Established in the mid-19th century, Loewe represents the very best of Spanish luxury specialising in leather goods, ready-to-wear, accessories and perfumes. In 1872, Enrique Roessberg Loewe, a German craftsman specialized in leather working, arrived in Madrid and decided to join forces with local leather workshop owners and establish the brand. In 1905, Loewe became "Official Supplier to the Spanish Royal Crown," when Enrique Loewe Hilton was at the head of the house of Loewe, King Alfonso XII gave the family business the title of Supplier to the Royal House. Five years later, in 1910, Loewe had a reputation as the most luxurious and renowned boutique in Madrid and therefore began its expansion across the Spanish territory, opened a store in Barcelona. After World War II, the Loewe brand became more popular with celebrities including Ernest Hemingway, Ava Gardner, Charlton Heston, Cary Grant, and James Stewart. In the present, Loewe continues to focus on its core values of creativity and craftsmanship exemplified with its handbags, scarves, and perfume while honoring its home country, Spain.