Courtesy of Coach

To celebrate the launch of Net-a-Porter's new collection of reissued classic Coach handbags we decided to talk to bloggers who wear the iconic styles on a daily basis. Christine Cameron of My Style Pill and Karen Blanchard of Where Did U Get That are two of our favorite personal style bloggers. Christine is as recognizable for her favorite sunglasses as her cute, girly dresses and you can always count on Karen to post a super chic street style looks while wearing jumbo platforms, regardless of the weather.

Both girls have a unique twist on ways of wearing the classic bags that were first released by Coach in the 1970s and use photographs on the streets of New York to pay homage to the brand.

Courtesy of Christine Cameron

Christine Cameron of My Style Pill

Where did you get your bag?
I have several. My first was a Christmas present back in 2004. My boyfriend at the time secretly picked it up for me while we were browsing the store up at Columbus Circle. This one was a gift from Coach after being involved in their blogger campaign.

Why do you love it?
I love the classic Coach bags because they don't go out of style. I have had this bag for almost 7 years and it is still in great condition, especially being a lighter color and all. It hasn't fallen apart and I still use it today.

What do you keep in your bag?
Right now...my small flip wallet, Nivea chapstick, my favorite peachy-orange lipstick, two lipglosses, my blackberry and iPod, a USB stick and a granola bar.

Who are your style icons?
I have a lot and actually many of them are my blogger friends to be honest because they are always inspiring me to try new styles and keep it fresh, but my ultimate icons are very classic women like Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn.



Courtesy of Karen Blanchard

Karen Blanchard of Where Did U Get That

Where did you get your bag?
I bought it online via eBay.

Why do you love it?
I love the simplicity of vintage Coach bags. No logos, no extra straps or add ons. Also, the buttery leather and gold hardware just works and they age beautifully. The really worn in ones still turn my head when someone walks by with one. It's like the classic vintage leather bag that will never date and they go with anything - especially since I LOVE vintage clothes.

What do you keep in your bag?
My iPhone, MAC lipstick and black eye liner, blackberry, business cards, keys, tissues + my little black note book for jotting down random blog ideas.

Who are your style icons?
Mostly people I see in Williamsburg, Brooklyn or downtown Manhattan in Soho or the Lower East side. Everyone is effortlessly dressed. Same in London too actually. Head to Spitalfields market on a Sunday and it's nothing but girls and guys in laid back/thrown together edgy style with very few designer labels - that's the best part!





Check out a video of Karen and her Coach bag wandering around here:

Untitled from karen Blanchard on Vimeo.