Most of the shock value of Coach releasing a bag with a four-figure price tag wore off years ago, but the disparity between the prices of the Coach Madison Calf Hair Brynne Satchel and the Coach Madison Ocelot Sabrina Satchel truly caught be off guard.

The Brynne, left, is made of printed calf hair with leather trim and is 14 inches wide. The Sabrina, on the right, is nylon with leather trim and measures 12 inches across. If you had shown me the bags and asked me to guess, I would have pegged the Brynne at about $700 – one of Coach’s pricier offerings, but not out of the brand’s normal range these days. The Sabrina would have been much lower, probably about $300. On one count, I would have been remarkably close (not much of an accomplishment, considering that this is my job); on the other, not so much.

The nylon Sabrina, as I had guessed, is priced at $298. On the other hand, the slightly larger Brynne, rendered in calf hair, rings up at a whopping $1400. Surely there’s a large difference between the wholesale prices for calf hair and nylon, and likely increased difficulties in processing, dying and sewing calf hair, but an $1100 difference for a brand whose bags normally cost far less than a thousand dollars is a bit quizzical.

Coach has many, many loyal fans who love the brand’s bags (not to mention the many other products it now offers), and I can’t help but think that those enthusiastic Coach customers have to be the primary audience for such an expensive bag. For $1400, I’m running straight to Balenciaga. Then again, that’s my favorite brand, so I can understand the why Coach fans feel the way they do about their label. For that amount of money, though, I’d suggest they buy the Sabrina (which would even be useful in the rain!) and save the other $1100 for two or more future Coach purchases.

$1400 via Nordstrom.

$298 via Nordstrom.

  • Pamela

    I have the feeling because Coach has so many loyal fans, they are trying to raise prices in very few select bags to see what happens and if they can actually raise themselves to become a more exclusive designer, but I don’t see that working out at all.

  • michelle

    I still don’t understand what value this brand adds in the fashion world. They are not recognizable outside of US and their bags are expensive and tacky. If it’s brand people want, this is not really a brand.

    • silvia siantar

      i agree, a lot of them are tacky and cheap looking

    • Nat

      agreed

    • me

      Heads up, COACH is HUGE in Asia, and is gaining substantial recognition in Europe, Australia, and the Middle East… Not too shabby for an American based brand only around since 1941.

  • Laura

    I’m not a Coach bag fan. Except for a few pieces, I don’t like their design and I think their prices are expensive considering the fact that their bags are very trendy and somewhat cheap-looking. For me it’s not worth spending over $1000 in a bag from this brand, no way.

  • 19yearslater

    I really don’t like calf hair at all, or animal print for that matter, so the Brynne is not for me. However, there are people that are excited about Coach higher end offerings and more power to them for sure. I have a black leather Audrey (basically Sabrina rendered square) that I love. Coach is actually a brand, it’s the first thing many women think of on the matter of luxury handbags. As for me, I too would go to a higher end brand to spend that amount of money.

  • Stylicious Fashionista

    Not a coach fan, so yes, I’d run to Balenciaga too! And they don’t even try to match the print at the joints and seams! Its a nay for me. For $300 I’d rather get something from Kate Spade instead. Much better craftsmanship as far as I’m concerned.

    xoxo,
    Stylicious Fashionista @ BagAddicts Anonymous

  • mochababe73

    Wow. I really like Coach as they have a bag for everyone and are an affordable second tier brand. They are well made and last forever. Not everyone can afford to buy a Balenciaga. Coach has been around for years, and there’s a reason. Cheap, tacky handbag designers don’t last long.
    I love the bags. I would never pay that much for a Coach. If I had the money, my $1400 would be spent on a first tier handbag designer.
    It seems that there are a whole lot of bag snobs here that love bashing Coach. For the record, I am not tacky or cheap. I’m just a teacher who likes to look good and can’t afford to spend $1400 on a bag. Nor do I want to do so. If there were no brands like Coach, Dooney, Michael Michael Kors, or Marc by Marc Jacobs, I would be reduced to wearing truly cheap, tacky bags like Kathy Van Zeeland, Ed Hardy, and Guess. Now, for me, those are in the category of cheap and tacky.

    • kamikezo

      I really like what you said mochababe73; and I totally agree (though I still have Kathy Van Zeeland and Guess bags.. lol). I am a coach fan, because I love bags but I can’t afford LV or Balenciaga or Prada, etc..

      In my opinion, Coach makes bags that last a lifetime at super affordable prices; I also think that their target market are ladies/girls from middle class range like us. ;-)

    • seejayluvsbags

      Mocababe73, I think you are absolutely right about the Coach bashing. While I love & buy high end bags on the regular, I still check out Coach from time to time and see what’s going. I just love bags. Some of the designs are attractive, some aren’t. As much as I like Prada and will buy the shoes/bags, some of her stuff is butt ugly too. Same goes for Balenciaga, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi (ick!) even Lanvin.

      And as you stated, not everyone can/will spend the money on top designer bags whether they have the money or not. I know plenty of people with the funds and they actually buy knock-offs. Basically, there’s no need for snobbiness. It’s unbecoming.

    • Chrissy

      I have to say after reading this article I was shocked that this person would discredit Coach for the Calfhair bag. First of all yes I am a Coach fan but I only purchase the Limited Edition High End Coach bags from the Boutique, I never buy from the outlet stores. I just purchased the New Hamptons Haircalf Carryall style # 15412. The price tag of $1400 is well worth the quality and workmanship for this collectible handbag. If you actually went to the store and looked at this bag you would see the quality and workmanship is really incredible, Coach has used top of the line materials making this handbag. I used to buy Prada which is double or even triple the price of Coach and I have to say the quality of this New Hamptons Coach Calfhair exceeds the quality of my Prada Leopard Calfhair bag which I spent over $2500 dollars on. This is why I have switched over to Coach the quality at the Bouitques is Terrific and the price is still affordable. Remember if you are a Coach Boutique customer you get 25% off of the price so I never pay full price at my local boutique. The retail price for the bag I just purchased was $1400 then with my discount I only paid a little over $1000 and this bag is really incredible, go in and check it out at your local Coach Boutique.

  • Jen

    $1400 for that hideously printed monstrosity? What is that faux diamond piece of crap hanging off the really ugly flat handle (the Sabrina’s rolled handle is much nicer)? There are so many things wrong with this . . . If Coach wants to play with the big boys, then it needs to revamp its style aesthetic and quality standards, pronto.

  • Jenny

    I completely agree with mochababe73. If Coach were as tacky and cheap as some posters would have us believe, there’s no way it would have the mass appeal that is has. Coach knows their market well and I’ve been impressed with their marked transition from logo-bomb, smallish bags to bags featuring more hardware and styling details in recent years. I bought a patent leather graphite Maggie bag of theirs last year and I’ve found it to be just as sturdy, functional and enjoyable as my LV Batignolles and my Dior Cannage drawstring — arguably it is MORE functional than the Dior, which was indeed a $1400 bag.

    I understand that some people resent Coach’s “accessibility” factor (you can get many coach items for <$50, particularly at an outlet store), but the hard truth is, "affordability" and "high fashion/quality" are NOT mutually exclusive. Frankly, of the three bags I mentioned above, the LV Batignolles is the one that I see EVERYONE else carrying, so in my case my Coach bag is "more exclusive!"

    • seejayluvsbags

      I agree. Plus, I have a Balenciaga bag where the stitching appears to about to fray. And I change up my bag everyday because I have that many! Coach on the other hand can/will stand the test of time. I think the only other rival in that category would be LV as for durability.

  • Jenny

    P.S. All that being said, I do believe that $1400 is probably too high a price point for Coach to aspire to, particularly when they’re offering essentially the same concept for under $300 at the same time. Expect to see those Brynnes all up in the outlets/Nordstrom sale bins in a few months.

  • PhotoGirl

    Wow! (And not in a good way.)

    When I was younger (and I am not about to say how long ago this was) if you had done really well you got a Coach bag from the parents when you graduated from high school. I remember how beautiful we thought the leather was and how much you did not want to be the girl in the family whose grades were not good enough to get The Bag. I still have mine.

    For me, though, the brand has lost a lot of its luster since then. I don’t think I’d buy a Coach bag, today. They don’t seem special enough, anymore, and the bags shown here are, IMO, a good reason as to why. I think they both look cheap (and I am a big animal print fan) and I certaily would not pay $1,400 for the calf hair. Like you, Amanda, if I had that kind of money to spend on a bag (and that is also out of the question for me in this economy) I would go straight to Balenciaga, or, I would spend less and get the DVF metallic Stephanie.
    YMMV, of course.

  • Demi

    I also agree with mochababe73. I don’t think Coach is neither tacky, nor cheap! Not all of us can spend huge amounts of money on perses, but we all want to look nice and beautifully dressed every-day! So why can we not have the chance? It’s like suggesting that if you can afford a bag that costs more than 1000$, you will never get the chance to look nicely dressed!!! Coach IS recognisable in Europe as well and happens to be a really nice brand where I live.
    As far as these two bags are concerned, I like both!!!

  • Demi

    P.S I’ve just noticed that faux diamond or whatever hanging from the black bag’s handles, so I’d say I mostly prefer the brown one!

  • PhotoGirl

    I wanted to add that I am most definitely not saying that one has to spend 1K or more in order to have a nice bag. The recession has given my business a thorough beating and I would never spend that kind of money on a handbag right now.
    I have seen many nice bags that cost much less than a thousand dollars. I’m not a fan of Coach these days, but I certainly don’t have anything against those who still like, and carry, Coach bags. To each her own. We’re talking purses, not foreign policy here, after all. :)

  • tex

    Kate Spade, a better quality purse? Ha! Coach and Kate Spade has about the same quality in their workmanship. I know because I sewn professionally for 14 years. As for the rolled handles, hmm, lets see how many designers out there have rolled handles on their bags. Oh right, ALL OF THEM. From the cheap and tacky bags to the high end bags. I find that Coach bags have more functionality than most high end bags because they have alot of pockets to organize things in your bag. Here’s my point, just because you don’t like the brand, doesn’t mean you need to bash it. Some people find Coach to be useful in their lives, others LV, or Gucci, or Chanel. Whatever bag someone carries, you have to give credit where credit is due. Just because you don’t like it doesn’t mean it lacks quality or workmanship. Now in your opinion, if you don’t like the brand, the design, or price tag, that’s fine. Don’t go saying the brand is inferior in workmanship when it is not a fact.
    Now as far as Coach only being recognized in the US, that’s because it started out as a MEN’S luxury leather brand. It did not start out as a women’s handbag brand. That’s why more men recognize the brand than any other luxury brand.

  • terri

    I really do not like the logo-badge that Coach has been using lately. It looks like a logo for Wells Fargo Bank, stuck onto a Coach bag. Just ruins it for me — looks funky!

  • babe

    Interesting discussion for me to follow! I am buying designer handbags since about 15 years, all french or italian origin. I never heard about Coach in Europe or saw it in any magazine!
    Both examples are not quite my style, if I would look for something logo-ish I would rather go for LV.

  • whit

    interesting topic because so many people are getting heated over coach charging 1400$ for a bag that is made from real calf hair, in the past coach has always charged higher $$ for calf hair..though 1400$ is a bit steep IMHO but to compare it to other brands like chanel and bal is ridiculous.. unless you can find me a bag that those two brands is making that is a) hair calf and b) same size and relatively same pricing..you can’t..you might be able to get a leather bal for about that price but then you’d have to go and compare it to a leather bag coach is making, not hair calf.

    thats comparing apples to oranges.

  • LV-nowwhat

    I do not think Coach is cheap or tacky at all. Though I dislike their logo bags and do not love many of their styles. I do like some of their all leather bags. I own Hermes, Ysl, Chanel, Valentino and of course LV handbags! I will be wearing my madison gathered large gray Sophie bag $598 with a smile this fall along with my other bags.

    I would not wear an animal print bag. I have not seen one I love and yes I think the above bags are not good looking. Just not my style.

  • Jen

    the Wells Fargo comment is so right on! I was wondering why it looked familiar-mostly when I pay my mortgage bill:-) Coach-thumbs down-(

  • bowers

    Coach is pretty WASPy and middle of road.

  • Thumbelina Fashionista

    I remember hearing that Coach has something like 40% of the entire bag market share. That’s nuts, but look around you: I am hard pressed to find a woman who doesn’t have SOMETHING from Coach. In NYC, you see a Coach bag on every 3rd or 4th woman.

    It’s true that some of their designs are tacky, but isn’t that true of every brand? Even Chanel, which I adore, produces a tacky bag every now and then. But part of the reason why they’re so successful is the price point.

    Charging $1400 for a bag is hard to accept only b/c they’re known for being mid-priced. I suggest if they want to keep their 40% market share they’d better realize that.

  • Nee

    Even though I dont intend on buying either of them, I do like both bags. I agree with a lot of the comments that there’s no need to bash Coach just because you don’t like the brand. Although its not as recognizable outside of America, Coach is gaining ground in other places. I was recently in South Africa with my coach diaper bag and it was commented on by multiple people. At the end of the day, most of these luxury bags are all made in China anyway:(

  • Jane

    These bags leave me feeling very disapointed. They look very cheap to me.

  • Meredith

    I like the cheaper one above. I don’t own an animal print bag, and I might never own one, but of the two of them… I like the color scheme better. I own a few Coach bags, one Dooney, and Michael Kors and Kate Spade. I agree that it’s a second tier introduction to “luxury” bags at a price point most of us can afford. I don’t care for the LV brand at all, but I long for a Mulberry or a Chanel or even some of the leather Burberry offerings. Just haven’t been able to justify the price – yet.

  • Karen

    These coach bags are ugly (not a fan of animal print in general) and YES coach does have some rather garish items BUT their plain leather bags are nice as well as the leather quality…

    FYI coach also offers a lifetime GUARANTEE that there products will last FOREVER (they will replace or fix it for free; forever!!!) I don’t know many or any other s that does this (LV charges for everything; $128 to fix a zipper on my year old manhattan pm)

  • Lyn

    I used to like coach, the quality of the leather is much better and design is nicer years back.
    Too bad they didn’t continue the legacy.. Most people start from coach before opting for higher-end bags.. ;)

  • La Lionne

    Daamn I love the second one!

    http://lalionne.fr

  • Princess C

    I don’t particularly care for the print on either bag but before I could buy my first prada bag, or any other designer bag, I got my mom’s old preminum designer bags or a coach bag. The first coach bag that I got for christmas is all leather and I’ve had it for around 10 years. Coach and Kate spade offer excellent functional bags for any woman and just because a bag isn’t over $1000 doesn’t mean it isn’t made well or exclusive. Now I don’t particularly like how many people have coach bags however, lots of people have LV bags, Balenciaga, and other designer bags (or their well made copies) and it doesn’t stop anyone on here from loving them all the same.

    Additionally Coach is recognizable in London, Heathrow airport has a coach store now, which completely surprised me. And while the brand isn’t huge there yet I bet Coach is trying to find a way to expand. However they need to control their prices because they are raking in the money during this slow economy. The coach outlet is never empty everytime I pass it.

  • fabae

    I was always taught that it’s tacky to say, “Thta’s ugly.” It’s much more appropriate to say, “I don’t care for that.” Something to think about. After all, what you think of the bags is just an opinion. About a BAG.

  • gpc

    When Coach began, I believe their bags were made in the U.S. and they were prized for their quality skins, craftsmanship and simple asthetic. In relative terms, I think they were considered expensive back then too and their main customers were working professionals. But now, they are, IMO, mass-produced in China, unimaginative and their quality has declined considerably. I am just not sure why anyone still purchases these bags when there is so much more out there in the same price range but with SO much better quality. Maybe these better quality bags are not as accessible considering there are just as many Coach boutiques as there are Starbucks…

  • Demi

    Many people here suggested that they don’t like Coach because it is affordable…
    This sounds a bit weird… The fact that more people have a Coach bag than a premier designer one doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t like Coach! We like a purse’s design, leather, craftmanship etc, not how exclusive it is… It’s like saying that middle class people who don’t earn that much money look cheap! I’m not trying to turn this conversation into a sociological one, but some people’s arguments made me want to point out that class and style don’t always come with money and that even people who earn less can look really classy!!!

    • tex

      I second that. Thank you!

      • kamikezo

        I agree with you Demi! ♥♥

    • mochababe73

      AMEN!

  • Bagolicious

    Michelle: Coach is very recognizable outside the U.S. I have seen the boutiques in department stores in Singapore for years, and in various locations in the world. I’ve seen it in Paris,too. And as for Japan, there are so many places that one loses count. I’ve seen those places listed.

    Month before last I was at Cabazon, Desert Hills Outlets, near Palm Springs and the two stores that were absolutely mobbed with customers, and Asian customers, were Burberry and Coach. There were so many customers in Coach until they had to rope areas off. The shopping tour buses go to the outlet and drop off both American customers and overseas customers. And Coach is always busy.

    I had many Coach bags back in the 70s and 80s when I liked the brand more. I’m not into it now and got rid of all of my Coach bags probably in the 90s. But, there are plenty of people both here and overseas that love it. I’ve been on all of the continents and have seen women with Coach handbags all over.

  • Marianna

    I am really shocked at the amount of Coach haters there are! I understand not liking these two bags and perhaps saying that you don’t care for Coach in general but the visceral reaction people have is mind boggling. Hating isn’t healthy for your body or your mind so reserve that emotion for things that really matter!

  • maymac

    It is really not a matter of hating or not. It is matter of expressing one’s opinion.

    Many of Coach’s bags (I don’t say all of them) to me mean bad taste, poor design and craftsmanship. They are even too expensive for the above reasons.

    Coach is not at all an luxury brand but a mass-market brand. Its existence means it does have its own market. Still, aesthetically it is not a brand name I will go to.

    Having said above, I have to say it is my honest opinion. I have no hatred towards Coach, but I simply don’t like most of their products.

  • ok123

    I think alot of these people need to take a look at what coach actually offers instead of basing their opinions purely on what they see on people’s arms. The majority of coach bags carried are from the outlet stores, which actually make an entirely different line of bags then the actual stores, only some of what is in stores make it to the outlet. Although coach does have alot of logo-ridden bags (what a crime..lv anyone?) they have tons of options in nice, affordable, leather bags, that you probably wouldnt guess they were a coach unless you looked at the hangtag. As for them being of bad quality, how many other brands offer a lifetime warrenty and will repair or replace a bag for any reason? Something far more tacky then a coach bag is hating an entire brand with no reason other than to feel superior.

    • mochababe73

      You are absolutely correct. I have been to the outlet several times and always walk out with nothing. The quality was not there. I went to the MK outlet, and the salesclerk (who worked for Coach) said that the outlet bags are not even made the in the same factory. Also, alot of people are also seeing horrifying knockoffs which I can spot a mile away.
      For every garish Coach, there is a leather version. Of course it costs more.

  • Bagolicious

    As for quality, a lot of very expensive handbags out there have quality problems. It’s not an exclusive Coach thing. I have a Diane Von Furstenberg, Hayworth,(?) tote bag that I just bought in June and just noticed, two days ago, that the leather shoulder strap has already cracked at the shoulder. There’s a large, vertical crack in the leather which is exposing the brown leather underneath. The tote bag is red. That bag originally sold for $725. , but I got it, brand new, for around $250, as I wouldn’t have paid $725.00. So, now I need to see if I can either get a shoulder strap replacement or get it repaired.

    As for Coach, I loved Coach back in the 70s and 80s when they did their very durable, leather handbags with the brass hardware. They never wore out. I passed all of my 70s and 80s Coach handbags on to friends and they’re still using them. They have more than survived the test of time. I’m just not thrilled about Coach’s designs now. So, I have no interest in it.

  • jordyndl

    I’ve taken the time to read everyone’s comments and I think that at the end of the day, if you love the bag, you love the bag, not so much the brand or what stigma it might carry with it.

    Like many, my first introduction to luxury brands was a Coach bag and I fell in love. Now, my favourite brands are Gucci, Miu Miu, and Coach. I go to these designers first because they usually have something in their design that meets my tastes and are great quality products. If I can’t find something through them, I’m always open to other designers (and sometimes not those in the luxury category).

    However, I do admit in the last couple of years, with the exception of smaller accessories, their designs seem to be garish, (although a number of their leather designs have been excellent!) and their quality seems to have dropped (I find their stitching quality has declined a bit, and some of their leathers don’t seem to be a nice). But this doesn’t stop me from still checking out their new products whenever they come out, simply because every design house has their ups and downs and we buy bags for their design, not so much their name, don’t we?

    • Jelita78

      very VERY well said jordyndl..
      phew..
      i cringe here thinking all were slamming Coach badly..
      i love coach!
      i live and breathe Coach.
      i have bought about more than 30 Coach bags plus accessories.
      although i do not live and breathe LV, i do love them too and i have bought more than 10 LV bags and accessories.
      i also have Guess bags, the famously scattered Longchamp le pliage, and a few sporty Adidas, Nike and Elle duffles too.
      i am getting my 1st Chanel as birthday present from hubby soon, and really looking forward to it.
      having said all that, i believe that Coach is not tacky at all when compared to other brands.
      it is just like any other brands to be exact.
      the only thing is that it is widely selling in the United States and it has both the full price boutique, and cheap discounts outlets.
      please bare in mind that outlets only available in the united states and not in other countries.
      other countries worldwide only get to enjoy the Coach full price boutique releases, hence, that is why we’re seeing coach as same level like any other brands..
      in malaysia for instance, the coach boutique is on the same mall level as other high end brands such as LV, Prada, Miu Miu, Tods, Hermes, and Chanel.

      and referring to the new Coach calf hair brynne, as a Coach fan, i’m loving it a lot.
      loving the pattern, loving the design, but NOT the price!
      this is because that some of Coach highly expensive bags are usually made of embossed croc skin, or bejewelled and the highest ever reached was maybe 800+ ish.. never more than a thousand.
      this is indeed the first of that range.

    • Jelita78

      very VERY well said jordyndl..
      phew..
      i cringe here thinking all were slamming Coach badly..
      i love coach!
      i live and breathe Coach.
      i have bought about more than 30 Coach bags plus accessories.
      although i do not live and breathe LV, i do love them too and i have bought more than 10 LV bags and accessories.
      i also have Guess bags, the famously scattered Longchamp le pliage, and a few sporty Adidas, Nike and Elle duffles too.
      i am getting my 1st Chanel as birthday present from hubby soon, and really looking forward to it.
      having said all that, i believe that Coach is not tacky at all when compared to other brands.
      it is just like any other brands to be exact.
      the only thing is that it is widely selling in the United States and it has both the full price boutique, and cheap discounts outlets.
      please bare in mind that outlets only available in the united states and not in other countries.
      other countries worldwide only get to enjoy the Coach full price boutique releases, hence, that is why we’re seeing coach as same level like any other brands..
      in malaysia for instance, the coach boutique is on the same mall level as other high end brands such as LV, Prada, Miu Miu, Tods, Hermes, and Chanel.
      and referring to the new Coach calf hair brynne, as a Coach fan, i’m loving it a lot.
      loving the pattern, loving the design, but NOT the price!
      this is because that some of Coach highly expensive bags are usually made of embossed croc skin, or bejewelled and the highest ever reached was maybe 800+ ish.. never more than a thousand.
      this is indeed the first of that range.(ipad)

  • Leslie

    I am not much a coach fan, but i actually liked the calf hair…but with that price I would rather spend it on MJ….who is my fav.

  • MCastrobunny

    I agree that Coach-bashing is just stupid. I’m a college student right now, and yeah, it irks me to see other students walking around with garish logo-covered bags thinking they own the world, but this doesn’t only apply to Coach; it applies to LV and Chanel (some of their bags have a screamingly inappropriate giant logo on them). I chose to buy a small leather bag; you couldn’t see the logo unless you squinted or looked at the tag. My mom taught me how to tell if a bag is good, and this was definitely one of them. I could use this for the rest of my life. Can you say low cost-per-wear ratio?! Don’t hate on the brand, as they still have quality products; hate me for being somewhat smart about how to spend my money. :)

  • meme

    Eyesores, the both of them. The one on the left is only slightly better. I wouldn’t be caught carrying either one if I was given it for free.

  • Pfloof

    I think that if Coach want’s to price a bag at $1400 and start to compete with high end designers like Balenciaga, Miu Miu, and the likes, the Coach company should just create a new label without the “coach” stigma attached to it.

    As in previous comments mentioned, if you had the choice to spend $1400 on a Coach bag or Balenciaga, Balenciaga would win by far. Coach is an everyday women’s brand. Balenciaga is a designer brand. Coach needs to Re-Brand. or come up with another brand.

  • andrea

    i wouldnt pay 1400 for a bag most likely mad in china…as most of there bags are made in china nowadays. this is also why coach has lost some of its luxury

    • andrea

      *made

  • EEF

    I’m not a fan of the animal print, I have always liked the plain ones. I don’t really like the C’s either.

    I’m selling my old one on ebay:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=280555425333&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT#ht_500wt_975

  • Becky Shewmaker

    My daughter is finally old enough to start collecting and using nicer bags. She chose a backpack for school and was very excited until after about 10 days when it started to fall apart! We have contacted the “so-called” customer service and their answer was a 10% discount on our next purchase. I have sent them pictures. The straps are detaching from the bag at the top and the stitching is coming loose at the bottom! All I want is a refund for the purchase and shipping. I will definitely think twice before purchasing another Coach product! Buyer beware, especially online!

  • Tracey G

    they coach bags look too tacky (ipad)

  • Tracey G

    not loving these coach bags (ipad)

  • Tracey G

    yikes coach–way to busy! (ipad)

  • Tracey G

    I meant way too busy–(ipad)

  • Tracey G

    pass for me on these coach bags (ipad)

  • Tracey G

    not loving the handles on this coach bag (ipad)

  • Tracey G

    way way too much going on (ipad)

  • Tracey G

    very cheap looking (ipad)

  • Tracey G

    ugh coach…keep your bags more simple! (ipad)

  • Tracey G

    too trendy and cheap looking coach! (ipad)

  • Annalisa

    Is it wrong that I think they both look cheap? Maybe up close you can tell the difference in the details, but I can’t see $1100 difference between the two. You’re absolutely right; for $1400 I’d run to Balenciaga! Even LV, which I believe is really overpriced these days for the quality, is at least LV…meaning even a “cheap” looking LV is still an LV, and people know it’s worth something. Something is really only worth as much as it’s perceived to be worth, and no one is going to look at that Madison bag and think “Yeah that looks like a $1400 bag.” Are you kidding me, Coach? I don’t carry Coach, but my daughter does…but she’s 6. (ipad)

  • Tahnee

    ridiculous price difference…i love Coach, though, but still… (ipad)

  • Evelyn

    I’m not a fan of calf hair (real leather, ect.) but the fabric of the bottom one just looks cheap. I do love coach but even that is not up to par for $300. I would NEVER spend the money on the top purse but I wouldn’t waste money on a cheap looking “luxury” purse