With customization all the rage in fashion, look to Coach, Kate Spade and Louis Vuitton to put your unique stamp on a handbag.
Kate Spade’s Personalization Shop offers a plethora of options to customize your bag, from stickers and charms to inventive, interchangeable wraps that give a bag an entirely new look.
The brand’s leather Byrdie and Candace styles, which have top handles and shoulder straps, can be transformed with leather wraps that simply snap on. Add spark to a neutral-hued bag with a leopard print wrap, a pink overlay with a bow, metallic gold, black and white stripes and more.
You can also choose exactly where to place a “sticker” on the bag, such as a leather heart with the Eiffel Tower on it or any combination of gold metal letters.
Kate Spade also offers jaunty interchangeable leather straps in bright floral, leopard and other patterns, plus leather tassels and charms of peacocks, champagne bottles, sparkly pumps and other whimsies.
Classic gold is but one of seven monogram colors at Kate Spade, which also offers accents such as a heart or hashtag in addition to traditional lettering.
Coach also offers a host of emoji-like characters to add to a monogram.
The opening of Coach’s bigger store at NorthPark this summer will bring more services, including monogramming done on site plus free cleaning and conditioning of any Coach bag. The new Coach will be right next to Kate Spade, which is due to become a subsidiary in a $2.4 billion deal announced May 8.
Coach has lots of playful bag charms, including a T Rex skeleton with a fluffy mohawk and a host of space travel motifs.
The brand will also introduce a new bag silhouette – a tapered top-handle called the Coach 1941 Bandit.
Louis Vuitton x Jeff Koons
At Louis Vuitton, customize a classic LV monogram bag with your own initials punctuated with a variety of multicolor stripes. Or, pick up a bag charm like Jeff Koons’ pink bunny. You can purchase the bunny alone or as part of Koons’ dazzling Masters collection Louis Vuitton bags emblazoned with classic works of art.