Recognized for elevated accessories and timeless design, Michael Louis launches it’s first handbag – The Little Jewel.
Inspiration for the new product draws from founder Michael Louis Maddaloni’s ancestral heritage from the namesake town of Maddaloni, Italy, as well as his immediate family history in the jewelry industry. Growing up involved in his family’s jewelry store, Michael recognized the admiration customers had for their jewelry pieces. They were seen as more than just objects, and coveted with appreciation for the brand story, craftsmanship, and attention to detail. Further, the jewelry became a representation of the accomplishments the customer themselves have met to reach an achievement of owning such a fine piece of work. These same ideas carried through to the creation of Michael Louis’ first handbag, appropriately named The Little Jewel.
At it’s core, the quintessential Italian ethos values family, passion for life, appreciation of spending time, and lends to simple living. Michael Louis honors these values by taking inspiration from his family and the Italian way of life. The Little Jewel is a rather simple design yet takes many hours of careful craftsmanship to construct. The simplicity of the design is key to understanding it’s purpose as a handbag for your essentials. It is intended to be worn with pride for life’s little moments like going to grab a cup of coffee, or for a exciting celebratory gathering like a ballroom party. The sophisticated appeal of The Little Jewel radiates through the product presentation, and positions the handbag as a new staple for the Michael Louis collection.
Crafted entirely in genuine Italian calfskin leather, The Little Jewel features a structured top handle silhouette with a magnetic flap closure that is accented outside with the Maddaloni “M”. At 7 inches in width the mini bag is surprisingly roomy and made to fit the essentials: your phone, wallet, and keys – which are all product styles a part of the core collection at Michael Louis. With such an intentional design, a detachable strap was also added to allow for versatility in use as a top-handle, cross body, or shoulder bag. Two interior compartments, one slip pocket at the front and another closed compartment fitted with a Riri zipper are perfect for organizing or storing important cards, papers, or bills.
The Little Jewel’s first release includes three color-ways of croc embossed calfskin, in Black, Blue, and Pink. Each color variation is also complemented with matching luxury leather phone cases, card holders, wallets, and key holders available exclusively at MichaelLouis.com.