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Born (1.1.1971) and grew up in Israel, Ellen was enthusiastic to discover the "Jaffa flea market" at Jaffa, Tel Aviv. This "site of treasure and junk" was unconsciously her first inspiration and draw her to the magic of "the stories behind the items…"
Encouraged by her closest friend to pursue her secret dream of shoe design, Ellen traveled all the way to the Manhattan, NY and registered to "Parsons – the new school for design" to study shoe and accessories design. This was followed by a successful business catering to New York boutiques. Her work and talent has been recognized by stylists, including exposure on the small screen. Her work was featured on the hit show “Frasier” and has graced the red carpet at the SAG Awards on the arm of Peri Gilpin, fondly known as Roz Doyle.
After 6 years, away from her family, homesick feelings has sent Ellen back to her hometown. Back in Israel, Ellen started a new page/life as a…

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  • Female
  • Born on January 1
  • Joined April 23, 2011

Favorite materials

fine leather, vintage buckles, vintage clutches

About

Born (1.1.1971) and grew up in Israel, Ellen was enthusiastic to discover the "Jaffa flea market" at Jaffa, Tel Aviv. This "site of treasure and junk" was unconsciously her first inspiration and draw her to the magic of "the stories behind the items…"
Encouraged by her closest friend to pursue her secret dream of shoe design, Ellen traveled all the way to the Manhattan, NY and registered to "Parsons – the new school for design" to study shoe and accessories design. This was followed by a successful business catering to New York boutiques. Her work and talent has been recognized by stylists, including exposure on the small screen. Her work was featured on the hit show “Frasier” and has graced the red carpet at the SAG Awards on the arm of Peri Gilpin, fondly known as Roz Doyle.
After 6 years, away from her family, homesick feelings has sent Ellen back to her hometown. Back in Israel, Ellen started a new page/life as a handbag designer. Her hard work and her unique "finger print" were cherished by Israeli buyers as well as the end customers.

Years after working as a handbag designer for a commercial company and working as an independent designer with high-end boutiques, Ellen initiated a collective designer's shop: "Umbrella – designers under one roof" - A major step towards her second goal, to meet and know her customers in person.
In between designing handbags and shoes and managing her store, Ellen "maneuvers" to train students the techniques, methods, theories and insights of handbag making. "If you desire a handbag to take you from day to evening, and you can't find it, it is the perfect motivation to create one by yourself."
Inspired by this philosophy, Ellen is determined to create bags and shoes leaned on classic design and yet infused with the contemporary chic style to create an impeccable product. The bags are made from fine handpicked leather, customized to fit your needs, with attention details and balanced proportions. Creations that are whimsical, yet practical, at the same time.

To see more, please visit:
www.ellenruben.com
facebook: Ellen Ruben
ellen.ruben [!at] gmail.com
972-52-5428686

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