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Bold Yet Refined

Leather Handbags & Accessories
Designed Exclusively For
Each Client.

We Believe Everyone Deserves A Luxury Experience.

Mel Boteri creates bold yet refined leather handbags and accessories designed exclusively for each client. An Atlanta-based designer, Mel personally sources the finest European leathers, fabrics and hardware for her collections, all of which are handcrafted in the Mediterranean region of Alicante, Spain.

MB is not here to tell you what you should want or must have. We are instead looking to inspire and facilitate the process so that you can enjoy finding it for yourself.

We are committed to being bold, relevant, distinctive, confident, exquisite, modern, empowering, independent, client-focused, meaningfully diverse and authentic.

We work for you and want you to feel empowered, valued and celebrated. Because we believe the best style is your style, special design requests are always accepted and encouraged through Mel Boteri.

MeetMEL

In many ways, fashion was stripping us of our individuality by dressing everyone the same. I knew I could do better. I knew I could inspire people to use fashion, not as a means to fit in, but as a way to boldly celebrate all of what makes each of us inherently unique and beautiful.

While my studies were mainly focused on obtaining a master's degree in business from Emory University, you could say that handbag design is in my genes. My maternal grandmother would design and hand-knit bags, which she sold throughout her small town of Calarcá, Colombia as a side project from her full-time teaching job. I selected the brand name as a way to honor my rich heritage. Mel is short for my name, Melanie, as selected by my German father, and Boteri stems from my mother's maiden name, Botero. I officially launched Mel Boteri with my first collection of handbags in the fall of 2009.

I look forward to getting to know you and helping you to experience fashion in a new way.

MeetMEL

It all began while working for Zac Posen in New York City. I noticed that the fashion industry often crossed the line from inspiration to dictation - telling people how they should look and what they should wear.

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