Get carried away with Texas designer Sarah White's convertible backpack.
The backpack is all grown up in a beautifully crafted version by Texas designer Sarah White. White, who got her start with Liz Claiborne and went on to launch Fossil’s leather accessories collection, introduced her own eponymous line of handbags, backpacks, and clutches last year. “The most important aspects of a bag are quality, functionality, and versatility,” says White of her convertible backpack, a top-seller at Austin boutique Julian Gold.
Color appeal The bag’s rich persimmon color is perfect for Austin, with its love for all things burnt orange. “I am inspired by colors found in nature, and I have a persimmon tree in my yard,” says White. “It is a timeless color and looks great with everything.” Other options include bright cerulean and soft dove gray.
Material girl Water-repellant and scratch-resistant Bella Pelle leather is sourced from a family-owned tannery in Biella, Italy. Durable Microsuede tightly lines the interiors and protects your electronics.
Interior dialogue The bag fits a 13-inch laptop, iPad, and smartphone, with additional pockets for maximum organization.
Carry on With its adjustable straps, you can wear the bag over one shoulder or use top handles to carry it like a proper handbag when needed.
The Sarah White Convertible Backpack can be purchased at Julian Gold, 1214 W. Sixth St., 512-473-2493