After nine years in London, designer Melissa Del Bono, who grew up on the Sicilian island of Lipari, still couldn't find a bag that worked as well as the wicker beach baskets women carried back home. So she created MELI MELO, her line of slouchy leather bags big enough, she says, "to fit shoes, makeup, books and magazines, a sweater, and my iPod." Del Bono's choice of colors—such as emerald green, pink, silver, and yellow faux croc—also look as good on the street as they do on the sand. New for fall are cosmetics cases and a weekend bag. $756. At Tracey Ross in Los Angeles, 310-854-1996; www.melimelo.it.