Fashion house Coach often reminds me of the lines from that old Frank Sinatra standard, I Get a Kick Out of You:

Coach was one of my earliest fashion loves. Those classic lines, the Americana styles, the careful detailing of leather that only a house founded in the tradition of saddlery could achieve. Yet over the decades, Coach has changed her style from staid, yet elegant, matron of accessories to a hip, label-happy young thing, hawking logo encrusted designs where all that shimmers is not hardware, but sequins. It's rather hard to fault them - targeting teens and young twenties with their Poppy line is a smart marketing move, as is embracing our brand-focused times. But I'm wearying of little girl style. Where will it end? Perhaps someday soon we'll be toting bags in pink pastels with rhinestone encrusted rattles and little diaper shaped wallets. No age is too young for inspiration. 

Coach's Poppy line: where the girls are.

I crave classics - style that a daughter would want to inherit, rather than steal for junior prom. And though I'm young, I enjoy investing in something my older self might savor. If nothing else, feeling as if a purchase will last for years is salve for the shopper's conscience.

Thus I'm excited by Coach's fall line, with its Hepburn tributes and lunching ladies vibe. It's style without sass, crayons giving way to class. I'll take the tweed over sequins, thanks much!

Images, Vintage Coach from 


Splendid Sass said...

Love the black bags, but they are all beautiful. There is just something about a Coach bag.
Most of my handbags are Coach, and my brief case is Coach. My keychain is a coach... You get the message. I love Coach.
Thanks for sharing this new line.

P.S. I love this... said...

Haven't had a Coach bag since high school. I really love the black bags.. but the purple is just as nice and would be an interesting pop of color in my wardrobe.

Thanks for sharing.

Ingrid Mida said...

I like this edgy librarian look too! I too would chose tweed over sequins.

Julie Leah said...

I love the second image in the series- blue sweater, glasses, black gloves. I LOVE that bag she's holding!!

I just found your blog this week! I love it!! Can't wait to read more!

Happy Wednesday! xo

Kate Spears said...

gorgeous! my mom has several lovely coach bags that i'm hoping to take off her hands one day! i saw the fakes on canal street in nyc and at one point might have even bought one....but i really do appreciate the quality of the real deal. i'll save my money! xoxo

LadyLUX said...

There is nothing better than a classic Coach bag. With top notch lining and vintage patterning, these leather beauties lean towards a high society vibe. Definitely something that will be on trend for many seasons to come.


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