Club Monaco collaborates with Ela Handbags on a 3-piece collection
From high fashion brands to artists, mass retailers just love a good designer collaboration. And while Target and H&M may be the ones that first come to mind, Club Monaco has quietly been doing their own collabo thing since 2012, when they brand launched its “Makers & Muse” series. Previously working with such designers as Mark McNairy and Jane Mayle, Toronto-based handbag line Ela has just joined the ranks.
Launched on Monday, the Club Monaco and Ela collaboration features three handbags designed exclusively by Canadian design duo Ela and Martin Aldorsson. The mini collection includes a reworked neutral color blocked version of their M.I.L.C.K (money/identification/lipstick/cell/keys) and Editor’s Pouch Star clutch as well as a black version of their Scandi Drawstring Stud bag.
In this collection, the Aldorssons focus creating a sense of humble luxury through their bags by using sleek and sophisticated shapes and subtle design details. Crafted in Spain and sold worldwide via Club Monaco’s website, this collab brings it all back home for the brand which was launched in Toronto back in 1985.