20 Man-bags From Taobao That Will Give Porter A Run For Their Money

Man-bags. Some guys revile it, others can’t complete their outfit without it.

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Either way, it’s hard to go without one now – especially if work calls for it.
With prices for a decent murse hitting the high 4-figure range for a Blackbarrett, Coach Men or Porter, the average dude is left with high street brands that are uncomfortably pricey for their make and quality.

We’re well acquainted with the male approach to shopping 1. hunt it down 2. kill it put down money for it, 3. leave. So we’ve picked a few winners that will get you straight to the sweet spot.

The pieces featured range anywhere from SGD20 to above SGD 100, so if you’re feeling fancy you can splash out more for something a little more luxe. Get your bag game on!

Featured Shop No. 1: 的牌公园 / Di Pai Gong Yuan
Rating: 4 Diamonds
Quality: 4.7
Service: 4.8
Delivery: 4.8

If you’re a basic boy, Di Pai Gong Yuan is your source for simple and very functional (check out all those compartments!) man-bags that definitely won’t overwhelm your outfit.
The bags come in many different types of material with canvas being the most common. Most fittings are made out of leather too.

Item: Men’s canvas shoulder bag
Price: ¥ 155.22 = SGD 31.93

Item: Men’s Laptop bag
Price: ¥ 129.00 = SGD 26.53

Item: Men’s canvas shoulder bag
Price: ¥ 225.12 = SGD 46.30

Item: Men’s woollen satchel
Price: ¥ 169.00 = SGD 34.76

Item: Men’s Canvas bagpack
Price: ¥ 229.00 = SGD 47.10

Featured Shop No. 2: BlueJourney
Rating: 4 Diamonds, Gold Medal Seller
Quality: 4.9
Service: 4.9
Delivery: 4.9

Fans of the minimalist movement will love BlueJourney for their sleek lines and unobtrusive details. Compartments are hidden and tucked in – you definitely won’t get any angry commuters getting their earphone cables stuck on your bag.
In summary: art director on a budget.

Shop 2.1

Item: Water resistant messenger bag
Price: ¥ 75.18 = SGD 15.46

Item: Convertible messenger bag
Price: ¥ 130.56 = SGD 26.85

Item: Men’s messenger bag
Price: ¥ 145.92 = SGD 30.02

Item: Retro college bag pack
Price: ¥ 134.12 = SGD 27.59

Item: Men’s minimalist Backpack
Price: ¥ 131.60 = SGD 27.07

Featured Shop No. 3: 立正工厂店 / Li Zheng Gong Chang Dian
Rating: 3 Diamonds, Gold Medal Seller
Quality: 4.9
Service: 4.9
Delivery: 4.9

If you’re a fan of the pared-down industrial look a la DKNY and Yohji Yamamoto, Li Zheng Gong Chang Dian is the shop for  you.
Well don’t let us try and convince you – check out their Vogue Homme style catalogue shots. If Spock won’t convince you, we don’t know what will.

Item: Men’s nylon tote bag
Price: ¥ 298.00 = SGD 61.30

Item: Men’s nylon shoulder bag
Price: ¥ 326.70 = SGD 67.20

Shop 3.9Shop 3.8

Item: Men’s nylon shoulder bag
Price:  ¥ 368.00 = SGD 75.70

Item: Men’s nylon backpack
Price: ¥ 458.00 = SGD 94.21

Featured Shop No. 4: GUZUOZE 古佐泽 / GUZUOZE Gu Zuo Ze
Rating: 5 Diamonds/ Gold Medal Seller
Quality: 4.9
Service: 4.9
Delivery: 4.9

Judging by the looks of things, Guozuoze is for emotionally fragile artists-types who often get the urge to lean on walls for support when the weight of the universe overwhelms them.

That aside, we really liked the simplicity of their designs – something we’re pretty sure most men can appreciate. Don’t expect too many bells and whistles. The bags are hardy enough though, as most of them are made of leather.

Shop 4.1
Item: Men’s leather messenger bag
Price: ¥ 298.00

Shop 4.3
Item: Men’s leather messenger bag
Price: ¥ 338.00 = SGD 69.54

Shop 4.6
Item: Men’s leather business briefcase
Price: ¥ 368.00 = SGD 75.71


Shop 4.7
Item: Men’s leather backpack
Price: ¥ 366.24 = SGD 75.35

Shop 4.9
Item: Men’s leather backpack
Price: ¥ 558.00 = SGD 114.79

Featured Shop No. 5: 皓顿集市店 / Hao Dun Ji Shi Dian
Rating: 3 Blue Crowns, Gold Medal Seller
Quality: 4.8
Service: 4.8
Delivery: 4.8

So you’re a man from the streets and you’re not about to lug around any fancy-schmancy hipster kit. Hao Dun Ji Shi Dian agrees with you that ‘artisanal’ and ‘bespoke’ should be permanently banned from product descriptions – unless your shop has 100 years of heritage to back it up with.

Expect very badass looking gear that wouldn’t look out of place on Hypebeast.


Item: Men’s canvas backpack with marble motif
Price: ¥ 238.00 = SGD 48.96


Item: Men’s nylon shoulder bag
Price: ¥259.00 = SGD 53.28

Item: Men’s water-resistant dufflebag
Price: ¥ 349.00 = SGD 71.79

Item: Men’s water-resistant backpack
Price: ¥ 358.00 = SGD 73.65

Item: Men’s canvas backpack
Price: ¥  699.00 = SGD 143.80

So lads, happy shopping! Don’t forget to share your spoils with us on Facebook or Instagram (#TaobaoHacks) so that we can shop vicariously through you.






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.

7 thoughts

  1. Hi! great article! was wondering if there are any articles on slim mens wallet? wallets that are similar to bellroy’s wallets?


  2. Hi… I would like to buy something your masterpiece ^^;. In South Korea, How can I get that ? Can I get through websites ?


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