I’m of two minds about the Coach Poppy patent Starlet Satchel. At first glance, I like that Coach did something with it that doesn’t scream “Hello, I’m a Coach bag!” I’m not sure exactly what is making it look different to me, perhaps it’s the bold combination of color and finish, but it looks like the brand’s designers stepped out of their normal (and maybe a bit bland) design parameters.
But then, the longer I look at it, the more it seems like the bag might not look all that high-end. I’m all for pink and patent and ridiculous things, but the combination of the two in a bag with that much surface area might not work. Plus, when you combine it with all the straps and zippers and placards and hang tags, the bag seems unfocused, and perhaps worse, even less luxurious than on first inspection. If you’re a fan of the brand, I’d stick with their regular leather offerings and away from what we see here. Buy through Nordstrom for $348.