Where do I begin?
As mentioned in the past, since Stuart Vivers joined the Coach team as creative director, the fashion house has only gotten a lift and gone to greater heights. Collections; bags, ready-to-wear, and shoes alike, have been successes. With a track record like his, there really is no surprise there. Have you seen any of their latest collections? If you haven’t, you need to take a peek here. Perhaps, you’ll be able to understand what I've been going through, because I’ve found myself lusting after so many bags, and one of them was the ‘Rogue’ bag in blue suede. I’ll comfortably say it’s one bag I’ve coveted the most (if you remember this Instagram post, and this, you’d know that this has been long coming). I love everything about this bag, especially the little details.
The Rogue bag, which was launched with the Coach 1941 collection, is one I find to be a classic, a beauty if I must say. Funny how it’s called ‘rogue’. But, it’s one of those bags whose silhouette looks good on anyone – believe me. I really won’t blame you if you do not, as you read this, because seeing is believing after all. And, to be honest, I highly recommend you view the bag online or even visit a store to try it on. It’s a timeless piece, and the versatility it offers is also a plus.
Designed with rigid leather top handles and extra straps that can be tucked away, the bag can be worn in 3 different ways. So, regardless of your style of wearing bags, you have an option. Talk about a score!
TOP HANDLE BAG
With the top handles, the bag can be carried on the arm or held on the side, which is how I tend to carry my bags this size. Regardless of how rigid and uncomfortable the handles may look, I find that they feel comfortable in my palms. So, if this is your way of carrying bags as well, make sure that they feel comfortable in yours too.
Attaching the longer straps to their appropriate D-rings, and tucking the top handles, transforms the Rogue into a classic bag that can be slung over the shoulder or carried on the arm.
By connecting both straps and attaching them to diagonally opposite D-rings, the Rogue can be worn as a crossbody bag. I find that carrying it this way will be very convenient for trips, especially long ones, because your hands will be free to do/carry other things.
Now, I have a penchant for BIG handbags – I love my belongings being in one face, and I hate having multiple bags as my carryon – so automatically, I got the largest size it was designed in, the 36. But, if you like smaller bags, it comes in two other sizes; Rogue (medium) and Rogue 25 (small).
The Rogue is also available in other materials like leather, patchwork (mixture of leather, suede etc.), but I think this is where I’ll leave you because I want you to see them all for yourself and get a feel for them. To save you some trouble, here is a direct link to the collection: Coach 1941, so shop away!
Let me know what you think (and find) and if you would consider investing in one. If yes or no, how you would style this bag? Share with me!!! Let's get talking :).
In the meantime, happy shopping!
Peace and Love.