Shopping on Taobao may seem daunting with the plethora of options and the swanky app and web interface. I’ve also had my fair share of confusion when I first started shopping on Taobao. But after a few attempts on both the app and web Taobao sites, I can 99% say that I’m a seasoned Taobao shopper. 

While you may have purchased clothes and other smaller items off Taobao, you will be pleasantly surprised by the wide array of quality furniture available as well! New furniture doesn’t have to be expensive to be good. 

Just getting started as a Taobao newbie? We recommend you to read up on our ultimate step-by-step Taobao Guide with pro-tips first! 

PS: Continue reading for some of our favourite tips & tricks to Taobao furniture shopping (and save!).


There are many locally (China-based) sourced brands and manufacturers that make cheap and uniquely designed furniture that will spruce up your living area. We zoom in on building an interior design that you can draw inspiration from! 

TLDR: Best Taobao Furniture Stores for Inspiration

Just want quick inspirations on your Taobao furniture haul? Here’s a TLDR our favourite Taobao furniture stores:

StyleFurniture StoreFurniture Pieces & Estimated Prices
Muji-inspired

ZOMO 

Japanese Solid Wood Desk, ~ RM 590

Japanese Solid Wood Bookshelf, ~ RM 710

Industrial

T-FUN

Living Room Bookshelf, ~ RM 560

Shoerack, ~ RM 65

Modern Work Desk, ~ RM 370

Japanese

Sui Yuan

Children’s Desk and Chair Set, ~ RM 220

Multifunctional Dressing Table, ~ RM 800

Simple Storage Stool, ~ RM 260

Minimalistic

Zii Home

Metal Chandelier, ~ RM 600

Coffee Table, ~ RM 950

Hanging Bookshelf, ~ RM 140

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1. Muji-inspired – ZOMO

ZOMO furniture store on Taobao
Image Credit: ZOMO

If you love Muji’s style and concept, 筑木 (Zomo) is right up your alley. Not only are they cheaper, but their timbered furniture is imported from Japan and Korea. Their pieces look remarkably like Muji’s, with just a slight sheen to its finish.

Zomo’s modern and minimalistic designs are really well-thought-out. Smooth curvatures at the edges make it safe, especially for children and elderly. The slight lean back of the sofa’s support also gives more comfort to its guests.

  • Taobao Promotional Price:
    • Japanese Solid Wood Desk, ~ RM 590
    • Japanese Solid Wood Bookshelf, ~ RM 710

Earn up to 10% Cashback when you shop on Taobao via ShopBack!

2. Industrial Style – T-FUN

T-FUN furniture store on Taobao
Image credit: T-FUN

Featuring furniture with sleek and straight cuts made out of metal, 铁梵 (T-FUN) goes for an edgy and grunge industrial style. Just imagine Kurt Cobain mixed with Axl Rose. The harshness of the straight steel bars are usually offset by the addition of bleached wood, or glass.

  • Taobao Promotional Price:
    • Living Room Bookshelf, ~ RM 560
    • Shoerack, ~ RM 65
    • Modern Work Desk, ~ RM 370

Earn up to 10% Cashback when you shop on Taobao via ShopBack!

3. Japanese Style – Sui Yuan

Sui Yuan furniture store on Taobao
Image Credit: Sui Yuan

Revamp your house with a playful and lively color palette with solid-wood touches with Sui Yuan (随缘)’s Japanese style furniture pieces. Their furniture pieces are compact yet functional, so they’re perfect if you want a less crowded-looking living space. Moreover, they have adorable furniture pieces for kids too! 

  • Taobao Promotional Price:
    • Nordic Solid Wood Bed, ~ RM 730
    • Wooden Bedside Table, ~ RM 330
    • Wooden Dining Table and Chairs, ~ RM 500

Earn up to 10% Cashback when you shop on Taobao via ShopBack!

4. Minimalistic – Zii Home

Zii Home furniture store on Taobao
Image credit: Zii-Home

Dig classy yet expensive looking furniture pieces? Zii Home would be your haven. They elevate ordinary furniture into modern art, exuding the perfect balance between old and new. Imagine wood meeting gold lacquer, every piece here is simple yet classy.

Regardless of your choices, rest assured that you’re getting quality furniture designed by award-receiving designers. Additionally, their imported timber is approved by the FSC, Forest Stewardship Council. However, this also means that their furniture pieces have slightly higher price tags.

  • Taobao Promotional Price:
    • Metal Chandelier, ~ RM 600
    • Coffee Table, ~ RM 950
    • Hanging Bookshelf, ~ RM 140

Earn up to 10% Cashback when you shop on Taobao via ShopBack!

* All prices listed in the table above are accurate at the time of writing and are subject to change without prior notice.

Now, we recommend browsing Taobao furniture pieces slowly as the dizzying selection can be pretty overwhelming. But before you decide on some favourite pieces to bring home home, take some time to read through our best tips to shop efficiently and save on your Taobao furniture!

How to Shop for Taobao Furniture Efficiently (and Save!)

No matter how seasoned we are as Taobao shoppers, there are always more tips and tricks we can learn to make the experience better!  First time purchasing Taobao furniture? Don’t worry, we’ve got your back. Read our comprehensive step-by-step guide Taobao shopping guide first! 

Now, moving on to our top Taobao shopping tips! 

1. Translate from Chinese to English with Chrome Extension

Taobao chrome extension translation toolIf you want to translate the entire page to English, look out for this nifty translator tool on your Google Chrome who’s here to save the day. 

Alternatively, you can download a Chrome Extension Translator here, or read our free handy-dandy Taobao dictionary here.

2. Taobao Furniture-related Keywords

Adding a Chrome Extension Translator should help greatly with navigating Taobao. Just for some extra guidance, here are some common furniture keywords to look out for, or to copy and paste into your search bars! 

Furniture Style Keywords:Furniture Pieces Keywords:
简约 - minimalistic 家具 - furniture 
北欧 - nordic咖啡桌 / 茶几 - coffee table
现代 - modern/contemporary沙发 - sofa
工业 - industrial电视柜 - TV console
复古 - vintage桌子 / 书桌 / 办公桌 - table
日式 - japanese style椅子 - chair 
韩式 - korean style书架 - bookshelf
风格 - style 架子 - shelf 
欧式 - european style单人床 - single bed
双人床 - double bed

3. Search Optimization

One adorable thing that you’ll notice on Taobao is that all products are called “Baby”, which is 宝贝 in Chinese. Taobao also has the filtering function for you to sieve out the “Baby” you’re interested in, so make use of that so you can find your desired product faster.

Filter function on Taobao webpage

4. Save Money on your Taobao furniture pieces! 

Step by step guide to use ShopBack button on Taobao

Furniture pieces, no matter how cheap, can be pretty big purchases. If we have the chance to save, we definitely won’t pass on that opportunity. Let ShopBack Cashback Button (available as a Chrome extension) help you with that! This nifty tool notifies you if there’s a Cashback on an item while you browse so you won’t miss out on earning Cashback on Taobao. 

  • If your item is available for Cashback, you will see this on the item page:
Remember to check out within 12 hours of adding an item to cart for Cashback to be valid!
  • If your item is not available for Cashback, you will see this on the item page
  • When you’re ready to check out, this is what you will see in your cart:
*Do note that Cashback needs to be activated at Item Page. Your Cashback will automatically be tracked 1 day after clicking on the “Confirm Delivery” button. Easy as that!

And that is it! Shopping on Taobao has never been easier – especially with the ShopBack Button. Try it out now and let us know what’s your favourite Taobao store in the comments below!