Meet The Face Behind


A BRIKA maker story

Ivy Chen


When asked what she believes in, Toronto’s Ivy Chen says miracles. She has good reason, too—when Ivy was 20 years old, she was in a car accident. While doctors told her she would never walk again, she underwent a ton of physical therapy. It worked, and this self-taught designer, shopaholic and eternal optimist can now run in her heels again. She’s loved fashion since she was young, and after almost detouring to go to law school, she decided to design handbags! “I wanted to create a handbag that was business appropriate,” she explains, “and at the same time within a reasonable price range.” Her favorite of them all is the Clarabella—the biggest bag of the collection, making the perfect carry-on or overnight bag.