Loewe (pronounced as /Lo-EE-vay/) is a historic brand, having been established back in 1846 by Enrique Loewe Roessberg in the heart of Madrid. Spanish leather was one of most prized items by European royals since the 8th century and by 1905, King Alfonso XIII and Queen Victoria Eugenia granted Loewe the official title of Supplier to the Royal Court which made the brand a beacon of luxury, elegance, and sophistication. Luxury conglomerate LVMH acquired Loewe in 1996 and further became popular as a brand that highly specialized in leather goods and silk items.
With over 170 years of rich history, the Spanish brand is now helmed by Jonathan Anderson. This marked its rebirth in the fashion world with a newfound contemporary look without losing touch of their signature functionality, simplicity, and style.
Now, the brand has officially arrived in the country, having its first stand alone boutique in Shangri-La Plaza Mall. While it took a while before they were able to set up a store in Manila, local fashion insiders have long favored Loewe bags for their clever style and timelessness. Below, check out all the most in-demand Loewe bags in the country.
The Gate bag made its debut at the Spring 2018 runway show, just at the cusp of the saddle bag trend. It exhibits "all the hallmarks of LOEWE’s excellence in craftsmanship–sophisticated, structured and ultra soft." Now, the half-moon saddle bag comes in three sizes and features a distinct front belt that is actually both practically functional and decorative.
The Hammock is loved for its multi-functional form. The bag's silhouette is an innovative design which lets the user to wear the bag as a shoulder bag, in hand, or even as a crossbody bag—guaranteeing maximum comfort and adaptability, no matter your lifestyle.
The Hammock gets a new iteration that comes in the Drawstring version. Here, the two zips you see at the sides get replaced with softer panels and a drawstring closure which gives the bag a more youthful and relaxed vibe.
The Puzzle is the first new bag design created by JW Anderson which ultimately became a celebrated and iconic bag of the brand. It features a unique and innovative cuboid shape that lets you easily stow all your valuables. Its precise cutting makes the bag an all around tote, which you can wear in five different ways—from shoulder bag to clutch and folds completely until it’s flat.