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Think about Loewe’s Amazona and you typically visualise a boxy, rectangular top handle bag available in a myriad of colours. Indeed, the same silhouette remains on the classic versions in small, medium and large. However, the Spanish fashion house recently introduced new squarish options that are both handy and compact styles for the everyday.
Just like the Amazona 19 Square, Loewe goes one size down for its petite sibling, the Amazona 16 Square. The bag’s number refers to its width, at 16 cm wide and 14 cm high for this model. While it might sound super tiny, the Amazona 16 Square is actually pretty roomy. This is thanks to the 8.5 cm depth that will fit a good amount of daily essentials within.
It also comes in four different colours for the ones in full Nappa calfskin. The classic black needs no introduction, whereas Avocado Green, Orange and Warm Desert are some brighter options that look equally great with colour-matched stitching.
The gold-tone padlock gets a delicate embossing of Loewe’s Anagram. This means the bag remains logo-free, while letting the smooth leather shine from all sides.
Using the Amazona 16 Square is pretty straightforward, given its dual top handles. Loewe has also added a detachable jacquard strap that converts it into a crossbody or shoulder bag. At SGD3850 regardless of your colour choice, this classic with a twist looks set on becoming a new crowd favourite.