A HANDBAG speaks louder than words. Yes, sometimes that piece that you carry – which slings over the shoulder and across the body or hangs pleasantly as arm candy — sums up all about your sense of style or personality.

And it can make or break your ensemble. If the shape of a bag is your main purchasing criteria, check out Instagram and look for these lovely bags by homegrown companies. The fact that they are handmade makes them more irresistible.

WOODY


Wooden beach bag.

This unique-looking woody bag is the fashion statement piece that you need. For a slightly edgier look, pick the one in black. (The bag also comes in a natural wood colour).

Brand/model: Wooden beach bag

Price: RM79 (small) and RM89 (big)

Contact: https://www.instagram.com/amorashopaholic/

BOHO-CHIC


Frankitas Titin clutch.

Going boho-chic for that casual outing? This Titin envelope clutch (Frankitas’ signature piece) is a scene -stealer.

Brand/model: Frankitas Titin clutch

Price: RM300

Contact: https://www.instagram.com/frankitas/

HEXIE


Nadsy Hexie bag.

Round and square bags can be boring so strut your style with this pretty hexagon shaped bag for a change.

Brand/model: Nadsy Hexie bag

Price: RM230

Contact: https://www.instagram.com/nadsy.my/

STURDY


Volare rattan bag.

Working outdoors? Trade your conventional workbag for this sturdy and stylish rattan piece handcrafted by a Balinese artisan. Your ipad or tablet can fit nicely into this bag.

Brand/model: Volare rattan bag

Price: RM135

Contact: https://www.instagram.com/volare.shop.my/

COOL


Volare bamboo bag.

Cool is the name! Pick this go-to bamboo bag and let them stare.

Brand/model: Volare bamboo bag

Price: RM125

Contact: https://www.instagram.com/volare.shop.my/

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