Categorized as a Saddle Bag, the Gate features a half-moon shaped body primarily constructed in soft and natural calfskin. Some iterations have used other textiles (e.g. tweed, raffia, etc) for either the basket or the foldover while retaining Loewe’s signature quality leather on the opposite. The strap usually comes in the same leather as the bag itself which if not found in a different yet contrasting color instead. The bag’s construction seems to work well in both monochromatic and color-varied applications which says a lot about its generally pleasing silhouette. All of which of course are adorned by the distinctive brass hinge, ergo the bag’s name.
Speaking of materials, the soft nature of the leather (which also betters with use and age) makes for a fairly comfortable wear when used as either a clutch, in-hand, or crossbody — a feature seen in many contemporary bags nowadays.
The bag comes in 3 sizes: the regular, the small, and the mini. Barring restrictions in size, its wide cavity allows for a good number of small items to fit comfortably in the bag. It’s best to choose a size apt for your daily essentials. Those looking to use it for leisurely walks or for nights out would find the small and minis as very apt options. People looking for a bag they can use for work and after would appreciate the size of the regular still.
Overall, the Loewe Gate Bag is a beautiful new addition to the brand’s growing list of contemporary classics. With its wide variety of styles and sizes, you’re sure to find one just right for you.
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