Coach

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Coach is America’s biggest homegrown accessories brand, not to mention arguably the world’s most important contemporary handbag brand, so we always pay attention when there’s a new Coach collection to see. That’s especially true since creative director Stuart Vevers launched Coach 1941, the company’s more fashion-forward and luxurious offshoot, and the Coach 1941 Fall 2016 collection, which just launched on Coach.com, demonstrates exactly why.

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Coach and Disney are two quintessentially American companies who have shaped the country’s aesthetics in countless ways. Coach has done it through leather goods, of course, while Disney has given generations of moviegoers a visual universe in which to dream.

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No matter your gender, Coach’s men’s bags are a collection worth paying attention to, and that’s especially true when the brand reaches out to one of its favorite artists for a collaboration. Earlier today, Coach debuted its Men’s Spring 2017 1941 collection, and for a very limited time, you can buy a selection of the bags, accessories and ready-to-wear straight off the runway, including many pieces hand-customized by celebrated Los Angeles-based artist Gary Baseman.

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Fashion, as an industry, takes itself very seriously. When designers try to have fun, they often lose their footing and go full-on into kitsch that just doesn’t feel very luxurious; designing pieces that feel both playful and expensive is harder than simply going whole-hog into the obvious trappings of high aesthetics.

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When Stuart Vevers transformed a portion of NYC’s iconic High Line for the Coach Spring 2016 show, I knew we were in for something special. Everything from the set to the music to the setting gave us a very floral infused 70s vibe and this translated into every item walking the runway.

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Revamping a brand is no small or simple task, but Coach‘s Stuart Vevers has one important thing on his side: history. Coach is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, and to celebrate, the brand recently launched two capsule collections: Coach Vintage, exclusively at Barneys, and Coach 1941 x Opening Ceremony, exclusively at…well, I bet you can figure that one out.

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Based on the comments many of you left on our posts about Coach’s Pre-Fall 2016 and Fall 2016 collections (and based on how quickly the limited edition NYFW versions of the bag sold out), plenty of you have been anticipating the arrival of the Coach Rogue Bag, and we have some good news for you: the first 11 regular-release renditions of the Rogue have arrived at Coach’s website for your shopping pleasure.

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Now that he has a couple seasons under his belt, Stuart Vevers’s Coach has taken a clear shape. Although the designer is from England, his interest in the American West and its aesthetic signifiers is clear, and Coach’s Fall 2016 bags have enough studding, suede and buckle details to prove it.

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Coach has been on point for a few seasons now. With Stuart Vevers at the helm, there’s been a shift and that change has helped the brand evolve greatly. Coach bags have always been popular and for many the first foray into designer bags, but now Coach bags are sought after by many again.

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Coach’s evolution under creative director Stuart Vevers has been a topic of interest around the PurseBlog offices since he arrived at the brand in 2013, and we’re always excited to see what he and his team are working on for upcoming seasons.

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From the moment Stuart Vevers took the helm at Coach as the new creative director, there was an immediate impact. I’ve loved seeing the changes take place and Stuart has revamped the brand and brought a freshness that was needed.

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