Since 1971, NANKAI has been specializing in Crocodile skin, Ostrich skin, Python skin and Lizard skin designer bags and accessories. With sales people who were equipped with the ability to speak English, Mandarin, Malay, and even Japanese, Nankai was one of the few brands that could capture the hearts of tourists.

As Singapore grew and prospered, so did NANKAI. Singapore’s burgeoning tourism trade in the 1980’s brought increasing demands for high-end luxury goods such as crocodile skin bags, shoes, and accessories, from which NANKAI benefitted immensely.

At NANKAI, we devote ourselves to only sharing with you the highest-quality collection of exotic leather bags and accessories in Singapore. Every piece of skin is carefully selected and painstakingly handcrafted by skilled craftsmen. Each individual piece of skin is unique, just like the fingerprints of individuals. It is a skill to bring out the natural beauty in each and every NANKAI product. When you own a piece of NANKAI collection, you own a piece of luxurious, valuable and everlasting fashion.

Nankai is also fully committed to the conservation of environment and animals by adhering strictly to the rules and regulations laid down by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

Today, NANKAI has the widest collection of exotic skin fashion in Singapore. NANKAI’s creative team has introduced new concepts into exotic leather handbags and accessories by applying classic and contemporary designs to meet the needs of our sophisticated consumers. Understanding every individual has different needs, NANKAI offers customization services to help customers and corporations design their very own dream NANKAI product.  NANKAI strives to delight each and every individual with our ability to transform exotic skin into a piece of everlasting fashion.


The story of Nankai begins with Mr. Quek Ha Geok – a man who through his exceptional linguistic ability was able to win the hearts of many people back in his day. Just like many Singaporeans, the Japanese occupation changed his life, but in ways that he probably never expected. It was then that he learned a valuable skill, a craft, which he would later pass down to the next generations as his heritage.

This craft, of course, refers to leatherworking. However, as Mr. Quek Ha Geok was no ordinary man, he tried to veer away from the traditional leatherworks made of cow hide by focusing his energies into perfecting the art of leatherworking using exotic skins: Crocodile skin, Python skin, Ostrich skin, and even Monitor Lizard skin. It is from his masterful art that Nankai was born, producing the highest quality and widest range of accessories that are made from exotic leather skins. Our specialty lies in the creation of leather bags made of crocodile skin.

Today, Nankai is one of the most-renowned world-class brands of Singapore. It has gone through several developments over the years, yet its commitment to provide you with only top-notch luxury items have not changed.

It is through our designer leather handbags and other products that we continue to share with you our knowledge and skill in exotic skin leatherworking just as Mr. Quek Ha Geok shared it with us; and hopefully just like you will share it to the next generations.

That is the Nankai Heritage.