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Loewe basket bag: why the fashion industry is obsessed with this £295 designer bag

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Loewe’s basket bag is the ‘it’ accessory of the summer and, bonus, it comes in at under £300. 

There are always going to be those ‘it’ brands and pieces that the fashion industry can’t help crushing on. You know the ones: they garner the biggest ‘oohs’ and ‘aah’s from adoring fans, usually followed by an envious sigh because, try as we might, we really can’t justify spending this month’s rent on a new bag or pair of shoes.

And, right now, the fashion industry is obsessed with Loewe, the Spanish leatherwear brand famed for its impeccable craftsmanship, direction design (headed up by Brit Jonathan Anderson), and the most lust-worthy bags in existence. The Puzzle, the Hammock, the Gate and the Elephant have all made their way to ‘it’ status, thanks to being spotted on the arms of the world’s most stylish women at fashion week. 

Even more important, though, is the fact that they regularly wing it to the top of our online wish lists. Well, one can dream, right? 

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That’s right: why dream when you can actually own a Loewe bag of your very own for £295? Especially when, bonus, the leather trimmed basket bag is the season’s most wanted accessory?

With summer on the horizon (even if the weather doesn’t quite want to admit it), a basket bag is a chic way elevate your summer wardrobe for both the city and the beach. The Loewe basket first launched last year in three sizes: small, medium and large, with the medium size proving to the most popular. And, once the price had been announced, the waiting list exploded, with every influencer and fashion insider seemingly desperate to get their hands on the bag. 

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This year, the bag is still in huge demand. In fact, NET-A-PORTER have already sold in the thousands this season, with no slow-down in sight. Due to its incredible popularity, Loewe has come up with even more options, including the ever-popular Paula’s Ibiza version (it sports an orange leather patch instead of tan), a crystal embellished version and a whole host of raffia accessories to add to our metaphorical and literal basket.

Shop our edit of the three most beautiful Loewe bags to buy now. 

  • Loewe medium basket bag

    Loewe medium basket bag
    Loewe medium basket bag 

    By far the most popular style, snap up the Loewe classic basket bag before it’s too late. Get it and your summer wardrobe will never be the same again. 

    Medium basket bag, £295, Loewe

  • Loewe crystal basket bag

    Loewe crystal basket bag
    Loewe crystal basket bag 

    If it is something a little more stand out you are after, look no further than this cute embellished number. 

    Small basket bag with stone detail, £550, Loewe 

  • Loewe leather trimmed woven bag

    Loewe leather trimmed woven bag
    Loewe leather trimmed woven bag 

    If it’s raffia you want but already inundated with basket options, this bag will see you through summer in the city in style, and double as the most useful hand luggage for your last minute weekend away. 

    Leather trimmed rafia tote, £550, Loewe 

Images: Courtesy of Loewe / Instagram 

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