We get frequent complaints from the ladies, “It’s so frustrating that almost every handbag brand is in Singapore. Everyone is carrying the usual branded bags! 撞包 (clashing of the same bags) is easier than striking 4D!” Well, almost!
To avoid carrying the same bag as the stranger next to you, it’s time to shop beyond the little red dot for unique handbag brands that are uncommon in Singapore! Heard of Aristotle, Thanwa, BoYY from Thailand? How about Thavma and Playnomore from Korea?
Here are 6 branded handbags that are not available in Singapore. You can however get our airfrov travellers to buy these overseas handbags for you! (P.S Use code O1ROE to get $5 off)
Think dainty, colorful chain sling bags in pastel and bold colours. There’s a four-month waiting list for their hot selling Rose Bag, and their new designs tend to sell out in just 15 minutes.
Price: $5950 Baht (Approx SGD $237)
Get Aristotle bags from Thailand to Singapore:
Designer Boonyanuch Kae revitalized the reliable old family business by making the switch from handmade leather shoes to women’s handbags. The result was 31 Thanwa, a producer of boldly designed, fashion-statement handbags for the glam city gal. The most popular item, Curios – are designed to be transformable according to desired functional usage. Half-opening the zipper turns the front of the bag into a mini pocket for mobile phones and other small items. Fully opening the zipper shows the full pattern of the center hide.
Get 31 Thanwa bags from Thailand to Singapore:
Store at W Bangkok Hotel (open daily 9am-9pm.)
Store at The Emporium on 2nd floor
A graduate from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, Wannasiri Kongman launched her first bag collection in New York back in 2006 and it quickly become a favourite among Hollywood celebrities including Chloe Sevingy and Sarah Jessica Parker. Boyy features unique minimal designs but utilizes a variety of fine and exotic animal skins, from washed cow leather to leopard and python.
Get BoYY bags from Thailand to Singapore:
1/F, Central Chidlom, 02-793-7777
Cloud 9, 1/F, Gaysorn, 02-656-1428
Launched in 2010 by the stylist Lee Soo Jung, THAVMA means “miracle” in Greek. Using the finest cowhide leather from Italy, THAVMA creates fundamental and classic bags. The brand concept is divided into three categories: Various Basic, Trendy Utility Chic and Neo Classic.
Price Range: Approx $190,000 – $300,000 Won (SGD $227 – $360)
PlayNoMore confronts head on with a line of Hermès-inspired purses—croc-stamped Birkins and Kellys—covered with sequin patches of large, cartoon eyes. Model Irene Kim recently created a capsule collection for the label, with three circular coin purses of emoji faces, done up in sequins. Spotted on several K-POP stars including Suzy & Taeyeon!
Samantha Thavasa Vega Baymax No explanation needed for Samantha Thavasa. A big fan of Disney Baymax ? Get this very huggable bag, which look exactly like mr Baymax on one side~ It’s matches extremely well with pastel-colored clothes and is definitely, one of its kind ! These were only exclusive to Japan market but is also now available to Hong Kong SOGO3 as well. Get it from Hong Kong:
1) 銅鑼灣 Causeway Bay Sogo or 海港城 Harbour City Sogo Source: New Monday Hong Kong Our Verified Hong Kong Traveller Janet Tong also recommended to get it! Get the big bag at SGD470 or small bag at SGD440 (excluding 7% airfrov charges)
P.S Our user has just informed us that Samantha Thavasa is available in Isetan Scotts at the about the same price!
We can’t wait to see you flaunting your new bag in town!
Put up your request now, let our travellers help you buy these overseas handbags!
(Remember to use code O1ROE to get $5 off)
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