Medea Handbags

Medea Leather handbag

Medea

Leather handbag

$193
New With Tags
Spain

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Medea Hanna leather crossbody bag

Medea

Hanna leather crossbody bag

$125
Good
Italy

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Medea Leather handbag

Medea

Leather handbag

$248
New
Italy

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Medea Hanna patent leather bag

Medea

Hanna patent leather bag

$230
New
United States

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Medea Leather crossbody bag

Medea

Leather crossbody bag

$152 $130 (14%)
Very Good
Germany

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Medea Leather handbag

Medea

Leather handbag

$284
New With Tags
Italy

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Medea Leather handbag

Medea

Leather handbag

$574
New With Tags
Spain

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Medea Leather crossbody bag

Medea

Leather crossbody bag

$450
Very Good
France

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Medea Hanna leather handbag

Medea

Hanna leather handbag

$180
Very Good
Italy

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Medea Glitter handbag

Medea

Glitter handbag

$117
Very Good
Portugal

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Medea Leather mini bag

Medea

Leather mini bag

$257
New
Spain

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Medea Hanna leather crossbody bag

Medea

Hanna leather crossbody bag

$228
Very Good
Italy

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Medea Hanna leather handbag

Medea

Hanna leather handbag

$169
Very Good
United Kingdom

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Medea Leather handbag

Medea

Leather handbag

$147
Very Good
France

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Medea Leather crossbody bag

Medea

Leather crossbody bag

$209
Very Good
Italy

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Medea Hanna vinyl handbag

Medea

Hanna vinyl handbag

$261
Good
Italy

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Medea Hanna leather tote

Medea

Hanna leather tote

$140 $126 (10%)
Very Good
France

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Medea Hanna leather bag

Medea

Hanna leather bag

$293
New
United States

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Medea Hanna leather handbag

Medea

Hanna leather handbag

$214 $156 (27%)
Very Good
Finland

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Medea Leather crossbody bag

Medea

Leather crossbody bag

$90
New
France

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About Medea

Medea was founded in 2018 by Italian twin sisters Giulia and Camilla Venturini, both of whom had a background in fashion and art. The brand's inception came after their encounter with the owner of a leather factory in Verona, Italy. Inspired by a 1969 film named after the mythical sorceress Medea, their brand's philosophy was to transform the commonplace into luxurious through leather renditions of shopping bags.

The brand's first designs were instantly recognizable for their shopping bag-like structure. These handbags, sleek in design and available in various sizes and leather finishes, quickly set Medea apart in the luxury handbag market. Their distinct shape and style reflect the brand's commitment to minimalist yet impactful design.

Celebrity endorsements have played a significant role in Medea's rise. In 2019, an Instagram post by Rihanna, featuring Medea’s signature tote, significantly boosted the brand's visibility. The brand has since been embraced by numerous celebrities, including Beyonce, reinforcing its status in the high-fashion world.

Medea's brand philosophy is deeply intertwined with its founders' art backgrounds. The vision was to create a handbag that serves as a canvas for art, marrying high fashion with creative expression. This artistic approach underpins the brand's design ethos, emphasizing simplicity, adaptability, and a focus on high-quality, well-executed products.

From the outset, Medea has been engaged in collaborations with artists, making these partnerships a core aspect of their identity. One of their early collaborations was with artist Nan Goldin, setting a precedent for how the brand approaches its partnerships, focusing on artistic integrity and mutual respect rather than purely transactional relationships.

Sustainability is a crucial element of Medea’s operations, although they face challenges due to the nature of leather goods. The brand emphasizes local production in Italy and the use of suppliers nearby to minimize their carbon footprint. While they explored alternative materials like faux and mushroom leather, they ultimately prioritized the quality and structural integrity that real leather provides.