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  • Alysia Reiner carries Corinne II Ingot to the 'Orange Is The New Black' Season 5 Celebration. June 9, 2017. 

  • IN New York Magazine featuring Corinne Bloom. June 2017.

  • Actress Miriam Shor carries Ella McHugh’s Corinne Wave to the Entertainment Weekly & People New York Upfronts. May 15, 2017.

  • Actress Emma Myles carries Ella McHugh’s Corinne II Glamour to the Entertainment Weekly & People New York Upfronts. May 15, 2017. 

  • Actress Leonor Varela carries Ella McHugh’s Monika Gold to the premiere of Penny Black Promotions 'A Little Something For Your Birthday.' May 3, 2017. 

  •  Actress Kelsey Scott carries Ella McHugh’s Patti Lightning to the George Lopez Foundation 10th Anniversary Celebration. April 30, 2017.

  • InWeston April 2017 issue featuring Ella McHugh's Monika Wild Flower.

  • Aventura Magazine, April 2017 edition featuring Monika Blush.

  • Yachting Times Spring Issue featuring Jacquelyn Sungold. 

  • Actress Jennifer Beals carries Ella McHugh's Monika Argenta to the New York special screening of 'Before I Fall' at Landmark Sunshine Cinema.

    February 28, 2017

  • Harper Bazaar Arabia -- February 2017

    Featuring the Corinne ll Glamour.

  • Milieu -- Winter 2017

    Featuring the Lauren Swirl.

  • Actress Leven Rambin attends "The 4% Film's Gender Problem" New York Premiere at the Meseum of Art and Design on March 08, 2016 in New York City. 

    Featuring the Corinne ll Facet

  • First Look -- May 2016

    Featuring the Corinne.

  • Linda Cardellini carrying Ella McHugh Corinne Deco at Deadline Hollywood event.

    June 9, 2016

  • Ella McHugh's namesake luxury handbag collection made its NYW debut in designer Bibhu Mohapatra's luxurious designs. Carried by leading ladies including Christina Hendricks, Abigail Breslin and Dasha Polanco, McHugh's bags seamlessly transition from the runway to the red carpet and day to night. A few days before the show, she shot her Fall 2016 lookbook and took the time to document her busy day. 

  • Actress Abigail Bresline attends the 68th Annual Directors Guild of America Awards at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on February 6, 22016 in Los Angeles, California. 

    Featuring the Monika 

  • Abigail Breslin attends the "Scream Queens" panel at Paley Fest LA 2016, presented by The Paley Center for Media, at the Dobley Theatre in Hollywood, California on March 12, 2016. 

    Featuring the Corinne

  • Vogue -- April 2016

    Featuring Gina Nanni carrying Ella McHugh bag, Louise Black at the 17th annual auction for Free Arts NYC.

  • W Magazine -- April 2016

    Featuring Gina Nanni carrying Ella McHugh bag, Louise Black at the 17th annual auction for Free Arts NYC.

  • Splash -- April 2016

    Featuring Monika Stone.

  • Lawyer-turned-luxury-handbag-designer Ella McHugh debuted her fall 2016 handbag collection May 10-11 at B. Barnett in west Little Rock.

  • Quest -- December 2016

    Featuring the Corinne II Cloud.

  • The stars aligned in Soho yesterday thanks to a delicious and fashion-fueled luncheon hosted by handbag designer Ella McHugh and astrologer-to-the-stars Ophira Edut of the AstroTwins. Laduree Soho made for the parfait setting to preview McHugh’s latest range for Spring/Summer 2017, which was on display next to color-coordinating macaroon statuettes.

  • 25A -- October 2016

    Featuring the Corinne Arctic.

  • Ever since I spotted her handbags featured in the Bibhu Mohapatra fall 2016 collection during New York Fashion Week, I’ve been a fan of Ella McHugh. Now, bags from the lawyer-turned-designer are available locally at Saks Jandel in Chevy Chase. Maybe it’s the fact that they’re made in Italy from exotic skins and creamy, soft leather. It could be the sophisticated clutches and 1950s-inspired day bags. Whatever the reason, the bags are already a favorite of celebs such as Christina Hendricks, Jaimie Alexander and Rachael Leigh Cook.

  • Resident -- July 2016

    Featuring the Lauren Python

  • Alec Baldwin, Billy Joel, LL Cool J…Long Island has fostered some of the greatest. Next up: luxury handbag designer Ella McHugh, who grew up in Locust Valley and Garden City.

    Pulse caught up with the emerging artist about her career path 180 from lawyer to designer, inspiration, memorable experiences and favorite style advice.

  • Vanidades -- August 2015

    Featuring the Corinne Gleam and the Corinne II Haze.

  • Inspired by the glamorous Silver Screen Era, each of McHugh's designs feature a semi-precious stone and stream­lined hardware. Made from quality leathers and exotic skins — ostrich, python and more — McHugh's designs are both glamorous and versatile.

    We recently sat down with the lawyer-turned-designer to talk about her brand, her spring 2015 collection, her go-to handbag style and more. Keep reading to see our full interview and learn more about this emerging handbag brand. 

  • 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.

  • McHugh’s range, which is now carried in 12 stores since her launch last January has seen Hollywood success. Stylist Janie Bryant has carried McHugh's bags to three events including the Emmys. Actress Rachael Leigh Cook has carried the designer's Corrine clutch to the 2013 People's Choice Awards. Sara Rue is a fan of the range's Monika Olive,  it to this year's Slavery to Freedom gala. Kathleen Robertson has taken McHugh's design onto a red carpet. The collection has also found fans in New York with Orange is the New Black's Jackie Cruz and ballerina Maria Kowroski toting the elegant clutches.

  • I’ve scouted the chicest prints, the more evolved and grown up florals  and I dare you not to agree with the following examples. From accessories to bikinis, we’ve got some floral inspiration.


  • Call it a global affair: over 1,500 independent designers from around the world submitted their most dazzling creations for the 8th Annual Independent Handbag Designer Awards.

    The judges have spoken, and 30 finalists made the cut. Now it’s your turn to vote. 

  • LOS ANGELES, CA ‐ MAY 29: Actress Sara Rue carried the Monika Olive by Ella McHugh while attending the 16th From Slavery to Freedom gala at Skirball Cultural Center on May 29, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

  • A LOOK AT THE NOMINEES FOR THE 2014 INDEPENDENT HANDBAG DESIGNER AWARDS


    Ella McHugh: Inspiration comes from the Silver Screen Era - the glamorous design of the '20s and '30s. The collection is innovative in its daring use of skins and leathers presented in unexpected handbag silhouettes.

  • Look to colored haircalf for something that looks and feels luxurious. The material has been making its way onto accessories, adding texture and color. Just because haircalf is a natural material, doesn’t mean it has to look natural. Designers have gotten creative with patchwork, animal patterns and dyed colors and even geometric prints.

  • AUSTIN, TX MARCH 10, 2014; Game of Throne’s Actress, Natalia Tena, carried the Lauren Black Gold by luxury handbag designer Ella McHugh to the movie premiere of 10,000KM (Long Distance) at the South by Southwest Film Festival on March 10, 2014.

  • BEVERLY HILLS, CA FEBRUARY 22, 2014: Actress Kathleen Robertson carried the Lauren Silver by luxury handbag designer Ella McHugh to the 16th Costume Designers Guild Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 22, 2014. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)

  • LOS ANGELES, CA JANUARY 12, 2014: Costume designer Janie Bryant carried the Lauren Silver by luxury designer Ella McHugh to the InStyle Golden Globe’s Post-Party.

  • BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 19: Ali Fedotowsky carried the Lauren Antique Gold by Ella McHugh while attending the Women's Guild Cedars-Sinai gala at Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel on November 19, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)

  • I’m super excited to introduce this Ella McHugh clutch, a bag that’s perfect for transitioning your outfits from day-to-night. It incorporates all of my favorite fall metallic hues, and I love the edgy texture and chunky closure. ... Her designs are great for evening-wear, as they’re inspired by the glamorous silver screen era, a life-long passion for Art Deco, and an addition to period murder mysteries. 

    Ultimately, her bags are functional while gorgeous and on-trend, making for great additions to your handbag collection whether your treating yourself or others in the coming holiday season.

  • The Lauren Ballet in XOP Magazine, Spring 2014 Issue.  

  • Working in the Fashion Industry for over 7 years now, it’s always nice to see new and emerging talent arise within the field, especially high quality/beautifully made accessories. Yale Graduate and prior Attorney Ella McHugh’s name sake collection is chock full of gorgeous vintage and art deco inspired silhouettes!

  • The Corinne Marble featured online in Superior Magazine, October 14, 2013

  • LOA ANGELES, CA- SEPTEMBER 22, 2013: Costume designer Janie Bryant carried the Monika Gold by luxury handbag designer Ella McHugh to the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.

  • LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 20: VP, Public Relations for Maybelline Lisa Carvalho and costume designer Janie Bryant carrying Ella McHugh, attended the Vanity Fair and Maybelline toast to 'Mad Men' at Chateau Marmont on September 20, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.

  • NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 19 2013: Gino Tavernaro pictured with Maria Kowroski who carried the Corinne Disco by luxury handbag designer Ella McHugh while attending the New York City Ballet Gala. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/PATRICKMCMULLAN.COM)

  • NEW YORK, NY -‐ SEPTEMBER 17: Actress Jackie Cruz carried the Corinne Crackle by handbag designer Ella McHugh while attending the 'LIVES with Meredith Vieira' Launch Party at the Gramercy Park Hotel on September 17, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Rommel Demano/Getty Images)

  • Monika Gothic Rose, Women's Wear Daily Cover - 05/13/2013

  • ELLA MCHUGH: A NEW HANDBAGS STAR EMERGES

    Inspired by Old Hollywood, Ella McHugh’s fall '13 collection of handbags combine vintage glamour and craftsmanship with ease.

  • Each bag is hand stitched in Italy, made of luxurious fabrics like python, pony, rubberized alligator and finished with a precious stone. The craftsmanship is not limited to the exterior. Open your Ella McHugh clutch and find a gleaming metallic plate etched with the name of a woman who played an influential role in Ella's life after whom your bag is named.

  • The beauty of this collection lies in the details of each piece. One of my favorite things about the collection is Ella’s use of exotic skins. With python dyed in metallic shades of copper, gold, and black, the collection is given a modern twist on its vintage shapes...If the divine array of fabrics were not enough, each bag also has a precious stone somehow incorporated in its design, whether it is an onyx clasp to a clutch or a  smokey quartz pendant on a shoulder bag. While this is only the second season of the namesake brand, by the lovely lawyer-turned-designer, I only foresee further success and growth for Ella McHugh.


  • Lace It Up: Black Lace Clutch at Boyd's

  • “Mad Men” costume designer and style setter, Janie Bryant, carried Ella McHugh’s gold Monika bag on the red carpet last night to the ELLE Women in Hollywood Party last night.

  • Janie Bryant carries Ella McHugh handbag on red carpet.

  • No red carpet is ever complete without some lively brights—where better to play with color than the PCA red carpet? Rachael Leigh Cook donned a floor-sweeping turquoise Oliver Tolentinogown and accessorized with (our favorite!) a Corinne Deco Print Clutch by Ella McHugh.

  • SWEET: RACHAEL LEIGH COOK

    She's all that! The actress makes a comeback on the red carpet in a pretty teal Oliver Tolentino sweetheart gown, plus an Ella McHugh clutch, Pelle Moda heels, a silver Neil Lane collar necklace and a messy, side-slung knot.

  • Rachael Leigh Cook

    The Perception star paired her Oliver Tolentino frock with Pelle Moda heels. Cook carried a Ella McHugh clutch.




  • Rachael Leigh Cook at the 39th Annual People's Choice Awards carrying the Corinne Deco Print clutch.

  • Rachael Leigh Cook arrives at the 2013 People’s Choice Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Wednesday (January 9) in Los Angeles.

    The 33-year-old actress wore an Oliver Tolentino gown with an Ella McHughclutch and was joined on the red carpet by hubby and The Vampire Diaries actorDaniel Gillies.

  • If there’s one thing we love (okay, two things), it’s a designer with a real passion for their craft and decadent handbags. Our favorite new designer on the radar is Ella McHugh—a talented woman who marries sophistication and luxury (in a perfect balance) in her debut handbag collection.

  • The Luxury Wedding Source - Fashion, Jewelry, and Lifestyle 2013

  • And in a major backlash to carrying anything more than what this clutch can hold (lipstick, credit card, iPhone, gum, tampon) here is a slow-moving gif created to show you the simplicity and beauty of whipping out your ringing iPhone in a flash should it ring. Now go have a cocktail on me.

  • Style and Soul: Holiday Fashion Issue.

  • The Italian­ made bags are done in a mix of lambskin, calf skin, alligator and python, all with a semiprecious stone, such as black onyx, pietersite or fancy agate, added for a touch of texture and opulence .

  • We were beaming when we walked into the Ella McHugh suite at The Gansevoort Park Hotel. A gorgeous array of clutches and crossbodys lay waiting for us to test drive.

    We quickly fell in lust with the sherbet colored clutch, and that white crackled-desert looking one! Some seriously badass prints and textures.

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