Coach + Billy Reid Alligator Warrior Tote

We love any collaboration that yields gorgeous bags, but Coach + Billy Reid, which is brand new for Fall 2013, is particularly close to our hearts because of the way it unites two classic American brands. You’re all familiar with New York-based Coach, one of the most enduring leather goods brands in American history, and if you’re not familiar with Alabama-based Billy Reid, we’d like to provide a formal introduction.

Coach Legacy Utility Flap Commuter Bag Black

I’ve never thought of anything as a “commuter bag” before, but if you live in a place where much of your moving about is done by public transportation, you know one when you see one. No matter whether the bag will be carried by a man or woman, it needs to have plenty of space, multiple pockets, a full top closure and a strong, comfortable shoulder strap, at the very least.

Rosario Dawson carries a Coach Legacy Penny Shoulder Bag in black (5)

Actress Rosario Dawson was recently spotted greeting fans and just being an all-around nice, normal, reasonable human being in downtown NYC. On her arm: a teensy black Coach Classic Shoulder Purse, which is a ridiculous steal at $198. (If that price doesn’t scream “IMPULSE BUY”, I don’t know what does.) It also comes with a pair of big, honking signature tassels, not seen here on Rosario’s bag.

Sophia Bush carries a Coach x Krink tote in Beverly Hills (5)

Sophia Bush has been on a bag roll lately – two weeks ago, we spotted her with an extremely covetable apple green Balenciaga City Bag, and here she is dashing around Beverly Hills with a Coach x KRINK Leather Weekend Tote.

Coach Barbie (7)

The Internet’s been abuzz about the coveted, limited edition Coach Barbie Doll for a week now, and in that time, we had the pleasure of spending a day getting to know this in-demand doll around the city. We joined her for a day in New York City, from hailing a cab, to lounging in Central Park, to taking in the bright lights of Times Square.

Reed Krakoff Atlantique Tote

When Coach announced that Reed Krakoff would be leaving the brand in order to to focus on his own brand by mid-2014, the company also mentioned something interesting – that they were looking to sell the Krakoff brand, perhaps to the man himself, perhaps to investors.

Coach Madison Bags in New York

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Coach Poppy Embossed Python Flight Bag

For a man who’s just been given a new job, the detail that former Loewe creative director Stewart Vevers went into when talking to Women’s Wear Daily about his nascent arrival at Coach and what it means for the future of the brand was pretty impressive.

Loewe Amazona Exotic Bags

First of all: It’s not Marc Jacobs, so everyone can quit bugging him about it. Second of all: We were correct to speculate that Coach might tap a former Mulberry creative director as heir to Reed Krakoff’s throne when he departs in the near future, but we just didn’t speculate about the right one.

Coach.com New Design Product Page

The future has arrived for Coach, and at least for the moment, it comes in the form of a shiny new website, full of lots of monster-sized product images and new, easier navigation for shoppers looking for that perfect bag.