February 9th, 2017
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Classic Coach

We have been looking for a bag for my daughter for what feels like forever. She wants to be able to wear it both on her shoulder and cross body and it can’t be too boxy. When I was her age, I carried a Coach bucket in dark chocolate that I would still wear if I’d held on to it. Coach creative director Stuart Vevers has injected some much-needed energy into the soon-to-be 75-year-old brand. Yet, at the same time, I’m happy to see that the house reissued the classic saddle bag. The only problem is, which color?

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  • I had a Coach bucket bag too when I was younger. It was so well made and looking back, a classic. I’m sure it would still be in great shape if I’d held on to it. Coach does one of the best shades of cognac/ saddle and the interior details on the reissue are very nice.

    KarimaFebruary 9th, 2017  11:40 AM

     
  • I think this color!

    LIsaFebruary 9th, 2017  12:49 PM

     
  • Love the shape and the fact that it can be worn cross body or over the shoulder but I do not care for the contrast stitching.

    aadFebruary 9th, 2017  1:51 PM

     
  • I carried a Coach cognac bucket bag for years. All through college and beyond. I agree that they make one of the most beautiful shades of it around. So I vote for cognac.

    KathyFebruary 9th, 2017  2:15 PM

     
  • Love it but wish they made a version without the contrast stitching; a bit trendy of me. After searching a few years for a reasonably priced, simple, well made leather bag, I too realized I should never have parted with my bucket bag. My first investment purchase with my own money from my first job . . . a long time ago! I did just purchase two vintage coach bags at local consignment stores: one black leather and one dark brown leather bag both with simple brass details. Hard to find handbags now this simple and this well made that aren’t major budget breakers. Both can be worn cross body. I picked these up for $40 each (a total steal) and they are in mint condition! My daughter and I share them and both have vowed never to part with them.

    KeriFebruary 9th, 2017  3:53 PM

     
  • I parted with several Coach bags in the 90’s to much regret. In it’s day, Coach was every bit the quality of Hermes. Fabulous in its simplicity and colors were all wonderful. It was a Bonnie Cashin product, right? But what young women don’t realize is that we used to have a lot of quality lines, all at excellent price points. Not cheap, but certainly not something only affordable to the one percent. I can close my eyes and smell my Coach bags from the 70’s! : )

    PaulaFebruary 10th, 2017  2:18 AM

     
  • I have two Coach bags. One in that colour and another yelow. Now I want a pink one. I love the Coach bags!!

    MenchuFebruary 10th, 2017  7:09 AM

     
  • I was looking at these last week – really like the olive/khaki green.

    That's Not My AgeFebruary 10th, 2017  8:03 AM

     
  • I love these – the cognac or burgundy are lovely. I bought one of the saddle bags that was part of the 1941 Reissue Line – it is beautifully made, very unlike what Coach has been putting out for years.

    bisbeeFebruary 10th, 2017  11:35 AM

     
  • Just last week, sorting through boxes I found my Coach bucket bag from high school. It felt so perfect, I have been carrying it all week. The leather is soft and the patina is that of my favorite saddle. Even the tartan lining looks on point. have been wearing it as a crossbody. My daughter-in -law wanted to know where I bought it.

    DanaFebruary 11th, 2017  9:53 AM

     
  • This is a great shape- I’ve had a similar bag (Chloe) for a few years that I pull out every summer.

    KLWFebruary 14th, 2017  2:35 PM

     

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