To celebrate its 70th anniversary, the well known US-based luxury accessory company Coach has opened its first European flagship boutique on New Bond Street in London. Established since 1941, Coach handbags, purses, totes and travel bags have epitomised high end fashion accessories and won over a huge range of fans, including their brand ambassador – Gwyneth Paltrow. Coach will joins the likes of other American brands such as Ralph Lauren and Marc Jacobs, who already have established stores heres years ago. Coach is based in New York and with its store emulating a sleek and polished Manhattan look, their handbag collections are inspired by districts of city including Madison, Chelsea and Hamptons, and their accessories include perfumes, watches, sunglasses and jewellery for men and women.
In celebration of the New Bond Street store opening, Coach have designed a brand new limited edition range of bags named the ’41 Collection’. These all pay homage to certain exclusive shopping areas of London – 41 Bond, 41 Mayfair and 41 W1. These bags are available exclusively through the New Bond Street store. And gentlemen have not been forgotten, a collection of travel bags have been designed which were inspired by the neighbourhoods in London famous or menswear – the Bleecker Legacy Savile tote bag and the Jermyn travel bag amongst two.Now that Coach have opened their store in London, it is reported they have plans to open additional stores within the next three years. It was poor sales that forced many Coach concession out of business in the late 1990’s but a spokesperson for Coach was confident about their return to the UK market and so it appears is Gwyneth, “I grew up in New York City and I’ve always thought of Coach as the quintessential New York brand,” said Paltrow. “I’ll never forget getting my first Coach bag.” The store is open for business from 1st September.