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Talking Top Tens: Elisa Dahan

Co-Founder and Co-Creative Director of Mackage


Elisa Dahan is the Co-Founder and Co-Creative Director of Mackage. Launched in 1999 with childhood best friend now business partner Eran Elfassy, Mackage has become one of the most prestigious contemporary outerwear brands worldwide. Distributed exclusively to the most renowned retailers, Mackage is sold in over twenty countries on three continents, with flagship stores in New York City, Montreal, and Toronto. For more on Elisa and Mackage check out and @mackage on Instagram.  

And more with Elisa Dahan…

Your biggest fashion faux pas or regrettable purchase/style phase:

When I dyed my hair auburn and tried to get the Meg Ryan haircut, it was terrible!

What do you love most about your work:

What I love most is that we are part of this movement that has changed the way people see outerwear.

Your motto in life:

“Life is like a pair of heels. No Pain, No Gain!” 

Nail color currently on your hands and feet:

My mani-pedi always needs to match! I currently have a royal blue color by OPI.  

Where does your credit card get used the most:

Online shopping! Being able to shop anywhere is a blessing.

Favorite pizza topping:

A lot of cheese and truffle oil.

Cocktail of choice:

Well I have just returned from a trip to Italy, so I’m currently obsessed with Aperol Spritz!

If you weren’t creative director, you’d be a...

If I weren’t a Creative Director, I would be the owner of a luxurious b&b on a beach.

Your whole day was just cancelled and your schedule is wide open, what do you do:

 I would take my kids on an adventure and make memories. 

Something you never see going out of style is:

Definitely a leather jacket! Such a timeless piece that can be worn with everything.