Our first stop in Beirut was to Sarah's Bag showroom in Achrafieh. I'm always mesmerized by the idea of how Sarah's Bag started. It must be a very powerful and satisfying feeling for the founder and designer Sarah Beydoun to be able to work and engage with local artisans and provide a means of rehabilitation and a craft to underprivileged women.
The reason for my visit to the showroom is to check out the designer's special piece designed for Beirut Design Week if I'm not mistaken. Sarah's revamped its famous backgammon-inspired Dama bags, which I have previously posted about here on my blog, into this gorgeous plexi box clutch of jeweled tones. I first saw it on her instagram and fell in love with it that I had to see it in person. The clutch did not disappoint in real life. The colorful arabesque patterns make this clutch a work of art. It took the brand 20 days to create each piece. A true labor of love. Unfortunately for me, it wasn't available for sale, it was a sample piece and accordingly to the sales lady, it will hit the shop floors within 2-3 months. What a bummer! It would have been the perfect bag for Ramadan. Scroll down for more of my favorite pieces at the showroom.
In love with the tiles at Sarah's bag showroom!