A new under-the-radar brand for the simple fact that it does not have a huge presence online nor an actual physical store. That’s pretty admirable for a brand that’s almost 5 years old (it started out back in 2015), managing to sustain a business model solely based on selling handbags online.
Just how do they do it? Chic designs at affordable price points, along with the motto of quality over quantity that the label’s founder and creative director Meb Rure swears by. Her bags not only look good, but are also big on function, which is a delicate balance that designers constantly strive to achieve in today’s demanding marketplace.
For a start there’s the Mini Lantern Bag, Mlouye’s signature design that’s updated with a unique pleated exterior made by folding pieces of leather which come together to form an elegant zig-zag pattern. Measuring 19 cm at its widest and 14 cm tall, it will fit your essentials nicely. Finished with a single top handle which allows it to be carried like a chic handbag, you can always switch it out for a long shoulder strap (with a drop of 53 cm), so you can carry it off the shoulder.
Available in 3 pastel hues like Mint, Sand and Seashell Pink, the Mini Lantern Pleated Bag is priced at SGD626 that’s inclusive of duties and shipping, which is pretty reasonable for a bag that’s made of quality cowhide leather. In other words, a good deal for such an interesting piece.