(Madonna knows where it's at- on the baseball field!)
What in common has a baseball glove and the perfect handbag? As for baseball gloves: the soft leather, the way it molds perfectly to your hand and the distinctive fine smell...perhaps the same qualities sought in a handbag, yet, does the perfect one elude you? Perhaps that is because you've never owned a Coach handbag. Legend has it that the founder of the Coach company was a fan of the leather used in baseball gloves, and why not? It lasts in spite of rough handling, and only gets better with time. So began the tradition of making Coach handbags with only the finest baseball glove leather. First made in a loft in Manhattan, NY, then sold on the market in 1941, they were designed as refined leather handbags built to stand the rigors of use and time.
The metal accessories attached to Coach purses are usually made of brass, which gains an extraordinary patina as the purses age. The obtained vintage look is something Urban Outfitters only wish they could mimic! Those produced in the early seventies, like the ones we have for sale, are still in good condition. Renowned designer Bonnie Cashin is credited with the inclusion of the brass toggles like this one on Coach bags.
The stash of original Coach bags now on sale at the store are complete with the distinctive serial number and the stamp which reads:
In other words, when you buy Coach, you buy a bag for life. Just like a baseball glove, the more you use it the better it looks and feels. Considering that new bags retail for around $300 a bag(!), buying a vintage Coach is a real steal. The classic brown goes with everything. You can't go wrong! So there you have it. One of these beauties can be yours, but hurry in....word travels fast in these parts.
'Till next time, this is your vintage 'historista' signing off
Coach bags at various prices in store now!