Distinctive handbag brand Montunas derives its inspiration from model-turned-global-traveler Elke Ruge’s chic carryall that she created for her international adventures two decades ago. Officially launched in 2017, Ruge and daughters Amanda and Elena Hawila produce the modern collection with a focus on luxe leathers and colorful accents. Drawing on her Costa Rican upbringing, the London-based designer lines the bags with removable silk pouches featuring hand-painted prints of the rainforest.
London-based bag brand Montunas launched in 2017 with a focus on versatile shapes, luxe leathers, and colorful accents. Reflecting designer Elke Ruge’s Costa Rican upbringing, the modern styles feature removable silk pouches that are printed with hand-painted renderings of the rainforest.