Want to know my history with Coach?
I showed up to the first day of sixth grade wearing the most basic outfit from Gap Kids (denim skirt that came down to my knees and a simple white tee shirt) and a backpack. All of the seventh and eighth graders had cool American Eagle graphic tees (oh lord) and skinny ribbons around pony tails…. and purses.
Seriously, the thought of carrying a purse had never crossed my mind. I went home after the first day begging my mom for a purse. The details over what went down that night are blurry (PTSD?), but I do know this much: I went to school the next day carrying a black purse with multi-colored beaded flowers. Tacky. Yet, I loved having a handbag to carry all the necessities a 12 year old needs (school I.D., little Lip Rageous tubes, and five dollars… this was 2001 after all).
The more days that passed, the more I wanted another purse. I coveted a Coach handbag. They were oh-so-cool. I saved my babysitting money and then bought what I thought was the absolute perfect purse for $200, which was essentially a fortune as an eighth grader.
Then Prada bags were all the rage. Naturally. Like a month after I had a Coach. Go. Figure. I received a few as gifts after that and I have to admit that they got a lot of use.
Ready for some photo flashbacks?
I can’t find a picture of the bag I bought myself, but this is the handle of it at least!
I think this was the bag that everyone had freshman year. The bucket bag or something like that? Everyone had a different color combination and there was like a daisy keychain that I loved. Yep, so there was that one.
And then I borrowed this one from my mom pretty much permanently. (Also, so tan from my Florida coxing days.)
And then… Coach kind of fell out of style. Truthfully, they may very well have never been in style in the first place. And now they’re all into marketing efforts for bloggers and I really tried to resist the campaigns. But somewhere along the way I succumbed to it.
My mom carried a big Coach bag as a diaper bag when my sister and I were babies and it held up all those years of serious wear and tear. I think they’ve definitely pivoted back to the classics. I really do love a lot of the bags in the “Legacy” collection.
Did you have / Do you have a Coach bag? What do you think of the Legacy collection?