Below: The bag looks great with biker styles!
Coach Harrison Leather Satchel
Recently while browsing thru a few Japanese men's magazines, I cannot help but notice many fashion features showcasing Coach's Fall Winter 2009 range of bags. One of the most prominent styles which caught my eye is this Coach Harrison Leather Satchel. The hobo style design is bold and different and seldom seen on man bag designs. It does look like a women's design at first glance, if not for the cross body shoulder strap. I think this 'gender bender' attribute of the bag is what makes is more stylish than conventional 'conservative' man bag styles.
A lot of details are present in the bag design. Multiple brass buckles adorn the sides where the top handle are, adding utilitarian appeal and hence making the bag more 'robust' for a guy. Besides a top handle a cross body shoulder strap allows for varying styles of carrying the bag. You can shoulder sling, hand carry or sling it cross body, each with a distinctive cool look. Comes in 2 colours of black and brown. I prefer the black version as it has a dual tone colour scheme, accented by brown (kinda similar to Prada bags I have seen, but I will not say this is a copy), which is smart and classic.
Unfortunately, the newly opened Coach store at Paragon Shopping Mall, Singapore do not stock this bag. So your best bet is to get it from US or the website. Retails for a reasonable US$598. (I would have expected more from such a cool leather bag:-P)
Retail price: US $598. Where to buy: www.coach.com