6 Local Leather Brands That Sell Bespoke Bags, Wallets, and More
It’s easy to buy mass-produced leather items anywhere. But for those who are looking for something special – either for themselves or to give as gifts – nothing beats handcrafted leather goods, especially if it’s locally made. It could be an item that is sold in limited numbers or a totally unique one that is made just for you.
Fortunately, there are lots of local brands in Singapore that could give you the customised leather goodness that you’re looking for. From handbags to passport holders, head to these homegrown brands’ stores and have them craft a lovely leather piece just for you.
1. Faire Leather Co.
The brand is co-owned by luxury leather bag label Tocco Toscano, which should already give you an idea of the quality of goods they make.
Tocco Toscano has been a prestigious name in the leather goods industry for more than 30 years now, and it’s the same workmanship that reflects in Faire Leather Co.’s clean and polished bags.
Replace your boring and impractical briefcase with the Bond All-Purpose Briefcase (SGD 499), which is designed to keep all your stuff organised and easy to access. Faire Leather Co. has also expanded its line to include cardholders, wallets, and travel pouches.
2. J.Artisans Leather Works
Singaporean leather craftsman Jeremiah See is the man behind the hand-sewn, meticulously cut leather pieces that keep loyalists coming back to J.Artisans Leather Works for more.
Each premium handcrafted leather item from the shop is unique, so no two items have the same pattern and sewing. Founded in 2014, J. Artisans prides itself in providing premium leather products without the luxury markup.
The fine leather shop offers ready-to-order products that include wallets and cardholders like the Charles Card Holder (SGD 69) in limited colours. You can also request personalised items and corporate gifts and inquire about leather workshops they might have.
3. Rever Leather House
Make your phone look fancier than it already is with a custom leather case or pouch from Rever Leather House. They don’t just make phone covers, but also bags, wallets, and other fine leather goods.
The shop’s team of in-house craftsmen produces stunning pieces made of full-grain leathers from renowned French and Italian tanneries. You can even have your initials, names, and even meaningful messages embossed on your item with lovely gold lettering, too.
We especially love the Rubin Phone Pouch (SGD 178) because of its elegantly modern minimalist style that’s perfect for daily use.
Aside from their online store, you can also visit their branches at Tang Plaza, Design Orchard, and their main leather house at Gambas Crescent.
What started out as a Kickstarter campaign in 2018 spawned into a successful leather shop which produces environmentally-friendly items. LAVNG’s luxuriously soft leather bags are made from full-grain and organically tanned leather.
The brand’s bags also sport a classic minimalist look and are designed to keep your office gizmos in a chic, compartmentalised manner.
Aside from keeping laptops and credit cards organised, the bags’ sleeves feature key strings and RFID protection. Get the Soft Leather Briefcase (SGD 429) if you want something that will look better after years of use.
5. Obbi Good Label
Known as one of Singapore’s pioneer leather goods companies, Obbi Good Label or OGL enjoys a massive online presence and features in craft and artisan magazines worldwide.
OGL produces delicately handcrafted products made by individual leather artisans, with such quality meant to ensure that a leather item can be passed from one generation to the next.
The shop does everything – design, cutting, sewing, and burnishing – and the result is fine leather goods that can last for decades. Need something to gift a male loved one? Cop the OGL Kingsman Classic Bi-fold Leather Wallet (SGD 160), a leather wallet that OGL claims to last a lifetime.
Both men and women would love Tresse’s signature braided leather wallets that come in classic and eye-popping colours. The fine leather shop’s goods are known for their specially created weave designs.
Tresse uses durable vegetable-tanned goatskin leather on the outside and smooth hair sheepskin leather on the inside to achieve this unique pattern.
Tresse’s wallets – like the Orimono Vermillion (SGD 265) – feature easy-access compartments, card slots, and key rings. These characteristics make their accessories not just beautiful but practical, as well.
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