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The Alluring Loewe Squeeze Bag Is Here

This new bag brings craftsmanship and innovation.

Jonathan Anderson finds a way to toe the line between intricate innovation and timeless, classic appeal when it comes to his designs for the House of Loewe. A new bag has just launched for the brand, and after seeing it on the runway for its Fall/Winter 23 collection, many have been excited to learn more about the addition to the sought-after Loewe Bag family. Enter the Loewe Squeeze Bag.

The Loewe Squeeze bag brings elements we’ve come to expect from Loewe alongside unexpected but welcomed additions, including a quirky and unusual shape that still showcases the brand’s hallmarks. You’ll find ruched detailing, a donut chain that acts as an adjustable strap, supple leather, and a distinctive squishy handle.

A Closer Look at the Squeeze Bag

One of the aspects of Loewe bags that keeps the brand and its wares at the top of the bag world is the craftsmanship. When it comes to designer bags, consumers are more savvy than ever with the materials and overall feel and quality of the bags they purchase. Loewe always receives top marks, and this bag falls right in line.

The Squeeze Bag is more of a hobo shape with a bit of a freeform design due in major part to its extraordinarily soft nappa lambskin leather body. The leather also features ruching detail along the bag’s top opening, which is another stand-out feature. This isn’t a bag that you’ll see and feel like it’s saturated as far as the shape and design go, and that’s a good thing. Loewe strives to bring us newness, which this bag offers in many ways.

The donut chain, which has been integrated in additional Loewe designs, is utilized very cleverly within this bag. In fact, this innovative adjustable chain allows you to wear the bag by hand or expand and attach the clips to adjust to any link, leading to a customized length. After you play with this a bit, you’ll figure out the system and it changes the look of the bag from one that fits over the shoulder, can be worn crossbody, or carried by hand. Instead of having a removable or typical adjustable strap, the donut chain on this bag serves more as a jewelry piece (fit with an Anagram engraved pebble at the bottom of the donut chain) that doubles as a unique, functional strap.

The Details

While the exterior aesthetics and donut chain strap are integral parts of the Squeeze Bag’s design, when it comes to the interior, there are some things to note as well. You’ll find an inside zipped pocket to store items you won’t need to reach for often, which is always a nice touch. The inside is unlined, meaning the same soft leather can be found on the inside.

A simple yet strong magnetic closure allows for ease of access, and while some like a fully zipped top, it would never work on a bag like this. Even when I tried this on (in both small and medium sizes), I felt the bag sat securely under my arm nicely. The bag’s design also has leather piping, which adds structure to the base of the bag and will keep it from slouching, all while the body of the bag is generously soft and slouchy.

Speaking of squeezing, the handle is where the bag derives its name, as the handle offers tactile squeezability. This handle allows for carrying by hand and sitting on the shoulder, adding an additional design element that is as interesting as it is lovely. This bag’s divine leather is some of the softest I’ve felt, which makes both the wearer and the onlooker drawn to survey the bag more closely.

There are two sizes of the Squeeze bag, small and medium, with multiple colorways. While many of these colorways are ideal for Fall (like Chalk, Chocolate, Oak, and Olive), my penchant for blue drew me to the Seaside Blue version. The price is $3,950 for the small and $4,450 for the medium.

Discover and shop the Loewe Squeeze Bag now!

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qmanh@yahoo.com
10 months ago

On vacation, just got this bag yesterday in Japan! What drew me was the chain because they don’t use clips to adjust the length. There is a hidden notch in the chain, kind of hard to find and requires a learning curve, but it adds to the elegance of the bag. So many adjustable straps look clunky.

joyeux
joyeux
10 months ago

I love the look of it but $4k for the small is outrageous.

lalarey
lalarey
10 months ago

i foresee my hair getting consistently pulled, somewhere between the scrunchiness of the leather and the metal chain.

frances
frances
5 months ago

Can someone post a link or video on how to adjust the rouging and the actual chain

FashionableLena
FashionableLena
10 months ago

This is an odd bag. However, the blue shade is divine.

Sarah
Sarah
10 months ago

I love this bag! Thank you for sharing it, I’ve been waiting for you to cover it. It’s now on my list!

daveloeweyou (IG)
daveloeweyou (IG)
10 months ago

I’m looking forward to touching it. When I went to the store in Madrid it was still not there. Just thinking that it is made with butter leather used by Loewe for decades makes me want it even more.

Cari
Cari
10 months ago

Stunning!!!

Brenda
Brenda
10 months ago

Seems as though Loewe is drifting towards Polene’s level of design — simpler panels with emphasis on gathers/pleats

WenWen11
WenWen11
10 months ago

I’m so glad you covered this! It’s such a different bag and I love it!

Isobel
Isobel
9 months ago

I ordered from Bergdorf immediately after it was released, however Bergdorf tells me this bag is now Discontinued and won’t be available again. I don’t see any other reporting on it or other stores carrying the bag now and trying to find more info. I am wondering if there was a recall because of the squeeze parts? Anyway, would be interested if anyone has heard anything.

DetteSamba
DetteSamba
6 months ago
Reply to  Isobel

I just bought the snakeskin one at the Loewe flagship store in Madrid. They still had both sizes and many colors in the lambskin but only one in snakeskin

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Vlad Dusil
6 months ago
Reply to  DetteSamba

Gorgeous bag, congratulations on the purchase. She’s a beauty, thank you for sharing!

daveloeweyou
daveloeweyou
9 months ago
Reply to  Isobel

It is currently sold out in many stores and Online. I don’t know in the US online store

gail cykiert
gail cykiert
9 months ago

They should have left the odd looking bar off the top of the bag. I bought and returned. Trying to copy the Chanel 22. It could have been great with just the chain, or a flat leather piece on top rather than that puffy bar.

amyh
amyh
4 months ago

how to add the extension piece and also keep the ornamental ball?