If you live in the northeast, particularly New York, then you probably know what I mean when I say that every year it feels like winter smacks you right in the face — literally. One day it’s 60 degrees and sunny; the next, it’s 40 degrees with a freezing wind chill that you just can’t shake. That’s exactly what happened last week in the city on the day we planned to shoot this editorial on Coach’s winter essentials. So without further ado, let’s jump right into the winter pieces from Coach that we can’t get enough of, with a nice surprise: some of them are already on sale now!
If you’re a friend of mine IRL or even just an internet friend then you probably already know that my favorite color is purple. Lately, though, bold orange hues have been rivaling my lilac love, and it just so happens that the two tones together make the perfect duo. After snagging an orange bag over the summer, my eye has been drawn to the color more and more, and the hue of this Coach Bandit Bag is truly the perfect shade of orange.
Simple in shape yet incredibly sleek, the Bandit was definitely designed with duality in mind, meant to be fashionable yet functional too. Its strap can be singled or doubled to be worn over the shoulder or crossbody, and after getting my hands on the Bandit in person, the leather quality is really nice with a soft but sturdy hand. The calf leather both looks and feels luxe, with a very light sheen that is lovely. The bag’s simple shape makes the perfect canvas for bright, bold hues, and while there are many options to pick from, I’m favoring this one. Overall dimensions are 9 1/4″ L x 5 3/4″ H x 2 1/4″ D, and the Bandit retails for a very reasonable $550.
If you’re traveling this winter, the Coach Pillow Tote is essential. It’s a bag I’ve had my eye on for a while – and seeing it in person has me even more obsessed. If you love the Tabby like I do, then you’ll want to add the Pillow Tote to your list too, as its basically like a massive version of the Tabby. It’s crafted of the same plush leather, which makes a fun statement no matter where you’re going. The interior of the tote is quite roomy, making this a great bag for traveling somewhere chilly where you can cozy up by a fire. I like a larger tote for my belongings paired with a crossbody bag for my phone and personal items when traveling. It’s worth noting that the straps are a bit cumbersome for over-the-shoulder wear, though. Overall dimensions are 14 1/2″ L x 12 1/4″ H x 6″ W, and the Pillow Tote retails for $650.
Once again, I just can’t get enough of the lilac and orange duo, and while I’m typically not a huge fan of logos on my clothing — I prefer to let my bag do the talking — I actually like it here. Mixed into the fair isle print, the COACH emblem feels more like a pattern than a logo, and this sweater is both cozy and warm.
We paired it with the Coach Short Puffer Jacket in lilac because, obviously. The selling point of the puffer is definitely the high-neck collar, which I kept tucking myself into when the winds were gusting through the city streets. There’s power in this puffer, which is finished with a cute ski-inspired logo that pairs perfectly back to the orange bandit bag. Retail is $495 for the sweater and $795 for the Puffer jacket, but if you snag them now, you can unlock 25% off your purchase with code UNLOCK25.