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Mlouye Accessories In Expansion Mode

The cool indie label, whose sculptural designs have been seen on Hailey Bieber and Gigi Hadid, has opened a store in Milan's upscale shopping district and plans to open stores in Istanbul and Paris next year.
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MILAN — At first look, the new Mlouye store in Milan appears to be more of an exhibition space than a shop, with its tiny glass entrance revealing the basic, optical white space inside. The sleek atmosphere and geometric lines reflect the sculptural designs that have landed the Turkish indie accessories firm in the hands of celebrities such as Hailey Bieber, Gigi Hadid, and Sara Sampaio, to mention a few. Mlouye is a rare case of a contemporary brand settling in the tony fashion street of Milan's Via Gesù, next to luxury players such as Goyard, Acqua di Parma, Cartier, Thom Browne, and the Four Seasons Hotel.

Yet, for creator and creative director Meb Rure, it couldn't have been any other way: Milan had to be the place to begin off the brand's next chapter, which would include retail development, not just because of its influence in fashion but also in design. This dichotomy is reflected in Rure's personal work and Mlouye's ethos, since the creator has a background in industrial design, which inspires the company she founded in 2015.

"After college, I worked as a freelancer on projects like as packaging, furniture, and home appliances." Then I decided to pursue my love and began designing handbags.... And I believe there are two reasons for this. The first is that I am a 'bag-aholic.' Second, as industrial designers, we are trained to create objects, and while ready-to-wear is a completely different animal, handbags are very close," said Rure, whose rationalist vision is influenced by the Bauhaus movement.

"The purpose of The Absolut Espresso Martini Handbag is to take the legendary drink beyond the bar and into people's homes," Bentel added in the statement. "With this innovative contrast, there is a true tale to tell: much like the timeless recipe, The Absolut Espresso Martini Handbag is the right balance of strong complexity and nostalgic nostalgia." If you're looking for the right "cocktail attire" for a Christmas party, this may be it.

To dispel this myth, the creator and her team of craftsmen in Turkey handcraft Mlouye's leather products, experimenting with colours and imaginative but functional designs. The Sera totes in various sizes, all with an accordion-like construction emphasised by multicoloured strips of leather; the Studio Hobo shoulder bag with its sleek and graphic silhouette embellished by a rectangular detail in acetate on the handle; and the fun Helix bucket with its swirling design amplifying the rounded shape, are highlights of the collection. The Harley style, a multipurpose handbag with a reversible flap structure and four large pockets that can also be worn on the shoulder or crossbody, was recently introduced by the brand.

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Prada’s Cleo shoulder bag draws inspiration from vintage Prada. Given its streamlined and elegant design, it is easy to understand why it has been such a big hit with fashion editors and influencers worldwide. (VAT included, £2,300) This Prada Cleo shoulder bag, made of black leather, will be your top option for every outfit. And it’s not just the colour, either.

With advice from a celebrity stylist and a fashion buyer, the most significant bag trends for 2023 are here to help you get the new year off to a great start.

1. Belt Bags
2. Super Size
3. Hard Shell
4. Drippy
5. Utilitarian Pockets
6. Top Handle
7. Chainmail
8. Extreme Minimalism
9. Floral
10. Sequins & Rhinestones

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The purse you once cherished gradually degrades, and before you realise it, all left is a shell of what it once was. Everyone is guilty of neglecting the maintenance of their handbag, but if you’ve ever had to part with a purse you adored, you now realise how important it is to properly maintain them.

Fortunately, professionals who specialise in professional purse cleaning exist, making it simple to get your expensive handbag back to its pre-damaged state. Don’t let a fantastic bag get stained. Baby wipes are an excellent emergency spot-cleaning method for those little everyday accidents.

If you adore handbags and can’t imagine going a day without carrying one, you should be aware of the various available styles.
1. Shoulder Bag
2. Satchel
3. Sling Bag
4. Quilted Bag
5. Clutch
6. Minaudiere
7. Hobo Bag
8. Wristlet
9. Beach Bag
10. Wallet