I’ve been critical and uncomplimentary of Coach‘s new “Poppy” line recently, and I stand behind those criticisms – the line as a whole is not particularly high-end-looking or luxe, in my estimation. But the Coach Large Spotlight bag is a perfect example of one of my favorite old tropes: even a stopped clock is right twice a day.
I’m surprised to be saying this, but this bag is a sleek, functional, reasonably priced tote that’s perfect for warm weather. It also seems vaguely sailor-y to me, although that’s probably just the combination of white and yellow. The white leather in particular looks smooth and perfect, and the accents and trim are just enough color to give it a summery feel. It manages to be young-looking without simultaneously being cheap-looking, and that’s a problem that most of the other bags in this line have. Thankfully, this tote manages to escape from it unscathed. Buy through Nordstrom for $368.