'It shouldn't just appeal to billionaires': Handbag designer Ethan Koh on how luxury has changed

Handbag designer Ethan Koh with his bestselling, patented Alla bags. PHOTO: COURTESY OF ETHAN K
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SINGAPORE - After a decade of dealing in exotic skins for his luxury handbags, designer Ethan Koh has set his sights on a new material: rattan.

Incorporated into the best-selling Alla and 24/7 collections from his label Ethan K, they are the first non-leather bags for the designer, who made his name crafting crocodile skin handbags which can cost up to five figures each.

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