"Coach is out, BTW. Everyone and their mother has one--they're no longer unique."
Apparently you know very little about Coach.
Actually, true fashionistas, women who appreciate timeless fashion items and have a ton of class, the ones who don't need to show off some tacky designer label....track down the hard-to-find original Coach bags designed by the late Bonnie Cashin.
Besides, you don't have to spend a ton of money to show that you have your own sense of fashion and style!
These Cashin designed Coach bags, as well as the bags Cashin designed for Meyers, do amazingly well on eBay. The older Coach styles transcend time and current pop styles.
These well made, usually in a heavier leather, bags, are mostly bought by avid Bonnie Cashin collectors.
Bonnie Cashin also designed clothing for films before going into fashion design and then on to design for Coach in the 1960s through the 1960s. She also designed for Meyers as well as for the leather clothing store, Sills.
Don't make flippant comments without knowing the facts.
"Cashin worked for Coach from 1962 until 1974, and revolutionized their product design. Known as an innovator, she instituted the inclusion of side pockets, coin purses, and brighter colors (as opposed to the usual hues of browns and tans) onto the bags.
Cashin also designed matching shoes, pens, key fobs and eyewear, and added hardware to her clothes and accessories alike, particularly the silver toggle that became the Coach hallmark, declaring that she had been inspired by a memory of quickly fastening the top on her convertible sports car. Due to the success that Cashin brought Coach, they ran their first ad in the New Yorker in 1963."
Lastly, the problem with constantly flashing designer labels, it simply shows how much of a conformist you are! The idea in fashion, especially for women, is to be unique, NOT to follow the herd.