By now you know Coach for its classic leather goods and bags (and likely count one or two in your own stable), but are you aware that the brand's clothing offerings kind of, well, rock? From practical outerwear to cozy sweaters, the brand has covered quite the gamut. And before you buy, take a look at the styled Winter looks on the brand's site — including one that looks pretty similar to something we spotted on Karlie Kloss earlier. Expect ideas perfect for work or a cocktail shindig. We're sharing some of our favorites here.
There are some gifts so good, you just can't go wrong with them . . . and they'll work no matter who you're shopping for. Classic, timeless presents are often the most practical — the ones that the recipient will love, wear, and use for years to come. From a beloved brand of ballet flats to the top trench in the game, these are the gifts any girl would want.
'Tis the season to be holiday-ready on the red carpet! Whether decked in jewel tones, wrapped in ribbon, or glittering with enough shimmer to rival the finest tinsel, the stars stepped out in a festive array of holiday-ready wear.
There's no question that Kate Bosworth sparkled brightest in Fendi this week in her icy minidress at the Homefront premiere. While Freida Pinto chose a more subtle route at Coach in wintery aubergine and rich embellishments, Sarah Jessica Parker kept to the metallic theme in her copper Rochas dress. Click through to see the looks we loved on some very chic ladies.
There's an old Spanish saying that suggests Madrid is the closest thing we have to heaven on Earth — and last night, Karlie Kloss and Frieda Pinto helped Coach bring that sentiment to life.
The Angel and the actress were on hand to help Coach open its new store in Madrid, and they both took different approaches to dressing for the red carpet. While Kloss opted for a fuzzy sleeveless sweater and sleek black trousers, Pinto pulled together an eclectic ensemble featuring maroon pants, a comfortable-looking black top, and a heavily embroidered vest.
Both looks certainly have their merits — but which look do you like best?
The piece: Coach Borough Bag
The price: $548
Why we want it: When a bag is spotted on the arms of both Sarah Jessica Parker and Lea Michele, you know it's going to be big. Let us introduce you to The Borough, the It bag of the Fall from Coach. But this satchel is a lot more than a sophisticated silhouette. Thanks to its interior, which is subdivided into three zip-top sections, you'll never be left scrambling for your keys at the bottom of your bag again. And its leather shoulder strap means that when you pack it full of your daily essentials, you can give your arm a break and sling it over your shoulder. A bag that's just as practical as it is attractive? We'd like one in every size, please.
It's true — that comfy, casual, weekend-perfect parka totally works for the office! Putting a fancier spin on the rugged anorak is easier than you think with the magic of a smart flat and black trousers. We love it here with a luxe gray turtleneck sweater and a practical shoulder bag, plus, of course, some statement jewelry. Want to try on the look we pulled together? Shop it all below.
The piece: Coach Legacy Mini Tanner Crossbody
The price: $258
Why we want it: As we get farther into Fall, and the temps start to drop, I end up swapping my handbags for crossbodies so my not-yet-gloved hands can stay warm in my pockets. This season, I'm choosing this leather Coach bag — more lightweight and compact in size than its namesake tote but still able to fit all my day-to-day essentials — to carry me through. The burgundy is perfect for the season, but it comes in enough colors to make this a year-round accessory.
And, I don't think I'm the only one opting for the brand: this week, a new study revealed a rise in luxury sales was due to an increase in shoppers making purchases at "affordable luxury" brands like Coach. In fact, 69 percent of you told us you'd rather buy a bag like this now than save for an ultraluxe version later. So, what are you waiting for?
The argument for animal prints as a neutral can be hard to swallow until you spot an easy example of someone wearing spots as they would a basic gray tee or black cashmere sweater. Lea Michele is the latest to join the ranks of celebs who get it, topping off her dark skinnies and motorcycle boots with a black-and-white leopard AllSaints sweatshirt that feels, yep, understated. The print adds a dose of something extra to a would-be combo of basics.
Even though some luxury brands are raising the prices on their goods, a recent study by the market research firm Euromonitor found that sales of high-end products grew by about three percent this year. But that's not because individuals are spending more and more on superexpensive products. It's because we're buying more products from so-called affordable luxury brands.
"If you look at other brands like Prada or Louis Vuitton or even Mulberry, that are really inflating their prices, it's gotten to the stage where lots of consumers simply can't afford these brands," said Fflur Roberts, Euromonitor's head of luxury research, in an interview with The Business of Fashion. Other less expensive but still luxurious brands like Michael Kors and Coach (it made the
And while the study is comprehensive, it doesn't tell us anything about you specifically. So we have to ask . . .
Should you ever have the pleasure of meeting designer Billy Reid, the first thing you're going to notice about him is the firmness of his handshake. But his strength shouldn't come as a surprise — after all, he's one of a few people carrying the message of Southern charm in the fashion industry.
Perhaps that's part of the reason why Coach asked Reid to partner on a collaboration, which debuted in stores and online this week. Reid, who in the past has collaborated with K-Swiss and Levi's, introduced this new collection himself at a party at the Coach store in Manhattan's West Village earlier this week. He talked with us about his favorite pieces from the capsule, why it's hard to find authentic Southern food in New York, and why he hasn't been to any college football games yet this Fall.
"In any collaboration we've done there's been a purpose to it, and it's been natural," Reid said of working with Coach. "You've gotta believe in it or it doesn't work. It wouldn't feel right."