Make your Vida Vida bag or accessory even more special!

Is it really possible to make one of our handmade leather bags or accessories even more special?

Well, we didn’t think so, until we came across a 1960’s vintage hot-foil embossing machine that we knew would be able to beautifully stamp initials, numbers, a name or personal message onto our leather. We decided to invest in this wonderful machine which has quickly become known as “Matilda” to everyone in the office.

Matilda the hot-foil personalisation machine

We experimented with different temperatures, pressures and colours and we were so pleased with the results as they suited our vintage styles perfectly. Et voila the world of personalisation, customisation and monogramming began!

Personalisation Of Gift Leather Bags

Please take a look at the information below to help you understand what options are available to you when you buy one of our monogrammable products.


Why would I want to emboss a bag?

If it’s a present you need, then monogramming initials, name or a short message really adds a special personal touch to a gift that they will really cherish. We offer options on many items to emboss up to 20 characters so there is quite a bit of space if you need it. Obviously, a few of the smaller bags may have a bit less space available.

Our laptop bags, satchels, handbags and travel bags can be personalised on the outside of the flap (in the centre) or more subtly hidden underneath the flap to suit your needs.  Some of our smaller items may only have one positioning option available which will be indicated when you place your order.


What colours can you monogram in?

We emboss (monogram) "blind" (no colour just heat and pressure) antique gold and matte black so you can have the exact look you want. Our own favourite is “blind”, which uses heat rather than any colour to give a beautifully natural finish but the other options look great too.

Embossing Examples For Our LeatherEmbossing colour options Blind, Antique Gold and Matt Black

How much does monogramming cost?

Basic monogramming costs around £5 and there are options to upgrade further with longer messages, different colours and positions.  Each product details the exact price but remember that every monogram or message we add is set-up and done by hand. Also, we promise that adding personalisation to your item will NOT delay it's being shipped to you.  As soon as your order comes in we get busy with setting up the template for the personalisation, just remember to double check what you request as mistakes cannot be corrected once embossed.

personalise your gifts

How do I add embossing to my order?

Simply choose what item you would like to buy and then, if personalisation is available, a personalisation form is displayed on the page that explains what options you have for that product. 

Once we receive your order we’ll get stamping on “Matilda” (our vintage 1960’s hot foil embossing machine) in no time!