With dreams of designing the ultimate day-to-night bag, Italian-born Melissa Del Bono introduced her collection to the world in 2004. She named the line Meli Melo, which she says is her nickname that means “tangled hair” in french. More important though is the company’s dedication to bringing stylish, yet practical and versatile pieces to the table. Melissa draws her inspiration from a pool of Sicilian roots, international travel, and a passion for everyday life. She then brings all of these elements together in such a unique way, giving her designs a degree of charm and character found nowhere else. But did I mention these bags are also gorgeous? It’s no wonder that they have so quickly become “must-haves” among celebrities and everyday bagistas alike! Wow! And to think all of this started out as nothing more than a hobby!
Bon Bon Fringed Bag – $430
Reminding me somewhat of a tambourine, the Bon Bon Fringed Bag is the ultimate day-to-night style. It’s small, but not so small that you can’t carry anything in it. The fringe adds just the right amount of funky flair without looking completely out of place during the day. Wear it while running errands and making quick shopping trips. When night falls, undouble the chain strap and wear it across the body!
Guia Medium Bucket Bag – $565
Decisions, decisions… this lovely piece comes in leopard calf hair or solid quilted leather. Nothing screams versatility more than a classic bucket style, so you really can’t go wrong either way. Wear this bag as you would an everyday style, it isn’t a huge style but it’s still large enough to hold your essentials. And if you decide to head out on the town after work, it will still look fabulous carried in hand!
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