Audrey Hepburn’s Basket Handbags Get a Makeover Just in Time for Her Birthday

Audrey Hepburn
Audrey Hepburn loved her basket handbags, which is why Meli Melo is giving them a modern update for what would have been her 87th birthday, on May 4. RDA/Getty Images

Inspired by an icon! Audrey Hepburn will always be a treasure, not only for her award-winning films but also for her incomparable sense of style — including her treasured baskets turned purses.

In honor of Hepburn's May 4 birthday (she would have been 87), London-based and celeb-adored accessories brand Meli Melo has reimagined the Oscar-winning stunner's signature accessory into a bucket style called Santina. It features textured leather for a "basket" effect shaped into a cylindrical style, plus a top handle, a longer strap and a suede drawstring. 

PHOTOS: Best Beauty Looks From the Met Gala

Meli Melo Bags
The new Meli Melo basket bag. Courtesy Meli Melo Bags

Launching on May 4 on (and in stores in August), the $590 purse comes in three colors — black, blue and tan. 

PHOTOS: Shop Stars' Affordable Styles!

Audrey Hepburn
Audrey Hepburn with one of her beloved basket handbags. Pictorial Parade/Hulton Archive/Getty

PHOTOS: The Best Celeb Wedding Dresses of All Time

Hepburn was known to carry a basket in lieu of a more traditional handbag in the 1950s. The Breakfast at Tiffany's star paired the accessory with everything from day dresses to fur coats.

What's your favorite Audrey Hepburn style? Tweet with @UsWeekly using the hashtag #stylebyUs!

Sign up now for the Us Weekly newsletter to get breaking celebrity news, hot pics and more delivered straight to your inbox!

Want stories like these delivered straight to your phone? Download the Us Weekly iPhone app now!