As any fan knows, Coach is in a state of flux right now. Gone is longtime creative force Reed Krakoff, and in his place, accessories guru Stuart Vevers, late of Loewe and Mulberry, has arrived to take the stalwart American accessories brand in a more fashion-forward direction. We brought you exclusive photos of Coach Fall 2014 back when the brand staged its first-ever runway show at New York Fashion Week in February, and last week, we had an opportunity to get up-close-and-personal with the bags, as well as the collection’s excellent outwear, knits and shoes.

Because of Coach’s deep American roots, Vevers chose to use workwear and the American West as his chief inspirations for fall. How aggressively those inspirations show themselves depends heavily on the bag – some have beautiful, subtle studding over pebbled leather, others are covered top to bottom in oversized turnlock elements that feel like they’re working too hard to set a tone. The good news for bag lovers, though, is that the much-loved Borough is back in versions both printed and embellished, and there’s a new line of ultra-light shoulder bags, inset with chain detailing and finished with trendy fringe, among others. Check out our photos of the Fall 2014 collection below.

If you’re a fan of the Coach Borough Bag, spring is going to be super exciting for you. Coach’s lookbook showed up in our inbox last week, and not only is it full of striped and patchwork takes on the bag, but the Borough now comes in sizes ranging from weekender to micro-mini. The bag’s handles also get translated to a slightly simpler bag, the Coach Town Tote, for those who found the Borough’s many compartments a bit daunting.

The collection’s color palette is couched heavily in white, navy and tan, which will give anything a bit of a nautical feel, including these bags. It’s nautical in a modern, somewhat streamlined way, though, so the finished product isn’t nearly as kitschy as it could be. Check out the lookbook below; not all of the new bags are available yet, but we’ve included price and purchase information where applicable. Alternatively, you can peruse the full set of new spring arrivals via Coach.

Kirsten Dunst was recently spotted getting a nosh to-go in Studio City, CA while carrying a pebbled leather “Oxblood” Coach Mini Borough Bag. She does not look ecstatic to be caught schlepping around in her gym clothes, but at least she can rest easy knowing that her handbag choice is solid. You can get Kirsten’s exact Mini Borough for $378 at Coach. (If you love our “Purseonals” series, don’t miss Megs’ full review of her own Coach Borough Bag here.)

Kirsten seems to have infinitely reasonable taste in bags – we saw her with a Mansur Gavriel Bucket Bag last year, a bag which, just like the Mini Borough, remains one of our “under $500″ faves for 2014. Celebs love Coach’s Borough bags, too – we’ve seen January Jones carry this same Mini, and we’ve also spotted Karlie Kloss and Sarah Jessica Parker carrying polished and pebbled leather Boroughs, respectively.

People who know me, know that I’m a jeans-and-T-shirt kind of gal. I have an extensive collection of pieces that are easy to wear and not considered statement pieces, I leave my bags to do most of the attention-catching. But after seeing the droves of people at New York Fashion Week, I always reconsider some fun pieces that I want to add to my wardrobe.

Even if you add a stand-out piece, you want to make sure it is something that still fits your personal aesthetic. For me, a bomber jacket works with my typical outfits, and right when I laid eyes upon the Gucci Silk-Chiffon and Metallic Bomber Jacket, I was hooked. The jacket features plenty of black, which is easy to wear, but I’m drawn to the metallic jacquard. Look closely and you’ll see the sleeves are silk chiffon, which really makes this jacket quite the glamorous piece.

Gucci Silk and Metallic Bomber Jacket

As for the bag I’d like to pair with it, I still love a variety of colors paired together, and I love the Coach Mini Borough in a light chambray hue. The color will contrast well with the jacket, and the shade of blue is soft and stunning.

Coach Mini Borough Blue

These pieces could be called high/low, with the jacket costing $3,700 via Net-A-Porter and the bag running $378 via Coach.

New York Fashion Week usually proceeds in ways that are somewhat predictable, but for Fall 2014, some important things have changed. Not only have venues and guest lists gotten a shakeup this season, but Coach Fall 2014 debuted on a runway instead of at a private event later in the season, which is something that both we and legions of Coach lovers were pretty interested to see. We certainly weren’t disappointed.

The show marked new creative director Stuart Vevers’ debut with the brand, and the designer, formerly of Loewe and Mulberry, made quick work of elevating the brand’s staid handbags, shoes, accessories and outwear (especially outerwear) with a sense of fashion that comes with a designer who’s used to showing his collections at global fashion weeks. The clothes, which are still a new pursuit for the brand, felt like something that indeed belonged on a runway, and the bags, accented with gleaming silver hardware details, felt current. The new look of Coach seems to be one primed to compete with brands like Rag & Bone on an apparel and shoe level, and we’ll see how many contemporary fashion customers the bags can convert. Check out our exclusive photos from the show below.

Victoria’s Secret Angel Karlie Kloss was recently spotted leaving a special Victoria’s Secret Angels Party in NYC on Tuesday night with a sleek, black Coach Large Borough Bag. Karlie is doing two of her biggest clients a solid here by doing a little Angel duty while carrying a hot new Coach bag, because as you’ve probably guessed, Karlie is one of the faces of Coach’s most recent campaign. You can snag Karlie’s polished calfskin bag for $898 at Coach. I have to say, as a fan of Coach’s Borough line, the big bags look a little more high-end than the rest of the lot, which is only fitting.

New York Fashion Week starts today, which means that behind the scenes, designers are quietly vying for the all the best, most fashionable models to walk at their show. Karlie is, of course, one of those coveted supermodels, and it’s rumored that she will be even more selective about which shows she graces with her presence than she has been in the past. We’ll keep an eye out for you, Karlie!

The advent of the Coach Borough Bag has left us (and a lot of other bag lovers) curious to see what will come next in the massive American brand’s handbag evolution. Today, we have one of the first answers to that question: the Coach Bleecker Mini Pocket Carryall, which costs less than $300, features zero permanent exterior branding and comes in a whopping seven colors, from basic black to acid green (with a couple gorgeous pastels in between). We’re into it.

This bag is the mini version of a new, larger everyday bag from Coach called the Bleecker Riley Carryall, but this little version, with its crossbody strap and petite price tag, is the one that really caught our eyes. Spring and summer are a perfect time for little bags (who wants to lug a giant tote in warm weather?), and this bag will surely grace a lot of bare shoulders come tank top season. Like the Borough, the bag’s leather texture is the main design feature, with the Mini Pocket Carryall featuring both smooth and large-grain pebbled leather in contrasting structural panels. The resulting bag has a neatness to it that has often been lacking in Coach’s efforts in recent years, and the feeling is modern without being unfeminine. In short, the Mini Pocket Carryall is very much in keeping with the plan that the Borough Bag set last season.

You can pick up this bag for $258 via Coach in all the lovely colors in the gallery below.

If you (like us) have been lusting after Coach’s new apparel line, full of fantastic fisherman sweaters, gorgeous knits and one surprisingly lust-worthy logo sweatshirt, you’re in luck. The brand’s first-ever apparel line is having its first-ever sale, and it includes a healthy discount on all of those items and more. If we were you, we’d skip straight to shopping the sale (we already have), but if you’re unconvinced, check out some of our favorite markdowns below.

Shop the Coach Apparel Sale Now!

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‘Tis the season for giving, and today, we’ve teamed up with Coach to make one of you our lucky recipient. Your prize? The sparkly, totally glam Coach Madison Jeweled Zip Clutch, perfect for New Year’s Eve and all the parties that 2014 may hold. The color combination makes this bag basically seasonless, and we’re here to make it yours.

All you have to do is head over and register with a valid email address between now and Thursday, December 19. Think of it as our (and Coach’s) holiday gift to you.

Enter to Win This Coach Clutch Now!

We’ve talked several times about Coach’s new direction over the past couple of months, but there’s still an impressively large swath of the brand’s current lineup that we’ve yet to explore. (For instance, jewelry—you should really see the jewelry.) Because Coach offers luxury at every price and a totally modern look, it’s an ideal place to do a little bit of holiday gift shopping for a lot of different people on your list, and that’s what we’re here to do.

Whether you’re looking to get a lucky lady the bag of her dreams or reward a well-dressed gent with a token of your appreciation, we’ve scoured Coach’s extensive online gift shop and found options that will work for a variety of potential recipients. That may be the best thing about the new Coach; the brand’s offerings are chic in a way that can appeal to a pretty wide swath of luxury lovers and yet, somehow, totally avoid becoming bland in an effort to please lots of people. That’s a difficult tightrope to walk, but we think that these Coach gifts do just that. Check out our favorites below or shop the full selection via Coach.

Also, we’ve got a couple more fun Coach things in store. Tomorrow, we’ll tell you how to win one of the gifts below, and on Monday, December 16, join us on Twitter to #chatwithcoach at 4 p.m. EST!


Coach Legacy Mirror Metallic Slim Clutch
$228 via Coach

Coach Legacy Mirror Metallic Slim Clutch

Coach Leopard Borough Bag
$1,198 via Coach

Coach Leopard Borough Bag

Coach Cashmere Colorblock Striped Scarf
$198 via Coach

Coach Cashmere Colorblock Striped Scarf

Coach Legacy Envelope iPad Case
$158 via Coach

Coach Legacy Envelope iPad Case

Coach Cashmere Solid Knit Hat
$128 via Coach

Coach Cashmere Solid Knit Hat

Coach Ocelot Haircalf Bow Gloves
$158 via Coach

Coach Ocelot Haircalf Bow Glove

Coach Madison Stainless Steel Bracelet Watch
$228 via Coach

Coach Madison Stainless Steel Bracelet Watch

Coach Saffiano Checkbook Wallet
$238 via Coach

Coach Saffiano Checkbook Wallet

Coach Bleecker Duffel
$698 via Coach

Coach Bleecker Duffel

Coach Short Pyramid Spike Necklace
$128 via Coach

Coach Short Pyramid Spike Necklace

Coach Handknit Aran Polo Neck Sweater
$698 via Coach

Coach Handknit Aran Polo Neck Sweater

Coach Jeweled Madison Zip Clutch
$458 via Coach

Coach Jeweled Madison Zip Clutch 34-15

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