Apple Watch to get Coach branded leather bands in June?

Apple Watch to get Coach branded leather bands in June?
Earlier this year, a special Hermes edition of the Apple Watch was introduced in partnership with Apple. Three different versions of the wearable are available. Each one features a special Hermes branded watch face, and a special leather strap. The Hermes edition of the Apple Watch is priced at $1100, $1250 and $1500 depending on which of the three bands is chosen. The price includes the timepiece, of course.

More luxury options will be offered to Apple Watch owners this summer when luxury leather purveyor Coach offers a collection of bands for the Apple Watch. The information comes from a Coach sales associate who gave pretty specific details, and then followed that up by emailing photos to a Haute E'criture writer. 

Eight leather bands will be offered in various colors including White, Black, Red and Brown. Some will come with charms attached, while others will have a pattern or design (like a flower) stitched into the accessory. They are said to bare a strong resemblance to Coach's Spring/Summer 2016 Collection of handbags. The bands will allegedly be priced at $150 each. 

Several of the Coach sales associates at this one location said that the bands will be launched as soon as June. The fact that they are said to look like the bags from the company's Spring/Summer 2016 Collection would seem to confirm a possible June launch for the accessory. If the information is all legit, we should see Coach making this official pretty soon.


source: HauteE'criture via SlashGear

FEATURED VIDEO

11 Comments

1. Settings

Posts: 2942; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

And that's how you make a $90 watch to become a $1200 one coz PROFITS!

8. TerryTerius unregistered

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/apple-watch-does-not-cost-84-manufacture-it-costs-significantly-more-1500728 Going by the cost of materials is never going to get you anywhere close to what the real cost of any given product is, but yes. This is largely how you increase the desirability of your product. Then again, the issue with high-end brands is not really the price tags they command, but the individuals who buy beyond their means. There is a difference between being able to pay for something, and being able to afford it. A lot of people don't understand that and wind up buying upper market items to their long term detriment. But to be frank, I can guarantee you that if HTC, LG, or anyone else could realistically increase their profit margins and bring more money into their businesses they would too.

2. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 959; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

Nice.

4. Derekjeter

Posts: 1440; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

I love going grocery shopping and seeing people paying with EBT/food stamps and having a coach bag. My tax money at work.

5. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Knockoffs my friend!

7. TerryTerius unregistered

I can guarantee you those are not actually real designer bags, and don't cost anywhere near what you seem to think.

10. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1182; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

Probably just Chinese fake rip offs, you can buy those bags in Chinese for less than 100RMB, which translate to around 15USD. Y don't know this? Used to live in China, that's y

6. robertdenaro116

Posts: 63; Member since: Mar 07, 2016

This is exactly what we needed..

9. jove39

Posts: 2137; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Beautiful bands for horrible looking watch.

11. TmoRep

Posts: 107; Member since: Apr 20, 2016

Are they more inclined to females, or am I just behind the times and wrist charms are becoming a thing for men?

12. gadgeteer

Posts: 45; Member since: Sep 06, 2014

Truly sad to see what the once great Apple has become. Peddler of watch bands and outdated gadgets. Sad.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.