Thursday, December 3, 2009

Coach Discount

Madison Avenue girls are not usually known for prettifying themselves in Coach. Receiving a discount card, however, caused us to take a closer look.

What did we find? First, we made sure to avoid the handbags. Then we ran into the sweetest lavender cashmere lined gloves ($98). We were hoping to find an acceptable pair of boots but there was nothing. A tween would likly enjoy carrying her lunch money in a wristlet ($98). Yup. That's all we could muster.



Lucky we aren't the brand's demographic but maybe you have a friend, neice, babysitter or sister-in-law who just adores Coach. In that case, you can save 25% off all your purchses at Coach boutiques between December 4 and December 13. Just make sure to take a copy of the above imagine with you on your shopping trip.

Good luck. Even if you don't like the gift you're purchasing we are sure they wrap beautifully.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

"This card may not be reproduced or transferred, including electronically or via the Internet."

So maybe printing it out and taking it to a Coach store might not be the best idea. But sometimes they'll give you the discount just if you ask them. Worth a shot.

Anonymous said...

That is an absolutely hilarious post.

Anonymous said...

I love your site and appreciate all the inside knowledge you provide.

However, I have to say that while I'm not a huge Coach fan myself, I was taken aback by the utter snobbiness of this post!

Some people prefer Coach items because they cannot afford to buy pricier items like Chanel or LV. I myself am not wealthy and I was frankly insulted by your assumption that readers of your blog (aka the supposedly wealthy NY socialites) do not deign to purchase Coach items.

Please do not try to make such assumptions in the future as your opinions are unrepresentative of your entire reader demographic.

Anonymous said...

She didn't get the post wrong. Most people are not buying Coach, and not simply because of the price point. The stuff is just tacky. It never was cool. And it's expensive for what you're buying. But with that said, it was nice of her to post, because I know people that like Coach.

The title of her blog is Madison Avenue Spy, and although Coach does have a store smack dab on the corner of Madison, most readers are interested in the other stores on Madison that Lila consistently tells us about

So Lila pls keep it up. I love the posts. Thanks a lot

Anonymous said...

Yes, I didn't expect people reading this blog to be excited buyers of Coach products. This is not a blog which caters to a wide demographic, it specifically targets folks who buys certain brands and products.

rockinshopper said...

ahh-Coach. It will be interesting to see Reed Krakoff's new self branded line in Feb with his own new stores, and how that will affect Coach in general.

Alliswan said...

Coach wasn't so bad back in the day. Soft, supple, quality leather goods at a fair price point. Now they splash their logo on anything and everything. Though their brand recognition is probably at an all-time high, they have ruined their classic image.

Anonymous said...

Totally agree with Alliswan. Coach is clearly a mid-level luxury brand or "contemporary" as department stores would call it, and not of the price point or quality as high end American and European designers. That said, price is not really the issue. Coach is not cool in the same way that JCrew might be (hello Mrs. Obama) or other contemporary range labels like Phillip Lim and Alexander Wang. It's not about being a snob, it's about Coach's incessant need to push their label in a way that blatantly aspires to that of high end labels. It has lost its sense of tradition and needs to embrace its American sportswear roots.

Anonymous said...

agree with anon at December 4, 2009 6:15 PM. no need for lila to be all snotty about coach. i happen to like the brand and their products.

Anonymous said...

What a snob! My first visit to this site and I'm put off. I won't be back. So sorry Coach is so beneath you. Some items are actually *gasp* nice, and well-made. I have Coach bags that are 15 years old and in perfect condition...they stand the test of time. Tell the ladies around here that Coach isn't cool, or never has been. That's a lot of people you're offending.

Anonymous said...

If you love coach you could use fashion help. Bottega would be a smarter choice for you. I'm not sure why you think Lila is a snob, because she doesn't like overpriced, logo-laden handbags.

Kelly said...

I really don't know why there's so much hate against Coach here. They make lots of beautiful leather bags without their logo splashed all over. I, for one, like their products. I'm not saying all of them, but they're not as bad a people make it out to be. And the issue of logos is ridiculous, because there are many higher priced luxury brands that have equally "tacky" products (ahem Gucci, Fendi, LV).

Anonymous said...

OMG, I am SICK TO DEATH of people who read blogs dedicated to higher end shopping whining about how not everyone can afford this or that - no kidding but this blog isn't aimed at people who can't afford what is normally being written about on a daily basis. Coach is NOT a high end brand PERIOD. It may be to some people but in the grand scheme of things it simply is not and this site's main focus is luxury/high end brands/shopping.

Anonymous said...

It really is sickening and annoying. I like this blog a lot, because of the shopping updates for high-end brands. Coach is simply not it.