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  • Aliza Zibkoff

    Ewoks? Care Bear’s gone bad? Gremlins?

    • Jessica

      Are they trying to copy Givenchy Antigona Rottweiler/Podium tote?

      • Jessica

        In all fairness, every brand/designer copies off one another these days.

      • Canuck65

        if so they are doing it badly

      • Winn

        hahahaha ohhh im laughing too hard

  • Winn

    No after no…

  • Canuck65

    The creature bags are horrible – they are not playful or cute – just creepy and ugly. As for the rest, the only one I liked was the Coach Tatum Studded Tall Tote but at $1000 that’s pricy for Coach – the rest just look like cheap knock offs of other designers. Really dissappointing. Coach used to be such a reliable classic brand with good value for your money.

    • Jessica

      AMEN to that!

  • nothanks

    BARF. NOT CUTE. Any of it.

  • Nancy

    Very disappointing

  • missarewa

    Just at the point where Coach was starting to get it right, some overzealous person came up with these… Sadly, I can never un-see these bags.

  • FashionableLena

    Those creature bags are creepy. I liked the Dakota with the studs. Those Swagger bags were way too busy, and the prices are insane.
    Just who is Coach trying to appeal with these bags? Not their customer base so it seems. I guess that there will just be more and more customers going to the outlets for a bag. Those places are packed while I can count the number of people in the mall stores on one hand for the last few months. I guess that they’re all going to Michael Kors because those boutiques stay busy.

    • Winn

      Michael Kors, Tory Burch, Rebecca Minkoff…
      uninspiring brands, but better than these disasters

      • FashionableLena

        You are absolutely right. They are taking the Coach customer base. Coach customers have always seemed to be people that want a good leather bag without a whole lot of bells and whistles.

  • Sofia

    You’d have to pay me a million bucks to wear those creature bags

  • mai

    Amanda – your team always talks so highly of Coach, and I just don’t get it. It doesn’t fit in with the rest of the team’s aesthetic at all. just as Coach was starting to get it right with the Borough bag, Stuart Verves comes in and makes the ugliest bags I could ever dream up (and then some). I just can’t reconcile you guys liking these with your usual classic/stylish taste.

    • sam

      Coach is an advertiser with PB. Of course they will speak highly of the brand.

      • anon

        Haha well that explains it. I was wondering why they would even dare to put “adorable” in the title.

      • Mya Wilkes

        Well, yeah adorable was pushing it a tad bit.

      • Mya Wilkes

        In fairness, many other brands advertise with PB as well.

      • sam

        I realize this. Most of the brands they discuss here are advertisers. They either advertise or have backlinks to advertisers. But they do push Coach an awful lot. This post should have had ‘sponsored’ at the bottom.

    • Winn

      The Borough bag really was a step in the right direction, though. Unfortunately they took 3 steps back with this collection.

  • Seher

    I became a fan of Coach during Reed Krakoff’s time, but I think I will pass on this brand for now.. Very dissapointing bags since Stuart Verves took over.

  • busterholl

    I bought my first Coach (saddle pouch) 35 years ago, and to that added duffle sac, original rambler, and the city bag, which are much loved and in use. In the city in which I lived then during the 1960s, 70s and 80s, Coach bags were almost a uniform. During subsequent decades, however, the brand underwent a period of schizophrenia in which they didn’t know what they were anymore and I stopped buying Coach– until the Borough bag. I adore my Borough bag. I do not like those “creatures” either…yuck, but the other bags are cute. I never mind derivatives because they are typically hundreds of dollars less than the originals; but these are a bit pricey for what they are.

  • I used to love Coach! Now I don’t care for any of their bags! They used to be such classic designs!

  • Lady Wednesday

    Those Gary Baseman monster bags are the ugliest most juvenile thing ever. Event the charms/fobs are ridiculously expensive. But Coach knows something because these items are very popular with those in the Coach forum

  • I would LOVE to own the Studded Tatum bag, and I like the Swagger Carryall in solid colors. The cartoon ones are not my style at all(and I think we will see them in stores like Marshalls and TJMaxx as overstock), but I think Coach knows they have a young urban customer who will “need” to have one, or several, of those character bags.

  • Karisma

    I think you are all being mean to Coach. Yes, I too admit they’ve lost their way, but they do have some very classy bags. I’m not into Gary Baseman’s style but the Swagger is promising. I think that Coach still makes bags a lot of us want to carry. I have never seen a Birkin,that looks any different than another. Sorry but for $10,000 each one would have to break the mold. I hate bags with chains; goodbye Chanel. Givenchy, Gucci and Louis Vuitton leather bags are the only appealing designers for me personally. But I would never spend what I spent on my son’s first car on a handbag. I buy Coach, proudly. So maybe these little creatures veer a little off for you, but the brand is still number one overall,for me. And I don’t think I’m the only one who feels that way.

  • kindled

    oh no, these are horrible. The monsters are creepy, not cute, and the other bags are so overdone.

  • Azaleafox

    I like the swagger bag, it’s a nice design and does not remind me of another designer. Coach is coming along fine.

  • maria handoko

    Swagger 20 mettalic match my style. Love it !!!

  • Mel

    For the love of everything good and holy, his name is Stuart VEVERS!! And there is more to this collection than Buster LeFauve and Emmanuel Hare Ray. Yes, they are a little out there. But that’s the point. If you don’t like it, it isn’t meant for you. The woman that likes this wants to push the envelope and carry something unexpected. She doesn’t want to carry the same old/same old that’s been on the runways for seasons. She already has it in her closet and wants to move on. Heck, I’m over the sad sack styles Coach has been putting out over the last five years. It’s time to move on, people! If you still want want “classic”, go carry Dooney & Bourke!

  • Mya Wilkes

    Maybe the Dakotah but absolutely nothing else! Those creatures are creepy as hell.

  • Stina Sias

    I love you guys but I so disagree with all of you right now! This is the first Coach collection I’ve ever even taken a second look at! I’ve been saving for months to get in on this collection, I think it’s creative and cool! I respect y’all’s opinions, though, more creatures for me :)

    • Agreed, I like the creatures also. They remind me a bit of Fendi’s bag bugs and monster bags, but at a more sane price point… (the bags are fine, but $900 for a keychain?!)

      • Stina Sias

        Yeah!! I agree totally I think the bag bugs are okay but not $900 okay! I love the 90’s look and feel of this whole collection :D

  • I bought one of the creature bags from colette… I love the creature, but my beef is with the leather and the shoulder strap. The leather is *so* heavy, and then to top it off, the shoulder strap is too long. The bag just ends up bumping the back of my knees when I walk, and if I’m carrying a laptop inside of it that sort of hurts! ):

    • Stina Sias

      I was really tempted to buy one but I got cold feet and went with the swagger in all black. The creature bags are so cute but they looked really big for what i’d need in an everyday bag. I’m sorry it’s not working out for you, they are so pretty!

      • Yeah, I have a 15″ laptop and so it means that my laptop doesn’t fit in basically anything unless they’re *giant*. It seems like every bag just comes up an inch short here or there. My favorite tote is the Smythson tote, which is beautifully constructed though more $$ than Coach. And the inner suede is absolutely decadent, I’m in love (:

  • Sabena31

    I am a grown women I expect something sophisticated for this price. This is a purse for a teen and even my teen daughter thinks it’s awful. Coach is in trouble.

  • Sabena31

    No Mel you are mistaken, there is no way a women will walk into a meeting with client with this on her arm. It’s childish and pushes no envelopes for a sophisticated female. It’s tacky and mark my words it will cost coach in a competitive market they they are already failing in.

  • Marina

    The creature bags look like Baby Diaper Bags. Yuck!

  • taraneko

    OMG I missed the Gary Baseman tote… They are all sold out and too expensive on ebay…

    >If you still want want “classic”, go carry Dooney & Bourke!


  • elizahill

    I actually love the creature bags. They might not work for the Western market, but I’m sure they will do wonders for the Japanese market in particular.