The ultimate affordable luxury handbag brand: Manu Atelier
Made in Istanbul by a craftsman with over 50 years experience and designed by that craftsman’s two pretty daughters, Manu Atelier bags have seemingly little in common with mass-produced it-bags. Launched by sister duo, Beste and Merve Manastir, this hot handbag label finds its roots in the family’s leather goods manufacturer which date back to 1960’s. With a keen eye for color and pattern and their emphasis on handcrafted tradition, as well as the focus on key styles, such as the box, they have catapulted the house heritage into the present with a full range of top quality impeccably finished leather goods. Hits include signature bucket bags and mini pochettes in vibrant color-ways and deluxe skins—like supple suede—for the ultimate arm candy. Prices range from $390 for a “Pristine” cross-body bag $475, for the “Zeal” bucket bags to $495, for a “Scratch-Proof” shoulder bag. The bags are stocked on Stylebop.com, Selfridges.com as well as the brand’s Web site.
UPDATED: Now also available at NET-A-PORTER!