If its Fall 2013 collection is any indication, Coach would like you to reconsider your ideas of what kind of brand it is. That applies to everyone, both fans and skeptics, and Coach is prepared to back up that request with everything from brand new, totally chic handbags to lines of outerwear and leather apparel that are so sophisticated and luxurious-looking that they would be right at home on a front-row Fashion Week attendee.
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Coach’s new Borough bags are HUGE right now – but they’re also very small. Case in point: here’s January Jones, leaving a CVS in LA in a bit of a huff, carrying a Coach Mini Borough Bag. We saw SJP carrying the full-size Coach Borough Bag a couple weeks ago. Even before its official release, the Borough bag had already found its way into many celeb hands, and we have no doubt that the mini will do the same.
Coach has always been a quintessentially New York brand, with both its historical roots and current business operation on the island of Manhattan, and for Fall 2013, Coach’s association with the city is only getting closer. Not only is the brand launching the celeb-beloved, much-anticipated Coach Borough Bag, but to celebrate the line’s launch, the company has been following the #CoachNewYorkStories of city residents like Karlie Kloss and Will Chalker.
If you’ve been hoping that American handbag stalwart Coach would do things a little bit differently, your time has come. Last week, we got a peek at the Fall 2013 version of the Coach Borough Bag (that should be landing at Coach.com any minute now) on the arm of none other than accessories tastemaker Sarah Jessica Parker, and now Coach Spring 2014 reveals that the new design will be the foundation of its forthcoming season.
Here’s Sarah Jessica Parker in NYC with her kids, carrying an as-yet-unreleased Coach Borough Bag. The Borough collection is brand new for Fall 2013 for Coach, and even though it’s not out yet, it should be available soon. This collection has a noticeably more modern and sleek vibe than most other Coach bags of the very recent past, and seems decidedly less, well, Coach-y.
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.
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.
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 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. “KRINK”, FYI, is chosen moniker of street artist Craig Costello. Even on a leather Coach tote, his work seems slightly too gritty for Beverly Hills.
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.