Market Watch: Coach

Coach Spring 2012

Coach opened up its archives to editors for its Spring 2012 preview. We didn't get to pull from them or parade about in vintage bags (sigh). But we did get to ogle the pieces that, frankly, have withstood the test of time. All while enjoying the newest collection.

So what's new for spring? Well, hi-tops for one. Yes, there's a Coach sneaker and it's adorable. I'm not a sneaker wearer myself (unless my gym shoes count) but these will be a hit with fans no doubt. Coach does an excellent job of making affordable bags look expensive. They're well-made and rather subtle (unless you go for the logo-mania styles).

Coach Spring 2012

Spring's full of bright colors, smaller bags, crossbody bags which can be worn as clutches (for those of us who can't wear straps that way), and some lovely woven leather. There was even a terrycloth bag for the beach that was amazing! And for you Kate fans (Middleton, that is), there are nude peep-toe pumps named for her. A little bit of everything for everyone—what Coach does best, no?

The Spring 2012 collection will be in stores starting January.

Photos: Offerings from Coach's Spring 2012 collection