Thela | Tote Bag | Black

Thela | Tote Bag | Black

£385.00£550.00 Save 30%

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Made in Italy, this Luxurious Tote Bag is a sleek, modern classic to compliment any look. Crafted from the softest Italian leather and finished with... Read more

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Made in Italy, this Luxurious Tote Bag is a sleek, modern classic to compliment any look. Crafted from the softest Italian leather and finished with gold hardware, signature front flap, tongue and buckle fastening and original inverted carry handles, the Thela Black is large enough to hold all your essentials. Wear this timeless Handbag in five different ways; use the long strap when on the go, with the corners tucked in, 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
  • Black Italian leather
  • Two top inverted handles
  • Optional shoulder strap
  • Flap and pull through fastening
  • Gold hardware
  • Internal pouch pocket, internal zip pocket
  • W: 33cm x H: 30cm x D: 21cm



    1 Iconic tote

    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.

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    2 Closure Styles

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    With zip closure
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    Without zip closure

    3 Sizes

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    Thela Mini
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    Thela Medium
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    Thela Large

    4 Classic Colours

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    Light Tan
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    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.

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    Over the shoulder
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    Cross Body
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    Strap clipped at the centre
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    On the forearm (Relaxed)
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    The new logo graphic captures the essence of our brand's atomic construction

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    Introducing Thela

    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


    Introducing Thela
    The story of meli melo began on the volcanic island of Lipari with the traditional Sicilian wicker basket, the label’s core inspiration.


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    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.

    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


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    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.


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    A contemporary reinterpretation of the Thela design, the limited-edition Rose Thela has a ring closure symbolising eternity and an interchangeable wide shoulder strap


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    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.

    Celebrity Favourite

    The Thela is a favourite amongst many iconic women, including, Alexandra Ambrosia, Olivia Palermo and Lily Aldridage

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    Lots of love goes into our Thela bags from selecting the finest leather to stitching the final bag


    Make it your own

    Add your initials or name to your favourite meli melo handbag or accessory to make it distinctively yours

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