Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 22
Rated 3 out of 5 by DarthBreather Mixed review
I bought this bag without seeing it, based on the online views and reviews. My gift card was supposed to work for coach.com purchases, but it didn't. So I went to a coach store and they ordered it for me. (These bags are online-only sales.)
I was pleased in some ways and disappointed in others. First, the positives:
+ The size is exactly right for me. It holds my passport wallet and letter-size papers (bent over under the flap).
+ It's very light, which is great. I was afraid it would be too heavy.
+ The hardware looks well-made and solid.
+ The simple design is excellent. I would have liked one more pocket under the flap. but this is pretty good.
- The leather is limp. When the bag was described as unlined, I expected something more rigid. When you put stuff in the bag, it looks lumpy. The bottom is soft, too; in use, it will sag below the seam. Think of it as a sort of fine leather sack. Other coach bags I've had were more structured.
- I bought the mahogany even though black would have been more functional because the 'mahogany' color looked so rich onscreen. But it's really more of a medium brown, and with a matt finish, it doesn't look rich, It looks okay.
So - to sum up. I was looking to this bag to replace a 20-year old Gold Pfeil. But I still like my old bag better, even though it's showing its age cosmetically. I'll keep this bag. It's a good bag, with a lot going for it, and this design isn't easy to find. But I was expecting more from Coach.
March 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by MNCoachFanatic I have my classic bag again!
I was so happy when I saw the city bag available again on the Coach site. I happily used my original bag for 15+years, including sending it in for repairs - but the time was coming for replacing this old classic. How wonderful to have my new bag - like a familiar old friend. Love all the Coach products, including the newer colors - but this bag has been, and will be a wonderful investment! By the way, I have it in navy and British tan too!
January 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by MishiJ Classic, no frills, but truly timeless
A truly timeless style that's sophisticated and adds a clean, polished look. I like small bags and have learned to pack efficiently, but this bag provides plenty of extra room if I want to throw in more. I have the black color and just ordered the vermillion.
August 31, 2014