MANU Atelier continues to slay in creating minimal essentials for the busy woman. Beste and Merve Manastır are the daughters of one of the oldest leather craftsmen in Istanbul. Their work embodies their own vision, while inspired by the classic styles of designers from the past.
"Our father is a handicraftsman since 1961 and our childhood passed by combining the vestigial leathers and by making miniature handbags with them. Handbag is the most tangible face of our childhood and infatuation with our father and his artisanship. Smell of the leather which ties the past and the present.. A father who started apprenticing for his masters to become a craftsman and became infatuated with it when he was only 11.. Mini backpacks and waist bags that he made for us when we were little.. The balcony of his first atelier above Istiklal Avenue.. Beyoğlu district, infatuation with history and craftsmanship.. These were in existence both in our hearts and our minds while we were dreaming about this brand. And they will always be. In brief, the history of MANU Atelier has already started many years ago when we were yet two little girls; it was just born in February 2014."
- Beste Manastır & Merve Manastır
Shop the Spring collection of MANU Atelier at the boutique now. Call a stylist today for pricing and availability (509) 497-0704