Singapore accessories label Ling Wu has been wowing fashionistas in the know ever since it launched. These are very well made, classic bags in fabulous exotic snake skins that are so reasonably priced that you’ll double take.
The Bono python leather bag from Ling Wu AW14-15
For Autumn Winter 2014-15, the collection features a brand new technique that has taken two years to perfect. This “rubberising” technique coats the delicate python skins that have been “hand rubbed” (rolled with glass by hand) for a soft, shiny surface, with a special material that supports and protects the skin without losing any of its natural texture. It’s truly amazing and means the bags and small leather goods aren’t damaged easily.
The new collection has a number of cute new options; we love the Bubble bag ($520) ‒ it’s a soft handful of a clutch that comes in a whole bunch of punchy colours and even a fab patchwork version (pictured below). The Alice foldover clutch ($380) is another great shape; it’s more structured and streamlined and has a cool, heavy metal closure, and of course comes in a bunch of great colourways.
My personal favourite is the Milo shoulder bag ($980) that kind of looks a bit like a luxe camera bag; the profusion of external and internal pockets make it a great choice if, like me, you carry your life in your handbag.
The fabulous Milo (above top) and Patti tote bags from Ling Wu AW14-15
The Patti tote ($1,200) is very elegant, especially if you’re someone who just likes to throw things in your bag and forget about them; the Bono ($980) and Iggy (from $880) sling bags are kind of unisex with their duffle/satchel feel and simple hardware.
The Kieth (above top) and Iggy bags from Ling Wu AW14-15
If you’re into a bit of bling then the Javis ($780) might be more your style or the Zara which comes in double colours ($1,200). The Mia sling bag ($580) is super handy and again is available in some really fun colours.
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Ling Wu bags are available in Singapore from Front Row at Raffles Hotel Arcade; Isetan Scotts at Shaw House, Tangs Orchard; Quintessential at Pacific Plaza #02-01; Doorstep Luxury at 163 Telok Ayer Street and online at doorstepluxury.com/ling-wu; Robinsons Orchard at 260 Orchard Road; Superspace at Orchard Gateway #02-18 and W.E. at 313 @ Somerset #03-01/02. For more information about Ling Wu, go to www.lingwu.sg. You can follow the brand on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LingWuBags and on Instagram at @lingwubags.