|Coach, Spring 2014|
Wow, have you noticed the change in Coach recently?
|Brook Shields for Calvin Klein|
Many of us of a certain age remember carrying the iconic Coach bag in our youth. Well-crafted and expensive, if slightly stodgy, the "Willis" bag with its double-stitched preppiness, looked just right with our Calvin Klein and Gloria Vanderbuilt jeans.
We carried the "Stewardess" turnlock, ubiquitous brand hangtag in full view, slung crossbody over Izod polo shirts which we layered 2 deep (I have no idea how we even moved in all of those clothes) over a turtleneck
|from Lisa Birnbach's Preppy Handbook|
and under our Greek letters.
|Coach Borough Bag|
But at some point while I wasn't paying attention, Coach grew up. The Borough bag is the same top-quality Coach we knew and loved, but resuscitated with sleeker, more modern styling.
It comes in various leathers, but I'm particularly fond of the glossy polished calf. The large-sized bag is available in oxblood or black, and costs $898.
I like the handy pockets inside, and clean lines outside.
This jaguar print cape is just stunning. I would wear it for evening, or over jeans tucked into tall boots, or with a black leather skirt and oversize sunglasses à la Emma Peel.
And I certainly wouldn't turn down the gift of these gorgeous, bottle-green leather gloves.
|Orchard Wedge Shoe in Peach Rose|
It is nice to see a great brand revived with more minimalist designs that highlight the handsome leathers and high-quality construction that Coach has made its hallmark.
|Men's Transatlantic Travel Carryon in Tobacco|
Has anyone else checked out the new Coach?
Jennings & Gates has not been compensated in any way by Coach.