Your Guide to Shopping for a Kinfolk Home on Taobao

You’ve made the jump, paid the stamp duties and got the HDB flat of your dreams.
Now it’s time to make it cozy – but you’re not digging the offerings at COURTS and IKEA’s furniture just doesn’t seem to last.

Guess what – Tao Bao isn’t just full of cheap plastic knock-offs that look like they came from the nineties. Enter 极有家 Ji You Jia, Tao Bao’s dedicated microsite for home furnishing products. Ji You Jia is owned by Tao Bao itself, which means that all shops featured on it are stringently checked for reliability, quality, service and are more trustworthy as a whole.

Here’s a few items curated by us that will get you that Kinfolk home you’ve always wanted.

Does this look like the kitchen you’ve been dreaming of? You can find it all on Tao Bao! Photo credit: Kinfolk

Featured Shop No. 1: 橙舍原创家居 Cheng She Yuan Chuang Jia Ju
Rating: 4 Diamonds – 金牌卖家 (Gold Medal Seller, which means their reputation has been consistently good)
Quality: 4.8/5
Service: 4.9/5
Responsiveness: 4.9/5

If minimalistic designs, woody accents, organic forms and colours are what turn you on, Ji You Jia has a wide range of furniture options to keep your home both tidy and therapeutic. In a nutshell? Home organization made pretty.

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Ridiculously good looking furniture that look like you blew a fortune at MUJI.


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Getting organised never looked sexier.
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And the prettiest kitchen complements as the cherry on the top of your shiny new digs.

There’re lots of amazing finds on the website, but we’ll be focusing on their outstanding range of furniture for the living room.

1. Zen out over ocha on this bamboo round edged table.

TB1zs7UGXXXXXbSXpXXXXXXXXXX_!!0-item_picItem: Bamboo round edged coffee table
Price: ¥448.00 = SGD 95.61

2. Or sip coffee over the cutest little coffee table, complete with Japanese style cushions. This cozy little nook would fit in even the tiniest 3 room flat.

TB1RaS4LXXXXXbPXVXXXXXXXXXX_!!0-item_pic.jpgItem: Small square bamboo coffee table
Price: ¥375.00 = SGD 80.02

3. Reschedule that trip to IKEA, because THIS is what your living room could look like.
TB2PJYreXXXXXXwXFXXXXXXXXXX_!!409352217Item: Bamboo and fabric arm chair
Price: ¥988.00 = SGD 210.83

4. When your clothes racks look this pretty, hanging up your threads becomes a lot more satisfying.
Item: Scandinavian style bamboo coat and shoe rack
Price: ¥398.00 = SGD 84.96

Did we mention that they’ve also picked up a couple of awards?
Cheng She Yuan Chuang Jia Ju has received the Red Star Design Award, Successful Design Award and Golden Pin Design Award among others. We guarantee lots of friends will be asking where you got your furniture from when your first #HOTD pics go up on Instagram! #yourewelcome

Featured Shop No. 2: 铁作坊の乡村复古家居 Tie Zuo Fang の Xiang Cun Fu Gu Jia Ju
Ranking: 2 Blue Crowns – 金牌卖家 (God Medal Seller)
Quality: 4.9/5
Service: 4.9/5
Responsiveness: 4.9/5

Ignore the garish front page of this furniture shop because you are about to enter a treasure trove of the most delicious looking furniture imaginable. Think Wallpaper* magazine meets The Monocle Shop.

1. This American country styled table with a beautiful organic finish that will have you dreaming of packing your bags for the countryside.
Item: American country style wooden table and chairs
Price: ¥860.00 – 543.68 = SGD183.36 – 543.69

2. This minimalist shelf that channels Philippe Starck.
T1LW1QFNpcXXXXXXXX_!!2-item_pic.pngItem: Solid wood and iron book case 
Price: ¥132.00 – 2,420.00 = SGD132.00 – 516.32

3. This coffee table that wouldn’t look out of place in an art gallery.
TB12DTsGFXXXXaIXpXXXXXXXXXX_!!0-item_pic.jpgItem: Organic wood and iron coffee table
Price: ¥300 – 1,850 = SGD63.99 – 394.58

Featured Shop No. 3: 欧格贝思旗舰店 Ou Ge Bei Si Qi Jian Dian
Managed by 天猫 (Tmall), this brand is a household name in China with brick-and-mortar shops in major cities across China
Quality: 4.8/5
Service: 4.8/5
Responsiveness: 4.7/5

If you love Scandinavian design so much you’ve contemplated naming your first born VÄSTANÅ, Ou Ge Bei Si Qi Jian Dian has everything Scanteak and IKEA has to offer and more.

1. This customisable arm-chair that’s as soft as a beanbag and pretty enough to make visitors mistake your flat for a boutique hotel.
Item: Customisable minimalistic fabric arm chair
Price: ¥ 1580.00-1880.00 = SGD336.81 – 400.76

2. These ash wood bar stools that will transport you to your favourite Scandinavian themed cafe.
TB1R5VnKFXXXXX5XFXXXXXXXXXX_!!0-item_pic.jpgItem: Wooden bar stools (ash wood)
Price: ¥ 470.00 – 510.00 = SGD100.29 – 108.83

3. This table and chair dining set with lines so sleek you’ll think you reached minimalist heaven. Sublime.
Item: Nordic solid wood dinette seats 4 – 6 people 
Price: ¥ 2910.00-4320.00 = SGD 620.36 – 920.95

There you have it – your Kinfolk home is just a couple of clicks away from completion with these wallet friendly beauties courtesy of Tao Bao!

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Author: Taobao Hacks

The ultimate guide to shopping at Tao Bao! Not everything on Tao Bao has look like it was made in a sweat shop in China. We curate the best of Tao Bao - from fashionable threads that wouldn't look out of place on the streets of Paris and Milan, furniture that looks like it came out of a Kinfolk magazine, tech products that will please even the geekiest techhead and anything else that you could possibly dream of buying. But prettier.

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