Just as there can only be one Must-Have Shoe of 2016 (shop them here!), room at the top of another kind of accessory list is reserved for one singular “It Bag” of the year. Last year, Vogue asked fashion fanatics to cast their votes during the It Bag of 2015 elections. While the Fendi Micro Peekaboo bag came out on top, and yes, we agree that teensy toy bags are amazingly adorable, today we’re making a case for second place.
If you’re a loyal fan of street style, you’ve surely noticed one accessory dominating stylish shoulders around the globe: the Loewe Puzzle bag. Warmly referred to by insiders as “the Hermès of Spain” due to the expert-level artistic manipulation of leather that can be seen in the immaculate details of each piece, Loewe trailed by just three percent in the It Bag race. The reason we’re bringing the Puzzle bag to your attention now is because we recently discovered several beautiful Loewe listings on eBay priced well below retail. Since friends don’t let friends miss out on a great deal, we’re letting you in on our little secret and your chance to score an accessory voted more popular than the Dior Diorama bag, Chanel Flap bag, Louis Vuitton Besace Ronde bag, and Gucci Bucket bag (just to name a few).
Not one to walk away empty handed, the Loewe Puzzle bag recently earned the title The Most Photogenic Bag Ever, as declared by Who What Wear. If there was ever a way to guarantee more double-tap hearts from your Insta-followers, we’d have to say this is it. But this bag’s beauty doesn’t stop short at its looks; the Puzzle bag’s innovative seaming allows it to be worn five different ways, from shoulder bag to backpack to completely flat clutch. Hello, ultimate travel bag! So what do you say? Time for a recount?