International Street Style: South Korea Loves Statement Bags

Photo: Stacey Young

Few countries in the region wield cultural influence like South Korea. From boy bands to police dramas, people in the country love to obsess over their favorite pursuits, fashion included. The women we snapped masterfully mixed the sophisticated looks favored by New Yorkers with the kooky style sense of their eastern neighbors in Japan. And the resulting combinations — nude wedges with crochet socks, a blazer and tie paired with camo-print loafers — are as adventurous as they are chic. Throughout, the one outfit staple is an excellent handbag, be it a Prada tote, vintage Gucci, or a men’s coral attaché case. Click through our slideshow to see those, plus flouncy skirts, military vests, gingham suiting, and other trends the whole world will probably be adopting soon.

Street Style: South Korea Loves Statement Bags