Velvet and fabrics sourced from interior design and leathers from the best Italian tanneries are combined with vintage-inspired gold decorations that bring authenticity and uniqueness to the finished product. Passion for their Neapolitan roots and the Italian craftsmanship tradition, combined with the deep knowledge of production techniques, grant LEDEFF a place in Made in Italy excellence.


LEDEFF was born in 2017 to sisters Barbara and Luigia de Felice. The journey began with a collector’s trunk passed down by their grandmother. Inside, the sisters found French silk, velvet, antique dresses and accessories of rich Neapolitan heritage. Barbara and Luigia decided to bring these treasures back to life and turn them into an exclusive and timeless collection of handmade bags, one different from another, where the attention to detail is obsessive. The name they chose for their Brand comes from the nickname friends gave to the very close four siblings. “Le” is the Italian for “The”, they are the “Deffs” and the Brand becomes an homage to their family.

Designer Profile

Barbara is the elder of four siblings and lives in Naples. Like her father, she is architect and interior designer. Fashion has been at the heart of all Barbara’s projects from the very beginning. As an architect, she sees fashion like design, an embodiment of structures, shapes and volumes that have always fascinated her. Her hand can easily shift from architecture to fashion and creating a bag or designing a house are to her very similar processes. With LEDEFF she can truly express her creativity. Luigia lives in Milan and is the youngest sibling. Her love for fashion has always been an integral part of her life. She graduated in Business Administration in Naples, but it is in Milan that she starts working in fashion, transitioning from a small company to Ralph Lauren. Vintage style is her lifelong inspiration and passion. She adores wearing her grandmother’s clothes, mixing accessories in her signature eclectic style. She likes strolling around stalls of flea markets in London, Paris, Berlin. Wherever vintage calls, she goes.