The eponymous label that Ela Aldorsson launched in 2010 with her husband, Martin, is a Canadian-designer success story. With experience working with Burberry in London and Hermès in Toronto, she was well primed to carve out a space in the accessory market. “We saw an opportunity in the affordable-luxury segment that bridged the gap between fast fashion and luxury.” Her MILCK (money, ID, lipstick, cell, keys) clutch, with its signature asymmetrical-flap closure, was the brand’s first offering and is now cemented as a cult favourite. Ela’s most beloved items from her Spring 2017 collection are the mini MILCK with hand-cut floral petals and the Lady bag, which, she says, has “that perfect balance between softness and structure.”
Mini MILCK clutch with bloom embroidery, $330, elabyela.com.