Last Updated on November 21, 2022 by Eve Dawes
Was the La Medusa Versace bag the right decision or do I have buyers remorseVersace bags have always been my go to brand and the Versace La Medusa bag was an impulse designer purchase I’m so happy I made. Dua Lipa and Kacey Musgraves have made this Versace handbag one of the most wanted bags. It took me about 6 months to find the perfect new designer bag after looking in so many stores and websites. I was torn between a few brands, Chanel, Dior, Versace and Valentino but I ended up with the small, top handle, pink Versace Medusa Bag. Here’s why. This post contains affiliate links.
Small La Medusa Versace Bag Review + 5 Ways To Wear ItMy honest review of the new small La Medusa Versace bag including what made me choose this bag, all the different ways to wear it and what it fits inside. I ordered a couple of extra accessories to be able to style this bag as many ways as possible.
- With the acrylic chain the Versace Medusa bag comes with.
- With the leather shoulder strap it comes with.
- By it’s top handle.
- With a Versace gold chain shoulder strap (sold separately).
- With a twilly or skinny scarf to protect the handle & change the look.
Shop The Newest Versace BagsThe latest style Versace bags in all colors and sizes. Pink is one of the color trends for 2022-2023 but it also comes in 8 other colors including classic white or black with gold Medusa accents.
What made me choose the pink Versace Medusa bagI was looking for either a beige, white or pink designer bag that I could use for both the day and night. I like to have a few main designer bags that go with pretty much everything that I use the most and then more evening or casual bags I can rotate in. There were so many colors to choose from in the La Medusa style but I ended up with the pink Versace bag as it’s such a big color trend. Plus, who doesn’t love pink! Pink’s a neutral as far as I’m concerned as I have so much of it. I also got the Lady Dior in beige as more of a classic style, color and true neutral for Spring Summer versus the pink which is more fun and fashion forward. I also already have a large white tote and a small white Versace clutch and recently sold my large pink Versace tote bag that was an older style. So I didn’t have a pink bag, which is kind of shocking since it’s my favorite color.
What made me choose the Versace La Medusa handbag shapeI wanted a structured top handle bag that would be large enough for my phone. The gold chain strap doesn’t come with it but I bought it as it’s an easy swap for when acrylic chains go out of style. I wanted a classic but fashion forward style and the Versace La Medusa small tote bag was the newest bag from their Spring Summer runway show. If I could afford every color of the Versace Medusa bag, I probably would have it. I was also looking at Chanel but I left that for buying a black bag when I was back in London. The La Medusa Versace bag is also a newer design. I’d seen the Versace La Medusa bag in black and gold and loved it but I already have so many black handbags. What I didn’t love about the pink version at first was the matching acrylic chain strap. However, acrylic’s very on trend this season and as much as it’s grown on me I know it will date faster than the gold chain strap. Which is why I got the Versace chunky gold chain shoulder strap that you can swap out the acrylic strap with. It’s pretty pricey but I’ve also been using it on my white Versace bag as the chains removable to be able to convert it into a clutch. The disappointing thing with the gold chain is that it’s plastic which I wasn’t expecting for that price. On the plus side, that means it’s lighter and cuts into your shoulders less. One of the things that I love about Versace’ handbag designs is that they’re so versatile. I can swap out shoulder strap on this purse and create 4 looks with 1 bag: Pink chain. pink leather strap, Gold chain (sold separately) or without a chain & carrying it by the top handle. The acrylic strap’s good for casual looks for the day and the gold chain for nights out or for when I’m wearing gold accessories.
Why I chose this size Versace La Medusa bagI wanted a bag that I could use for both the day and night and it had to be big enough to fit my phone (the iPhone 13 and 14 Pro is basically 6″). I’ve been downsizing and minimizing what I put in my bags anyway. As it’s better for their shape and the handles. The Versace La Medusa bag only comes in 2 sizes. So that made the decision easier for me as the small Versace tote bag works better with my petite frame and the medium is too big to use for the evening and doesn’t come in pink.
Versace Small La Medusa handbag measurements:
What material is the La Medusa Versace bag
I’m really picky when it comes to material. I’d passed on a lot of bags because they were made of lambskin leather which as pretty as it looks, is fragile and scratches easily.
The La Medusa Versace bag is 100% leather and textured not smooth. I’ve had my Prada Saffiano tote for 8 years and it’s worn so well because it’s textured so I knew I wanted this kind of leather.
Why am I loyal to VersaceIf you’ve read the blog for a while, you know I’m pretty loyal to Versace. I love their glamorous, feminine, statement making styles. They’re not known for their subtle prints or designs and I’m fine with that. Their sizing and quality is always consistent and things like the gold chain handbag strap I bought can be used with a lot of their bags.
How a bag shapes my wardrobeTo me the bag or shoes is the base for the outfit as it’s normally the most expensive piece and normally makes the biggest statement. Once I knew my Versace tote bag was going to be pink, I could figure everything else out. I just bought the Dior ribbon slingback heels in pink patent to go with them and flat pink slides will probably be the next addition as I love coordinated or monochromatic looks. I also know I have lots of pink in my wardrobe already and it’s a color that goes with black, white, and pretty much all of my Summer wardrobe.
I’m excited for it to get warmer again so that I can use the small pink Versace La Medusa bag with my Versace outfit and the Versace bralette with denim shorts and the original pink acrylic chain for a more casual look. As well as the new pink and red Burberry silk scarf my friend just got me for my birthday.