In all aspects of life, we have biases. I have my favorite bags that work for me, and though I am always looking for new designs, many times I find myself getting a bit repetitive with brands and styles. But I also see a lot of bags, so for me to really be drawn to a bag in an unexpected way sticks with me. I am someone who studies each bag I see, from the feel of the leather to the way the bag opens and closes to the functionality of the interior and of course the aesthetic. I have been hearing more people telling me that they were really loving newer Versace bags, and I decided I had to see it for myself.

White and Blue Medusa Bag
White Versace Medusa Medium Bag
Purple Versace Medusa Medium Bag
White, Blue, and Purple Versace Medusa Medium Bag

The Versace La Medusa line of bags is an instant staple for the House, with the very iconic Versace Medusa on the front of the bag to immediately identify it as a Versace design. Within the La Medusa family, there are quite a few different bag shapes, but it’s this top-handle handbag that I am drawn to most.

This is the Versace Medium La Medusa Bag, crafted in Italy from premium leather with the Medusa plaque on the front. The significance of the Medusa emblem is it was the same décor discovered on the doors of the brand’s first headquarters in Milan and remains a defining element of the brand. The leather on this bag is quite lovely, sturdy yet offers a bit of slouch (you can see this in the leather in some photos as we didn’t stuff the bags). You can carry the bag by the framed leather top handle, or there are two detachable shoulder straps: one leather and one a tonal chain (which looks heavy but is deceiving light as it’s plastic).

Versace Medusa Medium Bag Open
Versace Medusa Bag Chains

Do you want to know who was wowed most by the bags? Vlad. And Vlad rarely has much to say about a specific bag, but if you asked him the bag that he has loved the most recently, he would tell you this bag. There are small details that help it stand out, like the way the top handle is secured on the entire with little metal rod detailing that sits on the inside of the top handle. The magnetic button closure is easy to open and close, and I am always such a fan of tonal coloring, from the chain strap to the La Medusa plaque. On the inside, you’ll find a flat internal pocket and 100% color complimenting leather. I really love a bag being lined in leather, especially if it doesn’t add a ton of weight, it both looks and feels special.

There’s a smaller size of this bag as well, which judging by the dimensions will still hold plenty. This is a really great day bag, one that comes in 10 colorways so you can opt for a bright color or go more neutral. Versace sells different colored chain strap options, so you can really change this bag up with a new strap or matching La Medusa bag charm. It’s a bag that I really fell for, and am looking forward to discovering more of what Versace has to offer.

Shop the Versace La Medusa for $2,525 at Versace.com.

Versace Medusa Medium Bag Group
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Iman
Iman
28 days ago

I’ve had my eye on this bag for the past couple of months and I think this article just convinced me to go ahead and purchase it. Debating between the black on black or the black with gold hardware.

Iman
Iman
24 days ago

Thank You! I think I might just go ahead and finally make the decision to go for the black on black. Thanks for your recommendation.

Storyteller
Storyteller
27 days ago
Reply to  Iman

I work for Capri (the company that owns Versace) and I have been eyeing this one as well! I say go for the black on black, it’s stunning! I get 50% off employee discount so I think I need to just go for it!

Mir
Mir
25 days ago
Reply to  Storyteller

oh man oh man I was also deciding between these two but my heart always goes to the black on black. If I had said 50% discount I’d just buy both!!! haa lucky you

Iman
Iman
25 days ago
Reply to  Mir

I’m also thinking of going for the black on black even though generally prefer bags with a little contrast hardware.

Mir
Mir
24 days ago
Reply to  Iman

I mean.. you can’t go wrong with either choice, both beautifu!

Iman
Iman
25 days ago
Reply to  Iman

*even though I generally prefer bags with a little bit of contrast as opposed to tonal.

Iman
Iman
27 days ago
Reply to  Storyteller

Thanks for the recommendation. I was stuck between deciding on the black and gold and black on black.

Matt
Matt
26 days ago

I bought this bag back in the spring of 2021, and I have reached for it more times than I can count. I got it in the beige, and am seriously thinking about another color.

Rosendo Garcia JR
Rosendo Garcia JR
26 days ago

I’ve been eyeing this bag for ages since it came out, and I was about to purchase it, until I saw it in person and saw that, the chain is actually made out of plastic!! I was disappointed and I said I don’t want to spend $3k, on a chain that’s plastic! I prefer to buy it at 50% off at the end of the season or preloved, just cause of that, :(. I had really high hopes for this bag.. oh well

DorianGray
DorianGray
23 days ago

I live in Milan and here I can see a lot of Versace bags on the arms of girls and women. Virtus bags were everywhere during September fashion week. La Medusa is a “new classic”. I don’t know if the new Greca Signature line will be a hit but since Palazzo line (the one promoted by Lady Gaga), Versace is on a roll. I liked this post, thank u.

psny15
psny15
25 days ago

I like versace bags but don’t own any / my favorite would be the pallazo bag they recently discontinued

Louie
Louie
23 days ago

Does the flap pop open easily when carried with the top handle? It looks like it’s only attached with a magnet.

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