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Shop Local Designer: Ela Handbags Sample Sale

April 19, 2013
I am on a shopping kick lately.  Actually I think I would blame the good sales going on these days.  And a couple weeks back I went to the Ela Handbags sample sale to add some new bags to my wardrobe.

Ela handbags galore
For those of you who don't know, Ela, co-founded by Ela Kowalewska and Martin Aldorsson, is a Swedish/Canadian handbags and accessories brand.  The T.O. duo wants to create a line of accessories that embody the basis of humble luxury.  All their handbags are crafted in Spain with high quality Italian materials.

When I first walked into the sale, I was already overwhelmed by the collection.  I did not expect there are so many choices available, and the prices are unbeatable.

So many choices... but they were gone so fast!

Bargain alert!
Bucket - $45 (anything you can find in the bucket)
Editor's Pouch - $80
M.I.L.C.K. Clutch - $100
Chibi Lady & Fur - $150
Large Bags - $200

I had my eyes on their M.I.L.C.K. Clutch before I went into the sample sale.  If memory serves me correctly, there were over 20 different things for you to choose from.  So I went a little crazy, and here's a pic of some of the things I grabbed to decide:

In hindsight, so much red and pink lol

I ended up getting Chibi Lady Bag in Red Stud, M.I.L.C.K. Clutch in Sand Stud and M.I.L.C.K. Clutch in Hot Pink Suede for myself.  I also picked up the Lardy Bag in Red Stud for Joyce and M.I.L.C.K. Clutch in Purple for Emily!

Chibi Lady Bag in Red Stud
M.I.L.C.K. Clutch in Sand Stud

 M.I.L.C.K. Clutch in Hot Pink Suede

I also got the chance to have a quick chat with Ela and Martin, who both are so so sweet and helpful.  And can you believe how good look they both are, seriously, what a power cute couple!

Ela Kowalewska and Martin Aldorsson
The designs of their bags are simply and elegant, yet unique.  With Spring and Summer coming up, I'm looking forward to put my Chibi Lady Bag and M.I.L.C.K. Clutch into use.  If you want to check out their newest collection, Ela Handbags are available at Holt Renfrew, eluxe, The Code, and on their website (I have my eyes on the rose gold Editor's Pouch).

Until next time,

x Rica


  1. Thank you for purchasing the clutch for me!!! :)

  2. Love it! Been eyeing their bags for a while - I didn't know about this sale :(

  3. I've never heard of these bags before, but the M.I.L.C.K. Clutch in Sand Stud is to die for! The pink suede clutch is also perfect for the summer - wish I knew about this sale!

  4. I learned about it last minute too, so I didn't do much planning other than googling haha. I'm looking forward to put them into good use!

  5. Thanks Elaine! I'm eyeing on their F/W collection! Those star emboss and a chain version of the M.I.L.C.K. Clutch! I want!

  6. You're welcome sweetie. I'm glad you like it!

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  8. That lady bag in red is just the cutest and the details on the clutches are amazing!

  9. I can't wait to wear it but it has been rainy lately... don't wanna ruin the leather lol - xoxo

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