The bright new spin on Coach classics
As the fashion capital of the country (and arguably the world), New York is brimming with fascinating design history. For example, did you know handbag heavyweight Coach began in 1941 as a men?s line, inspired by a baseball glove? Or that its iconic turnlock hardware was modeled after the hardware on a 1960s convertible?
These very stories actually led the local brand to dig into its archives and create a nostalgic new collection, aptly named Legacy. Dozens of styles--including bags, shoes, accessories and even apparel--are all centered around a return to exceptional detailing (like the raw edges on those fab tassels being hand-painted) and the vivid colors Coach is known for.
Take the Legacy Duffle for example. The bucket-style bag (made famous by the brand in the 1970s) comes in an already full spectrum of 18 hues. But thanks to nine additional Duffle Kits (i.e., a strap, tag and tassel), you can mix and match color combinations to create a style all your own. Turn a standard brown sac up a notch with, say, a hot-pink strap and tassel.
This is New York. Who says you can?t have nice things and a little fun all at once?