5 Taobao Boutiques Every Minimalist Girl Needs

Less is more. ‘Nuff said! If you love clean lines and clever details like us, but can’t always afford to fork out for COS, Taobao has some pretty neat alternatives that will help you achieve Scandinavian-chic.

Editor’s note: shop listed here are our personal favourites, we’ve shopped at most of the boutiques listed here. Some of the items are sold out unfortunately 😦 But we’ve included them to give you an idea of each shop’s offerings.

Shop 1: VNOOK
Rating: 2 Blue Crowns/ Gold Medal Seller
Product: 4.7
Service: 4.8
Delivery: 4.8

Straight up for the ladies who are fans of Nordic aesthetics, VNOOK designs veer towards subtle details and clean silhouettes that you can expect from the likes of their more expensive counter parts COS and WEEKDAY. Pick out a pair of basic sneakers and you’re all set!

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Item: Loose-fitting silver top
Price: ¥86.00 = SGD 17.59

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Item: Grey fold-over mini-skirt
Price: ¥88.00 = SGD 17.99

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Item: Black tailored wide-leg pants
Price: ¥138.00 = SGD 28.14

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Item: Black one piece overalls
Price: ¥128.00 = SGD 26.17

Shop 2: 1313气场女装 (1313 Qi Chang Nv Zhuang)
Rating: 2 Yellow Crowns/ Gold Medal Seller
Product: 4.8
Service: 4.8
Delivery: 4.8

1313 Qi Chang Nv Zhuang is all about feminine details with geometric cuts. Boyish but cutesy at the same time, it’s hard not to love their collection.

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Item: Cotton shirt with bow detail
Price: ¥99.00 = SGD 20.19

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Item: Black jumpsuit with bow details
Price: ¥109.00 = SGD 22.23

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Item: Geometric top with false double layer
Price: ¥129.00 = SGD 26.31

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Item: Loose-fitting round neck cotton top
Price: ¥ 71.20 = SGD 14.52

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Item: Mid-length dress with side slit
Price: ¥ 129 = SGD 26.31

Shop 3: 范思蓝恩 (Fan Si Lan En)
Rating: 5 Blue Crowns / Gold Medal Seller
Product: 4.8
Service: 4.8
Delivery: 4.8

For the girls who love billowy shapes and a more feminine cut, you wouldn’t want to miss these wardrobe staples from Fan Si Lan En.

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Item: Blouse with bell-sleeves
Price: ¥129.00 = SGD 26.38

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Item: White shirt with bell-sleeves
Price: ¥169.00 = SGD 34.56

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Item: Loose-fitting v-neck blouse
Price: ¥129.00 = SGD 26.38

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Item: Black pencil skirt with front zip detail
Price: ¥159.00 = SGD 32.51

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Item: Wide-leg overalls
Price: ¥159.00 = SGD 32.51

Shop 4: C+ Impress 西嘉原创 (C+ Impress Xi Jia Yuan Chuang)
Rating: 2 Blue Crowns / Gold Medal Seller
Product: 4.8
Service: 4.9
Delivery: 4.9

Fans of MANGO and ZARA’s work wear lines will appreciate the simple silhouettes from C+ Impress Xi Jia Yuan Chuang. Most pieces go at an affordable 20 to 30 SGD.

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Item: White blouse with lace details
Price: ¥139 = SGD 28.35

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Item: White shirt-blouse
Price: ¥229.00 = SGD 46.83

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Item: Sleeveless suit vest
Price: ¥239.00 = SGD 48.87

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Item: Tailored suit pants
Price: ¥219.00 = SGD 44.78

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Item: Tailored jacket
Price: ¥299.00 = SGD 61.14

Shop 5: Designer Club 轻奢主义 (Designer Club Qing She Zhu Yi)
Rating: 4 Blue Crowns / Gold Medal Seller
Product: 4.8
Service: 4.8
Delivery: 4.8

One of our personal favourites, Designer Club Qing She Zhu Yi. Expect more classic silhouettes and wardrobe staples with designer details.

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Item: Off-shoulder top with bell-sleeves
Price: ¥179.00 = SGD 36.51

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Item: Asymmetrical tailored skirt
Price: ¥115.00 = SGD 23.45
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Item: Halter-neck top with bow detail
Price: ¥129.00 = SGD 26.38

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Item: White shirt dress
Price: ¥119.00 = SGD 24.27

Just did a wardrobe makeover with threads from Taobao? We wanna see!
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XOXO,
Team Taobao Hacks

 

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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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