Footwear, handbags and accessories retailer Coach Inc has opened its first European flagship store in London, timed to coincide with the brand's 70th anniversary this year.

The store on New Bond Street features a complete collection of both men's and women's products, including shoes, sunwear, jewellery, watches, outerwear and fragrance. To commemorate the opening, Coach has created the "41 Collection" - named after the store's location at No 41 and the year the company was established - featuring three exclusive styles.

"We are especially excited about the opening of this important London location, our first European flagship, and centrepiece of our UK distribution strategy," said Ian Bickley, president of Coach International.

"We're confident our rich heritage and commitment to craftsmanship along with our newest product offering will be embraced by the discerning London consumer and international tourists alike in this important fashion capital."