The Collabs: Coach and Japanese Brand Bape Team Up for Sneaker and Apparel Collection + More

Feb. 18, 2020: Coach is teaming up with Japanese streetwear brand Bape for a collection of sneakers, leather goods, and ready-to-wear that fuses each brand’s fashion aesthetic while celebrating the attitudes of their home bases in New York and Tokyo, respectively. Each piece features an interpretation of Coach’s signature pattern crossed with Bape’s ape-head logo, rendered in camouflage, khaki and rainbow jacquard. Included in the offering is the unisex Bapesta sneaker, celebrating its 20th anniversary this year and retailing for $350. To underscore the connection between the brands and the fashion capitals they call home, actor and musician Quincy Brown was photographed wearing the collection in the trendy Williamsburg, Brooklyn, neighborhood, while model and songwriter Köki brought the collection to life in the Ebisu district of Shibuya in Tokyo. The collection will be available from Feb. 22 on Coach.com and Bape.com, and at select Coach and Bape store locations.

Feb. 11, 2020: On the runway for the latest Anna Sui collection, the New York designer made a case for the continued popularity of vacation sandals. Teaming once again with Teva, the Anna Sui runway featured new takes on the two-strap, chunky-sole sandal, the Flatform Universal. In addition, the Teva x Anna Sui collection includes the cozy Ember Mid style — essentially a sneaker-boot hybrid in a plush, quilted fabric. To set itself apart, this time the collaboration also joined with another iconic brand, Liberty London, to apply a “Botanist’s Diary” print across the fall ’20 pieces. The current Teva x Anna Sui collection is available on Teva.com, with the new floral iterations arriving next fall.

Feb. 11, 2020: For its latest collaborative collection, K-Swiss has teamed up with menswear label Willy Chavarria to create a ’90s California Chicano tennis prep collection. The line is available now and features a range of apparel and a reworked sneaker from the heritage footwear brand. The lone shoe is a new-look K-Swiss Classic 2000, which the brand said is a nod to its history but “reimagined to pay homage to the Chicano style.” For the apparel, Willy Chavarria employed neon hues to deliver the look of an “original highbrow tennis classic with a ’90s Chicano rave vibe.” The line ranges in price from $120 to $250 and is available via Sneakersnstuff, Dover Street Market Ginza, LN-CC, Luisaviaroma, Machus and KSwiss.com.

Willy Chavarria x K-Swiss Classic 2000
Willy Chavarria x K-Swiss Classic 2000.
CREDIT: K-Swiss

Feb. 10, 2020: Keds and The Bee and The Fox have partnered on a collection of shoes ahead of the upcoming Galentine’s Day on Feb. 13, a day for gals to celebrate female friendships. The California-based apparel brand, which is recognized for its tees printed with inspirational text and motivational messaging, worked with the casual sneaker brand to adorn its slip-on and platform styles with phrases reading “Pretty Powerful” and “Good-Hearted Woman,” among others. The shoes, which are sold on Keds.com, come in four colorways at prices from $64.95 to $69.95.

Keds x The Bee and The Fox
Keds x The Bee and The Fox.
CREDIT: The Bee and The Fox

Feb. 4, 2020: Sanuk is once again partnering with the legendary rock band Grateful Dead for a collection of comfort-driven psychedelic styles for men, women and kids. The series includes updates to the Yoga Sling 2, Furreal Classic flip-flop, Donna and Vagabond Surfer styles; the new styles build from the first collection, which debuted in April 2019. For the first time, a kids’ style, the Walker, is being included; it shows the signature Grateful Dead dancing bears. Retail prices range from $36 to $60. The line is available on Sanuk.com through April 1, then in retail stores.

Sanuk x Grateful Dead Kids
Sanuk x Grateful Dead kids’ Walker style.
CREDIT: Sanuk

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