A Rita Merlini bag is the expression of a philosophy of life. Simplicity, quality and beauty. Significantly, this is our first handbag collection designed by a woman and the thoughtful functionality of her work cannot be over stated. She knows what we want! Handwoven in Tuscany and crafted from only the finest Italian vegetable tanned leathers, these handbags become more beautiful over time, gaining character, patina and softness. Exactly what we choose to invest in.