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The Loewe Alternative to Mary Poppins' Carpet Bag

Practically perfect in every way

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Photography, concept and set design by Mirka Laura Severa

Beige Flamenco Flap Tapestry Bag

Printed oro suede, fringed flap, leather strap and knot drawstrings


Ever since Mary Poppins first pulled a freestanding hat stand, a decorative plant and a jangling lampshade from her carpet bag, the idea of an ever-expanding accessory has been front-of-mind for those of us who can't fathom concise daily packing. Now, Jonathan Anderson has directly transformed such a fantasy into reality through the invention of his Flamenco Flap Tapestry Bag – although, formed from printed suede and leather flamenco knots, this version is a little more refined than Poppins' own version, its irreverent whimsy translated into something rather chic. There is something particularly wonderful about realising a childhood dream through the acquisition of luxury goods – even more so when such a dream involves Julie Andrews – and we can only imagine how much we could fit inside. No longer must you choose between fitting a mobile phone or a wallet within an impractical clutch: here, you can have it all.


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