Loewe Goya Backpack


If you’ve been following this blog regularly, you’ll know of my natural aversion to anything that’s made up of smooth leather, because one of my greatest fears always pertains to scratches showing up on the leather over time with regular use. That, however, does not apply to Loewe in my books, because after owning 3 bags from the Spanish luxury house (first there was the Yago, then the Flamenco Knot and most recently, the Hammock), their leather doesn’t seem to have this problem at all.

I’m not sure if it’s because of the quality of leather used, or the fact that it being so soft and supple hides everything anyway, but it certainly gives me peace of mind, especially when one has to put good money down for Loewe bags.

Which bring us to the subject of today’s post, a very desirable leather beast simply known as the Goya Backpack made specially for the boys. Shaped like your regular backpack, but with an additional top leather handle and a zip-around top flap, the 40 cm by 37 cm #bagoftheday is also beautifully-styled, a hallmark of all new Loewe bags under the creative direction of wunderkind J.W. Anderson.

Priced at SGD3150, I’d be the first to admit it isn’t exactly the cheapest full leather backpack on the block, but taking into account the years you’ll be using this handsome beast of a bag, with leather that’s built to last forever and a day, I say this is as good as any backpack that you should put your hard-earned money on. Really. And could this be #4 for me? I say most likely indeed.

Image: Loewe

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  • Dave says:

    I am agree with the quality of Loewe. I think it is better than other brands such as Louis Vuitton or Hermes. I have watched how the bags are made and this is true craftsmanship.

    The backpack is beautiful and useful. You should check out the T backpack in Small, it is stunning too!

  • Ariella says:

    Hi BB, from your experience with Loewe soft calf leathers, do they age well? Not just in terms of scratch resistance, but also holding its shape maybe? Thanks!

    • Bagaholicboy says:

      Most Loewe bags (well, the new ones anyway) are designed to be soft and slouchy, so if you can want it structured this might not be the brand for you. Though some bags like the Amazona are made ‘stiff’ in shape and will hold their shape well over the years if you take care of it.

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