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Eak Phanunan

MONIQUE

Inspiration of MONIQUE comes from a meaningful word : Urban Luxury. Life in the city is full of privileges, above the average, high-privacy among the chaos. All our bags are designed and made in Bangkok, Thailand.
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The beginning of MONIQUE was in September 2012 with pure, simple and straightforward way - a brand that offers fashion items that are fashionable, functional, made from high-quality of craftmanship, and comes with affordable the price tag for most people. Inspiration of MONIQUE comes from a meaningful word : Urban Luxury. Life in the city is full of privileges, above the average, high-privacy among the chaos.

Few years ago while he was waiting for a connecting flight in airport, the idea was born as he spent times in shopping alley wishing to get ourselves a nice handbag, only to found that there were all the over-pricing bags from luxury brands. So he asked to ourselves "Isn't it possible to make a good bag with reasonable price?" His answer is yes. So he started the plan to pursuit our dream to makes top-notch quality bag that won't empty your bank account.

Eak went to Faculty of Architecture at Chulalongkorn university in Bangkok. His major was in Industrial Design which he mostly spent time on product design. His passion for fashion are mostly shaped from product design style. Not a fancy fashion illustration type.

MONIQUE is inspired by the luxury of living, not a fashion trend. Every design concept blends from luxurious lifestyle, cool product design, architectural shapes and forms. Then the details are inserted for final completion.

MONIQUE uses genuine leather, mostly cowhide, and sometimes snakeskin and croc-embossed cowhide. Our design process begins with sketches which inspired by architectures, cars, chairs, etc. Then the prototypes are made multiple times for adjusting all details. The commercial products are made locally in Thailand by a team of experienced artisan.

MONIQUE is expanding outside of Thailand. Our position is not Thai, oriental or Asian design. Our brand is created for urban ladies around the world with the similar appearance as runway brands.

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