The Elena Woven Handbag in Vachetta

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· Made from 100% Vachetta leather
· Handcrafted
· Ships within 1-3 business days

The Elena is a classic leather tote bag with a striking pattern upgrade. Handwoven in Italy from premium Vachetta leather, this woven bag features a 100% cotton lining, magnetic top closure and two zippered interior pockets to keep belongings safe and sound.

A Vachetta leather handbag is the ultimate investment piece; it's the only kind of leather that naturally darkens with use to develop a deep honey "patina," becoming more valuable over time.

Store the product in the dust bag to keep away from moisture.
Do not use any leather soaps, cleaners, or conditioners that contain lanolin.
Do not rub denim color transfers or other dry stains, simply remove by using an uncolored or natural pencil eraser.

Length: 22 in / 57 cm
Height: 16 in / 40 cm
Width: 3 in / 8 cm
Handle drop: 12 in / 30 cm
Weight: 2.35 lbs / 1.06 kg

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Meet the artisan

FRANCESCO & ELENA FILOMENI - Sant’Elpidio a Mare, Marche

Handwoven leather purses, shoes and even furniture have been coming out of the Filomeni family's workshop in Italy's Le Marche region since 1982, when part-owner Francesco Filomeni’s parents first founded the company. Meticulously hand woven from 150-200 meters of leather string, each satchel has a one-of-a-kind beauty that literally stops admirers on the street, which is a true testament to the skill, patience and quality with which the Filomeni's bags are made.

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Amy M.
United States United States

Most beautiful bag and amazing company!

I cannot get over the quality of this bag! It’s is stunning. On top of that the company is so communicative and shipping was so fast. I will definitely recommend these to others and be back for more!

Kathy F.
United States United States

Finally the high quality bag I have been searching for.

My overall experience was great. I ordered the bag, received an email to tell me that it was being handcrafted, and about two weeks later, I received it. The Elena is the bag that I've been look for for a long time. I was afraid that it would be too large, but it isn't. By the time I put all of my things in it, I still have room for a sweater/shawl, reading material and if I wanted to, I could even put my laptop in it. But this bag is much too beautiful for carrying a laptop; but it is surely big enough to accommodate one.. The leather is supple, without being slouchy and the leather smell is amazing. Not overpowering. I wanted this to be my spring/summer bag, but I don't think I will be able to wait that long. I want it to be seasoned perfectly by the spring/summer. Even the lining is beautiful and the zipper pockets are big enough for keys, phone; and with two of them, you will never lose track of the items that you need near you all the time. I am extraordinarily happy with this purchase. I recommend this bag. Buy it. You will not be sorry. I will definitely make additional purchases.

Terry T.
United States United States

Elena Woven Bag

The experience was 5 star. I emailed a question and received a quick response. They kep me up to date on delivery and the finished product was spectacular!

Caryl W.
United States United States

Beautiful Workmanship

I have been looking for a large, great quality, beautiful leather handbag for my daughter for quite some time. I have bought and returned several. Milaner did not disappoint! The Elena is a beautiful bag and the finest quality workmanship. Service is excellent! I definitely recommend Milaner products.

Jyoti M.
United States United States

Elena Bag is Beautiful!

The team at Milaner was so attentive and helpful. They even honored a request I had made for a specific gift that they were giving to honor the Holidays. . Very kind, very generous, and both items were beautifully made. Thank you Milaner!

Marion B.
United Kingdom United Kingdom


all good with purchase and delivery, quality is great - I am so happy that I have a bag that is not mainstream and LOVE the idea that a lovely small business has got my cash rather than a ‘label’ - also happy that my bag won’t appear on everyone’s shoulder.

Christie O.
United States United States

Beautiful bag!

Love the bag, and it came so quickly!

Paula C.
Sweden Sweden


My Elena handbag arrived incredibly promptly. The bag is beautiful, very well made. It feels fantastic as the leather is so supple. It holds everything (and more) that I need. I am very very pleased with my purchase.

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Anette S.
Germany Germany

Lovely craft

I received the bag much faster than expected, given it was made on demand. Lovely craft, very well done and it looks beautiful really. I am thinking about getting one in another colour as well…

Donn C.
United States United States

The use of the word “WOW” to describe this magnificent bag, simply doesn’t come close.

Words defy any ability to describe this magnificent bag. The attention to detail, the linen lining, the packaging … the list goes on. This is the consummate bag that knows no rival.