Mina + Oli handbags are one-of-a-kind, made from upcycled leather jackets. Colorful vintage material, lace and embroidery add to the unique charm of each bag.
Designer Laura Thomey sources her materials from local op-shops, enjoying the treasure hunt of finding beautifully aged leather jackets. Laura is passionate about giving new life and purpose to these materials, transforming them into high quality handbags.
“I find it romantic thinking about the history of the leather. Who wore it? Where has it travelled? What is its story? Aged leather has that wonderful supple feeling that only time can produce. It's rewarding to be able to reuse preloved leather in new modern handbags".
Mina + Oli handbags are made with love in Laura’s Melbourne studio with the help of Mayzie the cat.