Walk by any Coach boutique today, and you will be able to spot a selection of adorable bags and leather goods from its latest #CoachShanghai lineup that’s done in collaboration with 4 contemporary creatives based in China. They are essentially reimagined versions of Coach’s beloved Rexy, rendered into different prints like a distorted photo of a T-Rex sculpture by Sui Jianguo, a round smiley face by YETI Out, an ink drawing by Zhu Jingyi, as well as a cool graffiti illustration by Guang Yu.
Aside from that, however, several other silhouettes from Coach’s Pre-Fall 2019 runway collection have also arrived in stores, one of which includes the Riley Top Handle 18 Bag, a full leather piece that’s available in either Bright Cherry or Washed Chambray. Lift the snap closure up and you will find the interior separated into 3 accordion-like compartments, which will keep all your daily essentials sorted neatly within. There’s even a zipped pocket in the middle that’s great for securing your credit cards, cash or even a passport if you plan on taking it with you on your travels.
Carrying the bag is pretty easy. Opt for a chic handbag style by lifting the top handle, or attach the leather and chain crossbody strap (with a drop length of 54.5 cm) and sling it across the body for a hands-free look. What’s great about Coach’s bags are its use of quality materials (glove-tanned leather) and good craftsmanship (take a look at the stitching when you view the bag up-close in person), which come in price points that won’t exactly break the bank. The Riley Top Handle 18 above comes in at SGD895, which honestly in this day and age is truly a steal.