DeMellier New York Review

DeMellier New York Bag Review – 4 Reasons Why to Purchase with Pros and Cons

I have a soft spot for emerging brands like Danse Lente, Yuzefi, Polene and Demellier London. I have followed Demellirer London closely for the last couple of years and have decided to write a review about my experience with the brand. I have purchased the Demellier New York Large Tote Bag and decided to give you my two cents about this beautiful bag.

The DeMellier New York bag comes in three different sizes. I chose the large one. It is super big if you want this bag for both work and travel purposes.  This bag also reminds me of my very large tote bag from Promod, A French fast fashion brand, back when I studied in Germany. It was one of my favorites. As usual, things were popular in the early 2010s get back in style, and I think the DeMellier New York bag has the resemblance of infamous Celine Trapeze bag, but we can say that it is a reimagining version with a bit of Hermes Kelly belt twist.

DeMellier New York Tote Bag
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Its modern yet timeless silhouette, and subtle luxury finish such as the soft grained leather and the gold belted detail makes it the perfect day bag with roomy cotton lined interior features a zip pocket and slip pocket and can easily hold all everyday essentials plus A4 files or a laptop.

Product Brand: DeMellier London

Product Currency: USD

Product Price: 540

Product In-Stock: InStock

Editor's Rating:


  • Spacious interior
  • Soft grained leather
  • Gold belted detail
  • Timeless


  • Leather feels plasticky
  • Can't be carried as a shoulder bag
  • Thin crossbody strap
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So I am not surprised so many seek after this bag, including me.

DeMellier New York Bag Review

The Design and Style

As I mentioned above, the bag feels like a love child of Celine Trapeze and Hermes Kelly bags. The Gold belted detail makes it the style classic and timless. One of the design problems I see is that you can’t carry this bag as a shoulder bag. The bag I had from Promod has a longer shoulder strap. I used to carry all my college bags in that bag as a shoulder bag.

On the other hand, this bag is only a handbag, which makes it classic and timeless. It would be best if you decided your reasoning for buying this bag at this point. It will definitely look chic, but if you want to carry it as a shoulder bag, the crossbody strap will make that part tricky.

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The New York – $695 (black croc-effect) DeMellier New York Bag Review

The Quality

The DeMellier New York bag has soft-grained leather. I am all about soft leather bags, so I love them for this reason. But sometimes leather feels plasticky, you know, the very soft vegan ones. At the same time, the brand has the indicator that its suppliers are certified by the European Leather Working Group and guarantee the highest standards of sustainability and sourcing. Check here for more information regarding this group.

The Value

The bag is expensive, but compared to designer bags like Celine and Hermes, it is way more affordable than those big brand names. At the same time, these emerging brands have much higher organizational costs since they create businesses, suppliers, and ateliers, everything from scratch and enter a very competitive market. If you want to support smaller businesses rather than spending on the same group of brands, that makes the same corporations rich.

I actually love my bag. Compared with my YSL tote bag, I use this bag whenever I feel more outgoing and chic. And the quality is somehow similar to one-third of its size.


I love that this bag comes in three different sizes. Large (mine), medium and mini. Personally I love the large looks better than other two sizes but at the same time If your not a working girl who needs to carry laptop etc, midi version still do the work in my opinion and the midi’s size still comes with a very spacious interior. That’s why I gave 5 star to its size.

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DeMellier New York Midi Raffia Top-Handle Bag – $615 DeMellier New York Bag Review


I want to summarize for your reference and quickly highlight some of the pros and cons of the DeMellier New York Review. Here are some pros and cons of the DeMellier New York tote bag.

Some Questions Answered by Redditors

Is DeMellier New York heavy?

DeMellier New York bag is made of leather 100%; It’s not that heavy at all. If the size is the biggest concern for you, you should probably go with medium size. It is a very nice medium size purse. The medium-sized Demellier New York bag holds a wallet, cosmetic bag, tissues, glasses your phone and maybe your iPad and Kindle.

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My Favourite Demellier London Bags

The Tokyo Bag

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The Tokyo – $465 (tan smooth) DeMellier New York Bag Review
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The Tokyo – $465 (off-white smooth)

The Tokyo Tote Bag

The Tokyo Tote – $595 (black striped ecru canvas) DeMellier New York Bag Review

The Cannes Clucth Bag

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The Cannes $495 (black smooth with chunky chain)

The New York Bucket Bag

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The New York Bucket – $575 (warm raffia & black smooth) DeMellier New York Bag Review

The New York Crossbody

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The New York Crossbody – $425 (tan suede & tan small grain)



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