We discovered this high quality, eco-friendly, under-the-radar brand while browsing through Nordstrom in search of a backpack. We came across their “bow turn lock satchel” in nude and we were hooked! Not only are their designs runway inspired, they’re also affordable and eco-friendly. They offer a wide range of colors and styles from classic and sleek to funky and bohemian. There really is a bag for everyone in this line!
The Los Angeles based brand was founded by husband and wife team Melissa and William back in 2003. Since then Melie Bianco has developed a solid following of adoring fans and has been featured in numerous top magazines including Lucky, Marie Claire, Instyle, Oprah, Cosmopolitan, Self, People, and Style Watch.
Melissa graduated from Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC and launched her handbag line with quality and affordability in mind. “I design bags to reflect the season’s trends, but within a budget. Women—especially working women—want high-end handbags, but at an affordable price,” says Melissa.
Best of all, the quality doesn’t suffer in exchange for affordability! The hardware and details are top notch and comparable to a bag twice the price. All their faux leather goes through an special process which removes chemicals to ensure quality. The first time I picked up a Melie Bianco bag I couldn’t believe it was faux leather! The quality really is that good. If you’re looking for beautiful high quality designer handbags at an affordable price, Melia Bianco is your line!