Federico Badia handmade leather purses & bags are made with the finest quality of Italian leather, craftsmanship, and design. Each bag is elegant, unique, and crafted to last a lifetime. Federico & his wife Hannah are constantly inventing new designs for a variety of occasions. Browse our shop’s current selection of handmade leather purses and bags.
LEATHER MESSENGER BAGS & SATCHELS
The Trieste Satchel, with its beautiful details and stitching, is an elegant combination of an attache and messenger bag. The handle and detachable strap mean that it can either be carried by hand or across the body. The bag closes with a metal and is lined in suede leather with an inner zipped pocket, a smaller open pocket (large enough for a cell phone or keys, and a business card pocket.. There is also an additional full length pocket across the back of the bag, which is perfect for documents. The Satchel easily fits a 13 inch laptop computer. €225 (plus IVA within the EU).
The Roma Messenger combines a sleek elegance with versatility, large enough to easily accommodate a 13 inch computer and books, but slim enough to be used as a documents bag. This versatility makes the Messenger perfect for both professional and casual occasions. The bag’s strap is 3cm wide and fastens using a brass buckle. The bag is secured by a buttoned strap that fits through a metal rectangular closure. All the bag’s hardware and leather are made in Italy. €215 (plus IVA within the EU).
La Postina, named for its resemblance to the leather bags worn in the past by Italian mail curriers, is a spacious and versatile bag that is 100% handmade and 100% Italian vegetable tanned leather. Depending on the occasion it works well as a purse, tote bag, or messenger bag. It easily fits books, documents, iPad, even most laptop computers, and also has an inner zipped pocket. The bag ships quickly and makes a fantastic gift. It is available many colors. €135 (plus IVA within the EU).
CLASSIC CROSS-BODY PURSES: The ORVIETO COLLECTION
Tolfetta Rupe is a traditional Italian leather purse with elegantly balanced lines. We handcraft each purse from a heavy leather, which means that purses wear well and increase in personality and beauty with time’s passing. The Rupe easily fits books, iPad, and sketch paper. Lined in suede, the purse features a convenient front pocket, an inner zipped pocket, and business card pocket. The purse closes with a brass buckle. €175 (plus IVA within the EU).
Tolfetta Rocca maintains the Rupe’s timeless style, but with slightly smaller size. This purse is also handmade of the highest quality full-grain Italian tanned leather. It features a convenient front pocket and inner zipped pocket. Lined in suede, the purse closes with a brass buckle. €150 (plus IVA within the EU).
Tolfetta Badia is a sleek and smaller version of the Rocca. It too is completely handmade of high quality, durable Italian tanned leather, and features a useful front pocket, big enough for a cell phone or keys. The bag is lined in suede with an inner zipped pocket, and closes with a brass buckle. €125 (plus IVA within the EU).
Tolfetta Compagna is inspired by the rural Umbrian countryside. This lightweight and unique bag is made from high quality Italian tanned leather and lined in suede. It easily fits a small notebook or camera. The purse fastens with a decorative tab and magnetic closure. €100 (plus IVA within the EU).
CLASSIC CROSS-BODY PURSES: The TRIESTE COLLECTION
Borsa Unità has a unique latticed leather flap, which makes it both whimsical and refined, and closes with a magnetic snap. The purse has a suede zippered pocket. The strap measures 130 cm and fastens to the purse with metal clips, allowing the purse to transform into a clutch. The purse fits a journal or book, wallet, cell phone, and other small sized essentials. €120 (plus IVA within the EU).
Borsa Miramare is sleek and elegant. The design is inspired by the castle of Miramare and the history of the area surrounding Trieste. The bag has a hidden magnetic closure and inner zippered pocket. The strap is streamline and fastens to the purse with metal clips, allowing the purse to transform into a clutch.
Currently, we offer either Borsa Miramare Sand and Borsa Miramare Sea. €90 (plus IVA within the EU).
CLASSIC CROSS-BODY PURSES: The ROMA COLLECTION
Borsa del Popolo is sleek, lightweight, and versatile, but still large enough for a book, wallet, phone, etc. The bag is lined in suede and features an inner zipped pocket and a back slip pocket. The bag fastens with a magnetic closure. €125 (plus IVA within the EU).
Borsa del Popolo Mini is a miniature version of the Borsa del Popolo. It is small and sleek, just big enough to fit a phone, small wallet, and lipstick. The bag is lined in suede. The bag fastens with a magnetic closure. €75 (plus IVA within the EU).
HANDBAGS & TOTES
The Trieste Tote has clean, elegant lines. It is spacious and comfortable, containing both an outer pocket and a double slip pockets. The purse fastens with a snap closure and can be held in the hand or worn over the shoulder. €155 (plus IVA within the EU).
The Orvieto Tote combines the rustic and the refined into large tote that has a unique shape. The hand stitched details reflect the texture and culture of the Umbrian countryside that surrounds Orvieto. The purse fastens with a snap closure, can be held in the hand or worn over the shoulder, and has double slip pockets. €170 (plus IVA within the EU).
The Roma Handbag is spacious and elegant handmade from full-grain Italian tanned calf. The bag is lined with canvas and has an internal zipped pocket and two open slip pockets. €260 (plus IVA within the EU).
CUSTOM & BESPOKE ORDERS
If there is a fantastic leather purse that you’ve always wanted, we can help you make your dream a reality. We offer both custom and bespoke purses and bags. Custom orders allow the client to modify one of our existing designs by choosing the leather, stitching, lining, and hardware colors of the bag. For Bespoke orders, the client, in conversation with us, designs their own bag. We enjoy working directly with clients on both custom and bespoke orders. For enquiries, contact us at email@example.com