|Legacy Candace tote|
Coach used to be one of the go-to lines for simple, classic, functional bags. Granted, they weren't the most fashion forward, but the quality was hard to beat. One of my first "good" bags was a coach bucket hobo bag, a classic design I wish I'd kept. In recent years they drifted far, far off that path (but made oodles of money) selling tacky looking canvas bags to the logo-addled.
I saw the tote above in a front-of-store display, and it drew me right in for a closer look. The trapezoid shape is modern, and the contrasting details give a nod to color-blocking without being too literally on-trend. This style ("Candace") is available in three sizes and also in solid colors and smooth leather. If you're looking for a functional and well-made workday tote that won't set you back a mortgage payment you could certainly do worse.
|Coach Legacy duffel|
I was told by a Sales Associate that Coach still guarantees stitching, hardware and construction for "the normal life of the bag." Coach will no longer re-furbish leather, which used to be part of their lifetime guarantee. The bags I examined seemed to be very well-made and the leathers quite thick, soft and even. Coach is now back on my radar, at least with this Legacy line.
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