Capsule New York Women's Preview: Sarah White Handbags

February 08, 2016 BY CAPSULE

Sarah White believes in a timeless approach to her life and surroundings. Her handbag collection is based on a lifelong love of simple shapes, combined with thoughtful and refined design elements. For two decades, Sarah has honed her design aesthetics and point of view, which she describes as minimal yet warm and inviting.


Both form and function are influential to Sarah and are apparent in each piece of her new collection. As a busy entrepreneur, she saw the need for modern handbags with purposeful function. The handbags are inspired by the warmth of natural materials that become more personal with wear.

Each handbag is crafted from the finest calfskin, sourced from a family-owned and operated tannery in the heart of Santa Croce, Italy, an area well-known for its tanning heritage. For the interiors, the often overlooked need for purposeful function has been addressed with great care and detail. Well-conceived pockets and compartments have been specifically tailored using a soft sueded material to organize and protect today’s daily essentials. Your smartphone fits perfectly here, your laptop there, right next to a sleeve for your tablet. Several handbags in the collection are designed to fit perfectly inside one another, so you can adapt your style as your day unfolds.

The Sarah White handbag collection is an expression of modern craftsmanship, combining minimal clean lines, warmth and intuitive functionality.


Key items include a versatile backpack that can be worn as a hand-held bag or sling. Interior compartments are tailored to fit a 13” laptop, iPad and smartphone. Additional pockets enable one to organize daily essentials. The convertible clutch and its jewelry-quality chain can be worn multiple ways- with the chain attached as a shoulder bag, without the chain to carry as hand-held clutch, or wear the jewelry chain as a necklace. The interior of the clutch is tailored to secure essentials such as credit cards, cash, smartphone and lipstick, yet the clutch is still slim enough to use as a wallet.


Meet Sarah and see the AW16 collection at Capsule New York