Coach Is Looking To Its Past With Vintage Bag Revival
December 3, 2015
Handbag fans with a hankering for the classic Coach bags of the 20th Century will get a break from scouring eBay this Spring when the Coach Vintage project collects some choice models. The signature Penny, Stewardess and Duffle Bag styles from the 1970s and 80s have been sourced from all over the U.S. and will be restored in Coach's workrooms and launched on February 1 including a special group that have been festooned with vintage patches portraying Snoopy and other Peanuts characters (as pictured above). Those bags will debut at exclusively Colette in Paris along with the label's premiere Coach 1941 runway collection.
While Colette will go a long way to burnish the contemporary brand's luxury aspirations, we don't know exactly when the bags will arrive stateside, but we are pretty sure that they won't be selling at typical Coach prices. It is worth noting, however, that for all the brand's ongoing efforts to inject more high fashion into its products, it turns out that it's the ultra-simple and functional designs that first made the brand so popular that seem to hold the most cachet.