The Ballon bag (Photo: Loewe)

First seen on Loewe’s spring summer 2020 runway for women, the Balloon bag is not only stylish but every bit functional as well. Made out of two different types of leather — calf leather for the round structured base, and a sac of soft napa calfskin within — it comes in three different sizes.

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Loewe Balloon Bag
Photo: Loewe

While the small version may be more suited for women — it only comes with an adjustable strap — the medium and large bags can be used by both men as well as women, and can be carried three ways: hold it by the handle; sling it across the body or hang it from your shoulder.

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Loewe is known for its impeccably crafted leather goods and the Balloon bag is no exception. Despite the simplicity of the design, the construction of the bag is anything but — creating the base requires a mould and the expert balance of getting the right thickness of the leather used, so that its unique bucket shape can be achieved.

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Helen Mirren

Already seen on the arms of celebrities such as Helen Mirren, Chloe Sevigny, Julianne Moore, Tessa Thompson and Dua Lipa, the Balloon bag is definitely not your run-of-the-mill carryall.

Besides all leather, the Balloon bag is also rendered in calfskin and raffia, calfskin and printed canvas, as well as printed canvas and raffia.

See the full collection here.