Coach is one of those brands I would call “affordable luxury”. I know many people these days give a little sniff whenever they see Coach thanks to their marketing schemes of coming out with a new collection nearly every month (and some quite gaudy ones at that) and the blatant pirated knock offs of the signature collection. I do too sometimes :P
But I’ve always had a soft spot for Coach. It was the first ever “luxury item” I bought. It was a red leather duffle bag that has been attacked and saved from mould and which is now being cared for by my SiL :) She is now quite “with it”! :D My next one was a yellow messenger type bag that could be worn on the shoulder or cross body. So when I saw the new Coach Legacy collection in the store window, I could not help a little squeal of delight.
Coach Candace Carryall taken through the store window ~ drool…
Coach has brought back their Legacy collection! I used to think, and I still do, that Coach’s soft calf leather products are very decent and they hold up very well with wear. If anything, they look better with age. Seriously, its worth saving up for one of their leather bags :)
Here are some of the items that caught my eye from the Legacy collection. I stopped by the store to fondle some of the new bright coloured bags and I have to say I was sorely tempted. You see, I just realised I don’t have a bright green or bright blue bag :D :D
The one you see in the window above is the Candace Carryall which a very handy and smart work bag that can fit loads. It is classic and will never go out of style and reminds me that I have something similar that I should take out and use again :) I’m not feeling the tassel on the handle though, so I’d remove that and the Coach tag, personally. Oh and I’d do it in that beautiful burnt orange too!
The green! Oh that beautiful bright green! I have been enamoured by it ever since I walked past the window. I literally stopped, did a double take and walked in the doors. You have to admit its a gorgeous shade and the duffles are very good work and casual bags too. They fit a nice amount, aren’t very heavy, and don’t sag. The yellow one reminded me of the one I have so I might dig that one out and use it again soon :)
Again, I’d remove the tassels and tag but that’s me. I like the clean lines without the incongruity of the tassels.
I have never worn a leather bracelet and never really felt the pull to wear one until I saw the beautiful colours that the Coach ones come in. I like the simple turn lock on it that holds it in place. The turnlock is quite a classic Coach design and is also found in their clutch, wallets and that lovely blue saddle bag. I realised I may not have this shade of blue either hehe…
I’m not sure if the full collection is available in our Coach stores here though. I know I definitely saw a good number of items and colours. Its the colours that grab me because I’m really all about colours in my bags :)
If you’re looking for a new bag, you could really do worse than checking out Coach’s Legacy leather collection. You can never go wrong with a leather bag and with these classic designs, you can’t go wrong either! :D
Are you keen on the Coach Legacy collection? Do you have a Coach story to share?
I am of course terribly keen. Its only my ban keeping me away from the store LOL! I don’t know the local prices, sorry! But if you are looking and budget permits, eschew the signature canvas and go for something in leather. It’ll last you longer and look better in the long run.