What was your first Coach bag? My mother had Coach bags for a few years so I was certainly familiar with the brand. I’d still love to steal her now vintage saddle and messenger bags some day! But when I first started buying Coach bags for myself, I gravitated towards the younger, brighter bags. Eventually, I also added other bags from Burberry to Chanel and didn’t buy as many Coach purses. But I really liked how Coach has forged interesting collaborations from its Disney collection to the Coach x Rodarte collection now.
Rodarte is an interesting partner because it isn’t mass market, but known for its “high couture, modern femininity, and modern influences”. In other words, it’s luxurious and cool in a funky way. They have worked with everyone Frank Gehry to the LA Philharmonic. In addition, they were the first designers to be awarded the National Arts Awards. The Coach x Rodarte collection is certainly filled with high fashion influences with laser cut touches, leather sequins, set against only black, cream, or blush leathers. Many of the wristlets are unsurprisingly sold out online and those are certainly the most wearable, affordable pieces in the collection.
What do you think of the Coach x Rodarte collection?
Coach x Rodarte
Circle dress with leather sequins, $2,500