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?

coach francine purse
Coach Francine Purse

I have been intrigued by the exotic creations being seen on Coach purses lately. We first had Eva Longoria with a Python Miranda then Rebecca Romijn with an Ostrich Lily. But it is not just their exotics that are catching attention. Coach purses are a fan favorite. In fact, most women start out buying a Coach purse when they break into the designer handbag realm. I know I did. And while my collection has expanded, there are still Coach purses that I see and love. The new line is the Coach Francine line, which is just in time for spring with bright colors on patent leather. Sure there is the obligatory brown and white, but I am intrigued by the eye popping teal and slight shimmer to the metallic. Even better is that a purple will be available April 22nd online. The Patent Leather Francine sports a bold color with a great design, offering a removable strap and an outside pocket with turn lock closure. The shape resembles a bowler bag. This design is great for a hand-held burst of color and flair. The patent leather Francine costs $798 via Coach while the metallic leather costs $898 via Coach. (more…)

coach ostrich lily
Coach Ostrich Lily

The Lily is a new design from Coach that actually has my attention. It is a cute shape, style, and great daily wear. There is a black and camel leather version of the Coach Lily, but if you are a special person, you have the opportunity to get your hands on an ostrich version. The Coach Ostrich Lily was the bag of choice for Rebecca Romijn in the stunning red Bordeaux. Romijn, along which other celebrities such as Eva Longoria, are opting for some of the exotics bags from Coach. Coach bags have always been popular and are many women’s first bag into the designer handbag world. But as the market expands, Coach does too, and while some are not keen on spending thousands on an exotic bag from Coach, some are. The Coach Lily in ostrich retails for $7,000 (model # 11160). It is also available in a Brass/Mahogany ostrich combination. If you are interested in the leather Lily, it retails for 1/10th the price, $700 via Coach. (more…)

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