What is Mlouye?
New to the brand? If so, let me give you a quick background! First, Mlouye is designed by Meg Rure, a former industrial designer turned handbag designer. Her designs feature clean, minimalist lines and architectural silhouettes. Plus, the collection is colorful! Love that!
Rure’s collection is rooted in the Mondrian, Kandinsky, Klee, and Bauhaus design movements. She leverages them as her main reference points for her collection. Therefore, it’s no surprise there are so many architectural and colorful details.
Since the launch, the brand has caught the attention of a slew of celebrities including Gigi Hadid as well as countless fashion influencers. Even though models and celebrities tote around the style, the brand feels extremely down-to-earth. Maybe it’s the attainable price point? More on that later!
MLOUYE CHEQUER TOTE
Alright, let’s dive into my Mlouye bag review. The Turkish handbag brand caught my attention two years ago when I purchased my first style – the Chequer tote. In fact, I toted the lilac striped bag to the Kentucky Derby, streets of Los Angeles, Chicago, Palm Desert, in front of murals, and beyond.
For the most part, Mlouye values simplicity, functionality, and fashion. Perhaps that’s why I love the line so much. Listen, the brand isn’t full blown designer like Chanel, Dior, and Louis Vuitton. As such, I wouldn’t call the collection a substantial investment piece. In other words, it most likely won’t gain monetary value over time. However, I strongly believe your emotional connection with Mlouye pieces will grow. Plus, in many ways, those attributes matter way more when it comes to in fashion, you know? Best of all, the line has strong “cost per use.” You’ll be wearing the bags a TON over the next several years.
My first foray into the world of Mlouye was the lavender Chequer Tote. As I mentioned above, I packed the bag in my suitcase for travels around the world. I find the style to be extremely versatile, as it works well for both casual and more elevated outfits. The Chequer Tote is available in a variety of colors. The lilac and white version had me at hello! If you’re new to the brand, I highly recommend this style. Plus, I love it embraces the clear bag trend while still keeping a very structured style. Clear bags keep you honest, lol!
Since the launch in 2015, the company has expanded beyond structured bags to shoes. There’s rumblings the line will evolve into ready-to-wear, as well. Similar to the handbags, the boots and mules feature architectural, modern details.
For example, the Pleated Heel Mules take a cue from their iconic Pleated Lantern Bag. The style feature a square toe, padded insole, and pleated heel made out of solid oak. Additionally, the boots come in a variety of styles including lace-up options to pleated heel boots.
Overall, expect to see a lot more Mlouye blog posts in the months to come! Be sure to keep me posted if you end up buying one of their styles. I’d love to hear. In the meantime, what are some brands that you’re absolutely loving right now? Drop a comment and let me know your predictions for the hottest handbags of the year!
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