Thursday, December 15, 2016

Holiday Gift Guide 2016: Going Coach for an Iconic Handbag and/or Soon-to-Be Extinct Rexy Wares

The Coach Dinky bag (Western Rivets Crossbody 24) is a jewel in its crown. Photos from Coach.

HEADS UP: December has rolled around again and you are shaking in your shoes. What to get Aunt? And those other hard-to-shop-for-persons on your list? Never fear, the elves at The Wright Wreport are here! As is customary, until 24 Dec., we will introduce products, items and brands that we believe are worthy of consideration as a holiday gift(s). Happy, responsible shopping!


you are into Americana lux, among the best is Coach

The fresh approach of executive designer Stuart Vevers to U.S. standards is creating must-have new iconic handbags, accessories and even some ready-to-wear.

A girl just can't have enough Dinky bags. From tea rose appliqué, to calf hair – in a rainbow of colors and two sizes – a Dinky is the cherry-on-top of any outfit; the perfect grab-bag for an afternoon in the park or an evening at the opera.

The Rexy intarsia knit sweater is soft and shimmery.

First introduced in 1973, it is “the little bag that could” and is a longtime Coach favorite. It also features the original 1964 turnlock designed by Coach’s first creative director, Bonnie Cashin.

Ranging from $279 (down from $395) to $795, the Dinky is a piece of precious. The Western Rivets Dinky Crossbody 24 in glove-tanned leather and black copper/heather gray is adorable. ($419, down from $595)

The Rexy charm has certain crystal accents.

But hey, if Dinky isn't for you, consider something from the Rexy capsule collection. The recent pre-fall 2017 show was part of the 75th anniversary celebration of Coach and the first for Rexy.

Incidentally, if you are in New York City, visit the newly opened Coach House (685 Fifth Ave. at 54th Street). Designed by SV in partnership with William Sofield (Studio Sofield), it is three magnificent floors of all things Coach. It also houses a 12-foot sculpture of Rexy, designed entirely of Coach handbags!

The Empire State Building and Statue of Liberty have a place of prominence on the Rexy postcard.

Rexy is the brand’s new mascot and a friendly dinosaur. She appears on various items, including handbags, scarves, intarsia knit sweaters ($695) and even a leather postcard ($25, featuring the New York skyline and landmarks), as well as a Rexy charm ($55) that is adorned with Swarovski crystals.

Get 'em now, ‘cause when they’re gone, they’re gone!

Visit a Coach store near you or visit the following web pages to shop for the aforementioned Coach items:

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