When we look at designer handbags, many brands exist on the market – Versace, Moschino, Michael Kors, Birkin, Louis Vuitton, Channel, Hermes, Balenciaga to name a few, and my favorite Coach New York.
Many are quite old like Hermes founded in 1837 by Thierry Hermes, one I really like- it was started by a woman- but is really out of my league was founded in 1889 by Jeanne Lanvin – out of my league because spending some $2,400 for the infamous Lanvin Hook Babar Print Bag in medium size is a bit too much for my budget and it’s not even a top-handle bag!
Many of these big designer handbags brands have distribution lines such as Versace Jeans, Love Moschino, and Michael Kors Collection. These are way cheaper than the straight name, for example, you can get at My Small Store (Google it) a Versace Jeans for less than $200 while it’s tote bag cousin Versace will costs you some $1,500 minimum.
Let’s go back to my favorite, Coach. Established in 1941, the Coach name started as a family-owned and ran leather shop before it evolved into the big corporation that we know it today. See our post about Coach Designer Handbags history.
At first, Coach made its name producing quality leather wallets and later handbags that are simple to use – I would say working bags, then elegant bags. Then hiring new designers, Coach has seen lots of changes.
For some handbag lovers, Coach is synonymous with nostalgia, and I began buying Coach Designer handbags for my lovely wife because I loved the style – kind of minimalist yet very stylish.
Throughout the 2000s my gift list for my wife listed a handful of Coach designer handbags that I knew she was starving for 🙂 Most especially I keep an eye on the Coach Riley Signature canvas bag that was launched 1970s and recently redesigned and colored. The bag is a coated canvas with soft leather accents – simply beautiful and I got it in the store above for $190 free shipping.
Like numerous bag aficionados, as my wife grew up her love of handbags grew, but Coach wasn’t on her wishlist which was mostly composed of Kate Spade and MK handbags. As her tastes developed, and as Coach’s designs became more flamboyant, she fell in love with the designer handbags.
It happened when Stuart Vevers took over the creative director position. He completly revitalized the Coach designs with new creations and reuse of existing flagship models. in 2017, Stuart Vevers won the Accessory Designer of the Year award for his work at Coach.
Where do you find Coach Designer handbags? I worked on 4 continents and Coach was always present – Women from all over the world Love Coach timeless style. Its broad variety of handbags can be found with women’s from Europe, Africa, Middle East included.
Recently Coach’s designs have been more important to younger women compared to decades ago. Mostly because of the minimalism, the return to the C monogram. More improvements are needed like the use of synthetic leather – I know it would be tough as the company started as a leather shop in Manhattan – as well as a clear understanding of workers’ rights when it comes to outsourced manufacturing – one step at the time!
The brand name’s latest designs not only have me think of a return to the classic style from the Coach of yesterdays but also come with a simple more colorful vibe that’s poised to stand the test of time.
Coach has actually come back from the darkness and I believe it’s finally here with wonderful new, updated designs.