Alaia Mina 25 Handbag

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Alaia Mina 25 Handbag


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Alaia Mina 25 Handbag

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Alaia Mina 25 Handbag


  • One large interior compartment
  • Snap fasteners to the sides to extend
  • Cut out detail


  • Lambskin & Calfskin Leather


  • Black


  • Silver tone


  • Detachable pouch
  • Detachable strap


  • Very good (one missing snap has been replaced with non branded snap)


  • N/A


  • 25 x 20 x 12cm
  • Drop 13 cm



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Small tote bag, vienne pattern inspired by precious lace and moucharabieh architectural openwork, snap-fastening gusseted sides that expand, galvanised silver hardware, detachable leather pouch, detachable strap, hand or shoulder carry.

About Alaia*

Azzedine Alaia 26 February 1935 – 18 November 2017) was a Tunisian couturier and shoe designer, particularly successful beginning in the 1980s. After his graduation, Alaïa began working as a dressmaker’s assistant. He soon began dressing private clients, and in 1957 he moved to Paris to work in fashion design.

In Paris, he started to work at Christian Dior as a tailleur, but had to leave five days later as the Algerian war broke out,  soon moved to work for Guy Laroche for two seasons, then for Thierry Mugler until he opened his first atelier in his little rue de Bellechasse apartment in the late 1970s. It is in this tiny atelier that for almost 20 years he privately dressed members of the world’s jet set, from Marie-Hélène de Rothschild to Louise de Vilmorin (who would become a close friend) to Greta Garbo, who used to come incognito for her fittings. He took apart old garments designed by Madeleine Vionnet and Cristóbal Balenciaga to study how they were made up, and then, he put them back together. He maintained a friendship with former employer Thierry Mugler and befriended Claude Montana. All would influence each other and would often be mentioned in the same breath during the 1980s.

He produced his first ready-to-wear collection in 1980 and moved to larger premises on rue du Parc-Royal in the Marais district. His career skyrocketed when two of the most powerful fashion editors of the time, Melka Tréanton of Dépèche Mode, and Nicole Crassat of French Elle, supported him in their editorials following that collection, with both fashion writers and the public particularly embracing a pair of his grommeted black leather gauntlet gloves, gloves being a particular love of the designer.

*Source Wikipedia Alaia

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