When it comes to bags, I am a sucker for leather, so when ILEX London invited me to the launch of their new haute range, and their first anniversary at Quest Mall, of course I had to go! The place was pretty packed, with a number of people from the ‘it crowd’ of Kolkata, and I spotted designer Sharbari Datta, Lopamudra Saha Mandal, Neelanjana Chakraborty, and PR Guru Rita Bhimani. 

ILEX London Summer Collection

I was, however, looking at the bags. ILEX London’s summer collection contains of bags of all shapes and sizes, and for all occasions. The idea is to choose a bag according to your need and type. There are quite a few different types, and the bags come in all shapes and sizes – from tiny coin purses (so cute!), to large tote bags, perfect for shopping and brunch with your friends.

ILEX London Coin Purse

Each of the collections have a name – and the price generally hover between 4000-20,000 INR Range, and you can check out both men’s and women’s collection here. The products are made of good quality leather, and are quite sturdy, with nice designs. I particularly liked the large, hobo bags, like this orange one, and also some of the smaller, pretty clutches.

Ilex London Hobo Bags

ILEX London has a number of super cool color combinations – pretty Mandarin offset with muted ice blue, and jet black, and dark blues perfectly complimented the rather garishly sunny citrus. Bags for different uses – from office to the mall, they have it all.

We were joined by Arpita Chatterjee, who officially inaugurated the event by cutting the pretty bag-themed cake from Paris Cafe. We were also treated to some nice Champagne, White Wine Sangria and other snacks from Smoke House Deli. I did love the pizza they served!

thin crust pizza at Smoke House Deli

Of course, for those of you who would like to shop and are too lazy to check out ILEX London Store in Quest Mall Kolkata, you always have the option to check out their online store, where you will find an impressive collection of bags, wallets, and purses.

Lopamudra Mondal Saha and Rita Bhimani poses for the Camera

Disclaimer: Poorna Banerjee was invited to the event by the management of ILEX London. 

Written by Poorna Banerjee

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