The first question: how to say Loewe? The answer is “low-ay-ve”, the name of a company whose founding date, 1846, marks it out as one of the oldest purveyors of luxury leather goods in the world.

But before we talk of the superb craftsmanship which can be traced back to the 8th century when Spanish Córdoba leather was first prized by the crowned heads of Europe, before we talk about unique napa as soft as velvet, or even of today's artisans who are so skilled they can make super-soft unlined bags where the interior is as perfect as the exterior, we should speak of Spain.