Here's something we noticed. It doesn't matter how rich a K-drama leading lady is supposed to be. Her character will always—always—be spotted with at least one luxury tote. Case in point: Secretary Kim Mi-so (Park Min Young) is her family's sole breadwinner and lives off instant ramen and the occasional fried pork belly, yet we caught her carrying a $2,000 Loewe piece!
No matter. K-drama fashion takes up significant space in the hallyu-verse, owing to the fact that (almost) every K-drama is a wardrobe exhibition in disguise. Thanks to fashion icons like Yoon Se-ri from Crash Landing on You, Ko Mun-yeong from It's Okay to Not Be Okay, Seo Dal-mi from Start Up, and so many others, we've been avalanched with a solid number of designer bags that we've definitely added to our mental inventory of must-haves. Need a definitive guide to the bag repertoire of k-drama leading gals? Here you go!
1. Loewe Multitone Puzzle bag, as seen on Kim Mi-So
Park Min Young's character on What's Wrong With Secretary Kim wears only light colors throughout the show, so it makes sense that this soft pink Loewe bag is (miraculously) in her wardrobe. The Puzzle bag is a household favorite!
Loewe Multitone Puzzle Bag brown calfskin in pink, $2043, LOEWE
2. Fendi Karligraphy Patent Leather bag, as seen on Yoon Se-ri
Keeping in line with her military-inspired outfit, Son Ye-ji sported this leather Fendi minibag. Since K-dramas usually flip bags around to hide the logos, you can't see the metal clasp with the cursive FF logo, which is the bag's standout feature! Due to its color and hardware, this piece is the perfect mix of bold and subtle.
Karligraphy Brown Patent Leather Shoulder Bag, $2750, FENDI
3. Celine Classic Box bag, as seen on Ji Eun-tak
In Goblin, Kim Go-eun plays a Ji Eun-tak, a bubbly teenage orphan. Her wardrobe isn't as audacious as the others: She often wears turtlenecks paired with blazers or coats in solid colors. If you're more drawn to neutrals the understated black Box bag from Celine will be a fitting choice!
Classic Bag in box calfskin in black, $3900, CELINE
4. Lady Dior bag, as seen on Seo Dal-mi
Bae Suzy's character in Start Up is an adventurous, ambitious entrepeneur with a tight wardrobe that exemplifies that cool, working girl aesthetic. In this party scene, she paired a cloud gray skirt suit with the Lady Dior My ABCDior bag. It's so classy!
Lady Dior My ABCDior Bag, $4400, (approximately P213,760), DIOR
5. Chanel Kiss-Lock bag, as seen on Ko Moon-yeong
If you're looking for a sultry little black bag, check out the Chanel Kiss-Lock bag. With its elegant gold chain and hardware, it's a perfect fit for Ko Moon-yeong's opulent, queen bee aesthetic. Her black and gold blouse mirrors its color scheme gorgeously!
Lambskin Quilted Kiss-Lock bag in Black, $5200 (approximately P253,796.40), CHANEL
6. Bottega Veneta Pouch Bag, as seen on Hong Cha-young
Jeon Yeo-bin plays a cunning lawyer in the mafia drama Vincenzo, and her wardrobe is an apt collection of exquisitely tailored neutrals. We spotted her carrying a tan BV Pouch Bag, which she paired with a modest black pantsuit. K-drama fan or not, you'll surely fall in love with this in-demand, stylish piece!
The Pouch Bag in Camello, $2,790, BOTTEGA VENETA
7. Gucci Sylvie 1969, as seen on Jang Man-wol
If you had been alive for over a thousand years like IU's character in Hotel de Luna, you'd certainly have a commensurate and seasoned taste in fashion, too! There's a whimsical, fairy-like touch to her looks, and the dainty Gucci Sylvie 1969 fits right in. It's so fresh and youthful!
Sylvie 1969 Plexiglass mini top handle bag, $2980, GUCCI
8. Roger Vivier Beau Vivier Micro bag, as seen on Yoon Se-ri
That telltale Roger Vivier buckle will never not be classy. In tandem with Son Ye-jin's immaculate tweed set, the bag completes a Parisienne style daydream.
Beau Vivier Strass Buckle Micro bag, $1995, ROGER VIVIER
9. Valentino Garavani Candystud bag, as seen on Jo Yi-seo
With her snark and spunk, you'd expect Kim Da-mi's character in Itaewon Class to carry a bag with just as much bite. This ebony Valentino Garavani bag features silver hardware, which comes off as a little more youthful than gold, but just as lovely!
Valentino Garavani Candystud Quilted Leather Shoulder bag, $2875, VALENTINO GARAVANI
10. Lanvin Hook bag, as seen on Seo Dal-mi
Need a practical luxury bag that can store more than just your phone and wallet? The chic, earth-colored Lanvin Hook Bag should be among your top picks. Seo Dal-mi wore it to her first day at work, and we can see why: A subtle yet sophisticated bag like this one will surely do wonders for your confidence!
Earth-colored Hook bag, $2190, LANVIN
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