"Marilyn Monroe may have asserted that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but most women will tell you that, as friends go, no sparkling stone rivals a truly great handbag. After all, a tennis bracelet can’t be trusted to ferry one’s precious cargo. A superlative purse, in which utility, practicality and good looks combine, can be a life-enhancing companion. This insight informs every piece in Tyler Ellis’s collection, from workhorse totes to streamlined clutches. Ellis’s pragmatic glamour — understated, elegant, functional — is more than just a savvy design signature; it’s an homage to her late father, the seminal fashion designer Perry Ellis."