Last Updated on September 11, 2023
Obsessed with the Loewe Puzzle bag but looking for a cheaper alternative? I’ve found a selection of the best Loewe Puzzle bag dupes and I’m sharing them with you, right here. If you’re anything like me, someone who adores the minimalist aesthetic and classic, timeless pieces, Loewe’s iconic puzzle bag will have been firmly on your wish list for a while now. What separates it from other designer bags is its structure. It looks like a mini duffle bag with an origami-style shape, which goes some way to explaining how it’s become the it bag to be seen with this year.
Despite its boxy form, the bag is spacious and folds down completely flat, making it the perfect bag when you travel. Plus, the Loewe Puzzle bag can be worn in a variety of ways; it can be a handbag, sling bag, you can wear it over the shoulder or even on the back, depending on the placement of the sling strap. But while there’s no denying the beauty of the bag, its price tag is rather eye-watering at £2,850 for the largest size.
Puzzle large leather shoulder bag, £2,850, Loewe at Selfridges – buy now
While I can appreciate a designer bag, I can also understand why you’d be hesitant to splurge. Will you really wear it enough for the purchase to be worth it? Will it go out of fashion soon? Is it really all it’s cracked up to be? These are all questions I’ve asked myself, and often concluded that perhaps I should start with a dupe first. Luckily I’ve found a selection of lookalikes that have to be seen to be believed.
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Why is Loewe puzzle so popular?
Designed by Jonathan Anderson (aka JW Anderson), the first Loewe Puzzle bag was introduced in June 2014 during the presentation of the men’s Spring/Summer 2015 collection in Paris. After a few seasons, the Puzzle bag was re-introduced as part of Loewe’s Autumn/Winter 2015’s womenswear collection, featuring a much smaller size than the original Spring/Summer 2015 duffle. Now, the bag has become a favourite fashion piece amongst minimalists for its sleek design and clean lines, making it a must-have and classic handbag.
What is Loewe Puzzle bag made of?
The soft-grained calfskin leather Puzzle bag is made up of 75 separate pieces of leather. Each bag is handmade and requires precise cutting, painting, and hand sewing to complete, a process which takes nine hours – hence the steep price tag.
Is Loewe considered a luxury?
Yes, Loewe is one of the leading major luxury houses that offers a variety of superior-quality materials and expert craftsmanship. The Spanish brand is known for the iconic Amazona and Puzzle bags as well as perfumes. The beloved puzzle bag starts at around £1,750 for the mini leather puzzle top-handle bag, reaching £2,850 for the large leather puzzle bag.
Shop Loewe Puzzle bag dupes
Available in black, neutral, and brown, Mint Velvet’s Harri Leather bag almost has the same structure as the famous Loewe Puzzle bag. The major visual difference of course is its slouchy form, which is perfect for carrying a lot of stuff. It also has a rectangular shape and a zippered pocket on the outside, which make it a perfect errand bag because of its multiple compartments and straps for the shoulder and crossbody.
Harri Black Leather Bag, £139 – buy now
Harri Neutral Leather Bag, £139 – buy now
Harri Tan Leather Bag, £139 – buy now