Rita Merlini

From Tuscany, Rita Merlini spent time in the USA before studying accessory design in Florence. Her specific interest is in leather. Leather and the weaving of leather is a practiced art form in Italy. Rita Merlini brings this special approach to each handbag, weaving hand cut leather strips into her design. The outcome is an organic quality that goes beyond a humble, handmade aesthetic. Ultimately her bags, being hand cut, hand dyed and hand finished with wax, embody the Japanese wabi-sabi style — beauty and simplicity, imperfections and irregularities that make them personal. Rita Merlini bags are made of natural, vegetable-tanned leather with tannins extracted from mimosa, chestnut, and quebracho plants. This gives each bag a warm, soft finish.

Rita Merlini

Rita Merlini Margot Bag in Mud

Rita Merlini

Margot Bag in Mud

$915.00

Rita Merlini Tall Beatrice Tote in Dark Brown

Rita Merlini

Tall Beatrice Tote in Dark Brown

$975.00

Rita Merlini Tall Beatrice Tote in Camel

Rita Merlini

Tall Beatrice Tote in Camel

$975.00

Rita Merlini Susan Bag in Camel

Rita Merlini

Susan Bag in Camel

$645.00

Rita Merlini Susan Pochette Bag in Camel

Rita Merlini

Susan Pochette Bag in Camel

$510.00

Rita Merlini Susan Pochette Bag in Dark Brown

Rita Merlini

Susan Pochette Bag in Dark Brown

$510.00

Rita Merlini Susan Pochette Bag in Honey

Rita Merlini

Susan Pochette Bag in Honey

$510.00

Rita Merlini Susan Pochette Bag in Mud

Rita Merlini

Susan Pochette Bag in Mud

$510.00