I know I have used these words to describe bags before; including soft, supple and lightweight. But I can’t find no other (or better) words to describe the new Loewe Napa collection, which is really soft, really supple and really lightweight.
I had the pleasure of playing with the Loewe Napa Cielo (shown above, SGD1590) when I was at their press office recently, and believe you me, it was light as a feather.
So why is it so light you ask? Standards are set very high right from the start, with only 5% of all skins becoming Loewe’s Napa. Leather used is sourced from the youngest, healthiest and best fed lambs. Skins are then buffed by hand using glass rollers till they reach a consistent density of 0.7 mm. And that’s not all. They also have to be 100% free of defects or else the flaws will show once the skins are dyed.
Besides the totes, I am also loving the Loewe Napa Bow, a simple and elegant clutch that’s also very easy on the pocket at just SGD1350 each. Keeping in mind that this is 100% leather, it’s no mean feat indeed.
Or could it be we have been paying too much for the other brands that come in the standard 80/20 ratio of coated canvas and leather?
Moving along, my personal favourite of the the lot, the Loewe Napa Shell Coin Purse (SGD350). Note the zig-zag pattern on the trim, it’s all done by hand as well. In Singapore, Loewe will be stocking them in Fuchsia, Ash, Purple and Blue.
Last but not least, the Loewe Napa Tassel Keyring, which retail for SGD240 each. Or check out the round coin purses which retail for SGD260 each.
Because sometimes the better things in life don’t necessarily have to cost you an arm and a leg.