It's no secret that Loewe's Puzzle bag is the It bag of this winter. In fact, it is the It accessory of every season, every year and has been seen on the arms of the most fashionable celebs, influencers and editors ever since it was first created back in 2015.
Don't believe us? Maybe we can jog your memories with a list of A-listers who are big fans of the luxury handbags. Queen Bey was seen rocking a bubblegum-pink Loewe Puzzle at a basketball game a couple years back, Sienna Miller owns a bold green suede iteration, and Swedish model Elsa Hosk looks all kinds of off-duty chic every time she wears her staple tan version.
But the Loewe Puzzle bag isn't just for big stars, people. The beauty of this bag is that it's hella practical for every day life – something the miniature bags of the Y2K renaissance are kinda not. Thankfully, you can actually fit your iPhone, purse and a makeup bag in the medium version of this iconic accessory.
Plus, the structured, cuboid design means this baby keeps its shape, so you won't have to spend YEARS digging around for keys or the lip gloss that's always disappearing into the depths of your handbags. But if capacious totes just aren't your thang, fear not. As the Puzzle comes in a whole array of sizes from mini to large, too.
If you've read this far you're probably thinking: 'I'm sold! Sign me up for a new Loewe Puzzle bag'. However, there is one sliiiight problem: this iconic origami-esque bag comes with a STEEP price tag.
A medium Puzzle (our personal fave) will set you back a tear-jerking £2,700. Which is why we've been on the hunt for a good dupe for literally years.
And we're pleased to tell you the search is finally over. Hush has just answered our designer dupe prayers and released a pretty impressive lookalike of the iconic handbag for just £139 – a fraction of the OG luxury price.
Not only is Hush's Stevie bag the exact rectangular shape as Loewe's OG Puzzle bag, it is also available in the same warm tan colour, features a super similar fold-over design and a nearly identical top handle situation. It is also crafted from real leather, so even though you're getting the look for less, you can invest knowing this bag will still last.
We're feeling hella grateful the high street has come through with an alternative for us ladies with a lil' less cash to splash. But if only the real deal will do for you, we've also found the designer version in stock.
TBH, we're loving playing this weird game of spot the difference.
While the tan leather is pretty timeless and will work with everything from distressed denim and chunky knits now to linen trousers in the warmer months, Loewe has an extensive range of other colours to choose from. Seriously, you can grab a Puzzle bag in pretty much every shade – from mustard yellow, to neon green and chilli red.
But honestly, we're kinda digging how Hush has stuck to just tan leather for its lookalike Stevie bag – I mean, that is the most versatile hue, after all. It makes putting an outfit together a literal dream (as everything matches) and means you'll be able to get the cost per wear out of your bag easily.
We'll see you at the check out, gals!
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