E L L A V A L E N T I N E
A calling, an affinity with fashion, an integral love for craftsmanship & design? After a career in global advertising, specializing in beauty branding, Dutch born Anouk de Jonge decided it was time to follow her lifelong dream of launching her own line of quality handbags & leather accessories and set up her company Ella Valentine, in 2010. With dedicated determination & enthusiasm — now synonym with the brand — the first designs were drawn up in her small design studio in Hampstead, London. Ella Valentine was born.
Fast forward to today, and Ella Valentine is starting to gain global interest from retail customers. The combination of quality and a unique personality, has been drawing international interest. You will find Ella Valentine buyers located outside the UK - from France, Switzerland, Holland and Germany, to Australia, the USA, and even Russia.
Ella Valentine has recently started selling small quantities on a wholesale basis and products are expected to pop-up in stores ranging from London, Paris and Amsterdam, to San Francisco and Los Angeles. In addition to the seasonal handbag collection, EV is introducing a collection of fine leather wallets. You will find them in an array of unusual colours and finishes, in selected stores worldwide.
E L L A' S L E A T H E R
It was clear from the start that the combination of quality Italian manufacturing, the expert skills acquired over generations, and the incredible Italian leather craftsmanship, was in sync with the Ella Valentine brand. All EV products are manufactured in Salerno, close to Naples, Italy.
E L L A' S B R A N D
From the onset, Anouk has designed the Ella Valentine pieces from her small design studio in Hampstead, London. Working in close collaboration with EV’s Italian manufacturer, design drawings, leather swatches, and many rounds of samples are produced before the final product emerges & gets approved. Choosing the right leathers for products is an exciting and involved process which Anouk is heavily involved in. Custom dyes are often made-to-order to achieve the perfect colour and quality of leather.
E L L A' S M I S S I O N
Design follows function. First and foremost a product needs to do its job. Seamlessly. Flawlessly. Tastefully. Ella Valentine strives to be unique. Personal. Individual. Inspirational.