When Coach announced that company president Reed Krakoff would be launching a high-end handbag line with prices that are often double those of Coach itself, I think everyone was curious to see if he could pull it off. As it turns out, he’s pulled it off with considerable aplomb, and the classicly luxurious bags are selling quite well and showing up in more retail stores every season.
If the Coach Kristen Spectator Willow Small Shoulder Bag is any indication, the clean, grown-up sensibility of the company’s more expensive line is spilling over to Coach’s bags with fantastic results. The dual exotic textures that accent this dove grey bag are not only on-trend, but they’re subtle and understated in a way that will work for many different types of women.
It’s not just the faux python and croc accents that make this bag a winner, though. The tones of the leathers, the gleaming silver hardware…I’m not usually this gushy, am I? What can I say, I look at this bag and see a $700 Reed Krakoff bag for the reasonable price of about $350, and that’s sort of like getting it on sale. Except not really. Just in my head. But that counts for something, right? Buy through Bloomingdale’s for $358.