About me

A french girl leather bag designer from Houston, TX.

My name is Gwen, I am a Parisian girl who now lives in Houston, Texas. I like rodeos and cowboys of course but I actually like leather boots and leather clutches with fringe even more!

I moved to Texas in 2011 with my husband and two children. I am the founder of elphile, a brand dedicated to leather bags and clutches, all handmade in my studio in Texas with a French touch. Timeless accessories for lovers of style and pure leather. elphile offers a stylish pop of enlightened fashion leather accessories for girls who are audacious, bold, talented, creative and free of mind. Girls who do not break the rules but twist the codes to create their own authentic identity.

In December 2013 after a few english and sewing lessons combined with a passion for handcrafted items, the discovery of beautiful leather made in Texas, and the realization that the emotional dimension of a product can be revealed with the right cut, elphile came to life.

elphile is also the result of the combined skills of expat friends who have in turn been: photographer, web designer, model, translator, coach, fashion victim and of course addicts. With their help I was able to realize my dream efficiently, with great fun!

Oh, two more things about me  :

I really love the small details in fashion and my life is well balanced with sea salt chocolate in both hands.

On most days, you’ll find me in my studio designing new leather bags or working on custom orders. If not, try to catch me in Memorial Park where I love to run with my friends!

Rock it your way!