May 12, 2008
post written by Bag Bliss blogger: Alicia
Coach Ergo Leather Convertible Tote
So recently, Coach has not only come out with a bunch of new handbags and accessories, but they have also decided to copy a design apparently. Is it just me or does their new Ergo Leather Convertible Tote resemble another designer bag? Perhaps the City Tote by F+C? That was my first thought. Here is the F+C City tote below for a comparison guideline:
So the City tote by F+C is totally innovative in the accessory world of handbags – it’s three bags in one. And inevitably, designers were going to snag this sturcture up and apply their label to it. The Ergo Tote by Coach is made of all leather, and can be worn three different ways, just like the one by F+C: on the shoulder, in the hand or as a clutch. And speaking of leather, the F+C bags’ leather seems more crinkly and soft, which is what I like. But anyways, this one is retailing for $478, while the original F+C tote is about $30 or less, and can even be less expensive if you find a deal. Coach did add a coin purse in the front of their version, which is something I’m not particularly a fan of. Also, the handles on the Ergo Convertible tote don’t look as appealing as the rounded and more comfy Foley ones. Overall, for the price and the originality factor of course, I’d opt for the Foley + Corinna City tote without hesitation.
So, which version would you pick?
See the Coach Ergo Convertible @ Macy*s
end note: Right now over at Shopbop, Foley & Corinna and other designer handbags are on sale for 20% off! Today only!!! code: MYDAY08