You know you found a covetable new bag when you start getting compliments on it right as you take it out of the box. That honor goes to Montunas's Trellis Lirio Rope-Trimmed Acetate and Linen Tote ($435), which is ripe to become a summer It bag. Montunas already counts Emily Ratajkowski and other celebs as fans, so it won't be long before the new arrival spreads like wildfire.
The only thing better than the mini work of art? The family-run label's backstory. Founded by Elke Ruge and her two daughters, Amanda and Elena Hawila, Montunas pays homage to the trio's home country. "All of our acetate pieces are inspired by our orchid house in the mountains of Costa Rica," Amanda tells Who What Wear. "The shapes are all based on orchid pots and vessels, and the names are native Costa Rican orchids. For us, nature is our biggest inspiration—it’s not hard when you’re from Costa Rica! The new Pearl collection fuses together the two important parts of nature there: the jungle and the sea."
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