While foreign brands still dominate much of the handbag market in Japan, there are also a few homegrown players with large followings.
Take Head Porter, a retailer that sells bags with a utilitarian feel in a mix of quirky design motifs like leopard print, camouflage, Mexican-inspired stripes and bold colorblocking. Considered largely men’s bags, they also have an appeal with female shoppers, who make up roughly 40 percent of the store’s customers.
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