Bags are more than just an accessory; these objects of desire hold an important function of holding an outfit together – and some essentials we can’t leave home without. Singapore also brags an assortment of brands dedicated to bags. We bring you the best boutiques for bags in Singapore.
Image: House of Sheens
Founded in 1997, Arés by Sandra Holstad developed from the chief designer’s love of travel and having the right accessories for her journeys. It has come a long way from its humble beginnings, which included more androgynous travel bags. The collection and designs have since grown into a must-have accessory for jet setters. Arés by Sandra Holstad bags range from sexy disco bags to the famed oversized Live-In bags; it’s no wonder the brand has a cult following amongst connoisseurs of beauty, elegance and edginess.
If you’re all about vivacious, versatile and fun accessories, you’ll feel right at home at Desti Saint. This accessories label pays heed to the individual style of the modern woman. The result is a series of chic clutches and swoon-worthy totes in a variety of exotic snake and crocodile skins, textures and colours. These wearable luxury pieces are great for both cocktails parties and casual brunches.
Elyse & i bags champion individuality and artistry with their vintage aesthetic, modern utilitarian features and sculptural leather work. Each bag is designed with the meticulous eye of an artisan and fashioned by skilled craftsmen in small quantities. These arm candies come in a plethora of fun and bold colours and will elevate your look – adding depth and spunk – in a jiffy.
Fabrix is a Singapore based brand, providing carry-goods built upon simple, purposeful designs. Pieces are inspired by a love for Mac products and are designed to fit an iPod, iPhone, iPad or MacBook perfectly. Each piece is handmade from premium materials, traditional construction techniques and conscious, thoughtful designs; bringing together various hues and textures of various textiles, and unifying them into products that are well-built, functional and stylish.
This luxury brand is all about bold colours, vibrant patterns and experimental prints. Specially crafted by artisans within South East Asia, House of Sheens is a quaint boutique that carries chic exotic skin clutches, totes, and shoes. The pieces exude elegance despite its strong persona – the perfect amalgam of both styles. Perfect if you have an acquired taste or just need to boost that outfit!
115 Amoy Street, Singapore 069935 | Also available online
Made by traditional techniques by talented artisans from South America, Kolombiana encourages you to take a piece of their local culture into your wardrobe. The traditional, unicolour, short strap and mini bag collections stand out thanks to it vibrant colours and standout patterns.
82 Haji Lane Singapore 189272
Bored with your day-to-day accessory routine? Switch it up with a fresh range of accessories from Latitude ONE Degree. These pieces are sure to turn heads. We’re talking bags and clutches of all sizes in bold and experimental prints – black paintbrush strokes and splashes over white calfskin leather, metallic stamp prints and neon coloured stripes embedded on reptile skins. They even carry some chic jewellery inspired tattoos and beach accessories to go along with these work of art.
#04-08 80 Chay Yan Street Singapore 160080 | Also available online
The essence of Ling Wu is about blending traditional and cutting edge fashion. Their range explores many traditional shapes, focusing on the quality of materials and craftsmanship rather than trends. Luxurious python skin and leather is used to craft their bags in a humble workshop. All Ling Wu bags are crafted in limited numbers even though the demand for this quietly luxe and stylish bag label has long been established.
#02-78 43 Jalan Merah Saga Singapore 278115 | Also available online
llora has become a favoured choice for luxury handbag connoisseurs inspired by the brand’s fresh sophistication and handcrafted from the finest crocodile leather in artisan workshops in Italy and Asia. Designed for those who appreciate enduring quality and meticulous craftsmanship, the collection features a variety of styles – handbags, shoulder bags, totes and clutches – in a gorgeous palette of colours.
May & Bahru is a Dutch lifestyle brand that designs and manufactures bags and interior products, with a pure, original and fun look. The tote bags come in pastel colours and are lined with fun and quirky prints. These adorable pieces make great beach bags or carry-ons for your next vacation.
Available online and at various pop-ups
MING is the first one and the only one designer leather handbags brand declared with a convertible concept in Singapore, is created to provide convertible leather handbags to ladies worldwide. MING handbags are originally designed at Singapore, made in China or India by high-quality genuine cow leather. Most of MING handbags are convertible, can be carried in 3-4 ways; can be converted to different shape and size to match you at different occasions.
One+One is the brainchild of Veron Lien – A graphic design graduate from London, who has always been intrigued with organic shapes, colours, textures and styles of the natural and man-made world. So it comes as no surprise that One + One offers a variety of unique styles suited for modern ladies and gents. Each piece is handcrafted with care and precision, using only traditional techniques. Accessories like wallets, clutches, pull string pouches; spectacle holders, key chain holders and roll-up cases are available. Our personal favourite and one of its bestsellers – the distinct Trap.e.zoid clutch that takes the shape of a triangle.