By Men's Folio on 02 June 2021
In America, the homegrown hero bag is the iconic LL Bean Tote. In Seoul, it is a canvas one that is a freebie from cult perfume label Cosmic Mansion. In our little red dot, it is the Beyond The Vines Dumpling bag: a rectangular and water resistant one that has become somewhat of a sleeper hit.
First launched two years ago, the Dumpling bag was somewhat of a fashion person thing. It was adopted quickly by people in the know not just because of its design (of which it was pleasingly low-key) but because it was functional. It could take a spill as well as it did with how violent you could be with it (FYI, its nylon body is pretty much scratch or tear proof). It came with a large flap pocket for the nitty gritty things and most importantly, it had a D-ring for keys.
In 2021, it can be said that the Dumpling bag from Beyond The Vines has enjoyed a surge of crazy popularity. It is now adored by people who tote designer bags on the regular as it is by people who really, just want a bag to fit their things. Creatives are as obsessed with it as people who crunch numbers for a living.
Read more on Men Folio's interview with Rebecca Ting, the founder of Beyond the Vines, on the secret to the success of the dumpling bag here.