Whether we know them from our favourite dramas such The World Of The Married and Hotel Del Luna or their unique musicality, Korean celebrities have long captured our attention with anything from their beauty routine to their unique sense of fashion. Now, we’re spotlighting their favourite luxury and high-end bags, so keep scrolling to find out what it bags they are currently toting around.
Text: Hayley Zhang/ICON. Translation and additional reporting by Ho Guo Xiong.
Seen here in Yeri’s hands is the latest bag from Burberry, the Pocket. The bag has gained popularity of late and joins the ranks of other popular designs such as Dior Bobby, Saint Laurent Kaia, Louis Vuitton LV Pont 9 and Valentino SuperVee.
The Burberry Pocket bag comes in a variety of colours and sizes and is made with a combination of materials including leather, canvas and linen. The contrast between leather and canvas is especially noteworthy as the canvas adds a touch of casual, slouchy quality to the classic design.
The Fendi Peekaboo seen here with Han Ye-seul is the newly released ISeeU design. The first wave of products is made in three colours – black, white and beige – in the new accordion-like silhouette. The ISeeU can also be fitted with removable, interchangeable inner pockets (available in eight iterations) that retail between $370 to $480.
The IseeU East-West bag that Jessica is carrying here has a longer dimension that gives off a more sleek and modern feel and is available in brown and yellow. In addition, Fendi has also dropped the ISeeU Pochette, a small chained handbag suitable as a shoulder or clutch bag.
The super-cool handbag that Han Ye-seul is holding is the results of a limited-edition collaboration between Bvlgari and Ambush, a contemporary Japanese label, and features the iconic Serpenti motif. It is also available in fun colours such as bright blue, hot pink and bright green.
The popular Padded Cassette from Bottega Veneta has been upgraded with a chunky metal chain, transforming it into The Chain Cassette bag. The bag continues to use the famous Intrecciato woven leather technique using soft lambskin while the chain provides an easy grip on the shoulders or hands.
While the Classic handbag was created by Celine’s former creative director Phoebe Philo, this Teen iteration was created by the current designer Hedi Slimane and fits size-wise right between the medium and small. The creation was made with bag fanatics in mind as there are a plethora of colourways to choose so you will definitely find one that suits your needs and fancies.
Loewe has a knack for creating bags that are fun and playful while having a timeless yet practical quality to them. Take the Balloon bag launched during Spring/Summer ’20 for example. The same bag has also been seen in a few Korean productions.
The white iteration seen here on Kim Hee-sun imparts casual ease to her style. This Fall/Winter ’20, Loewe has launched new colourways and material options of the Balloon bag to afford us more choices.
This large Balloon bag is well-loved by Kim Na-young as she has been spotted carrying it on different occasions. Despite its roomy volume, the bag still has a sense of structure that makes it look and feel comfortable while toting it around.
Seen here on the arms of Ki Eun-se is a Prada bag that was released as part of the 2020 Pre-Fall collection. The roomy design has simple and clean lines. A unique point of this bag is that the handle and the body are made from the same piece of leather. Carrying the bag in different ways shows off the multi-faceted silhouette too.
Michael Michael Kors released the Cece chain bag back in 2019 that contrasts the soft polished cowhide leather against chunky metal chains to create a unique everyday bag. Among the Korean celebrities that have fallen in love with the design includes Joy from girl group Red Velvet. We love how the monochromatic look juxtaposes the feminine floral lace dress against the structured, edgy leather crossbody.
Jessica Jung doesn’t only love her Hermès purses, she also has elegant Celine designs stashed in her collection. Seen here beside her is the Celine Belt Bag, a classic and popular design from the French label known for its elegant, feminine lines. Recently, the brand launched the new Pico sized Belt Bag that is slightly bigger than the palm.
Have you always been a fan of Lee Sung Kyung’s style? The white purse she sports here is from Dior 2020 Pre-Fall collection – the Dior Boddy – that is made with premium box calfskin that feels supple and rich to the touch.
The bag in Krystal’s hand is the it bag from Louis Vuttion for the second half of 2020, the LV Pont 9. With a large monogram hardware logo taking front and centre against the body, the bag exudes a subdued sophistication that exemplifies a woman’s prowess.
Last seen on The World Of The Married, Han So-hee sports a red crossbody bag from Valentino. Named Supervee, it was launched this year and features a focal large gold hardware set against the boxy rectangular design. All in all, a rather captivating design.
Blackpink’s Rose has been tipped as Saint Laurent’s ambassador for Fall 2020. This advertising campaign was released in mid-July earlier. The bag she is carrying is the new design – Solferino Bag.
Dressed in a casual blue jumpsuit, Hyomin completes her outfit with the Bottega Veneta Padded Cassette Bag. This bag transforms the famous Intrecciato weave into a more dimensional pattern and plays on the retro shape of the cassette tape.
The classic Gucci Jackie 1961 bag collection makes a comeback as seen here on the shoulder of IU before its release. We believe that the design will be back in trend soon after.
With a bright smile in tow, Park Shin-hye carries the new So Vivier handbag from Roger Vivier. The bright green shade leans a breath of fresh air against the schoolgirl-like black attire.
Park Min-young looks all sharp and polished with her all-black suit. Together with a clutch from Tod’s, it completes the look with a touch of practicality and style.