Art Deco enthusiast, murder mystery addict, avid traveller and cat lover, Ella McHugh launched her namesake handbag collection in 2011. After years of pouring over contracts, briefs, and depositions as a lawyer, she decided the time was right to pursue her love of design. Honing her skills at the Fashion Institute of Technology and interning at Mark Cross perfectly prepared her for the handbag designer’s world of exotic skins, architectural shapes, Italian craftsmanship and more.