Thela | Tote Bag | Taupe

Thela | Tote Bag | Taupe


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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... Read more

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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


      Magnetic Closure
      Dimensions :
      H30 W33 D21 (cm)
      H11.81 W13 D8.27 (inch)
      Leather type:
      Natural Calf Leather
      1 Inside Slip Pocket, 1 Inside Zip Pocket, 1 Detachable Zipper Pouch
      Shoulder Strap:
      Weight :
      1050 (gr)

      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


      Introducing Thela
      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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      Olivia Palermo

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      Alexandra Ambrosia

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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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