Taiwanese independent accessory design brands in recent years have gone beyond the local scene and gained international attention.

22 Design Studio is one of the most symbolic examples. Their classic concrete rings and earrings were first sold at local creative bazaars and slowly made their way to New York's MoMA Store. A decade later, their product line has extended to concrete stationery and watches. Olivia Yao Jewellery is also a noteworthy jewelry brand that holds a firm place in the designer accessory world with their dainty pieces made of gold alloys. Other notable accessory design shops include changchang and Mano. Jewelry aside, fashionable eye-wear are also within reach in Taipei. CLASSICO, for example, sells semi-handmade glasses specially designed to suit Asian face shapes.

Whether for gifts or to add to your own closet, "Good Eye Taipei," a bilingual Taipei city guide, recommends six unique accessory design stores in Taipei.

changchang (張張)

No. 9-2, Lane 16, Taishun St, Taipei City


"A jewelry store located in the tranquil alleys of Taipei."

I-shan13 (蔡依珊金工創作)

No. 88, Yanchang Rd, Taipei City


"Inspired by nature, a romantic metalworking brand specializing in the skill of repoussé."

22 Design Studio

1F, No. 4-5, Lianyun Street, Taipei City


"A design studio that continues to challenge the limits of concrete accessory making."

Olivia Yao Jewellery

No. 88, Yanchang Rd, Taipei City


"An elegant jewelry brand — created by a designer who draws inspiration from her travels."

MANO (慢鏝選東西)

No. 18, Shaoxing S St, Taipei City


"A gorgeous metalworking studio that also serves as a sales and display space."


No. 11, Lane 178, Zhuangjing Rd, Taipei City


"Glasses created with various materials and elements that pay tribute to the classics."

“Good Eye Taipei” can be purchased at all major bookstores in Taiwan. Check out TNL’s interview with the author here.

Editor: Olivia Yang