The Loewe Alternative to Mary Poppins' Carpet Bag

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Photography, concept and set design by Mirka Laura Severa

Practically perfect in every way

TextOlivia SingerPhotographyMirka Laura SeveraPhotographic EditorHolly Hay

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.