Affordable Luxury. That’s the simple philosophy behind the Melie Bianco line. Founded in 2003 by Melissa and William, a husband and wife team, this wildly successful family-owned accessories company has always kept one thing in mind: bringing runway-inspired handbags to the everyday woman.
“I design bags to reflect the season’s trends, but within a budget of women like my sisters,” says Melissa who lives in Los Angeles, where her Melie Bianco line is headquartered. “Women—especially working women—want high-end handbags but at an affordable price.”
When she was a student at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, Melissa became a master at pulling together chic ensembles on a shoestring budget. One thing she learned: a great accessory could carry nearly any outfit. It was the “A-ha!” moment that would later become her company’s mantra.
Today, Melie Bianco commands a large share of the market for vegan, budget-friendly fashion handbags. Melie Bianco’s designs have been spotted in major fashion magazines like Vogue, Marie Claire, Glamour, Lucky, Instyle, Oprah, Cosmo Girl, Seventeen, Self, People, and Life & Style among others.
The Alexis Eyelet And Studs Flap Over Carryall ($96) is one of my top favorite handbags and that is saying a lot, considering I own a lot of handbags! This particular handbag is offered in four different colors: Blue, Mustard, Red, and Black. I chose the black since it goes with just about anything, but I would love to order the other colors as well. This handbag is super roomy, which is a must for me since I carry a lot! It features gold toned studs and eyelets highlight this flap over carryall, which you can hold close or wear it over your shoulder. Button snap and zipper closure add that extra security you are looking for. It is beautiful, classy, and let’s not mention the endless compliments that you’ll receive!
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