New Coach: small, rare and well-loved

New bags in the shop!  Click image for listing or here for all available Coach :)

belt beg

convertible clutch

suede hippie



Columbia River Gorge

Flew out to Portland, OR last week for an aquatic sciences meeting – I absorbed all the science I could, gave a spontaneous presentation (24 hours notice!) and networked my butt off.  Needless to say, I think I deserved a day off on Friday to explore the Columbia River with my advisor :)






Madison + Crescent

Two new bags listed in the shop today:


This vintage Coach Crescent Bag is actually quite rare – It was only made for a short period of time during the early 1980s and was manufactured in the original New York City Coach factory.  I am totally envious of the beautiful rich cognac color that emerged after a few applications of leather conditioner …


I’m not usually one for satchels (I like to be hands-free while carrying my bag) … but I may just have to keep this Large Madison Satchel if it doesn’t find a home – A great size for daily wear and can easily be dressed up or down.  I think it was originally black, but has since faded to the most wonderful charcoal blue-grey over the years.  Also made in NYC!


Vintage Coach (Obsession?)

So I’m not really sure what happened, but I purchased 2 vintage Coach bags (in brown and black) to match dresses for upcoming wedding events … now (only a few weeks later) I’ve decided to start selling rehabbed bags in my Etsy shop!

I have never been one to have a ton of handbags – I find 1 or 2 that work for me and I carry them for years.  However, I have fallen in love with the thick/supple leather, classic style and incredible build quality of vintage Coach.  Breathing new life into these old, dry and forgotten bags is so addictive and fun!

Two of my bags have already found new, loving homes but there are still a few available and definitely more to come!

Here are some before (top) and after (bottom) photos of a few of my favorites:

city bag

saddle pouch

shoulder pouch

Click here to pick out one for yourself!