Did you think that we’d stop covering Fashion Week collections just because Fashion Week is over? NEVER! Now that the chaos has died down, we’re going to go back and take a look at some of the smaller brands who got lost in the shuffle, starting with Loewe’s Spring 2011 handbags. Regardless of whether or not these bags appeal to your personal sense of style, Loewe definitely wins the season’s award for Most Unabashedly Gleeful Handbag Collection.

Sherbet has never been my favorite dessert or color palette, but somehow, Loewe creative director Steven Vevers makes it work on the clean shapes for which Loewe is known. Much has been made of Vevers’ arrival at the brand from Mulberry and has commitment to New Minimalism, but these bags don’t strike me as minimal so much as classic. Flourishes like haircalf leopard print and tiny appliqued flowers hint at the transformation Vevers made at Mulberry, so we’ll see if his newfound support for minimal design actually bears itself out over the next few seasons.

Photos via Vogue.com.

  • Mash

    really like #4,5,6,11.. love that the bags have clean lines, AND manage to look fun. #5 is such cute takeoff on a birkin :-)

  • Stacee

    I LOVE them!

  • Graciella

    The feature pic (the salmon one) reminds me of the Loro Piana Globe with the front pocket, while the handles remind me of Hermes and the sides of Tod’s D-Styling Bauletto. Even though I’m usually not a fan of bags that are somehow ‘inspired’ by other designers, I must say I think this is an exeption – a wonderfuly balanced, architectural bag that I would love to own.

  • mochababe73

    I have never been a fan of Loewe’s. They seemed staid and boring. However, this collection could make me change my mind. They are so cute, and I would take any one of them.

  • Stylista

    Some of these are very nice! I especially like the muted colours and the pastels.

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  • Susan

    I love the one in the main picture, but not the one that looks like a Birkin, simply for this fact.

  • Lori

    I love these bags. The shoulder bags are so cute. Finally some color but not in a garish way. I would totally wear a lot of these bags.

  • lenzy

    I would prefer the sling bags…

  • Chris

    I have never heard of the Loewe brand before. Anyway, these handbags are so cute – I would wear them all.

  • JW

    Loewe 5 looks like Birkin and Loewe 6 & 8 looks like Sac Louis!!!

  • Davina

    Pic 8 looks just like the Sac Louis to me!

  • nadia maria

    oooh how cool designe of bags leather bags

  • Jelita78

    oh this is very refreshing!
    i’m enjoying the vibrant colours! (ipad)

  • Julia

    LOVE the shape of the featured photo in every color Loewe makes it in. (ipad)

  • Jen

    I can’t even put into words how much I love that first bag! (ipad)