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Megan Thee Stallion looked anything but savage at the 2021 Met Gala — quite the contrary, if you ask us. The rapper channeled old Hollywood glamour in a custom Coach silk georgette evening dress covered in all-over crystal embroidery that was embellished by hand at the Coach atelier in New York City, a rep from the brand tells InStyle. To finish off her breathtaking look, the star, who attended the event with Coach Creative Director Stuart Vevers, carried a ladylike kiss lock frame handbag with a tiny top handle that added the perfect amount of modern elegance to her retro-inspired ensemble.
We're told that Vevers drew inspiration from vintage 1940s slip dresses and designed a standout style that exuded a classic American silhouette reimagined for a new generation. We'd say he nailed it.
And while we loved every inch of her coquettish, strapless design, it was her elegant little purse (which is not available for purchase) that caught our attention so much that we had to scour Coach's online store to see what else begged to be noticed. We have to hand it to Megan for reminding us that some of the best accessory investments are from the heritage brands that we have always known and loved.
We did a deep dive into Coach's enviable selection of charming, of-the-moment handbags and rounded up a few tasteful styles that we can totally get behind. Mark our words: Coach is one classic American brand that just keeps getting better and better with time.
This season, we're currently coveting structured bags that are smaller in size but provide functional, updated details like zippers, pockets, and top handles to keep up with the demands of the day. This popular style comes in four attractive colors (the brick red shade is currently marked down to just $315), and is a hit among loyal Coach customers.
"When you dress up, this is your 'Lady Dior bag.' It is elegant and timeless," one reviewer said. It goes with jeans, it is modern, simple, and energetic. Coach is the real master of leather... it is unbelievable."
Shop now: $450, coach.com
For another option with a bit more whimsy, this adorable bag features floral embellishments and a double chain strap, and would be a solid choice for any season.
Shop now: $347 (Originally $495), coach.com
Shop these other timeless styles that never disappoint when it comes to quality and craftsmanship.
Shop now: $395, coach.com
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Shop now: $350, coach.com