Despite the fact that Loewe has been making leather goods for 160 years, the designer is typically not on my radar when it comes to handbags and other accessories. I’m not exactly sure why that is. After all, creative director Jonathan Anderson seems to be doing a good job. But when I think of handbags, Loewe just isn’t a designer that pops into my mind. I will be the first to admit though that this is unfortunate and it needs to change. This designer does make some lovely styles and, after looking at a few, one really did catch my eye. Meet the Loewe Avenue Bag!
Why do I like this piece? For starters, it’s embossed with the label’s iconic monogram that’s inspired by artist Vicente Vela’s original ’70s design. What is interesting is that I look at this monogram pattern and I see those tin ceiling panels you see in old buildings. Although that probably sounds bad to some, for me it’s a good thing because I happen to really like those ceilings! Pair this pattern with a simple flap closure style and crossbody strap, and you have yourself a really nice look! The bright red color isn’t too bad either. It really makes this piece pop!
The Loewe Avenue Bag is available at net-a-porter.