Paula's Ibiza

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So I was interested in the basket bag for longer already as I thought it is supercute, especially seeing a Youtube video about the Spirited away version some time ago, but hesitated as many others here because of it being a basket bag. But, it was always resting in the back of my head. Now as I have seen the gorgeous rosemary color AND there was something cacti involved, I had to go see it in person!

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So I was interested in the basket bag for longer already as I thought it is supercutes, especially seeing a Youtube video about the Spirited away version some time ago, but hesitated as many here because of it being a basket bag. But, it was always resting in the back of my head. Now as I have seen the gorgeous sage color AND there was something cacti involved, I had to go see it in person!

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Here is the overpriced cactus pouch - but I love it! Especially with the basket! It even has an own bag sleeper even it being just that with a print… :oh:

The basket also looks fabulous with the bag sleeper inside it! I LOVE the green leather so much!

Each basket really looked different (they had three at the shop). One was more orangy, one very heterogeneous, this one more bright. I liked the more orangy one, but this one was a bit higher and I guess it will change its color a bit with use anyway…

I also tried the medium - great size, but this one looks way cuter and still fits more than it looks like. I liked it both on my size (5“2‘). The medium was not overwhelming. But cuteness won.

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Here is the overpriced cactus pouch - but I love it! Especially with the basket! It even has an own bag sleeper even it being just that with a print… :oh:

The basket also looks fabulous with the bag sleeper inside it! I LOVE the green leather so much!

Each basket really looked different (they had three at the shop). One was more orangy, one very heterogeneous, this one more bright. I liked the more orangy one, but this one was a bit higher and I guess it will change its color a bit with use anyway…

I also tried the medium - great size, but this one looks way cuter and still fits more than it looks like. I liked it both on my size (5“2‘). The medium was not overwhelming. But cuteness won.

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So I was interested in the basket bag for longer already as I thought it is supercute, especially seeing a Youtube video about the Spirited away version some time ago, but hesitated as many others here because of it being a basket bag. But, it was always resting in the back of my head. Now as I have seen the gorgeous rosemary color AND there was something cacti involved, I had to go see it in person!

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That's a beautiful tote bag and cacti pouch. I'm glad that my post (#162) of the Bangkok video of the 2022 Paula's Ibiza collection was of help. I also liked that sage color tote bag, but I need a raffia tote bag with either really long handles or a shoulder strap for crossbody use.

Last week, I ordered the cacti drawstring pouch which will arrive this week. However, I will be putting it inside of my black raffia, western metal-badged Kate-Cate (Milano) tote bag from spring/summer 2021. I've noticed that Kate-Cate has a new collection of them for 2022, much like the ones in 2021, but in different colors. I like that there are options; handheld, long shoulder straps, or crossbody-style straps.

I'll be mixing and matching Loewe with Kate-Cate to make it work. And the Loewe cacti drawstring bag will look really cute inside of my Kate-Cate one. I can also turn the tote bag around if I don't want the metal badge showing. I wish that Loewe would make raffia basket-style tote bags with long crossbody straps.
 
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That's a beautiful tote bag and cacti pouch. I'm glad that my post (#162) of the Bangkok video of the 2022 Paula's Ibiza collection was of help. I also liked that sage color tote bag, but I need a raffia tote bag with either really long handles or a shoulder strap for crossbody use.

Last week, I ordered the cacti drawstring pouch which will arrive this week. However, I will be putting it inside of my black raffia, western metal-badged Kate-Cate (Milano) tote bag from spring/summer 2021. I've noticed that Kate-Cate has a new collection of them for 2022, much like the ones in 2021, but in different colors. I like that there are options; handheld, long shoulder straps, or crossbody-style straps.

I'll be mixing and matching Loewe with Kate-Cate to make it work. And the Loewe cacti drawstring bag will look really cute inside of my Kate-Cate one. I can also turn the tote bag around if I don't want the metal badge showing. I wish that Loewe would make raffia basket-style tote bags with long crossbody straps.
My Loewe Paula's Ibiza cacti drawstring pouch just arrived and it's great. And it looks really good inside of my all black Kate-Cate raffia tote bag with western badge from Spring/Summer 2021.
 

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Here is the overpriced cactus pouch - but I love it! Especially with the basket! It even has an own bag sleeper even it being just that with a print… :oh:

The basket also looks fabulous with the bag sleeper inside it! I LOVE the green leather so much!

Each basket really looked different (they had three at the shop). One was more orangy, one very heterogeneous, this one more bright. I liked the more orangy one, but this one was a bit higher and I guess it will change its color a bit with use anyway…

I also tried the medium - great size, but this one looks way cuter and still fits more than it looks like. I liked it both on my size (5“2‘). The medium was not overwhelming. But cuteness won.

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They are overpriced, but the pouch is really cute. They had an adorable one with owls last year that I tried to justify buying but couldn't.
 

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I really liked the mermaid denim print this year but the flamenco is really pricy and the strap drop is too short for me, and the sailor bag is a little iffy in terms of usage too. So that leaves the pouch which our SA informed us came into the boutique today. Pulled the trigger even though I don't have any baskets to use it in, and yes it's really overpriced for a pouch really... But I really do like the print very much.

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Was toying around with the idea of turning it into a cloth bag/cheap flamenco (heh) but the D rings will need to be sewn into the inside of the pouch to be ideal. Attaching the D rings to the drawstrings means the entire bag hangs off the drawstrings and it will probably be quite detrimental to the leather drawstring... Photo below using a random puzzle bag strap.

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I wonder what the Euro price is for the pouches. I'm used to zipping over to Europe during the summers and shopping. But, the pandemic grounded me after I returned home from a different overseas trip in Feb 2020. I'm used to shopping in Paris and also getting détaxe.
 

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I wonder what the Euro price is for the pouches. I'm used to zipping over to Europe during the summers and shopping. But, the pandemic grounded me after I returned home from a different overseas trip in Feb 2020. I'm used to shopping in Paris and also getting détaxe.
The pouch is 220€ in Germany.
 
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The pouch is 220€ in Germany.
Thanks! That is around $230. U.S. dollars. When I shop in Europe, I don't have add-on sales tax (9.75%-ish here at home) and I usually buy enough to qualify for Détaxe (12%-15% sales tax deduction). I've shopped European products in Europe since the 70s. Whenever I can get back to Europe, I'll focus on Loewe shopping. Over the past decades, I was more focused on other designers as Loewe hadn't hipped up its game back in the day and was a bit staid.