If you’re a minimalist in style, you will most definitely have heard of cult label, CHYLAK. The Warsaw-based label specializes in luxury, yet wallet-friendly, classic handbags and accessories. Often in patent, croc and matte finishes, the Italian leather bags are meticulously made in Poland, with the highest attention to detail and impeccable craftsmanship with each piece standing out with a hand-stamped gold series number.
CHYLAK was established by Polish designer, Zofia Chylak, in 2014, who also honed her skills and made her foray into the world of fashion and design, at the likes of Proenza Schouler and Nicolas Caito.
“When designing a bag, you can’t only think about its appearance. Today, a bag is more than just a pretty accessory. It’s an object that you use, that should fulfil specific requirements. It’s important for me to combine form and function, so that every bag is practical and attractive. As well as both timeless and fashionable,” says a statement on the label’s website.
Now in 2021, CHYLAK is having its first ever archive sale and there is a reason it so significant; the contemporary luxe brand is donating 100% of the proceeds from the sale to the Malala Fund. The Malala Fund is an international, non-profit organization that advocates for girls’ education. It was co-founded by Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest Nobel Prize laureate and her father, Ziauddin.
A statement on CHYLAK’s website about the sale reads, “For our first Archive Sale, we are doing something special. We will donate 100% of the net proceeds from the sales of selected products from our past collections to support the incredible work of MALALA FUND, an education nonprofit that aims to create a world where every girl can learn and lead.”