June 22, 2007
Introducing: Coach Chelsea Handbag Collection
tBF’er BoysrSmelly beat me to the punch over in the forum, again! lol. Check out the new Chelsea Handbag collection to hit store shelves over at Coach. There are a few highs and a few lows but all and all I am pretty impressed with this new addition. Without a doubt its more appealing than Coach’s recently introduced (well revamped) Patchwork Line.
The new Chelsea Collection features soft shapes in some of Coach’s most popular silhouettes like the sling pack, mini shoulder flap, double strap satchel, hobos baby bag and tote. Also this newbie features identifiable features such as the brass or silver turn-lock closures, braided or grommet straps, patchwork and/or exotic leathers. That’s right, this collection comes in chocolate or mineral python-print leather! OMG the baby blue mineral beauty has looks to kill die for.
Pictured above are a few of the bags from the new collection. Below I looked at each one in more detail…
- Hands down the gem of the new collection is the mineral robins egg blue Python Satchel. This precious jewel is dressed in a python-embossed leather on the structured satchel body. The mouth of the bag is kept shut with the turn-lock closure which opens to show off the fabric lining, single zip pocket, multi-function pockets, ring to clip an accessory or keyfob. Perfect bag for those semi-dressy, going to hang out with the girls occasion, check it out. Measures 13” (L) x 7.5” (H) x 4.5” (W) Price: $998
- Next up is the bohemian-inspired Patchwork Large Hobo. Dressed in a pattern collage of neutral to gold leather and light to dark brown suede pattern fabric on the slouchy hobo shape. This bag also features a turn-lock closure, interior zip pocket, multi-functional pocket, and a ring clip for a keyfob. Not my favorite of the newbies, the criss-cross stitching pattern which merges the patterns together reminds me of bags produced in the 80’s. Click here to view more details. Measures 11” (L) x 11.5” (H) x 5” (W) Price: $458
- Yes again with the optic signature. It’s back for yet another season and this time it’s featured in the Chelsea collection. The bag pictured above is the boxy shaped Optic Signature Tote in either the denim or camel colored optic print with silver hardware and a matching braided shoulder strap. I love this style. It’s perfect for almost any occasion