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Designer, Special Projects & Collaborations (Leathergoods and Lifestyle)


New York, NY, US

Coach is a leading design house of modern luxury accessories and lifestyle collections, with a long-standing reputation built on quality craftsmanship. Defined by a free-spirited, all-American attitude, the brand approaches design with a modern vision, reimagining luxury for today with an authenticity and innovation that is uniquely Coach. All over the world, the Coach name is synonymous with effortless New York style.

Coach is part of the Tapestry portfolio – a global house of brands powered by optimism, innovation, and inclusivity.


Designer, Special Projects & Collaborations – New York, NY


Coach, founded in 1941, is America's premier accessible luxury accessories brand and a leader in international markets. We are a designer and marketer of high quality, modern accessories that complement the diverse lifestyles of today's consumer. Coach offers excellent career growth opportunities, competitive salaries and great benefits within a dynamic work environment.

Coach brings together strong, collaborative people in a dynamic culture of mutual respect, support, and passion for the brand and product. We believe innovation drives winning performance, and we constantly challenge ourselves to be the very best we can in every aspect of our business. You will be surrounded by some of the best and brightest people in the industry. At Coach, you will be in great company!

Primary Purpose: The Designer will partner closely with the Sr. Designer to develop and design product for special projects and collaborations that support unique merchandising, brand, and marketing needs. The Designer will collaborate on concepts each season that are fashion driven and reflective of the creative vision and Coach aesthetic. You will be a part of a dynamic, creative environment where you will collaborate with talented designers and cross-functional partners in the business.

The successful individual will leverage their proficiency in Design to…


  • Design for all special projects including but not limited to pop-up shops, events, and collaborations.
  • Partner with senior design leadership to refine seasonal concepts, materials, hardware, and color palette for collections.
  • Create life-size sketches & color CADS using Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop.
  • Responsible for department timeline adherence, ensuring all products and seasonal concepts deliver through to meet key milestones and final calendar dates.
  • Responsible for upholding design integrity, high quality execution, and timeliness throughout the entire development process from concept through commercialization.
  • Partner cross-functionally and drive process with Merchandising, Sourcing, Product Development, Vendors, Public Relations, Creative, Production & Logistics, Legal, and Customer Experience.

The accomplished individual will possess…


  • Must possess a strong fashion sense and have the ability to interpret trends
  • Highly resourceful with experience working in a fast paced environment
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to interact with a diverse group at all levels
  • Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail and follow-up
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Must be flexible and adapt easily to change

An outstanding professional will have…


  • Minimum 5-7 years of leathergoods experience in a luxury brand
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Design or related field
  • Excellent hand sketching skills; ability to create both freeform garment renderings and renderings on figure drawings
  • Ability to CAD technical drawings
  • Experience developing product directly with vendors, local and international factories; understanding of development from concept through commercialization
  • Understanding of materials, hardware, leather, and garment construction & performance (i.e. strong knowledge of fabric, material quality, and how it will perform as a garment)
  • Understanding of fit & draping and ability to independently conduct fittings on a model
  • Strong working knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Microsoft Office

Coach is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and we pride ourselves on hiring and developing the best people. All employment decisions (including recruitment, hiring, promotion, compensation, transfer, training, discipline and termination) are based on the applicant’s or employee’s qualifications as they relate to the requirements of the position under consideration. These decisions are made without regard to age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic characteristics, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship, disability, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or any other legally-recognized protected basis prohibited by applicable law. Visit Coach at

Req ID:  51705

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