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The Thela Handbag is our best selling classic style that never goes out of fashion. It is a perfectly chic and classic Tote Bag. The Thela Tan is one of our most popular styles, loved by some of the best dressed Celebrities and stylish women around the world.
Perfect for any occasion, the Thela Tan is crafted from the softest highest quality natural grained Italian Leather with beautiful simple finishes and subtle branding. Every Thela Bag features the signature front flap, tongue and magnetic 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.
Our Black leather is quite matt, and not as shiny as in the picture, this makes it even more luxurious and is 100% natural this is not a printed leather but is one of the best quality Italian grained leathers in the market.
34 x 29 x 21 cm Weight: 1340 g
(length x height x width)
- Italian Grained 100% Natural Leather
- Italian Suede Lining
- Made in Italy
- Front flap, tongue and buckle magnet fastening
- Zip closure
- Long shoulder strap
- Secure Zipped Interior Pocket for your credit cards
- Back phone pocket
- Additional Detachable Zipper Pouch connected by chain
- Gold hardware
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