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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. Thela 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.
Featuring our new DNA logo print which embodies the atomic construction of meli melo
- Made in Italy
- 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
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.Shop Now
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
INTRODUCING THE DNA LOGO GRAPHIC
The new logo graphic captures the essence of our brand's atomic constructionShop the collection
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