Coach + Craig Costello (aka KRINK)

Coach—fresh off an incredibly successful collaboration with artist James Nares last year—has just launched their most recent artist collaboration with New York-based street artist Craig Costello. Costello is the mastermind behind the brand KRINK (a name by which he is also referred), which makes a variety of artist supplies that are preferred by top contemporary artists including assume vivid astro focus and Shantell Martin.

The limited edition Krink for Coach collection for Spring/Summer includes 12 pieces, each created through a 30-step silkscreen process and a true work of art in and of itself. The spontaneous nature of KRINK’s artwork was captured perfectly on the bags and accessories in the collection, highlighting the artist’s controlled-yet-chaotic repetition of paint drips, splashes and spatters. The collection is now available online at and in select stores.


One of 3 tote bags from the collection


Two wallets from the collection


Krink for Coach luggage tags


Lock portfolio


iPad case


James Nares for Coach

Was anyone able to get their hands on a James Nares for Coach bag? The recent collaboration resulted in five limited edition tote bags covered in the artist’s trademark brushstroke paintings, most frequently made in a single brushstroke “recording a gestural passage of time and motion across the canvas.” Priced at $798, the luxurious tote bags are made of made of double-layered Italian canvas trimmed in vachetta leather. Only 175 of each were made – and they flew off shelves. There are still a few available in green only on Coach’s website – so if you are as in love as I am you better act fast!


The complete collection


My favorite (pink, of course)


An enviable living room featuring one of Nares’ paintings


The artist in action