Ellie Monster

Ellie Monster was founded by Eleanor Lahey in 2009. Over the years, this small fashion label has developed a reputation for its unique, memorable, show stopping designs.

Eleanor grew up in South Bend, Indiana, where her love for horses briefly forced her into starched tuxedo shirts, sequined paisley vests and rosette ties, as was the fashion of the moment. In spite of this, she developed a love of western style and culture after discovering all that western wear had been and could be. She moved to New Orleans
to attend the University of New Orleans, and graduated from there in 2003.

The Ellie Monster brand was born a few years later, and the first shop was located on St. Philip in the French Quarter. This was where Ellie found her way into the combination of selling vintage goods, embroidered vintage goods, and handmade original designs.

In 2012, Ellie packed up the shop and moved to Nashville, Tennessee. The store ultimately landed in The Shoppes on Fatherland in East
Nashville- one of Nashville’s premier independent shopping destinations.

Ellie Monster has a dedicated following of customers who appreciate her sense of humor, attention to detail and commitment to quality.

A favorite of many musicians, Ellie Monster designs have been worn by Orville Peck, the Brothers Osbourne, Kacey Musgraves, Marren Morris, Ashley McBryde, Margo Price, Ketch Secor of Old Crow Medicine Show, and many others.

TV appearances of her work include George and Tammy (Showtime), Monarch (Fox), The Voice (NBC), Boulet Brother’s Dragula (Netflix) as well as multiple late night TV appearances on Jimmy Kimmel and Colbert.

In print, her designs have been seen in GQ, Billboard, the Oxford American, The Australian, Rolling Stone and Variety. They have been on the covers of Billboard, Out Smart, and UK Guitar.

Her pieces have been worn to the Grammies, the Americana Awards, CMT Awards, and the IBMA Awards.

In addition to her custom, one of a kind handmade pieces, Ellie Monster also sells vintage western wear and vintage embroidered with Ellie’s original artwork. These pieces from her shop have been worn by everyone from Jimmy Carter to the Black Crowes.