Coach to Release New Apple Watch Bands as Early as June

Coach will be releasing new bands for the Apple Watch that could be available as early as June, making them the second designer brand to do so.

I was at a Coach boutique Thursday and as I was making a purchase, a sales associate noticed my Apple Watch and told me Coach will be releasing new bands for it. She and other sale associates then said that they don’t know the date they will be released but that they could be available as early as June.

The sales associate then proceeded to show me a piece of paper with various products on them that included photos of about eight watch bands which included a white band, a black band, a red band, and a brown band. Some bands have charms on them and others have patterns stitched into them. Below the photos of each bands was some information about them and prices with each band retailing for $150.

The bands also looked to have the same aesthetic as Coach’s handbags from it’s Spring/Summer 2016 Collection. One band even had flowers stitched onto it, looking very similar to this satchel and this crossbody bag.

When I saw the bands, I didn’t immediately take any photos but after leaving the store, I called the sales associate who showed them to me and asked her to email me some photos. She didn’t send me a photo of the entire paper with all the bands on it but a photo of the black, white, and red bands (below).

Coach Apple Watch bands. Photo By: Sales Associate at Coach
Coach Apple Watch bands. Photo By: Sales Associate at Coach
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She also sent me a close up of the one of the bands (below). The brown band with the flowers as well as a black band with a design in white stitching were not included.

Coach Apple Watch band. Photo by: Sales Associate at Coach
Coach Apple Watch band. Photo by: Sales Associate at Coach

Last year Apple announced the Apple Watch Hermès, an Apple Watch that came with three bands called the Single Tour, the Double Tour, and the cuff. The watch also has Hermès branding on it and a special watch face made by Hermès. Apple also just released new colors for the bands which have been available since April 19th.

While it seems like Apple didn’t make a special watch with Coach branding on it and a special watch face like Hermès, this makes Coach the second designer brand to make bands for the Apple Watch.

Also, I’m sure that more brands will be making bands for the watch. Especially when they see that other brands besides Hermès are making bands for it.

So, what do you think? Will more brands be making bands for the Apple Watch like Hermès and Coach? Let me know in the comments below. Also, don’t forget to subscribe to get new posts sent directly to your inbox and follow me on Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat.

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