There’s no such thing as having too many handbags. Handbags are the sartorial equivalent of our lipstick collection – one could never have too many of them, and the more one has, the more love there is to share for each bag. While some seek commercially-available varieties, others look for locally-made bags, as there are many Malaysian bag brands out there that offer the most fabulous and stylish creations made completely out of love.
From unique, out of the box designs to high-quality goods rivaling international bag brands, these homegrown brands will knock your socks off. From cross-bodies and totes, to clutches and purse, there’s virtually everything you can find to satisfy your need for a bag. Before you know it, you’ll have a whole collection of local bag brands to strut around with.
With that being said, here are 6 Malaysian bag brands for you to #sapotlokal, and our recommendations for you to add to your ever-expanding bag collection.
One of the higher-ends brands, BONIA is synonymous with luxury.
Timeless and classic, BONIA bags are a must-have for everyday use or for special occasions. The brand has revitalized itself and become a more fashion-forward name, catering to urban women who wish to look chic wherever they go. One of their most sought after bags these days – and the most adorable to boot – is their Croissant line which comes in the classic colour of beige and black, and even a pop of colour such as red and yellow.
For a pop of colour in your life and ensemble, look no further than Frankitas. Made completely out of love, each of the bags is beautifully and meticulously handwoven by men and women mostly in villages in Indonesia, Malaysia, Uzbekistan and Cambodia. The complexity and intricacy of the designs could take years to complete, but the result in the end is pure luxury.
Sometime By Asian Designers
For a minimalist aesthetic that upgrades your fashion game, Sometime By Asian Designers should be your next stop to purchasing your dream bag. Utterly chic and sophisticated, fit for a modern day woman, Sometime By Asian Designers has every kind of bag imaginable. They offer trendy and striking designs that are simply too gorgeous to look away from. Your dream bag could be somewhere in Sometime By Asian Designers’ collections.
Some say that the bigger the bag, the easier it is to carry our things around. But that notion is completely useless if there’s nothing in that bag to compartmentalise every item. Thus, Tracey created a series of bags where consumers won’t have difficulty in choosing between style and functionality. A bag that serves its function to place your things where they need to be, while also looking utterly chic and fashionable – Tracey checks all the boxes.
The perfect work bag that you need for everyday use while still making you look sophisticated the moment you step out of the door. Christy Studio offers its consumers premium canvas bags which can store everything that they need, whether it be for work, running an errand or for travelling. Made completely out of high quality materials – from their leathers to their canvases – you surely won’t be disappointed by the craftsmanship from this locally-owned brand.
Your search for the most unique and out-of-the-box bag is over as MiuMae Crafts offers the most intricate and stunning bags on the market, made completely out of yarn and crochet. Behold bags that you may have never seen before, which will elevate your style. They’re too stunning to pass up and the fact that they’re completely handcrafted makes you think of how much labor and love these designers put into each of the bags.
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