Monday, September 25, 2006

coach 65th anniversary collection

well, it's here...the 2006 crop of 'legacy' (ie, very limited edition) bags are in at coach....and i have to say, i'm very impressed.

first is the 'flagship' model - the legacy satchel, priced right around $700 (yes, coach bags are getting more expensive every time i look). quite pretty, and i'm sure it's fabulous in person. a little too much going on for my taste, but i know some will love it.

up next is my personal fave (the main pic above, and below in suede), the mandy leather courier, which will set you back about $800. it looks an awful lot like the crazy popular daphne satchel from last year, sans the braided handles. at 15"x10", it's a great size, and the leather on the legacy models is possibly even thicker than traditional coach bags, so it will definitely 'take a licking.....'. i love the asymmetrical shoulder strap, and the dog leash closure - it's just very nicely done, in my humble opinion. also comes in this gorgeous plum suede.

and, last but not least, the one that i suspect will have my friend A drooling is the legacy suede shoulder bag. slightly smaller, at 11" x 8", but still packs all the punch of the bigger bag.

if any of them strike you, my advice is to buy quickly. last year's legacy bags are still so hot on ebay that one is about to sell for over $400...used.