Curious People: “What does it take to become a fashion icon in Korea?”

Me: “Bag. Period.”

Luxury brands have long been the most wanted in bag searching and shopping, but the trend has now changed recently in Korea. As people look for something more unique and personal, a lot of Korean emerging brands have put out one-of-a-kind styles and designs of bags, often carried by Korean actresses and K-pop stars. 


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현지(my new bae : 마이뉴베)(@h_yunjji)님의 공유 게시물님,

Spotted in magazines, Instagram, and on the streets are  #now #trending bags in Korea that “paepi” (a portmanteau for the Korean pronunciation of the English words “fashion people”) adore. Let us delve into the world of iconic bags in Korea.

“Modernity Takes Femininity” 

Find Kapoor came like a comet and became the it-bag to the young.  

Its flagship model is the ‘Pingo 20’, which is a square-shaped bag that comes with a thick strap lettered ‘Find Kapoor’. Find Kapoor is one of the pioneers in presenting a bag with a thick strap combination and a twist in colors. 


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Find Kapoor Official 파인드카푸어(@findkapoor)님의 공유 게시물님,

Another recent model that’s a major hit is Han Ye-seul (Korean actress)’s bag. A long glittering tote bag with a ribbon strap. She’s the official ambassador of the brand. 

“Simple is the New Black”

Elbategev’s bag seems quite simple in design but the beautiful colors that they provide allure to many fashionistas. A tip on styling: wear a fancy outfit and match it with this simple bag for a mix match. From white, blue, black, beige, red to light green. 


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Elbategev (엘바테게브)(@elbategev__)님의 공유 게시물님,

Elbategev’s bags are inspired by nature and plants so their designs and colors are all very natural. Elba Minibags are their signature label, worn by Red Velvet Seulgi, Kang Min-kyung , and many more.

“Funky Meets Hip”

Hipsters like to try out something unusual and ROSA.K’s latest line ‘Monogram’ is just what they’re eager to get. The vivid colors and patterns stand out, but get along with any style of outfit. Many Korean celebrities, such as Son Dam-bi, T-ARA Hyomin, Kang Min-kyung, Somi, and Irene, were spotted wearing ROSA.K bags.


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ROSA.K 로사케이(@rosak_official)님의 공유 게시물님,

The one Somi wore is Cabas Monogram Pacman Tote S, which is in a funky and new-tro style, a distinct youth culture in Korea, featuring 80s & 90s-inspired fashion.

“Trendsetters Like it Comfy” 

If you’ve been around in Korea recently, you may have spotted a cloth bag that looks so light and comfy and yet unique in design. It’s the ‘Lucky Pleats’ bag from Joseph & Stacey, and what’s so special about this bag is that it comes in hundreds of different colors that literally make you want to have it all. 


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조셉앤스테이시(@josephandstacey)님의 공유 게시물님,

Inspired by a Korean traditional lucky bag, it’s the perfect bag to look stylish and feel comfortable at the same time. It’s worn by many K-celebrities, such as Jung Chae-yeon, Kim Go-eun, Kim Sae-ron, and many more!

“Summer in Style” 

Once in a while, you want a bag to carry around especially for the hot summery months. Well, the Korean fashion icons’ choice is OSTKAKA’s LYCKA Mini Rattan Bag. Woven bags have become big already and straw bags with a special something is what fashion people look for. Ostkaka’s Mini Rattan bag is one of the perfections, handy yet stylish.


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오스트카카 OSTKAKA(@ostkaka_official)님의 공유 게시물님,

LYCKA Mini Rattan Bags come in 4 unique colors: White, Saffron, Yellow, Fiery Red, and Cinnamon. It comes with a strap so that you can style in various shapes.

BONUS: “All You Need is..Your Phone♥”


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ARNO 아르노(@arnoseoul)님의 공유 게시물님,

Our smartphones are now so versatile that sometimes, all you need is your phone. In this case, simply carry your phone with an ARNO strap, a unique smartphone case, and a strap brand that comes in a variety. It became huge after Kim Hye Soo used it in the K-drama ‘Hyena’.

Find your inner bag-sire and if you’ve found it already, just get it already.

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[Photo Credits]

  • ROSA.K Official Facebook Page
  • Find Kapoor Official Website

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