Ellie Schwing

Full Bio

Established in  2016, BENE is a luxury accessories brand rooted in the Italian tradition of luxury leather craftsmanship and inspired by the colorful, eccentric culture of founder Ellie Schwing’s native New Orleans. 

BENE is committed to continuing the art and craft of handmade luxury goods. Each handbag is produced with Italian hide and lined with custom printed fabric featuring original artwork by local female artists. 

BENE’s mission is to produce functional, timeless and stylish pieces that represent a true collaboration with Italian artisans and female artists.