Coach crossbody bag brown
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Coach crossbody bag brown
Main fastening:zip
Shoulder strap:shoulder strap
Width cm:21
Height cm:16
Depth cm:8
Details: Coach dustbag included
Coach history

1940s Coach Origins

Coach has a rich history that dates back to 1941. They were founded under the name Manhattan Leather Bags by Lillian and Miles Cahn. The company founder became impressed by the design of a baseball glove and it inspired him to create a handbag with similar attributes. Working with six artists, he created a  Coach collection consisting of 12 handbags. Like a baseball glove, these bags were made from tan, supple, high quality leather and featured excellent stitch work and craftsmanship.

The Age of Bonnie Cashin at Coach

In 1962, the Coach company hired Bonnie Cashin. Cashin breathed new life into the company Coach. She was considered a pioneer in American sportswear due to her use of industrial hardware and organic materials such as leather, wool, and jersey. Cashin is credited with both the brass toggle hardware on Coach bags and the Coach duffle bag.

The Cashin motto was to “make things as lightweight as possible, as simple as possible, as punchy as possible, as inexpensive as possible.” This meant that her debut collection came in classic, simplistic designs, but the colors were exuberant. Handbags were frequently produced in bright, color-popping hues, such as brick red, pastel pink, mustard yellow, and grass green. The interiors of Coach bags were made up of striped madras cotton, which soon became her trademark.

Filling the Affordable Luxury Handbag Niche of Coach

In 1979, Lew Frankfort, who today serves as Coach CEO, joined the company. Frankfort transformed Coach from a little-known leather goods manufacturer to a world-renowned brand. He is often credited with the emergence of Coach in the 1990s as the affordable luxury brand. This concept of affordable luxury was a big deal in the industry.

Up until this point, a woman’s only handbag choices were high-end designer bags or department store knock offs. The new Coach bags filled a void in the market. Shortly after Frankfort joined the company, Coach published its first catalog and launched its first flagship store at 754 Madison Avenue in New York. The catalog and the flagship store were necessary steps in turning Coach into a fashion brand, not just a leather manufacturer. Suddenly, Coach was a far cry from the company that made bags like baseball gloves.

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