By Jianne Soriano
May 27, 2021
From Chanel, Gucci to Valentino—here are the designer bags that Korean stars like IU, Blackpink’s Lisa and Suzy Bae love
We’ve spotted plenty of designer items in Korean dramas, whether it’s watches and jewellery in Vincenzo or clothes in It’s Okay to Not Be Okay. Designer bags also almost never fail to make an appearance these days. If you need more inspiration on which designer item to invest on, plenty of female Korean stars such as Suzy Bae, Blackpink’s Lisa and IU have their own recommendations as seen from their Instagram posts.
From Chanel, Gucci to Valentino—rest assured, these designer bags are Korean stars approved. Here, we list down the go-to designer brands that stylish Korean celebrities love.
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Park Shin-hye who recently starred in the K-drama, Sisyphus: The Myth and Korean movies, The Call and Alive can be spotted wearing Valentino designers bags on her Instagram. Here, she’s wearing the chic Small Supervee calfskin crossbody bag in black with the iconic Valentino stud taking over the entire front of the purse.
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Suzy Bae is a Dior ambassador, just like her Start-up co-star Nam Joo-hyuk, she’s always decked in items from the French luxury house. Even in Start-up, she was spotted with the Lady Dior and Bobby bag, though her personal collection includes the Saddle bag and Book Tote. In this photo, she’s wearing the new Caro bag in cloud blue featuring Dior’s signature CD clasp, adjustable and removable chain strap, as well as Cannage quilting detail.
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Lisa is a true-blue Celine muse. She’s often wearing bags from the French fashion house, whether it’s the Triomphe Ava bag or the Triomphe bag in calfskin, as if it’s a staple part of her outfit. In this shot, the Blackpink rapper and main dancer is sitting cross-legged in front of the Eiffel Tower wearing the Celine Triomphe Folco bag.
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Krystal Jung from former K-pop girl group, f(x) is a stylish star in her own right. With acting, singing and dancing chops to add, this mult-talented actress sure knows how to pick a worthy designer bag. On her hand is the LV Point 9 from French luxury house, Louis Vuitton. Departing from its Damier canvas pattern, the bag fronts a large monogram hardware logo instead.
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K-pop songstress and actress, IU is a big fan of Gucci which can be seen from her posts donning Gucci products from shoes, clothes and bags. From the GG Marmont in various colours to the Jackie 1961 hobo bag, this star has it. Here, she’s sporting the Horsebit 1955 shoulder bag, first introduced for Cruise 2020. It’s recreated from an archival design featuring the same lines and forms first introduced over six decades ago.
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Red Velvet’s Joy has a penchant for designer bags, often spotted wearing various brands on her Instagram. But the one we’ve seen on more than one occasion is the popular Padded Casette bag from Bottega Veneta with a chunky metal chain upgrade. The brand’s iconic motif, the intrecciato woven leather technique looks much crisper in this red colour.
Model-actress Lee Da-hee clearly has a thing for designer bags. Her growing collection includes Dior, Chanel and Tory Burch, though it seems she also has a particular liking for Burberry bags. Here, she’s flaunting the Burberry Pocket bag in natural/malt brown which debuted on the brand’s autumn/winter 2020 runway. Based on an archival design, the two-tone canvas style showcases Burberry’s heritage via the logo graphic on the front.
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Just like a true Chanel ambassador, The King: Eternal Monarch star Kim Go-eun is always seen sporting Chanel on her Instagram, some of which are fresh off the runway. Here, she’s posting next to a screen with a Chanel ad while wearing the brand’s classic Chanel Flap bag in black. The handbags are created by Karl Lagerfeld upon his arrival in 1983 and a reinterpretation of the iconic 2.55 handbag.