Korean fashion is in a league of its own. It’s distinct, it’s popular, and it’s super wearable, even in Malaysia! Whether it’s the different types of street fashion, or upperclass-inspired styles, Malaysians have been seen proudly touting embodying Korean fashion. But an outfit just isn’t complete without a handbag! Join us as we explore Korean bag brands that have become synonymous with style, quality, and cutting-edge designs. Be sure to ready your wallet as we’re sure you’ll find something you’ll definitely find your new favourite handbag. And don’t worry, we’ve included links on where to buy them so you can get it shipped to Malaysia!
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How cute is this? Osoi has tons of super unique yet very wearable handbags, shoes, and accessories that’s perfect for any occasion. We find their collection to be heavily Y2K inspired and super on-trend. The handbag featured above is the Belted Brocle Micro in Metallic Pink ($320), and it also comes in four other gorgeous colours. With a bag like this, you’ll definitely be the talk of the town.
The brand is based in Seoul, but they offer worldwide shipping. Their website has English translation, and it’s super easy to navigate and get lost in their innovative collections. “Osoi” is a Japanese term that can be translated to mean “unhurried”, and it really evokes a sense of freedom. Their bags are made with 100% goat leather, and we think that this Korean bag brand is definitely worth the splurge.
Where to buy: Osoi
2. MARHEN J.
If you’ve ever wondered what your favourite K-Pop idol carries, this is it. MARHEN J. is the brainchild of Kim Hyun Hee, the Creative Director behind legendary K-Pop icons like Girls Generation, TVXQ, and Twice. Her designs have been sported by celebrities like actress Kim Bora and Soo Young from Girl’s Generation.
What we love most about MARHEN J. is that their pieces are cruelty-free and made with sustainable materials. Their pieces, like the Roy Mini Bag as pictured above (RM 614.60), are also incredibly practical and come in a multitude of colours that’s perfect for any outfit or occasion. MARHEN J. will definitely be one of your favourite Korean bag brands, and we love that it’s available in Malaysia.
Where to buy: Zalora
Classic, understated, and timeless – Demeriel is the kind of brand you’ll want to keep forever. Undoubtedly one of our favourite Korean bag brands ever, their classic pieces will make your outfit look really put-together. All of their pieces are very sturdy, so you won’t have to worry about being careful or delicate with your bag. This is the kind of bag that’s supposed to be used, and because it’s made out of such quality material, the bag can really hold its own.
Demerial has a ton of pieces that’s perfect for the office, or just simply on a brunch outing with your girlfriends. They’re super practical, versatile, and often made with cow leather, so it’s really easy to keep clean. We love that the Clip Satchel in Medium (RM 1,394.03) as pictured above can be worn in two different ways, and that it’s available in two colours.
Where to buy: W. Concept
4. JOSEPH AND STACEY
As seen worn by celebrities like HyunA, Jessi, and Lee Se Young, this brand is a favourite amongst K-Pop stars. They’re especially known for their Lucky Pleats Knit bag, and they’re all about using colour as a form of expression. The Lucky Pleats Knit bag comes in all sorts of different styles, colours, and patterns, and we love how they can cheer up any outfit. There’s the Lucky Pleats Knit in M ($78) as shown above that’s perfect for daily wear, but there are also the more structured Lucky Pleats Knit bags that are more elevated.
Apart from the Lucky Pleats Knit collection, JOSEPH AND STACEY also has fabric bags, leather bags, and even apparel. One of our favourite Korean bag brands, they have so many styles and colours that it makes us want to start a whole Lucky Pleats Knit collection. They also provide worldwide shipping, so get to shopping!
Where to buy: JOSEPH AND STACEY
5. Stretch Angels
Isn’t it so easy to imagine Suki from the Fast and Furious franchise to be carrying this bag? Available in four other designs, the Glossy Ready To Mini Hobo Bag in White is just one of the many fun styles that Stretch Angels has. Super easy to match with any outfit, Stretch Angels will bring your Y2K dreams to life. And at only RM 371, it’s definitely one of the more affordable Korean bag brands on our list.
We love the fact that although the brand’s pieces are casual, they can dress up any look and will make you look super fashion-forward. Stretch Angels also has a few other styles of shoulder bags, bucket bags, and even belt bags, and they’re all incredibly easy to love.
Where to buy: NoTag
6. Archive PKE
Archive PKE’s collection is a mixed bag (pun very intended). They have fun pieces like the Mini Bowling Bag in Glow Candy (RM589.02) as pictured above, but they also have classic bags that’s perfect for the office. They have a ton of bags, shoes, and even socks to complete any type of outfit. We love the fact that they’re not afraid of having timeless pieces, but also bags and shoes in really trendy candy colours.
With bags that are suitable for any age, Archive PKE is one of the Korean bag brands you should definitely be looking at. There’s something for every age, and we love the quality of the pieces and how easy they are to style. Practical, versatile, yet stylish, this is a brand that you should check out.
Where to buy: W. Concept
7. Find Kapoor
Symbolically borrowing the name from contemporary artist Anish Kapoor (he created “The Bean” in Chicago!), Find Kapoor is one of the most interesting Korean bag brands on the market. Based in Seoul, they’re all about embodying modern beauty while expressing individualism. The Marty Bag 18 Lizard in Black (RM664.60) as pictured above is available in so many colours and patterns, and will elevate any look.
Find Kapoor has a whole array of different styles of bags, and they’re all incredibly modern and chic. Even their most casual bag will elevate any look, and their pieces will fit right into anybody’s closet, no matter the style. Definitely an investment worth saving up for, our favourite part about Find Kapoor is that their pieces are made with vegan leather.
Where to buy: Zalora