Today is the day that Loewe x Howl’s Moving Castle officially launches on Loewe.com, and this second capsule collection from Studio Ghibli is proving to be just as successful as its predecessor for the brand. We had a preview of some of the collection previously, but now can give you a close up look at some of the bags that we were able to see in person.
For this expansive collection, everything from bags to shoes to clothing to accessories has been given new life with Howl’s Moving Castle elements. Key characters, including Howl, Sophie, and Calcifer are brought to life on the bags we saw, some clearly more all-encompassing than others.
While this collection won’t speak to everyone, it has already amassed an insane following, with people tracking down the bag of their dreams from a brand and movie they love. The thread on the PurseForum is 83 pages long already, with fans chatting about what they’ve been able to purchase and what is on their wishlist.
A Closer Look at the Extraordinary Bags
We were lucky enough to see samples of this collection, and let me tell you, Loewe offers everything from very cheeky and attention-grabbing to a more demure option. But the first bag I want to share is the Loewe x Howl’s Moving Castle Calcifer Flamenco Bag in Shearling, a cozy bag featuring Calicifer. This version is intricately crafted with handmade degradé shearling, and Calcifer is crafted using an intarsia technique and different depths of shearling. This cozy bag is $3,800 via Loewe.
This Loewe x Howl’s Moving Castle Calcifer Mini Puzzle bag features satin calfskin and crystal detailing, a combination that is a bit more subdued but still stands out. The crystal detailing adds a nice touch that will catch the light when hit just right, and the classic Mini Puzzle in black satin calfskin makes this bag classic with a twist. Price is $2,700 via Loewe.
This last option is the most tame, and if you want something from this collection but prefer to keep it simple, this may be the bag for you (there are plenty of other Puzzle bags featuring different characters in this same design vein). This Loewe x Howl’s Moving Castle Calcifer Mini Puzzle bag features tan satin leather with Calcifer featured on the front left bottom, but not as large as the bag above. This gives you a piece of this unique collection but not as prominent as the others. Price is $2,550 via Loewe.
If anything from this collection speaks to you, you will want to act quickly. Many of the bags are showing as sold out already, and while new stock may be moved around, this collection will sell out as quick as the previous one did, if not faster!
Shop the entire Loewe x Howl’s Moving Castle Collection now!