Osaka, is the biggest city in the Kansai area, is a place filled with shops offering products of high quality and refined design. Below are four recommended bag shops in Osaka!
1. HERZ Osaka Shop
HERZ is a leather bag studio that has workshops and stores in various parts of Japan. Obsessed about authentic "made in Japan" quality, they make all of their bags by hand – from the cutting of the leather, up to the sewing of the bag. All of their products, made by staying true to the slogan "craftsmanship that lasts forever" are easy to hold, easy to use, wear well and durable. Every single piece of HERZ bag has the kind of appeal that you can only find in handmade items.
The Osaka branch of HERZ is located along Naniwa-suji street, and is marked by a huge metal door. Recommended here is the Soft Dulles Bag (37,800 JPY – 54,000 JPY (incl. tax)) which is HERZ's long-selling product. This Dulles bag with a solid and elegant design is highly flexible. It's perfect for everyday use as well as business use.
*This shop will be closed from March 20, 2018 to May 1, 2018 in preparation for its reopening at a new location. Check the company's homepage for details.
2. MSPC PRODUCT sort OSAKA FLAGSHIP STORE
This is the flagship store in Osaka that is directly operated by the Japanese bag brand called "master-piece". It carries products that are fashionable for use in daily life, and fuse design and functionality. Recommended at this shop is the 2-way backpack POTENTIAL-v2 (38,880 JPY (incl. tax)). Using original fabric that has excellent durability, this bag is waterproof up to 20,000mm in water pressure. Aside from this bag, this shop also carries a lot of other practical and fashionable bags such as the LINK (20,520 JPY (incl. tax)) with a roll-type top. All of their products use carefully selected functional materials that are known for their strength, water-repellent quality and lightness.
3. PORTER OSAKA
PORTER OSAKA is the flagship store of Yoshida & Co., Ltd., a veteran bag manufacturer that is representative of Japan. This shop is loved for their wide selection of products that are typical of flagship stores. On top of the classic and staple items, it also carries limited-edition products, collaboration merchandise and miscellaneous goods related to travel. All of the bags made by Yoshida have been exclusively made in Japan since the company was founded. Their products are characterized by their special materials, parts and stitches, and their long-lasting designs that you will love the more you use them. You can really see the skills of the craftsman in their products. Recommended at this shop is the HELMET BAG (27,500 JPY (excl. tax)) in the COUNTER SHADE series that is an original series of this flagship store. It uses a material with camouflage design – the PORTER's very own woodland pattern (a pattern that was developed by envisioning the product's use in a coniferous forest). It is designed in such a way that the bottom of the bag expands when you put something inside it, so it has a storage capacity that is bigger than it looks. It also comes with an internal pocket that can be removed and turned into a pouch, giving the bag impressive functionality too.
4. ILS Namba CITY Shop
ILS is a shop that offers products designed under the theme "hakobu!" (Carry!) that have shifted the view from "mono" (things) to "koto" (events). Inside the store, you will see a range of products that value the perspective of users, with every piece possessing rich individuality. For instance, the BOON (13,824 JPY (incl. tax)) is a suitcase that has corners that are sharper than usual, so souvenir boxes and other items can be easily put inside. It is a popular product with an eye-catching design of pastel colors. Meanwhile, the KOI by BAGGYPORT (29,700 JPY (incl. tax)) is a waterproof leather backpack with a stylish design. The Japan-made oil leather that is used on the bag has natural creases and is soft, but elastic. With its chic and subdued design, it fits the style of most adults perfectly.
The bags in all the shops featured in this article are overflowing with their own unique charms. If there are any bags that you liked, why not go visit the store?
*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.
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