Customised Hand-Painted Leather Handbags In Singapore Ft. Designs Like Sanrio, Ghibli, Disney & More

Customised Hand-Painted Leather Handbags In Singapore Ft. Designs Like Sanrio, Ghibli, Disney & More

Fashion Handbags
By Rachel on 17 Mar 2022
Senior Digital Editor

Perhaps it stems from the desire to feel “special”, but let’s face it - everyone loves owning something unique. That’s why customised fashion accessories are so popular, with everything from Swarovski-studded BABY-G watches to embroidered Nike sneakers designed to be dyed any way you like. There’s even shoe art jamming now, so sneakerheads can create their own custom kicks.

Adding on to that is Collective by Aoki, a Singapore-based business that customises their very own hand-painted leather handbags. Here’s a look at their adorable character-themed designs featuring favourites from Sanrio, Studio Ghibli, Disney, and more.

Read on to find out more about Collective by Aoki and their painted leather handbags!

Collective by Aoki - customised hand-painted leather handbags in Singapore
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Perhaps you own one too many handbags with the same monogram print, or just can’t seem to find any quality leather pieces that appeal to your fun-loving nature. No matter, for that’s where Collective by Aoki comes in with their fresh designs that come with a playful character-themed touch.

Collective by Aoki - customised hand-painted leather handbags in Singapore
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But first, let’s address what’s probably on everyone’s minds at this point: The bags themselves. While these aren’t from world-famous labels like Chanel or Gucci, they’re all crafted using real calf leather, and are part of Catalogue by Aoki’s own line of handbags. All designs are hand-painted using premium Angelus Leather Paint. As such, you can probably expect a good level of sturdiness and long-lasting quality.

Collective by Aoki - customised hand-painted leather handbags in Singapore
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What first drew us to Collective by Aoki was their kawaii handbags featuring Peko-chan, the little girl that’s the mascot of Japanese Milky candy. There’s one with that classic red background mimicking the iconic candy packaging, but there’s also a white version where Peko-chan is reimagined as a chibi-esque Alice in Wonderland.

Collective by Aoki - customised hand-painted leather handbags in Singapore
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There are also quite a few Sanrio-inspired ones. Get just your favourite character painted on, or opt for the whole gang to be present! 

Collective by Aoki - customised hand-painted leather handbags in Singapore
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Collective by Aoki - customised hand-painted leather handbags in Singapore
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Mad respect for all the time taken to paint the above with multiple characters including old faves like Hello Kitty and Pompompurin, as well as newer ones like Gudetama and Aggretsuko.

Collective by Aoki - customised hand-painted leather handbags in Singapore
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If you’re more of a San-X fan, you can opt for RIlakkuma instead!

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Collective by Aoki - customised hand-painted leather handbags in Singapore
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We know many of you are Disney fans, and you're sure to love the ones with illustrations of Winnie-the-Pooh, Toy Story, and Marie from The Aristocats.

Collective by Aoki - customised hand-painted leather handbags in Singapore
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Collective by Aoki - customised hand-painted leather handbags in Singapore
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Other designs include tokidoki, Studio Ghibli characters like Totoro, and whimsical scenes from the children’s novel, The Little Prince.

Collective by Aoki - customised hand-painted leather handbags in Singapore
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Collective by Aoki - customised hand-painted leather handbags in Singapore
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These are just some of the many hand-painted handbags skillfully done up by Collective by Aoki. Don’t have a penchant for cutesy cartoonish illustrations? You can always ask for elegant florals, semi-realistic pet portraits, and even personalised name logos to be painted on your chosen bag.

Collective by Aoki - customised hand-painted leather handbags in Singapore
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Prices start from $120, and vary depending on size of bag and complexity of design. Check out their creations on Instagram and place your order with them via the Telegram chat link in their bio. 

Collective by Aoki - customised hand-painted leather handbags in Singapore
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