ALL IMAGES: JOHN HILLIN
This year marks the 75th anniversary of Coach. In celebration of this incredible milestone they are offering exclusive re-editions, rescued vintage pieces, AND this beautiful book!
COACH: A STORY OF NEW YORK COOL, is loaded with new and archival photography, vintage sketches, and an in-depth look at the inspiration and story behind one of America’s most beloved brands.
Beyond Coach’s impressive catalogue of iconic leather goods, the book is full of the people, movements, and subcultures that were going on in New York City while the legendary brand built it’s empire. Earlier pieces, put into context, make it all the more obvious how timely and relevant the Coach’s lasting designs are.
Flipping through I am reminded of when I was younger, saving for my first bag, being surprised with a thoughtful gift in the brown box . . . for me it was the beginning of my education on real craftsmanship, and the start of a long lasting relationship with a brand I love.
Congrats Coach! xx M