It often happens that a small aspect of a brand’s line becomes the very thing a brand is known for. Unfortunately, more often than not, these are not the most innovative and artful designs that get thrust into the spotlight, but due to some celebrity or other, they become a cultural phenomenon – it can even happen to the most well-intentioned brands. For instance, Juicy Couture, while having lovely summer dresses and an inspired swimwear line, they are known for overpriced velour tracksuits. Chances are that the very same girl, who is donning the tracksuit, will also be carrying a Coach bag. You’ll know too, because it will be covered in Cs.
These C bags are like a poor woman’s monogrammed “Speedy”. The only thing that these bags are telling people is that you have bad taste and too much money (or there was a sale in chinatown). The worst part is that Coach has some incredibly stylish and well-crafted bags; their leatherwork and hardware is quite handsome. If you are going to invest in a designer bag, it should be able to stand-alone. Fashion should be inspired, not a status symbol. And don’t worry that people won’t know where it is from, if it is a good bag, they’ll probably ask.