Ellen Truijen Online Shop. Designer Ellen Truijen makes leather bags and accessoires that stand out because of their simplicity and thought through detailing where the emphasis is on the different leather qualities used. Before venturing into bag design, Truijen worked, among others, as a professional dancer and prop designer in the fashion industry. She started developing her ideas for bags in the year 2000 and soon found friends and aquaintances eager to get their hands on one of her designs. This prompted her to start thinking about a collection and she founded her own label, Ellen Truijen in 2002.