Women love shoes. What is the one thing they love more than shoes? Handbags. Expensive handbags preferably. I remember the rush of getting my first "status" bag. My mother bought me a Dooney and Bourke for my 8th grade graduation. I loved its textured leather and little brass duck fob. I thought it was the grandest bag ever. It was tiny too. I loved that bag for a long time then my friends dog ate it.. stupid dog. Probably why I hate Dachshunds to this day.
I have since moved on to other designers: Kate Spade, Betsy Johnson, Chloe, Mulberry, Luella, Marc Jacobs, and had sweet sweet dreams of owning a Chanel! But I have never bought a Coach bag. I have come close many times. I even bought a wristlet once only to return it the next day ultimately unsatisfied. Why is this?
Coach makes some very cute bags. I am often drawn to the Coach Counter at Macy's to look at the pretties. But I never walk away with one. I think I realized why this weekend. I was at the local Cinco De Mayo festival with my husband. As I was people watching I decided to count the number of Coach bags I saw. I counted 20 in the first half hour! And at least 5 of them were the same bucket style. Why are women so drawn to this brand? Is it because it is an affordable status bag? I don't know if it really can be considered a "Status" bag if everyone has it.
My advice to shoppers out there is if you are going to go with a Coach Bag make sure to get one that is a little different than the Status Quo for Coach Shoppers. Stay away from the Brown Monogram bags. Go for a different color. Like these:
The new Ergo collection and the Madeline bag from coach are particularly cute.