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Kristin Booker • August 5, 2011

Fall Accessories Forecast: The Coach Chelsea Handbag Collection


Coach Chelsea Boucle Emerson. Image courtesy of Coach.

When you think about classic American style, one accessories brand stands out above all others: Coach. One of the things I enjoy the most about the brand (outside of the outstanding craftsmanship of their goods and their impeccable materials) is their understanding of their history, of what’s worked for them. Coach is one of the longest-standing fashion brands in the United States, steeped in history and with archives of beloved pieces that have withstood the test of time.

The brand has returned to some of their roots with the Chelsea collection, a line of handbags for fall. The line is a study in the classics when it comes to the brand: classic favorite features such as dowels and turnlocks only serve to accentuate the quality of the leather with silhouettes that will stand the test of time. It’s a return to the essential need for a workhorse bag that looks like a show pony – a bag that functions beautifully and looks amazing.

The Chelsea collection features some new silhouettes, including the Chelsea Dowel Flap (in pebbled leather, rich goatskin and buffalo hide), the Chelsea Suede Pocket Flap (in gorgeous suede,) the Chelsea Bouclé Flap (with incredibly chic chain handles and fall-ready hues and texture.) There’s even a new fun take on the Emerson satchel in their embossed fabric and bouclé. A little something for everyone. Ladylike but not too prim, they’re great items for fall.  I’ve already got my perfect bag, which I’m carrying now: the Flagship Leather Tote in Gold/Caramel, which was a lovely gift from the brand.

Ladies, it’s time to fall in love with fall and what could be better than a brand new fabulous bag? Check out the Coach Chelsea collection. There’s something there for everyone. I’ve attached a few items in the gallery above, but don’t hesitate to check out your local Coach counter, store or online to find your perfect bag for the season.



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