Market Watch: Coach's Fall Bags

One of the better perks of the job is getting sneak peeks at the upcoming season's accessories. A girl has to make her shopping list, after all. Today—as part of "Market," or the two weeks of back-to-back appointments filled with shoes, bags, clothes and sunglasses—I headed over to Coach to see what would be in store.

For Fall, the brand is returning to its roots and going for a heritage theme. Think classic Coach pieces but with more luxe detailing like embossed leather that looks like croc or ostrich. I've never been a fan of ostrich—ever—but the aubergine embossed leather (or faux ostrich) on the Kristin Spectator Flap Satchel ($458) is subtle and pretty. Consider me converted. The hardware detailing is key for Coach this season, with handles, buckles and chains galore. It adds a nice bit of luxury.

The Madison Embossed Python Satchel ($1,000) is on my to-buy list: It's large enough for work but chic enough for cocktails afterward. The gold details and the shimmer on the leather make the bag look much more expensive than it is. The leather, of course, is buttery soft; no one wants tough leather on a pretty bag.

And lest you think Fall is just fussy and pretty, Coach has some rustic pieces as well, including a satchel with coyote fur.

The bags will be available at Coach stores and Coach.com starting September 1.

Photos: Madison Embossed Python Satchel (top) and Kristin Spectator Flap Satchel (bottom)