Loewe Amazon Bag, $1760 via Matches. Furla Camargue Bauletto Satchel, $495 via Nordstrom.

I didn’t take much of a shine to the Loewe Amazona Bag until I saw one in person, but since I did, my borderline-obsessive interest in the brand has yet to falter. Loewe’s leather really is something that needs to be experienced to be understood; I’ve yet to see a photo that accurately depicts the simple beauty of one of the brand’s bags.

The problem, of course, is that not only is Loewe prohibitively expensive for the average consumer, but trying to find one of its bags in-store is the stuff of slight mental breakdowns. I’ve only seen them two places: Bergdorf Goodman, which has only one location (New York), and Jeffrey, which has only two (New York and Atlanta). The brand’s website has e-commerce, but doesn’t ship to the US. So what’s a girl with a limited budget and limited access to Loewe do? Find a Look for Less – how about the Furla Camargue Bauletto Satchel?

The Furla bag lacks the Amazona’s pop of red, of course, but the Amazona comes in many more color combinations, most of which have handles that match the rest of the design’s trim. It also must be said that the F-cutout on the front of the Furla drives me absolutely insane, and I can’t imagine why the company thought doing that would be a good idea. But other than than those things, the stylistic notes of the bag are similar – simple, neutral top-zip satchels with neat corners and contrasting trim.


Loewe Amazona Bag, $1760 via Matches


Furla Camargue Bauletto Satchel, $495 via Nordstrom

  • Jen

    Last year, I went to Hirshleifers to check out Calle, but walked out with Amazona. Absolutely love it!

  • Dave

    Compare Loewe with Furla is like compare Hermes with Marc bu Marc Jacobs. They are in differents leagues.

    • rose60610

      True. Loewe is divine.

  • KellyX

    Seriously.what’s w that F logo

  • Angelina

    Loewe is just perfection

  • JenG

    Sorry, but I like the Furla better. Loewe maybe the more expensive handbag, but I would rather purchase Furla.

  • eric08

    They are so amazing. Unfortunately, I don’t have much money.

  • mochababe73

    I think that I like the Furla better. I’m not to fond of the red strap.

  • ReneeO

    I agree. You must experience the leather of Loewe in person to truly appreciate it. It’s exquisite. I live in Hawaii–there is a Loewe store in Waikiki, the only one in the United States. It used to be much bigger but has downsized due to the economy. If you get to Waikiki, check it out.

    • Dave

      Hawaii isn´t the only place to buy in United, you can get Loewe bags in New York, San Francisco, Texas and Winettka.Good luck