Simply known as the Cruz, this is the bag that the current face of Loewe, Penelope Cruz, designed. Resembling a squared-off Amazona with a front flap pocket, buckles and a shoulder sling thrown on, I wouldn’t exactly call this ground-breaking or earth-shattering. Then again, what do you expect from an actress, right?
Designed together with her sister Monica, the Cruz isn’t supposed to be ground-breaking or earth-shattering, or even push any boundaries whatsoever. It is, at the end of the day, a collaboration borne out of two sisters and their love for all things Loewe and all things Spain.
It’s cute, a fun day bag if you must, and one that will look good held in the hand or over the shoulder by way of the removable sling. Made for fans of the Amazona, you could call this a reinterpretation of sorts and one that’s clearly for the young and the young at heart.
Available in 2 sizes (Small Cruz, 21 cm by 19 cm, Cruz, 25.5 cm by 22.5 cm), you’ll find it covered in polka-dots (shown above), in black grained calf with gold-tone hardware and another in a combination of purple and light purple. No word on the official prices yet for Singapore (you’ll get another update soon), but for those travelling to Europe soon and are keen on getting one, they are EUR1600 and EUR1800 for the small and the regular Cruz bags respectively.