Everyday Essentials: COS’ Latest Arrivals Experiment with Pockets

With a focus on utility, COS’ latest arrivals experiment with the form and function of the the pockets.

Often overlooked, the humble pocket is an essential detail in modern clothing. Quietly enabling you to keep what you need close at hand, the pocket has earned a special place in our wardrobes since its earliest appearance almost 250 years ago.

Derived from the Old French word poque – meaning bag – the word pocket once referred to small pouches that were tied to their wearer, before slowly transitioning to the sewn-in design we know today. With a rich history influenced by political shifts, changing gender roles and the evolving needs of our everyday lives, the cultural significance of the pocket is surprisingly meaningful.

Here’s our top picks from the collection!


Pocket dress with drawstring waist: It has a papery feel with a drawstring waist, flap pockets and a brushed silver zip fastening through the front.


Boxy denim jacket: This jacket is a cropped style with a boxy fit. It has a large, slightly rounded collar, patch pockets and concealed fastenings with a single visible button.


Lightweight pocket jacket: It has a V-neckline, oversized patch pockets and tonal button fastenings.


Shoulder bag with front pockets: A functional design with two practical compartments on the front!

COS ‘Pockets’ collections, available at COS stores.

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