Manar Laktineh - Moni&j

Finalist of the The Best Handbag in Overall Style and Design


2014 Finalist Manar Laktineh Moni&j


What was your inspiration for this bag?
Our all time inspiration as an accessory brand is taking the whole outfit to the next level. In this bag we added the metal epaulet parts to take the bag from the classical look to the edgy yet classy look.

What are the retail price-points of your line?
Around $1,000

Do you change your silhouettes and materials every season?
Because of the high demand on our collections we don't change our models each season but we add some colors and materials and we add new models yearly.

What other handbag designers have inspired you?
We gather inspiration from the beautiful things we see everyday and each designer applies their own touch and view. There are many designers whom I admire such as Alexander McQueen and many others.

What makes your line innovative and worthy of overall?
This handbag has a unique design that you can't find anywhere else. We?ve started a new trend with this handbag and now it's the number one bestseller in the middle east, it has been worn by many celebrities and royal families from the middle east and received enough US market attention that we have launched our brand in NYC now. The quality of the bag and the accessories is very high. It's an eye-catching bag.

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