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Banana Taipei: You Gotta Own It

3.25.2012

do u know what's Banane Taipei?

There's something yellow, something chic, something that's hitting Asia with tote bags that looked like Birkins (and they have lawsuits to prove that). Hermes, a luxury French brand said these bags are infringing their trademark and copyright. However Banane Taipei denied the accusations and they're still going strong now, making waves in Asia and in the US. Who can turn away from these cute bags? They are relatively cheaper, they're eco-friendly, they're handmade (yes! only 6 bags are produced in an hour), they're created by a group of Taiwanese teenagers who love fashion and found a way to let everyone enjoy a Birkin without paying a hefty price for it. A cult fashion hit.

And I say before Hermes wins the lawsuit, you better get a Banane Taipei bag now before it's gone.


the story . the love . the bag

  
from shop to your doorsteps
(watch the Banana Taipei video)

 only 6 made in an hour

the Banana Taipei Party August, 2011

pre-order long Q (Taiwan) rain or shine

Royal Green, Bubble Purple, Fairy Silver n Monster Black

Lavender Grey, Champagne Grey, French Honey Camel n Mystique Brown
12 Colors For The Year

limited edition Banane Yellow

 Lavender Grey for the Sophisticated

French Honey Camel n Champagne Grey
(perfect for Office Ladies)

Tiffany Blue pair it with your Tiffany Ring

Sweet Pink for those Sugar Babies


a must have for any fashionista

 celebrities n media raves about it


www.facebook.com/Banana.Taipei.MY

Now that you have seen the story of how a bag became a fashion cult hit in Asia (and other countries) you'd be asking me, WHERE CAN I GET ONE TOO? the answer is easy yet tough. Banana Taipei Malaysia sent me pm one day asking me to review the bag. First question in my mind was, what is Banana Taipei? and why people are going crazy over it. I googled and ran through websites, blogs and even online shops selling these bags. Some are originals and some are questionable (beware!). Finally by the end of my research, I have become a Banana Taipei fan. I got to have one. For reasons such as I can't afford a Birkin, I wanted to support the craze, I wanted to own something everyone loves, I wanted to be in the in-crowd showing off my Banana Taipei. Heck even the name is so cute. Whatever the reason is, I wanted one and so I finally receive my bag by courier a few days ago.

 don't have to wait 2-5 months anymore
(just contact Banana Taipei Msia)

 OMG! it's a limited edition color
(comes with dust bag, sticker, manual)

can't believe I have a "Birkin" now

original or your money back!

BANANE TAIPEI loves the idea of combining Taiwan's creative, unique and humorous ideas to create a great product. In the spring of 2010, a group of local designers took upon themselves to convey the spirit of Taiwan, and so BANANE TAIPEI was created. BANANE TAIPEI’s determination to fashion is the perfect combination of environmental protection awareness and respect to the local traditional industries. BANANE TAIPEI products are not only limited to creative performance, but are full of love towards the Earth. 100% HAND MADE, WHOLE NATURAL, NON-TOXIC MATERIALS, 100% EARTH FRIENDLY. 100% MADE IN TAIWAN!

watch me talk about Banana Taipei
(and how to spot an original)

 manual, tags and sticker

manual chop - proof of purchase

how to spot an original

OWN A BANANA TAIPEI BAG! 

For more inquiries or you have decided to own a Banana Taipei bag drop a comment/pm to Jamie, Banana Taipei MY (FB) or e-mail bananatpe.msia@gmail.com with the e-mail subject: PLUSIZEKITTEN READER PROMOA RM50 discount is given to my readers and it is inclusive of courier charges. The bags are 100% Authentic or your money back!. Imagine you don't need to Q up at Taiwan or wait 2-5 months for your bags to arrive. At Banana Taipei Msia (FB) you can get it after a few days of placing order :)

*discount not applicable for ongoing promotions or in house promotions.

50 comments:

  1. Oooo I wanted to own one before :D but it was like RM300+ lol. How much are they now?

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    1. the price still about the same, usa sellign usd129.90 http://www.bananetaipei.com/. BUT Ahem... my reader get rm50 off, pls pm seller ^_____^ to find out price!

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    2. Now the problem is...... I DUNNO WHAT COLOR TO TAKE LOLOLOL

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    3. u so colorful person, u should ambik the pink one! or... honey camel really nice for working... MOnster Black.. i don't mind it too.. OMG.... i also dilema..

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    4. Waaaa not bad you know my taste hehe XD I already asked for the price for Yellow, Sweet Pink and Honey Camel indeed XD;;

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    5. sure lah!!! terserempak with u few times de.. oledi at least "familiar" you punya taste apa macam punya.. hahhaha! I vote for YELLOW!!!!!!!!

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  2. I dunoooooo I'm so torn. When I first heard about the whole hype in Taiwan, I was like those are pretty darn cool, but then the price put me off and I promptly forgot about it. I saw some the other day in Sg Wang (claiming to be authentic) and I was like okay, should I get it? I love the yellow one you chose, though. Nice!

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    1. I was also alarmed by the price, but after reading through many posts and lowyat threads, I kinda get why it's price this way. It's very limited in stock (especially colors) and shipping costs involved. How much the Sg Wang one cost? Try to pm the seller Jamie to get a price quotation as my reader. She gives money back guarantee if the bag u buy from her is fake.

      I like yellow too and ... french honey camel is a lovely color too!!! <3

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  3. different color different price eh?

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    1. depends on how hard to get the color :) but inquire first! I may be wrong

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  4. what do you think with the color Fairy Silver?
    I;m thinking of getting one for myself

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    1. that's very elegant colour imho! great for corporate :)

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  5. I already email to Jamie, how come no reply?

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    1. give her some time to respond! I shall let her know to check her emails :)

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  6. Dear Miu,i think i might have brain jam from thinking over either to have champs lavender grey or tiffany blue. *squeaks* help me pretty please?(:

    -your loyal silent reader

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    1. Hi O_O silent reader there!

      Champs Lavender Grey or Tiffany Blue, imho the color u choose should match your personality :D or wardrobe! If you're bringing to work, champs lavender grey is a nice match. Tiffany Blue is very dreamy, like the Tiffany jewelry branding. Which girl are you?

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    2. waaahh that's my dilemma, i think i'm more of a Tiffany-blue-box-and-white-ribbon kind of girl. but i also happen to be such a sucker for purplish grey colors. wait,i think i'm sort of both type of girl now. haha. i think i'll go for the personality card though: dreamy Tiffanyyy! thank u so muuch Tammy, ur so cool! thanks again:D

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    3. oh now u're making me want a tiffany blue too T_T so I can match it with my ring.. (but not tiffany brand)

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    1. i still can't get used to your word jelly!!!!!!

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    2. I bought one at solaris,but I think the price slightly high but once you see and touch..u cant stop yourself to have one.yellow colour cost u more but the colour really sharp..hope u all will get one soon...

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