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Louis Vuitton may have pioneered the idea, but now handbags designers collaborating with high-profile artists is all the rage. Everyone from Dior to Coach has given it a shot, and in the case of Coach, it seems as though the company has judged such collaborations to be a roaring success. Fresh off of a much-loved menswear teamup with Hugo Guinness, the American handbag company has tapped New York artist James Nares to lend his prints to a collection of totes that will debut a week from today.
Coach x James Nares will feature the artist’s signature waves, which he paints on huge canvasses while hanging from a harness above them. Coach has translated those pieces into a set of six tote bags, each of which will be made in limited editions of 175. The leather-trimmed canvas totes will retail for $798 when they hit Coach stores and Coach.com on April 20. Check with your local store to see if they’ll be receiving pieces from the collection, or better yet, sign up for notification of the bags’ arrival at Coach.com. More images of the collection after the jump. (more…)
One of my favorite winners from this year’s Oscars was Octavia Spencer. The Best Supporting Actress from the movie The Help heard her name called out and was completely and totally in shock. I love seeing someone genuinely surprised and thrilled by an award, and clearly Octavia was. Her acceptance speech was personal and moving as she stood at the podium barely able to hold it together, I was jumping off my couch clapping.
During the red carpet arrivals, Octavia wore a beaded, shirred white Tadaschi Soshi gown. But after the award show she was caught backstage gripping her golden Oscar and carrying a more spacious bag, the Coach Pinnacle Allie (more…)
I have shared this before, but my first ever handbag was a Coach bag. From that day forward I was hooked on bags and it clearly changed my life going forward, as I get to talk about the accessories I love every day. While many designers have come in and out of my collection, Coach will always have a special place in my heart. Over the past few years, Coach has churned out higher quality and priced items season after season. The true Coachies (a name given to Coach bag lovers by our loyal Coach PurseForum members) have grown with the brand and found the collections that they love most.
A couple months back we had the privilege to take a first look at the Coach Men’s Collection for Spring. The line mixes rugged and cool with some influences of boxing and baseball.
Particularly interesting was the line of wallets that were made out of old baseball gloves. The gloves were taken apart by Coach artisans and then each wallet was sown together by hand. I like my leather accessories to show a nice patina over time with use, with these wallets you get the rugged shine, smell and touch right from the start.
I never seriously considered Coach as a major contender in men’s accessories until I saw this preview up close. The prices are great and the style is on-point.
Images via WWD
First Louis Vuitton, then Dior, and now Coach – the artist-designed handbag doesn’t seem to be a trend that will fade any time soon, and based on the lovely, modern pieces that make up the Hugo Guinness for Coach collaboration, that’s a boon to both the accessories and art worlds. Guinness, a London-born, Brooklyn-based artist, lent some of his drawings to a range of 17 Coach men’s accessories that will debut in stores in February with prices ranging from $68 to $398. Even if they’re meant for the fellas, I’d still line up to get my hands on a few of these pieces. Check out a preview, after the jump. (more…)
Yesterday, Vlad, Amanda and I headed west to what seemed like the end of the world, aka the Hudson River. (Geography for anyone living in Manhattan is utterly skewed.) I would gladly walk 6 avenues any day for the chance to preview Coach‘s upcoming collection of bags and accessories, especially when hosted in the Archive at the Coach Carriage House. While we were there to focus on Spring 2012, my eyes continuously wandered to case after case of Coach staples from the past. But that will come another day; today is all about the upcoming collection. (more…)
We all know that I’m not exactly the kind of girl who’s happy with a closet full of black, tan and chocolate brown bags. I need variety! I need color! I need chartreuse and coral, if possible! Not to mention that a classic shape with a crazy color is just about the freshest thing going in handbags right now. It’s wearable, it’s modern, it’s bold – what’s not to like?
Obviously Coach knows this stuff, so the Coach Classics Collection that everyone was excited about last month has gotten its second wind, this time with fun new colors like lime green, watermelon pink and ivory. (I don’t have a cute fruit description for ivory, so just go with it.) I’m going to continue to wait for the small crossbody to come in colors that aren’t already represented in my bag wardrobe, and if you’d like to find out if you’ll be doing the same, check out the new options after the jump. You can pick up these bags via Coach.com. (more…)