It was in 1941, in a New York City loft that the founder of the Coach family business got his inspiration from a classic American symbol, the baseball glove, to create his personal heritage. For him the distinctive markings and deep glowing burnish of the glove would uncover a potential far beyond its sources.
The refinement of the leather to make it softer without losing its strength, robustness and personality led to the creation of the first Coach handbag.
The first Coach handbags collection, composed by only twelve bags, was handcrafted by six artisans with skillfulness and methods that had been passed down from generation to generation. That is how a classic was born.