Our Story


A marketplace saturated with “one-size-fits-all,” flashy merchandise ultimately inspired Melanie to change the way that shopping is perceived, and to create an experience that is driven by personal attention and relationships. She laid the groundwork for her business during her last semester at Emory University, and officially launched Mel Boteri with her first collection of handbags in the fall of 2009. 

Mel Boteri Fashion Group formed as a natural extension to the original brand, which can now provide its design, sourcing and manufacturing services for both private and corporate clients. The Group helps fill the much-needed void for building beautiful products and experiences within the corporate gifting space. 

Mel Boteri delivers on the values of craftsmanship and personalized service through small production with higher quality, versus mass manufacturing and less attention to detail. We are committed to being bold, distinctive, confident, empowering, client-focused, meaningfully diverse and authentic as a company and brand. 

We are pleased to offer our corporate clients the opportunity to customize a distinct collection of Mel Boteri items for your corporate incentives, gifts and events.