Saddle Up for Style: Coach Legacy and Willis Bags Inspired by Decades Past

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If you have been clueless, know that one of the season’s hottest bags is a (vintage-inspired) Coach purse!

Coach has turned to its archive of iconic bags and released a re-issue of sorts this fall, churning out heritage pieces (through the Legacy and Willis lines) that are very reminiscent of the label’s ultra-classic and timeless designs from decades back, when the brand was such a closet staple:

Coach is relaunching its ultra-classic and timeless handbagsCoach is relaunching its ultra-classic and timeless handbags

These archival bags are straightforward, mostly saddle or satchel-like, and appear seasonless. Interestingly, even with just a simple turn-lock detail and a flap here or a pocket there, the purses are selling like hotcakes.

Despite the age-old design, they still look very modern. Young fashionistas are drawn by their clean lines, while the older women flock to them out of nostalgia.

And thanks to celebrities like Taylor Swift and Olivia Munn, who have been spotted sporting the purses, they’re even more popular than ever.

Taylor Swift with a Coach Legacy mini saddle bag in Massachusetts on July 27, 2012 (Credit: Robert Button / WENN)

Of course, the big difference between then and now is that you can grab these bags in many colors.

The Legacy bucket bag now comes in four gorgeous hues to choose from. If you’re ready to snag one of these “heritage” pieces, you can do so by shopping at Nordstrom and Zappos.

Coach City Willis Leather Satchel, $298

A clean, top-bar design defines a mainstay satchel shaped from glove-tanned leather that is waxed and polished by hand for a natural finish that improves with ageA clean, top-bar design defines a mainstay satchel shaped from glove-tanned leather that is waxed and polished by hand for a natural finish that improves with age

Coach Legacy Archival Bucket Bag, $398

Classically clean lines shape a spacious bucket bag crafted from silky, glove-tanned leatherClassically clean lines shape a spacious bucket bag crafted from silky, glove-tanned leather

Coach Legacy Archival Rambler Crossbody, $348

A tassel-trimmed crossbody embodies classic design with a trim silhouette cast in supple glove-tanned leatherA tassel-trimmed crossbody embodies classic design with a trim silhouette cast in supple glove-tanned leather

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