Rated 4 out of 5 by 2
Rated 3 out of 5 by VintageLover Great design updated, poorly executed
Penny is one of my favorite Coach bag styles, and I own several from different generations. I must say, this current iteration looks good in photos, but the quality keeps declining. The leather keeps getting thinner while the lining gets thicker, it seems. The bag seemed like it would lose shape in no time. Which I wouldn't mind too much in itself if you are going for a slouchy shaped bag like a duffle, but Penny is not so much a slouchy bag. Coach also "updated" the strap length adjustment mechanism, so the length range you can adjust is very limited. At 5'4" with a normal length torso, I found the shortest setting to be too long when worn crossbody. But you can't exactly remedy that by making an extra hole like before. So while I still love my other Penny bags and think it's one of the best designs, this version had to go back. If you are taller you would probably fare better.
December 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JaneB Beautiful and Lightweight
I love this bag! I purchased it in the Brick color, though it is not as bright as the photos, it is perfect for Fall. The brick color and hardware is a tad darker than I was expecting, though I do love the dark antique nickel this one probably could have used just the antique nickel for more contrast. The leather was slightly wrinkled on the front flap out of the box but I think it will flatten out over time. I bought this as a purse I can use when I just want to carry essentials without being weighed down. I can fit credit cards, lipgloss, lipstick, mirror, gum, tissues, snacks, and my iPhone 5. The strap is a little difficult to adjust, and also still a bit long for my 5'2 height on shortest setting when worn over the shoulder so I do wear it crossbody. Also, the strap cannot be doubled up because the hardware is too large to fit through the loop on the Bleecker, I believe this can be done with the previous Legacy. My only request would be to add a slip pocket on the back. I love this bag and am already planning to get more colors!
September 30, 2014