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The Lemiena Story

Welcome to the Lemiena story. Based in London, Lemiena is a destination for desirable and distinguished accessories.

Crafted from the most exquisite Italian textiles; butter soft leather, luxurious cashmere and beautiful rich suede, Lemiena offers a world class collection of polished and sophisticated clutches and wraps that not only complement and enhance your wardrobe, but create a glamorous stand out, enabling every woman to not only work a room, but own it.

Founded by London based designer, Melanie. Melanie fused her British heritage and design background with her passion for Italian fashion and fabrics to create what is now regarded as the go-to accessories label for any modern woman. Comprising three signature collections, each piece embodies Melanie’s vision for the Lemiena label; Luxurious, Elegant, Modern, Individual, Effortless, Natural and Alluring. All arrive in a selection of covetable seasonal colours and individual designs.

The Collection

The Cashmiena – Combining luxurious soft cashmere with beautiful hand-tied suede fringing, our best selling wrap is an opulent and sophisticated statement piece for any discerning woman’s wardrobe.

The Pellemiena – Inspired by the pashmina, the Pellemiena offers a distinctive contrast in touch and texture by utilising Italy’s finest suede along with the signature hand-tied suede fringing – a distinctive look for those that seek individuality and wish to turn heads.

The Envelope Clutch – exquisite Italian leather, clean lines and a classic yet contemporary design, the Lemiena clutch will glamorise and accentuate any ensemble providing a striking finishing touch.

About Melanie

Melanie first fuelled her passion for design through a role with a leading interior designer in Knightsbridge.  Her capabilities, knowledge and interest were evident and over the years Melanie steadily worked her way into some of the largest luxury design houses including Chloe, Chanel and Graff Diamonds. Melanie was soon collaborating with prominent interior designers and architects all around the world and her enviable client list grew to include celebrities and Royalty.

Her extensive travels through pleasure and work led Melanie  to fall in love with Italy and the vibrant, chic, cultural flare of the country. But it was the beautiful hand-crafted creations from Italian fashion artisans and the indulgent fabrics they used, which first stemmed her idea for Lemiena.   A house purchase in the beautiful region of Tuscany over 14 years ago enabled Melanie to integrate herself into the Italian lifestyle and source a selection of specialist artisans to assist in turning her accessories dream into a reality.  With their knowledge and materials, Melanie’s fashion insight, flair for design and successful business acumen, Lemiena was born.