profile: emily gellis of emily cho handbags

what’s the recipe for a super rad handbag line? 1 part fashionista + 2 parts young entrepreneurial chicas + 1 part a really unique design idea = Emily Cho handbags. fashion lover, emily gellis partnered with designer sj cho to create this fab line in 2010, which has the deuxmoi gals going gaga (ew not lady gaga…she’s so beat) over these chic oversized clutches and ladylike bags available in sick colors made with calf leather in embossed python (hands up for anything in python!). emily, a NY native, is one driven working girl. this handbag ambassador started Emily Cho handbags from the ground up… traveling to italy to source the finest leathers and working closely with sj to create one of a kind designs. their goal: to produce high-end luxury products at affordable contemporary prices…mission accomplised girls, major brava! also, did we mention serena van der woodsen was spotted toting one on gossip girl??? (that show might be over but its fashion will always live forever in our hearts…RIP upper east siders). you need to invest in one of these bags (we love the clutches) asap because you sure as hell won’t be sorry. and if you don’t want to do the full schabang, then you can always get one of their adorable credit card holders in the meantime. go to to shop and learn more about Emily below…





 sj cho (left), emily gellis (right)

emily’s favorites:

alexander wang, suno, clover canyon, nikolas k, twelfth street

handbag designers:
emily cho, celine, givenchy, bottega vanetta, balenciaga

t-shirt designers:
T by alexander wang, philip lim, nation, iro

sneaker brands:
isabel marant, nike, converse, superga

hermes rose ikebana

beauty products:
photoprep from nars, eye cream and highlighter from nars, mac eyeshados (glitter and sparkle)

hair salon:
whittemore house

hair products:
sachjuan and oribe

nail colors:
russian roullette (essie), lincoln park after dark (OPI), east hampton cottage (essie)

vacation spot:
riviera maya, mexico

SLS in LA and hotel arts in barcelona

tequila with lemon juice, coke, orangina, and coffee

blog/websites:,, and for horoscope

elle, vogue, harpers bazaar

housewarming gift:
decorative box from c wonder with initials

candles from kitson

iPod and iPhone



6 questions with emily:

who is your hollywood crush?
ryan gosling

what is your secret obsession?
picking my face

if nobody ever found out I would…
buy a yacht and disappear

i would just about do anything for…
my family

what was your childhood nickname?

who makes your best dressed list?
victoria beckham, diane kruger, rachel bilson, jessica alba