Summer Tote Bags from Coach

I really do love purses, but it’s still not everyday that a bag on display in a store window will make me stop in my tracks.  These summer tote bags from Coach are the cutest, most whimsical purses I’ve seen in a long time, and I’m not even a big fan of Coach! The coarse canvas body, the rope handle, the leather trim, the little “baggage tags” and the green, brown, and gold beading scream “SUMMER!”  It’s like a wonderful seaside holiday of lazy days lounging on sandy beaches and wandering through tide pools has been incarnated into a collection of totes.

Two Summer Tote Bags from Coach

The beaded canvas bag below is my favorite. I love how they’ve embellished the Coach logo with different shapes and colors of beads. The clear plastic baggage tags are a wonderful little detail. I love that there’s both a traditional handle and a removable shoulder strap.

I don’t love the second one quite as much as the first, but the beaded starfish is pretty great. I also love the little portholes with the completely decorative leather ties. So casual and cute, but so glamorous as well.

My only wish is that I had purchased one! But I didn’t and now I only have the photos to enjoy.

What do you think of them?  Do you find them as fabulously whimsical as I do?


20 Responses to Summer Tote Bags from Coach

  1. Alexis of NorthOnHarper May 23, 2011 at 10:20 am #

    I love the canvas and rope option!!!! A complete beach bag!
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    • Heather Fonseca May 24, 2011 at 8:42 pm #

      Glad you like them as much as I do. They’re there waiting for you at the Grove!

  2. Heather
    May 23, 2011 at 10:59 am #

    I’m not usually a big Coach fan…but these are a crazy knockout!!! I’m super distracted at the idea of going to get the one with the starfish! They are so fun, and so worth writing about 🙂
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    • Heather Fonseca May 24, 2011 at 8:41 pm #

      I didn’t want to go into the store for fear I would be tempted to spend too much!

  3. Kristin May 23, 2011 at 5:48 pm #

    What fun! I really dig the first one!

    • Heather Fonseca May 24, 2011 at 8:41 pm #

      Me too. That’s my favorite. There’s something about the beading that just makes me happy.

  4. Couture Carrie May 24, 2011 at 4:18 am #

    These are so fabulous!


  5. Lee Oliveira May 24, 2011 at 7:33 am #

    These are incredible. I love Coach
    lee x
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  6. Sacramento May 24, 2011 at 10:13 am #

    Absolutely.Love them.
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    • Heather Fonseca May 24, 2011 at 8:38 pm #

      They’re very “you”, only you would have found some amazing vintage version in a box in the back of a shop somewhere! I was just wandering around the local mall…

  7. Oh to Be a Muse
    May 24, 2011 at 1:40 pm #

    the second one with the starfish is very cute!

    • Heather Fonseca May 24, 2011 at 8:37 pm #

      Isn’t it though! I have to be strong and NOT go back, otherwise the credit card might sneak out of my purse, which would be a very bad thing.

  8. faye May 24, 2011 at 11:18 pm #

    oooo pretty xxx i loe totes for summer xx
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    • Heather Fonseca May 25, 2011 at 5:59 pm #

      Me too Faye! They’re so much fun, where as Fall and Winter bags seem so much more serious.

  9. Leia May 24, 2011 at 11:24 pm #

    Ooh I really like them! They would be perfect beach-wear, especially the starfish one!

    • Heather Fonseca May 25, 2011 at 9:33 am #

      I can see you wearing one with one of your traditional Indian outfits. It would look great!

  10. mary jo
    May 25, 2011 at 11:46 pm #

    Loving these–I’m not a Coach fan, I’ve never even owned one–but I like these a lot. Love those C’s they kind of remind me of Chanel, and the rope detail is really great too. I’m glad you wrote about these otherwise I would never have known that they are doing cuter stuff.

    xo Mary Jo
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    • Heather Fonseca May 26, 2011 at 4:07 pm #

      Believe me when I walked past the store window I was shocked. I don’t dislike their work but it doesn’t usually make me want to jump up and down either. These, on the other hand, were so fun and whimsical! Glad you like them too.