4 bags to fall in love with this season (and forever)
It has never been clearer that fashion is ripe for change. It’s an exciting time to reinvent your wardrobe lifecycle and to seek out repurposed basics that are built to last. This fall, a bag from the Coach (Re) Loved collection seems to be a step in a more responsible (not to say stylish) direction. The iconic New York-based brand designs on the premise that things better done equals a future better done, and the collection’s pre-owned and restored bags take an imaginative approach to sustainability that reflects this set of values.
There are four categories in the Coach (Re) Loved collection: Coach Restored, Coach Vintage, Coach Upcrafted and Coach Remade. The trade-in program begins when you return your lightly used authentic leather Coach bag to one of the 15 pilot stores to be refreshed, redesigned or recycled in exchange for a store credit (from $ 10 to $ 140 ). If it’s still in good condition (slight scratches, no fading), you say goodbye to your bag for good, and it’s taken for an overhaul by Coach’s in-house craftsman workshop. If it is rough around the edges and is not eligible for exchange, the Coach Cares team will help you explore other avenues (such as repairs) to extend the life of your beloved bag. . Whichever route you choose, you are helping to create a cheaper way to do things.
The trend cycle is constantly changing, as are your fashion tastes and preferences. But rather than putting away (or throwing away) a bag every time the trend changes, this season, consider swapping it out to buy a pre-loved masterpiece or bringing in the Coach team to breathe some fresh air into it. new life to your existing bag. These four choices from the Coach (Re) Loved collection show how you can be part of a more circular and sustainable way of shopping.
For those energized by the perfect discovery of the old school, Coach’s game-changing Vintage Program is where you can experience a handpicked edition of rare styles and archives from decades past, all restored. lovingly and meticulously. And because these Coach parts come straight from the source, uncompromising authenticity is always a guarantee.
This white Knapsac, a silhouette originally introduced in 1974, has been thoroughly cleaned, conditioned and restored by Coach leather specialist Debi Barros. Its minimal color palette and sleek shape are a nod to an iconic moment in American fashion history that you can transport into the 21st century, all thanks to the Coach community member who traded it in. rather than eventually letting it end up in a landfill.
For bags that have been artfully refurbished to their original condition, the Restore program reigns supreme. This collection proves that you should never give up a bag due to subtle wear; all it takes is a little Coach-assisted TLC to make your bag like new.
This lightly worn Callie model made its way to the coach repair shop and, thanks to the technical skills of their talented craftsmen, it was given a new lease of life. Crafted in a convertible clutch silhouette with a chain strap and featuring a patchwork of canvas, leather, suede and genuine exotic snakeskin, it can be worn three ways: over the shoulder, crossbody or in pocket.
The Upcrafted collection is where lightly used bags are masterfully reinvented by the craftsmen of Coach. Think of it as a step forward from simple repairs and transformation with unique handcrafted elements like paint, embellishment, or any other shiny touch the team imagined.
Take, for example, this Rider Bag in black tanned leather. He arrived at the Coach Workshop with a broken frame hinge, a missing strap, and slight marks and scratches. After replacing the bracelet and bezel, designer Rose Oliva hand painted an artful motif motif, a process that took over seven hours. There you go, a classic black bag with a playful and converted personality.
The Coach’s Remade program is ideal if you are living for a makeover moment (aren’t you all?). Rescued and remade from deconstructed second-hand bags, this collection features gifts such as trays and pouches made from leather bags that the previous owners decided to part with.
In an earlier life, this pouch was once the lining of a popular Coach tote bag. When the bag was no longer in use, the brilliant hand of the Coach team strategically spliced and salvaged materials from the tote to create an assortment of items including a leather jewelry tray, luxury and two chic little pockets. Consider your found holiday gift ideas.
Artistic direction by Sonja Georgeovich, Styling by Cassie Anderson; Styling assistance by Laynie Rouch; Hair by Nai’vasha Johnson; Makeup by Nolan Eakin; Collages by Lola McDonnell.
Look 1: Jacket by Stetson; Araks bra; jeans by Levi’s; Jennifer Fisher earrings; Daisy London necklace. Look 2: Coat by Schott x Coach; body by Skims; boots by Stuart Weitzman; Jennifer Fisher earrings; bracelet by IVI; ring by Past Midnight. Look 3: Khaite pants; belt the stylist; Jennifer Fisher earrings; watch through Tabio. Look 4: Dress by Retrofete; boots by Stuart Weitzman; stylist’s own earrings; Jennifer Fisher bracelets.