Photography by Joshua Scott
The steady hum of industry, paired with technological advancements, has forever changed luxury goods. Even heritage-steeped brands are offering an assortment of stylish cases for the various sleek devices that run our lives. Yet despite fashion's obsession with the newfangled, Old World craftsmanship still thrives, and artisanal expertise never went away. Many brands still value time-honored workmanship. Take Coach, established in 1941 as a purveyor of men's accessories (like this tote bag, above), which seeks to bring a European level of skill to American consumers.
Bleecker Legacy leather weekend bag by Coach, $598
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