Sep 19, 2013

Coaching Style

A good friend of mine and I got into a conversation the other day about how Coach is really trying to step up their game these days. I've been browsing their online store and found myself wanting a few items that I normally wouldn't. It seems the company is definitely trying to reinvent the label and I am impressed with their work. Case in point, I love their fall shoe collection which includes these Tabitha & Wendy flats. Understated & timeless, I would wear them with an office or casual ensemble. What do you guys think?

{Image credit: Coach}


  1. This has been on my mind too. I recently learned about the difference between Factory Coach (has an F in its little label) and "real" coach. I frantically went through all my bags and discovered that, though I bought every single one at an outlet, each was a "retail" purse.

    But then I thought to myself that as a brand, Coach has really diluted itself. I feel this way about Michael Kors now, which I know makes me a snob. But he is just everywhere. And it makes me wonder if he, as a brand, means anything, which of course is the wrong reason to ever buy or wear something. I was saying to my husband the other day that I would never want a monogrammed LV bag for the same reason. Clothes, for me, are supposed to be about self expression, and polish and beauty (and comfort when I'm holed up in front of the computer).

    As for Coach--I like some of the new things this fall. Losing Reed Krakoff must have been a major wake up call. In general, I like to root for people/companies, and so I hope they are able to continue to produce great things. Coach bags do have a legacy and they truly can last for a long time.

    1. Ditto on why I don't buy monogram LV bags. What's the point? I do like the direction of this new Coach design.

    2. Kors is definitely at market saturation. Same as the Louis monogram. Hopefully, this new step for Coach is pointing the right way for their brand. They've invested heavily into their Midtown West corporate office so they'll need to perform.

  2. Ever since Kors went IPO, he was destined to dilute the brand.


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