We have been lamenting over attempting to find the perfect beach bag. Do you spend $50 or $500, do you get a designer bag or kick-around-bag? It comes down to personal preference and what kind of use the handbag in question will get. What I advise is buying a bag that is in your comfort zone price wise and will perform the task you are looking for.

The Coach Beach Collection is worth checking out, with items illustrated by Pierre Le-Tan, known for his whimsical style and keen eye for color. While the actual beach bags that I would opt for in this collection still cost around $250, they are illustrated beautifully and have the perfect beach feel to them. As far as the illustrated canvas bags go, there is a seahorse, cabana, and umbrella theme. To be perfectly honest, I am having a hard time knowing which I like most. All I can picture is one of these totes, cut off shorts, a tee, my bikini, sunglasses, and a hat. Typical beach wear accessorized by the perfectly cute and fitting beach tote. Each canvas illustrated beach tote is $268 at Coach. (more…)

We keep talking about spring trends in handbags, clearly there are many. We have brought you stories on denim and perforated leather, and today I will tell you about another trend; floral patterns. Typically we would cover this Coach bag on PurseBlog Savvy, but I actually wanted to feature this on PurseBlog.

Coach bags receive quite a bit of flack from many handbag enthusiasts. And while this may be the case, Coach continues to be the brand that starts many people’s handbag obsession on their way into other brands while remaining the go-to brand for many as well. In fact, my first bag was a Coach bag. (more…)

Coach Zebra Brooke

When we were part of the Coach Holiday Program one of the three bags we picked was the Coach Brooke. The Brooke is a favorite of mine, an elegant everyday shape that Coach continues to find a way to change up. While the crackled metallic caught my eye, so too does the Coach Zebra Brooke. (more…)

Coach Holiday Giveaway

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Coach Holiday Blog A Day

Coach has teamed up with some of its favorite bloggers and vloggers for their Coach Holiday-Blog-A-Day. Running for 30 days, a different site each day will be showcasing some of its favorite Coach bags for the season and be offering a giveaway.

Some of our other favorites being included are: JuicyStar07, Paper Fashion, Fifi-Lapin, Glam, and Second City Style. Check Coach HERE to see everyone participating!

Tomorrow, December 7th, is our day. Make sure to check back to see our exclusive photos, feature, and find out how to win a Coach bag!

Coach Kristin Preview

One of the most well-known brands in the handbag world is Coach. Both men and women recognize the Coach logo and millions continue to support Coach bags season after season. Established in 1941 as a family run workshop in Manhattan, Coach quickly became renown not only for their style but also quality. With an expanding company and product line, we continue to expect and be given innovative lines and multiple collections every season.

We were given the opportunity to review the upcoming Coach Kristin Collection which is set to launch online and in stores on November 1st, 2009. The Kristin line is clean and effortless, possessing many Coach qualities without having the Coach signature logo. The colors used for this line are soft and elegant, including shades of coral, pink, ivory, and burnished amber. Not just simple leather, the bags are given different finishes for optimum dimension and appeal, including fresh color blocking, embossed exotics, and rich glazed leather. (more…)

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.

Call me idealistic, but I love when I hear that co-stars on screen get along and hang out off screen. I have no problem admitting that I love reading gossip mags and searching through photos of celebs. Call it my guilty pleasure, but it is one of the things I do when I have some free time. So, although Blake Lively and Leighton Messter are rivals on screen, apparently they do in fact get along off screen. I guess I really like the warm and tingly feeling I get when people can remain close friends while they become increasingly famous. Here Lively and Messter are sporting some items from Coach’s fall line.

Messter is carrying the Hamptons Embossed Python Flap which looks gorgeous. The bag features black python printed leather with fabric lining. This bag is once again the kind of bag you can carry day or night without a problem. Her shoes are the Claudine Pump. The pumps look perfect for fall. I’m a huge fan of dark, rich brown shoes in the fall. Call me traditional (in this sense), but I think dark, rich tones are a must for a fall. Even living in Florida, brown, orange and even some deep yellows are a must in the fall. The Hampton Embossed Python Flap is priced at $1,000.oo while the pumps are $318.00. Lively is sporting the Coach Wool Maude Hat which comes in a variety of colors. Hats like this are classic. We’ve all seen them from season to season; they just never seem to become outdated. The hat will cost you $248.00. So, what do you think about any of these items? Might you add them to your fall lineup? Everything can be purchased through Coach online.

Mandy Moore with Coach Ergo ToteOne of the biggest celebrity fans of Coach handbags is Mandy Moore. The casual appeal of many Coach bags is perfect for Mandy’s style and she constantly opts for their exotic line of bags. Most recently Mandy Moore has been spotted toting the hard to find Coach Ergo Convertible Tote, which can be carried hand held or over the shoulder with the removable shoulder strap. This tote is not easy to find, as it is not online right now but you may try your luck in your local boutique. It is available in black, white, burnt orange, and natural. The beauty of the bag is how it can be worn three ways; traps are also removable to create a large daytime clutch or keep them on to wear like Mandy as a fold over style, or as a tote in hand. I love how the bag is not overpowering but still looks great on the boho chic look Mandy tends to sport. Price is $478 through your local Coach retail store or through Nordstrom online. (more…)

Coach Legacy Alligator Pocket Flap
Coach Legacy Alligator Purse

It is not just Coach that moved its factory to China, many designer houses have also moved. But those that remain with their “Made in Italy” tags are claiming a little more than they are worth at times. The fact is, many designers have the majority of their bag made in China and then some finishing touches are completed in Italy etc. And this renders a Made in Italy stamp? I think not. Why am I talking about this? It is all about quality of what we are buying, and many times our luxury items are not high quality. This actually is not a start for me to go against Coach purses, but to say that they are not the only ones that have moved their factories to keep up with the demand and costs. Quality matters to me, and at times it is lacking. To be honest, I have not seen a Coach Alligator Bag in person, so I will need your insight on this. Coach has continued to branch out to bring exotic materials to its clients. The Coach Legacy Alligator Pocket Flap is designed with imported alligator and leather trim on the iconic Coach Pocket Flap bag. One thing that I find great about this bag is its functionality; with an inside zip pocket, cell phone pocket, ring to clip keys, and two outside front pockets. I have a major issue with the exotic outside that is then lined in fabric on the inside. I would definitely expect a more luxurious interior for the price, like suede lining. Either way, Coach exotic purses already has fans in Rebecca Romijn, Mandy Moore, and Eva Longoria. This bag costs $7000 through Coach.

Let’s have a debate: Would you ever buy a Coach exotic? Do you look down upon brands that move their companies overseas, like to China?

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