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Which Coach do YOU like???

  • Option #5 - Black Signature Sateen Gallery Tote

    Votes: 1 100.0%
  • Option #6 - Black Leather Penelope Shopper

    Votes: 1 100.0%
  • I''m as clueless as you are . . . just show me the results! :o)

    Votes: 1 100.0%

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Irishgrrrl

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Soooo . . . DH got me a brown patchwork Coach gallery tote for Christmas and I love it! It''s roomier than any of my other Coach bags, and I''m getting spoiled by all that room! LOL! So I''m looking for a large-ish Coach bag in black, and I think this will be my present from DH for my upcoming birthday. The problem is . . . there are SO many that I like and I can''t decide on one!

Although I may or may not actually get it on eBay, I''m posting eBay listings below to show the ones I''m considering:

Option #1 - Black Patent Gallery Tote

Option #2 - Black Leather Gallery Tote

Option #3 - Black Lurex Signature Gallery Tote

Option #4 - Black Patchwork Gallery Tote

Option #5 - Black Signature Sateen Pleated Gallery Tote

Option #6 - Black Leather Penelope Shopper

Thanks for your input!
 

oobiecoo

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I voted #5(CUUUUTE!).... followed closely by #6. None of the others are really appealing to me though.
 

dani13

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I like # 5- perfectly classic with a little twist (the patent)- so cute!!! I like the shape too!!!!
 

redfaerythinker

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I would personally stay away from the penelope shopper unless you can handle the one you get. The zipper on the front of that bag SUCKS! It may not be on all of the bags, but the ones at the coach store i worked at got stuck all the time.
 

Italiahaircolor

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I would personally go with a basic black signature bag...none of the above you listed.

I own a lot of black coach bags...including the Zoe black patchwork you posted...and let me tell you, it isn''t a spring or summer bag at all. Actually patent and saten bags aren''t Spring or Summer either. At least with a basic fabric it isn''t as heavy as the other options.

If you don''t own a lot of bags and have a lot of different options, then simplicity is the best bang for your buck, truth be told. It will give you the most versatility and longest amount of wear before it becomes dated...and when you''re spending big money, you want it to be timeless and classic.

Just my .02 for what it''s worth.
 

akmiss

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#5 is really cute. I like #6 also but is the leather pebbled?
 

Irishgrrrl

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Thanks for all the replies, ladies!


SDL ~ I hear ya about the patent . . . I really wasn''t too sure about that one!


Oobie ~ I really like #5 and $6 too! This is such a hard decision! LOL!


Dani ~ I really liked the patent trim on that one too . . . it''s not too much patent, but just enough!


RFT ~ Good to know! I don''t know how much I''d really use that little zipper pocket, but it''s good to have a heads-up on that problem anyway!


Italia ~ Actually, I already have a black signature bag. It''s the black and white mini-signature with leather trim and I love it, but it''s just a little small. So I guess what I''m really looking for is a bag that I can use all year long, preferably not in the signature fabric (unless it''s the black-on-black signature). I totally agree about simplicity being a good option, and what I don''t currently have is an all-leather coach bag. (I have three signature bags and my patchwork gallery tote.) It might be kinda nice to have a plain black leather one, so I might be leaning toward the Penelope Shopper at this point!


Akmiss ~ I *think* the leather on #6 is smooth, but the leather on #2 is pebbled . . . I think? I really didn''t even pay too much attention to that, but maybe I should have! Is there a down-side to pebbled leather that I should know about?
 

Burk

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Another vote for number 5....6 would be my next choice! Fun decision to make!
 

Italiahaircolor

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Coach has gone a little bananas lately with the new designs...many of which are over the top.

But, what about the Zoe in black leather?

I only suggest this because the Zoe is a wonderful bag. It''s a shoulder fit bag, so it''s hands free for shopping. It''s pretty modern in design, but not so over the top that you''ll be mortified to use it next year either. It''s classic coach, with the supple black leather and chunky brass handwear so it''s a definable design. It''s also a decent size....not to large, not to small...it can comfortably fit a book, wallet, phone, and other odds and ends that collect in there.

If I were in the market for a classic new black bag, Zoe would be my first choice because it is so versatile.

http://www.coach.com/online/handbags/-handbags_collections_zoe-10551-10051-23263-en?t1Id=62&t2Id=23259&t3Id=23263&tier=3&expand1=23259&expand2=23270
 

Irishgrrrl

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Burk ~ Thanks! I think those are my two favorites, too!


Italia ~ I totally agree about some of Coach''s new designs being just a little over-the-top! But, I do like that Zoe . . . very classic-looking, and it seems like it would be pretty roomy inside. So, now I''m torn between the signature sateen tote, the Penelope shopper, and the leather Zoe!
 

Italiahaircolor

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Just my opinion, but I don''t think sateen is a good summer material.
 

Irishgrrrl

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Date: 4/24/2009 3:18:21 PM
Author: Italiahaircolor
Just my opinion, but I don''t think sateen is a good summer material.
I agree . . . but it''s CUUUUUTE!!!
 

Irishgrrrl

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Ladies, thank you so much for the input!


I surprised myself by going with #5 (the signature sateen gallery tote). I was pretty sure that I was going to end up with #6 (the Penelope Shopper), but I just love my other gallery tote SO much, so I decided to get another one! It got here yesterday and it''s GORGEOUS in person! Yay!!!


DH was going to make me wait until my birthday, but I managed to talk him into letting me have it now.


And the matching wallet is on its way, so I''ll post pics of both in the Show Me Your Coach thread when it gets here!
 

D&T

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Thats great,,, I hadn''t venture to this forum yet so my vote won''t count, but looks like a great bag, I agree with Italia- their new lines have kinda gone a little bit wacky for my taste,,, my favorite year was 2006...
 
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