Hi there! As any K-pop fan knows, the official merch of any group is expected to be on the pricier side, especially if you take into consideration the international shipping fees. If you want to score some cool stuff ~*inspired*~ by your fave group while also supporting local businesses, we recommend buying fan-made merch.
If you're a fan of BTS, there are many Instagram shops that offer high-quality fan-made merch. The creativity of ARMYs knows no bounds, and these products range from clothing, planners, stickers, bags, and more. Plus, since it's concert szn already—we're still not over their online concert, and the live LA ones are coming *real soon*—so it's a good time to shop for merch you can use and wear!
Below, we put together ~*seven*~ Instagram shops that sell BTS-inspired merch. Check them out below and make sure to give them a follow:
7 Instagram Shops that Sell BTS-inspired Merch
1. Hobi's Hats & Other Things
Follow them: @hobishats.ph
If you're looking for some ~subtle~ merch, check out Hobi's Hats. Their first collection includes bucket hats with designs from the Love Yourself era and J-Hope's mixtape, Hope World.
2. Seventh Seoul
Follow them: @seventh.seoul
Seventh Seoul offers We Are Bulletproof shirts, and they are currently taking pre-orders for their sling bag that can fit your ARMY Bomb—perfect for the day we get to see BTS live again.
3. The Purple Press
Follow them: @thepurple.press
The Purple Press definitely had ARMYs in mind when they came up with the Everyday Planner. Its features include a 14-month calendar (with important dates to remember, aka the birthdays of all the members), an expense tracker, fun activity sheets, and more. Each order also comes with a sticker sheet and random photocard!
Follow them: @_wearharu
If you're still not yet over the release of "My Universe"—hard same here—you'll love the sweatshirts and shirts from HARU that are inspired by the collab. They definitely make our world light up inside!
5. By Army
Follow them: @byarmyph
Our favorite healing and comfort show, In The Soop, is currently in its second season. If you want some merch inspired by the show, you need to check out By Army! They offer shirts, tote bags, and more. They also have tote bags with designs inspired by the other members.
6. Magic Studio
Follow them: @magicstudio.manila
Here's some more ITS-inspired merch for you: Magic Studio offers shirts and dad caps that are the perfect companions for your relaxing and healing activities. They also have a The Most Beautiful Moment In Life tote bag (inspired by the HYYH trilogy) and a black bucket hat with Jungkook's distinct hand tattoos.
7. The Purple Lab
Follow them: @thepurplelab.ph
Once you become an ARMY, you'll realize that no boy compares to the Tannies, LOL! Show off your loyalty to your bias (or maybe complete all seven) with The Purple Lab's LOL YOU'RE NOT shirts. They currently come in white, purple, pink, and black.
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