If you love understated luxury bag labels like Mansur Gavriel and Sophie Hulme, then say hello to Manu Atelier. Gorgeous minimal designs and, unlike big brands which are seen everywhere on everyone, this is super exclusive with only power women of fashion wearing it.
You will be surprised to know that this luxe bag label is from Istanbul, Turkey. Started by the sister duo Beste and Merve Manastır – the daughters of one of the oldest hand-craftsman and leather goods manufacturer in Istanbul, Turkey. Their label MANU Atelier was launched in February 2014.
HOW POPULAR IS IT
For a label started in 2014, it became so popular that the stockists at a point of time had to limit shoppers to buying only 3 Manu items per month. With both Chinese and international customers making a beeline for this label, the bags stocked mostly in luxury Turkish boutiques like Vakko, get sold out in no time.
WHO’S CARRYING IT
The who’s who of fashion industry. Manu was already a popular label, but once Eva Chen posted a picture of this bag on instagram, this label got skyrocketed into the limelight world-wide.
While the Pristine bag is the more popular one, our personal favorite is the Zeal bucket bag from Manu Atelier. See complete collection here
WHERE TO BUY
Since international retailers are lining up to buy stocks from Manu Atelier, you will find the label at luxury boutiques world-wide next year on. But for now, you can look up their stockists here or look at popular London online boutique Boticca here.