Well Well Elle

When I got into working with and learning about Elle Hardware, I don’t think I entirely knew what I was getting into! The Toronto-based boutique’s website at the time was just on the cusp of being updated, and it wasn’t until I sat down to write this post that I pretty much had a fall off my seat moment at the pretty. Cause there is so. much. pretty. To rewind a bit though. Elle Hardware is a chic boutique located on Toronto’s famed Queen Street West (a primo shopping destination in general). Owner and buyer Lindsay MacMillian gallivants around the globe to curate a truly one-of-a-kind, utterly desirable lineup of jewellery, accessories and more – all of which you can peruse at your leisure in their 1,000 sq ft shop if you’re a lucky Torontonian. For the rest of us, we’ve at least got a pretttttty gosh darn fun website to browse through. Ladies – prepare to be updating your wish lists. I’ve pulled out a few of my fave finds from Elle Hardware, but I can’t wait to see what strikes you.

Elle Hardware Multi-Tone Swarvoski Bracelet and NecklaceMulti Tone Swarovski Bracelet – $289.99 and Necklace $539.99
One of the best parts of Elle Hardware is it’s a Canadian brand giving us amazing access to international designers – case in point? This radiant rainbow-toned bracelet and necklace duo from San Francisco designer Theia Jewelry. Not that they aren’t plenty eye-catching on my screen, but I feel like these pieces would absolutely dazzle in real-life given they’re made of six strands of glittering, sparkling Swarovski crystals. Total showstopping statement pieces without feeling overwrought or ‘done’. Amaze.

Elle Hardware Opulence Box ClutchOpulence Box Clutch – $74.99
How much trendiness can you pack into one little purse? Apparently quite a bit. This petite clutch marries the perfect colour combination of glistening gold with black vegan leather – pretty much guaranteed to go with at least half of your party wardrobe. It manages to be both tough and delicate at the same time, simultaneously channeling Gatsby and forward-looking fractal shapes for a true wow factor that also won’t entirely steal the show. The chain is detachable so you can rock this is a cute shoulder bag for a drink with the girls or an elegant clutch at your office’s holiday party. Either way, prepare to shine.

Elle Hardware Braided BraceletsBraided Cord Crystal Bracelets – $69.99 each
The combination of delicate fabrics and serious hardware popped up all over the fall runways last year as a tribute to the whole ‘hard meets soft’ concept that designers absolutely love to play with – and these bracelets are a perfect demonstration of that. Coupling delicately woven fabric with chunky crystals and brass hardware, these bracelets can be worn on their own for a subtle pop of colour of and shine or layered high for a more dramatic take on the trend. Handmade all the way over in Greece, they’ve got that exotic, one-of-a-kind flair that’ll help you make a true style statement.

Elle Hardware Beretta Zip Clutch BagBeretta Zip Clutch Bag – $269.99
If you’ve ever wanted to look like you’ve raided the closet of the likes of Rihanna or Miley Cyrus, look no further. This edgy yet glam purse is just the kind of thing I’d expect to see slung over the shoulder of some pop starlet – or a very stylish trendsetter out on the town. Featuring a Beretta revolver outline studded with Swarovski crystals as well as plated metal foliage and bullet details, this purse definitely isn’t for every girl – but those who wear it will know how to wear it. A unique find from one of the fashion capitals of the world, London.

Triple Finger Crystal RingTriple Finger Crystal Ring – $84.99
In a nutshell: brass knuckles for glam girls. This triple ring fits snugly around your ring, middle and index fingers while blinding everyone around you with the four sparkling taupe Swarovski crystals set on top. The idea is to ultimately make it look like you’ve bewitched some bling to simply float above your hand as the actual ring itself isn’t all that visible (or that cumbersome to keep on, as long as you’re not say, sitting at a desk and typing). Really, it’s meant to be a special, eye-catching little detail to round out that perfect LBD. A cool choice for your most fierce fashionista friend.

Jett Top Zip WalletJett Zip Top Wallet – $54.99
Skeletons are such a prominent trend, it’s no wonder I’ve touched on them so often here on the CGG. Although once primarily a goth emblem, they’ve been co-opted by the fash pack to adorn everything from floaty tunic tops to striking studded wallets, like this beauty. Made from vegan leather, this traditionally styled chocolate brown vegan leather wallet is given a serious punch of style thanks to row upon row of gilded skulls. Wallets are a particularly cool choice as they’re one of those things we all actually should update and replace once in awhile – just take a peek at your fair lady’s wallet to see if it’s fraying at the seams and you’re set.

Elle Hardware Earrings
Morocco Chandelier Earrings – $139.99 & French Garden Earrings – $289.99

I must really have a thing for Theia Jewelry as both of these pieces instantly popped at me while perusing Elle’s collection (as did the first items I featured in this post). How do I love thee? Let me count the ways: I love the way they feel vintage and modern at the same time. I love the girly colour combinations of muted pastels and rich jewel tones. I love the organized chaos of the beads and gems. I just…love. And I think these would be spectacular to open up on Christmas Day – just think how great they’d look with your New Year’s ensemble…am I right? I am.

Elle HardwareAlright peeps. Ready to dream a little dream with me? I’ve got a $250 Elle Hardware gift card to give away to one of you fabulous readers. Interested in getting glammed up? Here’s how to enter:

1) Visit the Elle Hardware website and leave a link back to your favourite piece on their site (they’re regularly adding new items), telling me why you love it. You’ve got till December 28th!

2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around December 29th to select the winners, who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.

3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. Quebec is not eligible for this promotion.

4) Bonus Entries: Show some love for Elle Hardware. Like them on Facebook and / or Follow them on Twitter and leave a comment / tag them in a Tweet about why you love their pieces (or a specific item). Leave links back to your activities below to earn up to two bonus entries.


108 Responses to “Well Well Elle”
  1. Debbie Bashford says:

    Love this funky ring SWAROVSKI CASKET POISON RING http://www.ellehardware.com/products/pope-alexander-s-casket-poison-ring

  2. Leah says:

    I love this ring because it’s so unique and the colors are gorgeous!

  3. Kimberley says:

    I love the Chain ‘Love’ ID Ring. It is unique and you can personalize it with initials or a word that holds meaning for you and your loved one.

  4. The Oval Forward Crystal earrings from Theia are gorgeous! But I agree with you, everything Theia is. http://www.ellehardware.com/products/pink-and-grey-crystal-oval-earrings

  5. I love the Emerald earrings here – http://www.ellehardware.com/products/emerald-crystal-drop-earrings Why? Because emerald is my stone and I don’t have emerald earrings and these ones are so grand. πŸ™‚

  6. I’m a bit of a teal and turquoise junkie, so I love the green tube crystal bracelet. http://www.ellehardware.com/products/green-tube-crystal-bracelet

  7. cookie3 says:

    Liked them on FB

  8. Erin W says:

    I love these earrings:
    Because they are super original, and would go with almost anything!

  9. Susan says:

    My favourite is the Gema Large top handle bag. http://www.ellehardware.com/products/gema

  10. Juliee Fitze says:

    The emerald crystal earrings are just fantastic

  11. Cairine says:

    I liked the Urban Expressions Bailey Envelope Clutch purse. http://www.ellehardware.com/collections/urban-expressions/products/bailey

  12. beewbedard says:

    I love this bag – very classic

  13. Annie Demill says:

    http://www.ellehardware.com/products/antwerp-labradorite-drop-earrings – Classic, elegant and featured in Vogue, what more can I say except I hope they are under my tree this year πŸ™‚

    liked on facebook :https://www.facebook.com/ElleHardware/posts/688060084551559
    following on twitter :https://twitter.com/anniebalanie/status/409908477952159744

  14. May says:

    I love the Autumn Top Handle Bag because it can be used with most outfits!


  15. May says:

    Love this! Classy, and would go with anything.

  16. Dawn says:

    Everything about this: http://www.ellehardware.com/products/autumn Profesh, versatile, and would easily become a staple in my wardrobe.

  17. beach650 says:

    So much shiny! I like the Nile Snake ring, I’ve never seen anything like it – dramatic without being over the top: http://www.ellehardware.com/products/nile-snake-ring

  18. joyce s. says:

    I like this necklace – it would a statement on any outfit.

  19. Vivian D. says:

    I love this piece because it is dramatic

  20. Lisa says:

    Love This !!!

  21. i love the Baretta Zip Clutch Bag it’s unique

  22. Audrey Skinner says:

    I love the multi tone swaroski necklace and bracelet. You can wear it with anything.

  23. Athena says:

    http://www.ellehardware.com/products/autumn Autumn Top Handle Bag just looks like something that I’d be able to use everyday! love it

  24. Jo-Ann says:

    Beautiful. elegant and unique . . . absolutely β™₯ love β™₯ Multi Tone Swarovski jewels 🎁 bracelet & necklace! http://www.ellehardware.com/collections/theia #ellehardware @ElleHardware

    Following on Twitter . . . even posted pix of FAB jewelry!

    • Jo-Ann says:

      Elle Hardware retweeted my post & pix.

      Just β™₯ LOVE β™₯ the radiant rainbow-toned bracelet and necklace duo from San Francisco designer Theia Jewelry. Hope Santa πŸŽ… is taking note!

  25. Donna L. says:

    I love this bag because of its classic good looks that make it a great everyday bag.

  26. louise gilbert says:

    like Elle Hardware on facebook-fb name louise gilbert

  27. Pam says:

    Beautiful jewellery

  28. Rekha says:

    http://www.ellehardware.com/products/jett I could use a new little clutch and this one is sassy!

  29. PJ wiseman says:

    this is to die for:
    love it love it love it

  30. PJ wiseman says:

    I posted on Facebook:

  31. PJ wiseman says:

    I tweeted

  32. Leah Smitham says:

    http://www.ellehardware.com/products/autumn love and need this new purse

  33. Shirano says:

    The mult tone Swarovski crystal necklace is pretty. I love all that sparkle…..

  34. janet says:

    The mult tone Swarovski Crystal Necklace. Would look great. Any event.

  35. Vanessa says:

    My favourite item is this Darling ring http://www.ellehardware.com/products/gigi-darling-ring
    I love that it once belonged to someone and comes with a history.

  36. Victoria Ess says:

    I love the AUTUMN TOP HANDLE BAG — it’s hot and I love that it’s vegan leather.


  37. Victoria Ess says:

  38. French Garden Earrings – $289.99

  39. stacey h says:

    i really like the BOMA necklace – it would look great for a night out or just to wear with jeans and a tee

  40. muapetahl says:


    Just love this handbag, its something different!

  41. Janice Lewis says:

    Wow so many unique pieces, what a great site. My fav is this necklace because of the saying http://www.ellehardware.com/products/clio-long-shield-pendant-necklace

  42. CLC says:

    I love this necklace. It has an exotic look and yet it’s colourful and cheery.

  43. edmontonjb says:

    I like this http://www.ellehardware.com/products/clio-long-shield-pendant-necklace because the shield looks cool and I like the phrase

  44. mousecat says:

    I love these earrings:
    I have the perfect outfit fort hem!

  45. amy says:

    This is the winner there were sooo many funky things there but this necklace rocks!

  46. Athena says:

  47. Holly says:

    The Jett Top Zip Wallet! And I liked them on FB.

  48. darlene boyle says:

    the Swarovski bracelet and necklace

  49. kathy wilson says:

    definitely the Swarovski bracelet and necklace

  50. Emilia says:

  51. SueSueper says:

    My favourite piece is BRAIDED CORD CRYSTAL BRACELET

  52. SueSueper says:

    I like Elle Hardware on facebook and left this comment:

  53. Erin McSweeney says:

    I would love this bag, I need a new one this winter. http://www.ellehardware.com/products/autumn

  54. Angela Mitchell says:

    I love this bracelet: http://www.ellehardware.com/products/green-tube-crystal-bracelet
    It’s great colour and very unique looking.

  55. diane says:

    I love the braided shield ring because it is so unique. http://www.ellehardware.com/products/halia-braided-shield-ring

  56. Toks W says:

    I adore the Autumn Top Handbag! http://www.ellehardware.com/products/autumn Really classic and looks like it’ll go with anything.

  57. Belinda McNabb says:

    follow elle hardware on twitter and tweeted

  58. eleanor says:

    I like the Erika Studded Mini Shoulder Bag at http://www.ellehardware.com/products/erika, the Gema Large Top Handle Bag at http://www.ellehardware.com/products/gema and the Oval Forward Crystal Earrings at http://www.ellehardware.com/products/pink-and-grey-crystal-oval-earrings.

  59. http://www.ellehardware.com/products/cz-medallion-6-strand-multi-tone-swarovski-bracelet this is my favourite piece .. I just love the colours of it .. when I saw you put this post up it was love at first sight !!

  60. BiancaH says:

    Love vintage, love antiques, it is timeless and classic.

  61. Karen says:

    the bags are great

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