The Viral Melie Bianco Bag (with Major Bottega Veneta Vibes) Just Dropped a Raffia Version in Snazzy Spring Colors

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Melie Bianco Bag for Spring UNI
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Still thinking about the viral Melie Bianco Brigitte satchel that closely resembles a very expensive purse from Bottega Veneta (but costs a fraction of the price)? Well, you're gonna want to tap all the way in right now because the brand just launched an updated version of the purse in woven raffia, with a slew of new spring colors to choose from. In other words, it's time to trade out your old faux leather bag for the totally vacay-worthy Cher shoulder bag, starting at just $110.

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We took the liberty of researching the raffia material so you can know exactly what you're buying. And what did we find out? For starters, Janessa Leone, who's been designing handwoven straw hats and bags for her brand for over a decade, told Cosmopolitan, "The material is better suited for rain than leather. It’s naturally waterproof and won’t get ruined when it’s wet." So, while TikTok is obviously obsessed with the original vegan leather bag (see below), the new raffia style is clearly an upgrade, fit for both spring showers *and* summer beach days alike.

The raffia material also gives the bag a fresh, earthy look ideal for your warm-weather wardrobe, so we wouldn't blame you for snagging it in more than one color. It's available in natural beige, yellow, blue and black, and while we're fans of them all, we've got our eye on the particularly versatile natural hue, which we can already see ourselves wearing on repeat next season. Hey, it'll go with everything.

Melie Bianco

FYI, the bag comes in two sizes, the small ($110) and the large ($150). But if you want to get the most bang for your buck, we recommend snagging the larger option. It's the same size as the OG viral version, so it's roomy enough to hold all your daily essentials (including your phone, wallet, iPad miniApple AirPods Pro and even a lip oil or two), and it'll still fit perfectly under the shoulder. There's no need to weigh the pros and cons of buying this new straw style—especially at this price. Just grab one now in one of the new snazzy spring colors, and you'll thank us later when you're swimming in compliments.

Destinee Scott

Associate Sales and Deals Editor

Destinee Scott is PureWow’s Associate Sales and Deals Editor. She’s been chasing sales and deals for a decade and knows a good one when she sees one for fashion, home, beauty...

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