simply carry by the inverted handles or detach the matching Clutch Bag to take you from day to night. The two clips can also be connected to make it a compact style.
- Made in Italy
- Taupe Italian leather
- Two top inverted handles, optional shoulder strap, flap and pull through fastening, silver hardware
- Internal pouch pocket, internal zip pocket
- Detachable tan leather clutch bag
- W: 33cm x H: 30cm x D: 21cm
The iconic Thela tote is one of our most popular handbags, combining the finest Italian leather with an elegant design. Showing off our unique inverted handles, Thela's many features make it easy to adapt to any style.SHOP THELA
2 CLOSURE STYLES
4 CLASSIC COLOURS
5 ways to wear
Beautifully crafted from the finest Italian leather, the Thela Bag defines elegance, luxury and style. Its slouchy trapeze shape, inverted handles and soft leather accentuates the bag’s fine detail.
OVER THE SHOULDER
MAKE IT COMPACT
STRAP CLIPPED AT THE CENTRE
ON THE FOREARM (RELAXED)
The story of Thela began many years ago on the volcanic island of Lipari where women would carry traditional wicker baskets. The B.B. bag was born in 2005, the label's first creation, interpreting a wicker basket shape in a smooth leather
Our hero Thela tote, an evolution of the B.B. Bag, is widely recognised for its design. Leading in originality, the handbag can be worn in five different ways, encouraging self-expression.
Born in 1200 B.C.
The story of meli melo began on the volcanic island of Lipari with the traditional Sicilian wicker basket, the label’s core inspiration.
born in 2005
meli melo’s first creation, the B.B. bag, interpreted the wicker basket’s inverted handles, establishing them as the defining feature of its luxuriously minimalist design.
born in 2012
In 2012, the B.B. bag evolved into the Thela bag, named after the great grandmother of the husband of meli melo founder, Melissa Del Bono
born in 2018
Born six years after the launch of our well-loved classic, the new Linked Thela, featuring a statement contrast interior, is the ideal collector’s piece, drawing together the different elements which have become an intrinsic part of the meli melo DNA.
The Thela is a favourite amongst many iconic women, including, Alexandra Ambrosio, Olivia Palermo and Lily Aldridageread more
Lots of love goes into our Thela bags from selecting the finest leather to stitching the final bagCRAFTSMANSHIP