Thaddeus Du Bois: Creating Handbags That Are Timeless, Sculptural Art



Thaddeus Dubois with his extraordinary bags

Recently arrived in Newport from Anchorage, Alaska, young sculptor/ designer Thaddeus Du Bois was immediately invited to participate in Boston's prestigious Fashion Week, and garnered the industry's attention for his luxury bags that are truly works of art. Part of the "Emerging Trends" show, he joined other fashion forward, innovative designers who are defining the new face of couture.


Dealing in metals and unusual leathers, adding Swarovski crystals here and there, Thaddeus Du Bois bags are both fashionable and luxurious. And they are destined to become heirlooms. "My bags are what I call Luxury V.I.U. –versatile, individual and unique," the designer states.


The sculptor under a racing image

In addition to sculpting works of art to wear, Mr. Du Bois is active in philanthropic activities. According to Lindsey Leach, of Richmond, Virginia's LINC Cancer support organization, "Thaddeus Du Bois is a long time LINC supporter and we always look forward to his incredible creations. He has donated a beautiful, unique handbag several years in a row to our live and silent handbag auction benefit, "It's in the Bag". Last year, Thaddeus donated the aluminum and goatskin Emmy Clutch. It was such a big hit! At the end of our auction, two women were in a bidding war over it! The bag ultimately was one of our top sellers, helping to bring in money to assist cancer patients, survivors, and their families in Virginia."


The fabulous  bags' appeal is universal, and the designer himself sees them as luxurious investments for fashionable, savvy woman of any age.

An Indiana boy, Thaddeus went to college in Alaska, and stayed on as a diver, spending time in tanks and lakes . He met his wife Kira there, and they are now parents of 5-month old Genevieve, and situated in Newport's Yachting Village,  overlooking Newport Harbor.


Miss Genevieve Du Bois approves her father's creations


From his base in Newport, he plans to expand his exclusive line, and eventually to open a retail store."Thaddeus bags are about lifestyle, taste, and exceptional design," he smiles.


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The Elson Bag with many functions

Speaking to a reporter after The Emerging Trends Show

during Boston Fashion Week. The bag is designed for himself

Clarissa Cyd Du Bois admiring the Emmy Clutch at The

Emerging Trends Boston show

On the runway, a model with the Elson Bag

The Emmy Clutch is timeless

Thaddeus Du Bois with his wife, Kira Du Bois and the Emmy clutch

Shopping with the red Romano bag

Detail of the Romano bag on the runway

The Emmy clutch and its personal box

Romano bag bottom

Red for Romano












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