I heard of Rafe before, but completely forgot about him and his bags till I chanced upon his blog. Doing a quick search online, I find the site. Rafe New York by Rafe Totengco, whose bags, shoes and lovely accessories have made him an up-and-coming darling in the New York fashion scene.
His materials are sourced from the best tanneries and mills worldwide, and his collections are produced at the same factories as luxury brands. The Rafe Montparnasse Christine Satchel in Bordeaux did catch my eye, and it features gorgeous snakeskin with a lightweight chain, snakeskin strap and handles. And the best thing? It only costs SGD1060 and they ship direct to Singapore!
Now I just wish he would start a line of manbags.