Keywords for Truijen’s designs are timelessness, sobriety and simplicity. Bags made of beautiful leather varieties, often with rectangular shapes and fitting names. They are well thought through and have a surprising simplicity. They always have the characteristic two leather straps, creating multiple wearing options. All detailing is functional - but Truijen’s designs are desirable nonetheless for their edgy elegance and emphasis on the varying leather qualities used. Made from soft goatskin to rough suede, these are bags stripped down to their bare essentials. The muted colour palette makes it easy to pair them with any outfit.
Ellen Truijen lives and works in Maastricht, in the south of the Netherlands. Her designs are stocked in leading boutiques in the Netherlands but also abroad, in countries like Belgium, France, Germany, UK, Italy and Denmark. But you can also buy her bags in the USA and Japan, as part of the plan to establish worldwide expansion.I love mine!