New Line | Ela Handbags

Posted on September 09, 2011 | 2 Comments

We love to support amazing Canadian talent here at LYNNsteven. When we first saw ela handbags we fell in love and knew we had to have the line at the shop. We are super exicted to be carrying their signature clutch M.I.L.C.K. (money/id/lipstick/cell/keys). We have five amazing colours to choose from.

The basis of ela is the idea of humble luxury, where refined and sophisticated silhouettes strive to showcase, rather than upstage, the wearer. From subtle asymmetry to luxe hardware and leather, every design element is infused with a high level of craftsmanship, materials and a signature aesthetic.

It was while working in public relations at Hermès Canada when Ela Kowalewska developed a passion for leather goods, and an understanding for high-end craftsmanship and design. She later held a post at Burberry in London, England, and decided it was time to further explore her love of handbags. In 2008, a chance meeting with Jimmy Choo (who also saw her sketches) reassured her path. ela's co founder, Martin Aldorsson comes from a background in marketing and advertising. His portfolio includes positions at global agencies BBDO New York, and McCann Erickson in London. Most recently, he served as the brand manager for Havaianas in North America.

Posted in Designers, Ela Handbags, Fall/Winter, Handbags, New Arrivals



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Terrie Reinhard
Terrie Reinhard

October 16, 2012


I live in LA. Where can I find your bags? Online? Thanks!


October 16, 2012

Hi Terrie, You can order the latest on our online shop. We will be getting a reorder of some of the top sellers as we are sold out. If there is one in particular you are after feel free to email us at

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