Madeleine Tepe

Joined SV: April 2018
@madlinbags |

Madeleine Tepe is the founder of MADLIN, an affordable-luxury handbag brand based in Cincinnati. Madeleine grew up in a family of seamstresses and tailors where a passion for construction and craftsmanship was fostered.  While studying fashion design at DAAP, she was introduced to leather-craft and quickly fell in love with the process.

MADLIN takes the scenic route to provide customers with design centric, beautiful handcrafted leather pieces that are built to last and age with grace. Local production ensures the utmost quality and ethical standards that Madeleine highly values.  

Like the founder, MADLIN the brand doesn’t take itself too seriously; encouraging funky, playful design and clicking “unsubscribe” to the rules.

MADLIN plans to launch online sales for Fall 2018. MADLIN will also be instating sustainability initiatives through the introduction of eco-friendly leathers and leather alternatives.