Tyler Ellis, the daughter of revered fashion designer Perry Ellis, channels her fascination for traveling into an endless current of inspiration. Her eponymous handbag line is defined by an array of luxe materials and intricate details that embody her worldly palette. The company launched in New York in 2011, and is now based in Los Angeles, where Tyler grew up and currently resides with her husband, Ben, and their three puppies.
Tyler’s designs are brought to life in a father/son owned and operated atelier outside of Florence, Italy, where the hands of fastidious artisans produce perfection no machine can mimic. From hand-stitching and hand-painted edges to custom hardware created specifically for each design, Tyler Ellis handbags represent an ardent commitment to couture and quality craftsmanship that has earned a cult following. The designs look equally at home on the red carpet as well as in everyday life and are carried by influential women worldwide. As a personal homage to Tyler’s father, Perry Ellis’ handwriting appears as the company logo; and most dear to Tyler, he is a part of everything she creates!
Tyler Ellis’ logo is in her father's writing from an envelope he scripted for her first birthday. The vibrant lining of every bag is in "Thayer Blue," named after the street she grew up on. Many of Tyler's designs are adorned with pinecones, an ancient symbol of the third eye, which lies in the geometric center of the brain and enables us to see light, an important source of inspiration to Tyler. Within each of the signature details is a part of who Tyler is as both a person and a designer.
All of the hardware used is not only a feature of function, it’s become the very framework and structure of each clutch and handbag. It’s a crucial component that allows for the strength of the bag to endure through everyday wear, and be passed down for generations.