Coach recently released some new Apple Watch bands and refreshed the colors of some old bands for Spring. Some of the original bands as well as some from the brand’s fall release are no longer available. It seems, however, that not only are those bands available on the brand’s UK site, but they come in exclusive colors as well.
Coach recently released a few new Apple Watch bands and updated the color scheme of some of the old ones for Spring. The new bands include the Floral Printed Leather Strap in Chalk (white) and Kelly Green and the Snake Watch Strap in Kelly Green. The new colors include a new Tea Rose Appliqué Leather Strap in Beechwood (beige) and a new Rexy Leather Watch Strap in Dark Saddle (dark brown).
When the new bands were released, a couple of old bands were removed from Coach.com and no longer available in stores. The Studs Leather Watch Strap and the Wild Beast Camo Leather Strap are no longer available.
The Leather Watch Strap with Charms was available in black but is no longer available. The only band still available from the first release is the Tea Rose Appliqué band and those are only available for pre-order or on backorder. The new Beechwood color as well as the fall colors aren’t available anymore.
These bands, however, all seem to be available on Coach’s UK site. Every band from the first release, the fall release, and this spring release are available and in stock, though, only some colors are available.
The Leather Watch Strap with Charms is available in Chalk and black. The Saddle (brown) color that came with the first release and the red color that came with the fall release are not available. This band retails for £115 ($148.84) on the UK site.
The Tea Rose Appliqué Leather Strap is available black and pink, petal (pink), and Beechwood. The black color that came with the first release is sold out. The Tawny (orange) color that came with the first release and the purple color that came with the fall release are not available.
The black and pink and petal bands are exclusive and were not available in any of the US releases. The black band that was available has purple flowers with gold and purple studs on the flowers while the black and pink band has black and pink flowers with gold and silver studs. There was a color released in the US called “Petal Pink”, which was a pale pink color. The Petal band on the UK site is pink with pink flowers, black leaves, and black and silver studs. This band retails for £120 ($155.38).
Take a look at photos of the exclusive Coach Apple Watch band colors below.
The Wild Beast Camo Leather Strap is available in Military Green. The Denim (blue) and Saddle that came with the first release are not available. This band retails for £115.
The bands from the fall release seem to be the only ones available in all colors. The Studs Leather Watch Strap is available in Ginger (brown) and black and retails for £115. The Rexy Leather Watch Strap is available in black and Dark Saddle and costs £115 as well.
The new bands from the spring release are all available as well. The Floral Printed Leather Strap is available in Chalk and Kelly Green and retails for £115. The Snake Watch Strap is available in Kelly Green and costs £120.
It is currently not know when the exclusive colors were released. A customer service representative for Coach says the colors will not be available in the US. The stores on the list of where you can get a Coach Apple Watch band don’t have them in stock and they won’t be available either.
A sales associate at the Coach store on Post Street in San Francisco says there are exclusive colors for the US, Europe, and Asia, however, the UK site has all the bands the US has and the brand’s Asian sites don’t seem to have any. The bands seem to be available on the brand’s other European websites as well.
The bands sell out quickly upon release in the US and are always on backorder. Some of the bands even go on backorder before they are even released. Customer service representatives and sales associates always say the bands are released in limited quantities and they are.
Only 10 out of the 228 retail stores Coach has in the US sell the Apple Watch bands. Only 8 out of those 10 confirmed they had the new spring bands in stock. With each release, every store who had the bands in stock said there were only one or two of each band available and customer service representatives said the bands were on backorder. So, the bands are being released in limited qualities.
The Apple Watch is selling more and becoming more popular than ever. I’ve even noticed more people wearing them lately. Plus, the bands sell out with each release so you’d think the brand would make more. The brand isn’t missing out on some extra sales and profits, which it seems is what the brand is trying to do.
As for if the brand will make more bands, we’ll just have to wait and see.
The bands from the original release as well as one color from the fall release and a color from the spring release are on the brand’s Mexico site. The Leather Watch Strap with Charms is available in Saddle, Chalk, and black. The Tea Rose Appliqué Leather Strap is available in black, Chalk, Tawny, Petal Pink, and Beechwood. The Wild Beast Camo Leather Strap is available in Military Green, Denim, and Saddle. The bands are listed on the website but there are no prices and no way to place an order. The brand’s Canada site only has two bands. The Tea Rose Appliqué Leather Strap is available in black and Tawny and retails for $150CAD ($109.74). The Rexy Leather Watch Strap is available in black and Saddle and retails for $120CAD ($87.79). The brand’s Saudi Arabia site and international site have the same bands as the Mexico site listed as well with no prices and no way to purchase them.
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