The Story of Mianqa
A Mianqa bag is a work of art –rich, distinctive, balanced, polished. Made from carefully sourced, premium, full-grain leather, this is more than just a fashion accessory. It’s a taste of luxury.
Our bags are cut, curved and stitched by experienced hands and attention is paid to the smallest detail, making each bag exquisite and special.
A Mianqa bag is a stylish and timeless fashion piece for the sophisticated woman.
Our Relationship with Each Other
We’re a small team of luxury fashion designers and leather artisans. Together we have a combined working experience of crafting exquisite leather bags for the leading luxury fashion houses.
We’ve poured our skill and capabilities into creating this chic, classic brand that produces quality, original pieces.
A brand that has distinctive, elegant designs that never go out of style.
A brand that uses premium, sustainable materials.
A brand that is socially responsible.
That is how Mianqa was born.
Our Relationship With Leather
We have a small atelier in Istanbul. From here our leather masters, who have been working with leather for more than two decades, spent a considerable amount of time coming up with a weaving design that is unique to us that greatly minimizes the amount of leather wasted after cutting.
What that means is that we work with the supplest, full-grain leather in such a way that very little goes unused.
So, with painstaking precision and craftsmanship of the highest quality, our leather experts mold, stitch, cut and tuck leather to give you a bag that has a luxurious look and feel.
Our Relationship With The Community
We work with the members of an Istanbul non-profit organization, Foundation For The Support of Women’s Work, in the crafting of our bags.
This NGO aims to improve the quality of life and economic well-being of low-income women. With Mianqa, you don’t just get a bag. You support a community.
Our Relationship With You
A Mianqa bag is for the woman with refined taste; a collector of exquisite, stylish pieces.
We believe in one-of-a-kind pieces made with artisanal excellence. Our practiced craftsmen take their time to produce our patented Anqa design, which is done by hand.
Every care goes into ensuring that you get a bag that is remarkable in quality and durable in build.
We pride ourselves in slow fashion, where we take the time to create better-quality items less often.
What Does Mianqa Mean?
The legendary bird of Anqa is the mystical Phoenix in English.
According to Greek mythology, the phoenix bird is a long-lived bird that is cyclically regenerated or reborn. It is said to live for several hundred years before burning itself and then being born again from its ashes.
Mianqa represents the ‘renewal’ of the minds that came together from all over the fashion world to create this new brand that is a ‘new birth’ of what they perceive fashion to be.
It also speaks to the sustainability aspect of the brand.
Simply put, Mianqa means ‘my renewal’. That is what each bag is for us – a renewal of the dream we started.