Chylak, founded in 2014, is a brand that specializes in leather bags and accessories. The bags are made in Poland, with the highest attention to detail and quality of craftsmanship. The leather and accessories are manufactured for us in Italy. The collections are created in limited series, with every piece stamped in gold with its serial number.
In 2015 Chylak was named “Brand of the Year” by the Polish edition of the Elle Style Awards. The bags quickly became popular with Polish clients. The US, UK, and French editions of Vogue have all written about our products. Many well-known models, actresses and fashion editors have chosen our bags, including Alexa Chung, Felicity Jones, Edie Campbell, Donna Wallace (Vogue UK), Blanca Miró, and Caroline Winberg. At the end of 2018 the brand launched a partnership with Net-a-Porter, one of the most exclusive online retailers in the world.
The brand was created by Zofia Chylak. She learned design at Proenza Schouler in New York, and at the atelier of Nicolas Caito, known as New York’s best patternmaker. Trained as an art historian, Zofia specializes in research about the meaning of attire in the art of the Northern Renaissance. Her background in the history of clothing has always inspired her work.
“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 fulfill 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.”