A Seventies Classic Bag

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Which one are you? Designer versus vintage?


Outfit details in this older post. Bag: Vintage Coach.

You can judge how long I’ve had the new flap by this outfit which you saw a few weeks ago in the Yellow Mellow denim skirt post.

Even though I wore a white camera style bag walking in, I walked out with the red because I preferred it.  Love it’s seventies vibe and how it clashed with the yellow blouse and dark blue denim skirt.

Question:  Am I the only one that gets excited just as much over vintage as designer?  I feel like most people are either one way or another but rarely both.  Trust me to be the mug that straddles both.


  1. LW says:

    I love vintage. Especially the 60s and 70s. The materials and designs just cannot be beat. I have shopped it for so long that I can look down a row of hundreds of garments and easily recognize the vintage pieces — they are so unique! Lol. That sounds nutty, but I love the stuff!

    • Karen Blanchard says:

      Me too. Those are my two fave decades too. I know that there are those who do like designer I’m sure over vintage but not commenting : )

  2. Olivia says:

    I love vintage way more than designer. I just bought two vintage Coach bags for $1 each. Not much wear on either.

  3. Ilona says:

    I recently bought my first vintage Coach bag (at a thrift store for $20) and I ADORE it. And I definitely get more excited about vintage than designer. Vintage designer though… now you’re talking!

    • Karen Blanchard says:

      Good point on combining: vintage designer! Yes the vintage Coach bags are addictive.

  4. Kathy1653 says:

    I have my original purse like this but in black. Time to pull it out of the closet. So glad I kept my old Coaches and Dooneys.

    • Karen Blanchard says:

      Thank you Gareth! I should wear yellow more often

    • Karen Blanchard says:

      Thanks I am obsessed with this red bag which sort of amuses me to no end.

  5. Sinead says:

    You are most definitely not alone. I love both vintage and designer clothing and I think that the vintage Coach bags are far and away superior to anything that the company is currently producing. And they were made in here America, which is very important to me. I own several from the Bonnie Cashin era and I treasure them.

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