We don’t talk a lot about Coach handbags on this blog, and maybe that’s an oversight on our part. What better way to start correcting it, then, than by talking about the line of bags named after yours truly (ok, well, they’re not necessarily named after me. But I came first. So there.)? The Amanda Satin Mini Satchel is, by my standards at least, kinda cute. There are disadvantages to using a material like satin (snagging!), but the advantage that Coach has realized is that it takes vivid color much better than almost any kind of leather. You get a sheen and brightness with satin that you don’t usually find in a handbag, and in small doses (this satchel is “mini,” after all) it can be a beautiful addition to an ensemble. I wouldn’t suggest buying a massive satin handbag, but something petite and bright could potentially be a lot of fun, methinks. Particularly at such a friendly price point. Buy through Nordstrom.

  • Tamee

    The color definitely pops, and is beautiful. I’m looking at the leather straps, and think that the color would work as an all leather bag too. Love love love it!!!

  • Cadence

    Has not been a huge fan of the traditional Coach bags but have recently been impressed with their new versatility in design.

  • MizzJ

    Ooh this does look quite pretty, but satin is so impractical there’s no way I would use this for an everyday bag.
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  • gemi

    I’m not a big fan of coach, but this satin satchel is so CUTE! I definitely want one!!! However, I can’t find it on the Nordstrome site?

  • Rosie

    I love the color it’s very beautiful can’t affort it on a budget. May be one day

  • assi

    Takes some time to get used to. Love the color though.

  • Down Comforter

    LOVE this bag!!! Such a rich pretty color.

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  • onparkstreet

    I guess I’m the only dissenter – this bag is everything I dislike about fashion right now, bright, gaudy, cold, and glittery.

  • vicki

    NEWS FLASH ….. SMALL COACH LEAH OP ART EMBOSSED PATENT LEATHER. Only available in the States and on the web in fushia (gag me) as of 1/16/09. Saw a neutral ‘putty’ in Los Cabos, Mexico. Was told by Coach customer service that ‘putty’ MAY become available later in the season – closer to spring. Their ‘putty’ is definitely a spring/summer color. As much as I wanted the putty purse, I would not buy it in Los Cabos. The Coach store there wanted US$398.00 for it – yes, for the small size! The fushia in the small size goes for US$198.00 online and in stores. I’ll wait and trust my luck.

  • Samantha

    I for some reason always love the satin bags. They just look and feel so amazing.

  • ariadna

    Not a fan of satin, or Amanda in general. Look kind of “old”. Even with their bright colors! Remind me of my grandmother’s purses…..

  • Renee

    I love this bag. I purchased two of the amanda bags (fushia and black) at Macy’s on sale for $187. I’m still hunting for another color. The bags are nice size and can be dressed up or down.

  • magsax

    Coach bags really lack the the quality and classiness that they used to be known for. This bag looks so cheap and gaudy if I didnt know better I would think it was from a cheap discount chain.

  • Love Me Love My Purse

    I like top part of the bag but not really crazy about the satin. Not only would it be difficult to care for but it seems a little out of place. I think of a satchel as more rugged. The color is a little odd for everyday use but would look great with the right outfit! Not sure I’d buy this bag but still it’s cool to see it! http://www.LoveMeLoveMyPurse.com

  • Danielle

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  • hazel

    Ohh pretty, but satin? Pass.

  • Ann

    There’s a Coach bag from their Poppy line that comes out in July on eBay.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=140311735473

  • Coach fan

    Very Cute Coach Handbag, Good Design I found Same Model at http://astore.amazon.com/coach.outlet.stores-20
    I think this cheap price.

  • love coach

    I love Coach bags, and my next bag will be Coach op art Sabrina : )

  • oxlivhopexo

    coach just came out with their new poppy line and its fabulous in my opinion. Can someone go vote for the coach wallpaper I made? The site is http://www.brickfish.com/Pages/PhotosAlbums/PhotoView.aspx?picid=930717_44168225&pid=2581375&scid=452& Thanks!

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  • Julie

    I love this one too! Great style!

  • Julie

    Where can I get one?

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  • Bærbar

    Soooo stunning! Love love love the color!

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  • Veronica_Sawyer

    My BF would love this bag! (ipad)

  • Phluff

    For all you haters. I have this little bag in fuchsia, teal, and lime green! It’s actually very sturdy (not a snag yet and I use them as everyday bags!). And I get more compliments than I can count!