Snob or not, I’ve stopped looking at Coach bags. The whole “limited edition” thing got to me and when they launched the Poppy bags, I said that’s it! There have been one or two designs that caught my eye (the Coach Kristin collection) but I mostly only ever gave the brand a cursory glance.
I saw these online at coach.com – the Coach Originals collection. The tagline is awesome – “Trends come and go. But great designs never go out of style”.
I’m glad you realized that Coach, because I’m in love with the designs!
Pictured in the collage are the Coach Court Bag in the foreground, Rambler’s Legacy on the right, and City Bag at the top.
I love the neutral browns, tans and blacks used; and the classic, streamlined, structured look of the bags with the dainty little turnlock closure. I love the look of the smooth texture leather. I have a Coach bag from the Legacy collection, which is quite old, and its got lovely thick buttery soft smooth leather. Feels much more luxurious than the new leathers which I find thin (and that shiny look gets my goat).
I also love that they can be slung cross body and in the case of the Court bag, has a top handle to hand carry! They might even be convertible, I can’t quite tell from the pictures.
Price wise, I think they are reasonable. The ones I liked and showed here are between US$258-278. Nothing bank breaking, and if the quality is as good as the original Coach bags of days gone by, that is a great value.
The only thing is, I’m not sure if the local Coach stores carry them, and if they will sell them at such awesome prices. I’d go up to RM1,100 max but anything more will make me re-think.
You don’t have to like these the way I do, but if you do too, yay! If you have seen these at local Coach stores, please do holler! I’d love to go and check them out myself :D