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Stylish Thai Bag Brands That Will Take You From Day to Night
by: The Beat Asia
July 27, 2022
There's a specific joy in coming upon brands that are dedicated to creating high-quality products for an affordable price. This joy is almost always doubled when the brand turns out to be local; it's the quintessential spirit of "reppin the hometown."
When it comes to bags and accessories, there's no doubt that brands and designers abound, but we're firm believers in supporting local. In Thailand, you'll be glad to know that there's no dearth of local talented designers and purpose-driven brands who aim to deliver quality and stylish bags to the hands of Thais. Here are just five of them you should keep on your radar.
White Oak Factory
Minimalist quality leather handbags await you at White Oak Factory, whose pieces range from as low as THB180 to over THB1,000. One of its most popular is the Denise bag, a simple tote that has a small compartment, zipper, and a hook and key holder, perfect for carrying notebooks and schoolwork of high schoolers and college students. It comes in beige, soft yellow, olive green, brown, and black, and is priced at just THB765 on Shopee Thailand.
This lifestyle brand is made for the modern man and woman in search of simplicity amid the chaos of daily living. Its philosophy is hinged on three things: simple, practical, and universal. If this is up your alley, then Dash is for you. Aside from beautiful minimalist leather bags perfect for daily commutes, it also offers small leathers like pouches and card wallets, as well as stationery. We are in love with the DA06 Shoulder (US$275), a simple bag that can be hand or shoulder-carried with an enclosure that can be opened with a finger.
Founded in Thailand in 2015, VERA is an accessories brand that focuses on leather handbags for women. Quality, practicality, and sincerity are at the heart of VERA's timeless pieces, which are each designed to fit each of its customers' diverse lifestyles. The vertical, boxy Kenneth V tote bag, priced at US$198.65 or THB7,272, is the perfect work bag thanks to its wide internal compartment and organiser, making it capable of carrying small items and something as big as a 13-inch Macbook.
Mo was founded by Thai-Malaysian sisters Rosalin and Narisa, with the former responsible for the designs of the brand and the latter in charge of its marketing. The sisters are passionate about well-designed leather crafts — and this shows in Mo's stylish and functional leather goods. For something understated but still eye-catching, we recommend you check out the Mo. Smith Jr. tote bag in dark green. Lightweight, soft, and ample in space, this bag will surely be your go-to for commutes, dates, work, and after-work drinks! The bag is priced at THB9,400.
Early-2000s baguette bags are all the rage nowadays and while, for some of us, the early aughts feel like a lifetime ago, the youth of today sure cannot wait to get their hands on this vintage gem. If you're into the look of dainty baguette bags, we implore you not to sleep on Tallulah. Its pieces are available on Lazada Thailand, Pomelo, and LINE, and can be shipped worldwide. The Rumi, which sits perfectly on the shoulder, retails for THB2,090 and comes in 11 beautiful shades. Tallulah's pieces are pre-order and take a minimum of 15 days to craft.
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