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Here, our guest creative director singles out his top picks from Spanish fashion brand Loewe.
An ultra luxurious and statement-making take on a classic duffel (it gets its name from its shape), this bag ($2,890) is large enough to function as a weekender and comes in just one, timeless finish: calfskin in handsome burnished tan.
With clean, modern lines and an exaggerated geometric shape that recalls that of a fortune cookie (hence the name), this hobo ($4,250) is quickly becoming one of the brand’s most popular It bags with many industry insiders having been spotted with it. We also love the braided detail on the detachable shoulder strap that adds a rustic touch.
The brand’s Joyce bag ($5,250), which debuted during the Fall/Winter 2015 season and is instantly recognisable by its unique crescent shape and logo metal plaque, gets a refreshing update with an unexpected Chinoiserie print. It’s fast becoming one of the most coveted bags around if the number of women toting it during Fashion Week is anything to go by.
In line with the season’s idyllic beach side getaway inspiration, the brand’s Barcelona handbag ($3,990) gets a suitably rustic makeover with a raffia finish. What doesn’t change: the spacious box shape; the unique triangular tab closure; and its adjustable strap that allows it to be worn on the shoulder or as a crossbody.
What we love about this roomy double XL tote ($7,550): its oh-so-huggable pillow-like shape, and slouchy silhouette that instantly lends a laid back, relaxed appeal. It also features three functional long zippers along the top so you can easily fit your essentials and carry it along with you on a weekend getaway.
The newest addition to the brand’s Puzzle bag collection features hand-painted clouds and comes in two sizes, small (price unavailable) and medium ($6,590). Of course, the Puzzle is best known for its one-of-a-kind cuboid shape that can be folded completely flat, and for its versatility: you can carry it five different ways from a classic shoulder bag to a clutch.
The newest Hammock style ($5,250) comes in a luxurious suede finish with a bold yet sophisticated tapestry print that only adds to the bag’s anything-goes, bohemian appeal – you can wear it as a shoulder bag, top handle or crossbody.