Paint the Town: Coach Collaborates with Artist James Nares

4.16.2012

By Out.com Editors

Coach enlists the talents of the British artist for a collection of limited-edition tote bags.

A recent string of collaborations seem to indicate that luxury leather goods label Coach is feeling trés, trés artsy. The brand effortlessly blends Old World craftsmanship with a New York City-based sense of modernity and immediately brings to mind classic shapes, heavenly fabrications, and a tireless eye on superb construction, yielding some of the dreamiest accessories and apparel on the market. Yet a recent string of artist-pegged collaborations have reminded us that the brand is not resting on its own prestigious laurels. For their most recent courtship, Coach has teamed up with British-born, NYC-based artist James Nares, known for a career that has touched upon many aesthetic mediums. To properly capture his love of gravity-defying, weighless imagery, Coach has taken one of his painterly brushstroke and cleverly imposed it on one of their timeless canvas totes. To up the covetability on these works of art-in-motion, the company will only be releasing 175 of each color (black, blue, green, pink, and red), with each bag numbered and presented with a storypatch with Nares's signature. 

 

Coach x James Nares Tote Bags, $798, be available at the Paul Kasmin Shop, select Coach store locations—including the Coach Men’s store on Bleecker Street—and on Coach.com in May. 

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