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Since designer Reed Krakoff took over Coach's once-stodgy brand of leather goods in 1999, the New York-based company has experienced a sizzling revival of spirit and booming global popularity. While the brand’s well-crafted leather totes and handbags have long been staples in the closets of well-dressed women, the injection of bright colors, funky patterns, and a signature patchwork collection now has the younger set clamoring to get their mitts on the latest styles. All Coach stores carry a handsome selection of Coach’s more traditional wallets, gloves, and key fobs, as well as seasonal items in colors like patent green, metallic pink or lemon yellow. Quality is high and consistent, in tune with the brand's historic aesthetic and attention to craft, with top-quality leather, double-stitched edges and a durability that will keep your hobo bag looking great for years. Since Krakoff’s designs are inspired by nature, expect ladybug, butterfly or flower motifs on the pillows, frames and other home accessories. Like their designs, each Coach store is minimal and clean, with color schemes that change seasonally.
With talent in more areas than just leather accessories, Krakoff and Coach have spun off successful jewelry, shoe, pet, sunglass, scarf and outerwear lines. Crushers with a scribbled version of their signature motif and twill overcoats are expertly tailored and classic, and a collection of watches come in bright leather bands. Men's and women's shoes are both well-heeled and comfortable.