April 21, 2017

With the popularity of sites such as ezbuy or ShopandBox that offer convenient ways to buy items from overseas, we no longer need to unnecessarily beg our friends to free up their luggage space for our things, which must be a disappointment because they obviously went on a holiday to lug back the stuff you want. Kidding, our friends are nicer. Anyway, we have one less statement item to add to our list, because one of Korea’s well-known and adorably quirky stationery brands have landed in Singapore.

If you like Wes Anderson films, shared the viral ‘Hi Stranger’ video on your Facebook timeline, and have a penchant for odd colour combinations in your wardrobe, chances are, you’ll grow to like the strange characters and colourful designs of Ooh La La, who are now stocked at multi-label boutique, Actually.

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We previously chanced upon the brand at Åland, one of the best concept stores to shop at in Seoul, and found a small selection of phone cases and pouches that we seriously deliberated adding to our legion of pouches, only to sadly put it back on the shelf in favour of um, new clothes. Still, they caught our eye, thanks to the funky illustrations on each wallet, pencil case, or pouch.

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Hold one of their wallets in your hand, and you’ll find that it’s of sturdy construction too — with a soft synthetic leather inside and out, and a gold zipper with a unique key-shaped pull. Since it’s a zip design, the wallet has ample space to store your coins, notes and cards without being too bulky.

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Other than wallets, Actually has also brought in notebooks and a makeup pouch adorned with a cute pom pom at the side. The range seems to be limited now — but who knows, we might get their clear pouches, planners, ball pens and phone cases somewhere down the line. Trust us, you’ll want those multi-purpose pouches that can keep your go-to knick knacks at arm’s reach — everyone can do with more storage, right?

Ooh La La, available now at Actually store, Suntec City Tower 2 and orchardgateway. actually.sg