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A celebrity favourite, the signature Thela tote is one of our most beloved bags, blending the finest Italian leather with an elegant design. Flaunting our unique inverted handles, the Thela’s many features can easily adapt to any style.Shop Thela
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.Find out more
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
The story of meli melo began on the volcanic island of Lipari with the traditional Sicilian wicker basket, the label’s core inspiration.
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
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.
A contemporary reinterpretation of the Thela design, the limited-edition Rose Thela has a ring closure symbolising eternity and an interchangeable wide shoulder strap
The Thela is a favourite amongst many iconic women, including, Alexandra Ambrosia, Olivia Palermo and Lily Aldridage