Thela Mini | Tote Bag | Light Tan


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Beautifully crafted with meli melo's signature DNA, the Thela Mini is a slightly smaller version of the Thela Medium. Its slouchy trapeze shape, inverted handles... Read more

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Beautifully crafted with meli melo's signature DNA, the Thela Mini is a slightly smaller version of the Thela Medium. Its slouchy trapeze shape, inverted handles and smooth Italian leather accentuate the fine detail of the bag. Wear the bag in four different ways; tuck in the corners for a refined impression, carry it by its handles, use the long strap when on the go or attach the long straps to the polished fastening for a whole new look.

Impress season to season with the idyllic Thela Mini Light Tan. Its petite silhouette and understated tone are certain to enrich both summer and winter ensembles.

  • Made in Italy
  • Soft Italian calf leather
  • Two top inverted handles and detachable shoulder strap
  • Front flap, tongue and magnetic closure
  • Internal slip and zip pocket
  • Silver hardware  
  • Measurements: H 16 x W 22 x D 14 cm


Magnetic Closure
Dimensions :
H18 W22.5 D15 (cm)
H7.1 W8.56 D5.9 (inch)
Leather type:
Natural Calf Leather
1 Inside Slip Pocket, 1 Inside Zip Pocket
Shoulder Strap:
Weight :
660 (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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Make it compact
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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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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


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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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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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