a frolic! giveaway: ellington handbags

                        Ellington handbags

I am always thrilled to talk about homegrown Oregon companies! Today I am sharing a few of my favorite bags from the new fall collection at Ellington Handbags. Based in Oregon since the '80's, Ellington is well known for creating bags that are beautiful, functional and efficient. I've been a fan for a while. Each bag is thoughtfully designed for everyday use. There's a spot for your keys, little pockets to keep small items in, and light-colored lining so you can find things easily. I am loving the Eva Satchel, above. 

                        Black tote

This black tote is large anough to fit a laptop, and has pockets to keep everything organized. My friend owns this bag and raves about it. 

                             Leather satchel

I love this crossbody purse, above which also comes in grey, yellow and black. 


Last week I was able to visit their store over on NW 23rd. If you are in Portland, visit their store to see all these beautiful bags in person! 

Good news! Ellington is giving away one bag today, your choice. Leave a comment before Sept. 3rd. to be entered. 

All photos: Ellington. Giveaway is open to US readers only, sorry! This is a sponsored post. For more information about advertising on Frolic!, email Chelsea Fuss at chelseafuss (at)gmail(dot)com. 


  1. These are beautiful! As a grad student toting a large laptop with me everywhere, I’ve been looking for a laptop bag that is both stylish and functional (many out there seem to be one or the other!). These seem to fit the bill!

  2. Oh, that first bag looks like a dream… Probably such soft leather. I’d love to win one of these lovely creations! If I could be so lucky!

  3. I love the cross body purse. I am a sucker for fine leather and local Portland designers. It would be great for my travels.

  4. I love them all. I’m a huge fan of Ellington and would LOVE one of their bags for this semester of college. Thanks for hosting such a wonderful giveaway. Your blog is lovely!

  5. The Eva Satchel is so simple and elegant–I can picture it with almost anything in my closet, although all of them have a style of maturity to them. Thanks for posting!

  6. I love my Ellington bag (and wallet) but you already know that since I’m pretty sure I’m the friend you mentioned in this post.

  7. I too like the Eva Tote but in Grey. I love a big bag when I am working that can take all my paperwork and odds and ends but can still make me look put together.

  8. What an amazing giveaway! I love the Eva Satchel for the obvious reason (it’s my name!) AND it can hold my laptop. How cool is that? Thank you for the chance.

  9. These are beautiful bags. I love them and one of them would be great for my new job … just how to choose which? Hope they ship internationally.

  10. I would love to win one of these, as I desperately need a new bag to replace my current falling-apart one…

  11. A couple of years ago I went to their outlet store to buy an everyday bag. I picked up a khaki-green hobo bag and before I knew it, I was toting it around the store like it was already mine! I bought it and truly use it every day. I love giving these bags as special gifts now.

  12. I love the Mia Folding Tote, but it was hard to decide. As an East-Coaster, I am new to this line and glad to know about it. (They have some great deals in the outlet section!) Thanks for the introduction.

  13. These are beautiful! I love the elegant, streamlined look. Makes them a classic that will be in style no matter what.

  14. These bags are beautiful. I love the colors that they offer, and the construction of the bags looks like it would stand up to the type of wear I put mine through. The messenger bag has a great shape.

  15. I just finished grad school and will be interviewing for jobs… The Eva Satchel would be a perfect bag to bring along – large enough for notepads and professional enough for both business and everyday. It’s just what I’ve been looking for!

  16. I <3 these bags. I live in Portland, OR and also look for local companies to support their business. I was recently at their store for a special sale and bought their Amelia clutch in several colors. I already own their Amelia Messenger and Tote. I think their bags are completely functional with tons of pockets and very fashionable. Keep it up Ellington! <3

  17. That satchel is stunning! Actually they all are ..I’m a sucker for well made leather! Thanks for letting us know about thistle place!

  18. Please Please Please. I hope I’m lucky enough to win one of these gorge bags. I def. can’t afford one, but would love to own one and share their beauty on the east coast!

  19. These bags are gorgeous. I’ve been looking for a bag that’s chic and can fit my school books. Looks like any of these would be perfect.

  20. Beautiful! Love the Eva Crossbody in Cognac- its perfect for day to day wear! Great Giveaway!

  21. Oh man, I’m a big fan of a bunch of them. It’d be hard to choose between the Charlie hobo, Eva satchel, and the Eva crossbody purse!

  22. Oh my gosh, I love that first tote! I was JUST in Portland a few weeks ago, I wish I would have had time to check out the shop! I sure hope I win. πŸ™‚

  23. Practical styles in amazing colours, the eve crossbody is perfect for everyday use. Just enough room for essentials and not enough room for all that stuff that gathers in your bag just by itself !

  24. My mother, who never buys anything nice for herself, has mentioned wanting a nicer handbag for years. I would love to be able to win this for her!

  25. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE pick me! I’ve literally been on the hunt for the perfect new bag for over 3 months! I think the Eva Tote in gray is just the ticket!

  26. Oh, my, these are beautiful! It would be very hard to decide which bag to get, but I think I could figure it out…!

  27. Just when I thought I discovered my next bag crush, I discover another eye-catcher on the site. Adore ’em all; a pinch-perfect mix of designsβ€”and all practical too. Would die for any on the Eco-Style lineup (esp. the tan Joni).

  28. The Ellington bags are gorgeous! If I had to choose, it would be the Joni Tote: Red – it has a great shape, carries a lot, and the shade of red is luscious. Thanks for the chance to win!

  29. Thank you for your beautiful blog – I always escape through the gorgeous photos. And I definitely have a soft spot for Ellington bags!

  30. Well, I came to view some lovely pictures of flowers or some foreign countryside, but I think I will stay for a bag. And I’m not picky!

  31. I love these bags! I’ve been looking for one for months now to carry my new laptop. The cross body would be perfect for my city commute on the subway!

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