Best fall ’19 accessory: the sleek, chic backpack

RENEE MINUS WHITE | 10/31/2019, 11:52 a.m.
Whether you’re traveling around town, the country or abroad, there’s nothing more comfortable than carrying a sleek, chic backpack that ...
Backpack for fall '19 designs by Thale Blanc

Whether you’re traveling around town, the country or abroad, there’s nothing more comfortable than carrying a sleek, chic backpack that holds your pertinent belongings. With your hands-free, you can pull your other bags and go about your business. At Thalé Blanc, beautiful backpacks take you from day to night with ease. Shapes are modern with roomy interiors and special “macaron” handles in a contrasting color for that extra pop.

Founded by Deborah Sawaf in 2010, Thalé Blanc is a fine accessories company with a collection that includes day and evening bags, totes, clutches and bag accessories. Made in Italy, these magnificent bags are crafted from the most exotic skins and materials in the world with premium custom hardware ranging from Swarovski crystals to leather knot handles that adorn each piece. Shapes are wide, racerback, adjustable straps and cushion-backed to enhance their comfort. There are also lining choices.

Focusing significantly in areas of development and manufacturing, Thalé Blanc brings life to their designs by combining modern techniques with traditional craftsmanship. Their bags are enhanced with masterful design details and perfect execution. Passionately driven by art, Thalé Blanc inspirations range from the 1920s to French Renaissance, and Baroque. Other influences come from exotic lands with rich histories of textile and ornamentation.

Thalé Blanc’s signature is the cheetah, graceful and strong in her stride. Encapsulating the essence of Thalé Blanc, the cheetah’s majestic presence and grace is present in every collection.

Designer/founder Deborah Sawaf was born in Mumbai, India and raised within the intimate world of couture embroidery and design. Her fascination and talent led her to embark upon journeys through the world of fashion. Her experiences include designing for labels such as Gianfranco Ferre, Roberto Cavalli and Valentino.

Well-traveled and culturally and artistically inclined, Deborah is also inspired by art and history, cultures of the past and present. After spending her formative years in India, Deborah moved to the Middle East to follow her passion and launched the luxury fashion line Desage, which she showcased in Paris. Years later, she moved from Dubai to Los Angeles, and studied at the renowned Fashion Institute of Design

Deborah is also a philanthropist, supporting pediatric cancer research through the “Flutter of Hope” collection, which provides scholarships for underprivileged students via The Happy Project. Just recently, she launched a “Mother & Daughter Collection” that provides funding to help reunite immigrant kids.