While there’s no need for an introduction to Korean beauty brands, are you as well informed when it comes to the Korean fashion department? To give you a 101 crash course, we’ve compiled a list of the latest Korean bag brands well-loved in South Korea. Whether you’re into the casual, elegant or androgynous style, we’ve got you covered with the trendiest designs this season!
Founded by the Creative Director of world famous K-Pop groups TVXQ and Twice, MARHEN.J is one of the hottest Korean bag brands in Singapore right now! Hitting the sweet spot between minimalistic and chic, it’s no wonder many K-Pop artists, such as SNSD’s SooYoung, have been sporting MARHEN.J bags as a staple fashion accessory.
If you’re looking for a bag with a minimalistic yet versatile design, you won’t go wrong with the iconic MARHEN.J Roy bag (available on Marhen J Official Store). It can be paired easily with both casual and formal outfits, making it the perfect bag for the 21st century fashionista. The bag’s ergonomic design boasts practical storage compartments for your 15-inch laptop, A4 documents, water bottle, umbrella and more. On top of that, this canvas bag is waterproof and stain-resistant too. Don’t forget to check out other popular designs such as the MARHEN.J Lolly NeoMint — a mini cross body bag for your phone and knick knacks — and the latest MARHEN.J Amber Rose Red bucket bag (both available on Marhen J Official Store)!
2. Pleats Mama
Eco-conscious fashionistas, we’ve found one of the best Korean bag brands for you! Pleats Mama believes in sustainable fashion. The brand demonstrates this through the use of recycled materials to create all of its products. The iconic Pleats Mama Lavender Mini Bubble Bag (available on NOTAG Official Store) is completely made out of yarn extracted from PET bottles. Its unique material makes the bag lightweight but durable. With many vibrant colours to choose from (including lime green and periwinkle blue), we’ve got to give it up to Pleats Mama for striking the perfect balance between style and sustainability! Another key point about this unconventional bag is its ergonomic pleated design. This allows the bag to be folded up like a fan and stored away conveniently when not in use!
Find the Mini Bubble Bag a tad too small? The brand also carries bigger sized bags such as the Pleats Mama Knit Pleats Blue Shoulder Bag (available on NOTAG Official Store) which is the perfect size for school!
3. Stretch Angels
Both a clutch and a cross-body bag rolled into one, the Stretch Angels Flap Multi Camel Panini Bag (available on NOTAG Official Store) is a convertible bag is inspired by panini — yes, the Italian sandwich. It has the same boxy design as panini sandwiches and a thick strap that resembles the likes of a perfect cheese pull! Simply remove the strap to convert this Stretch Angels bag into a clutch to match a more feminine outfit. The bag is also paired with a complimentary card wallet which will come in handy when you’re travelling!
Not too keen in bright, paddle pop colours? Stretch Angels is also one of the best Korean bag brands to turn to when you’re looking for more badass accessories. Check out the Stretch Angels Panini Metal Logo Black And Gold Solid Bag (available on NOTAG Official Store) which will go great with a swaggy streetwear outfit!
4. Summer Honeymood
Have a soft spot for rattan bags? So do we! Summer Honeymood is the Korean bag brand to turn to if you’re looking for an extensive range of cute rattan bags. We especially adore the Summer Honeymood Rattan Loaf Bag Mint Ice Cream (available on NOTAG Official Store) that instantly reminds us of a beach vacation with its fun pop of colours and mini pompoms! All of the Summer Honeymood rattan bags are specially hand woven by skilled craftsmen in Bali. Unlike regular rattan bags with a rougher surface that may snag onto your clothing, Summer Honeymood rattan bags have perfectly smooth surfaces and are woven tightly for superb durability.
For a classic piece that will never go out of style, choose the Summer Honeymood Rattan Loaf Bag Bubble Gum (available on NOTAG Official Store). It comes with a multicoloured ornament ball charm and a vibrant aqua blue inner lining to brighten up your day!
RAWROW is a unisex fashion brand catering to modern individuals who prioritise practicality over aesthetics. Having said that, customers from all over the world – Germany, Japan and Singapore included – adore the unpretentious and thoughtful designs of this Korean backpack brand.
If you’re on the lookout for a backpack replacement, the RAWROW Square 2WAY Original Bag 114Corduna 15 Mustard (available on NOTAG Official Store) is a great option. While mustard may not be your first choice when choosing a bag, this shade of yellow is easy to wear and match. Additionally, the RAWROW bag is built to last as it’s made out of vegetable leather and Cordura. Cordura is 10 times stronger than cotton and three times more durable than polyester. It’s also designed with many useful compartments for your 15-inch laptop, bottle and even smaller pockets for mobile and gadgets.
6. Alice Martha
If you haven’t noticed, Korea’s latest fashion trend is all about going back to the basics. This means clean lines and attractive solid colours. Still rocking bold and loud prints? Maybe it’s time to switch things up by getting your very own Alice Martha bag! As seen on K-Pop idols such as Sista’s Bora, Alice Martha is one of the most well-known Korean bag brands for ladies.
The Alice Martha Rosie shoulder bag (available on alicemartha.sg) is one of the brand’s best sellers and it’s easy to see why. Designed with an overlaying flap across the opening, the Rosie shoulder bag is simple yet functional. Unbuckling the magnetic clasp reveals a roomy main compartment that will fit daily essentials such as makeup and a water bottle. You can wear the bag in two ways — as a shoulder bag or a sling bag to complement your outfit. With a reasonable price tag, we think Alice Martha is an absolute steal for girls on a budget!
Browsing through Fibreno’s bag collection is a visual feast — think bags of every hue found in a gumball machine! Founded in 2013, the brand strives to inject every product with vivid colours while keeping to a minimalistic theme. This provides consumers with the freedom to accessorise their bags with scarves and trinkets to create their own style.
For those new to the brand, we highly recommend the classic Fibreno Piccolina bag (available on NOTAG Official Store). There’s something about this smooth and creaseless bag that makes it hard for us to peel our eyes away. With an elegant and boxy design, the Piccolina bag is the ONLY office bag you need. Whether it’s for your documents, files or laptop, this bag can handle it all.
8. Entre Rêves
The cool peeps at Entre Rêves aren’t afraid to go loud with their wild and unconventional designs. From neon hues, sequins and holographic patterns, the backpacks from this Korean bag brand are nothing short of fabulous. Moreover, all Entre Rêves bags are custom-designed and handmade to perfection for the girl who’s looking to stand out!
Dare to make an impression with the flashy Entre Rêves Guilty Pleasure Backpack (available on NOTAG Official Store)! It’s made of duo chromatic fabric that changes in colour under different lighting. The highlight of the bag lies in the details, such as the seven embroidery patches. From fries to gelato, these patches represent our favourite sinful snacks! There’s also a dainty twin lens Lomo camera charm dangling by the front zipper for extra swag. Other must-own designs include the Entre Rêves Mini Busy Babe Gold Backpack and the Entre Rêves Rose Campbell Backpack (both available on NOTAG Official Store) with mesmerising blush sequins.
It’s nearly impossible to browse through Bubilian bags without buying one. As one of the hottest street designer Korean backpack brands, Bubilian bags boast a unisex design that caters to a wide spectrum of styles. Whether it’s a spacious and sturdy rucksack to hold all your travel accessories or a cute and cheerful backpack for school days, Bubilian has got you covered!
If you’re looking for a bag jam-packed with utility, you’ve come to the right place. The Bubilian 3way Cordura Backpack (available on From Seoul) is a backpack and luggage rolled into one. The bag opens up like a suitcase, revealing an incredibly spacious main compartment enough to pack for your next staycation. Moreover, there are two huge easy-to-reach front compartments and a laptop holder at the back — talk about maximising space and storage!
10. Find Kapoor
We’ve got to admit, Find Kapoor is one of the Korean bag brands with the best designs. In fact, their products look more like a work of art than an accessory. Find Kapoor prides itself in marrying both classic and trendy elements to create original designs that appeal to everyone. Experimenting with colours and patterns, Find Kapoor’s bags are unconventional works of art for the modern woman.
If we absolutely had to choose a favourite, it’ll be the Find Kapoor Pingo 20 Basic Line Set Pink Bag (available on koollookstore.sg). Sporting a charming shade of pink that flatters any outfit, what truly makes this bucket bag special is its straps. The bag comes with a pinkish faux snakeskin sling and a rugged metal-studded wristlet strap. A simple switch of the straps changes the entire style of the bag, making this a versatile piece to invest in! If you prefer something smaller, go for the Find Kapoor Mini Pingo Pattern Chain Mustard (available on koollookstore.sg) which will be just nice to hold your phone and wallet.
K-beauty fans would have heard of Marymond, a fashion and lifestyle brand that collaborated with A’pieu to produce several hit beauty items like the A’pieu X Marymond Pastel Blusher (available on DAEBAK100). Other than makeup, the brand also creates its own line of bags that feature their iconic floral designs.
The Marymond Dianthus Violet Tote Bag (available on MARYMOND) may not be as fanciful as the other bags featured in this list, but it’s one of the most highly sought after canvas tote bags in South Korea. It features lovely Dianthus flowers and is a great bag for a fun date with your partner. For other designs, check out the Marymond Magnolia Brown Backpack (available on MARYMOND) that’s ideal for school!
Stay on top of the Korean trend
We hope you now have a better idea of the hottest Korean bag brands worth paying attention to. Ride the Korean wave and seize this chance to check out other trending products such as the best Korean lip tints or spice up your meals at home with K-Drama inspired recipes. Ready to hit the streets with your latest Korean accessories? Complete your look with these trendy Korean hairstyles for men or Korean bangs for ladies!
This article was updated on 19-11-2020. Additional research done by Abigail Chang.
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