Feb 25, 2013

Crave/Save - Coach Legacy Courtenay Hobo

Hello! Ready for the week? I'm super busy, studying for exams (hopefully the last one) but shopping is a welcome respite. I haven't spent any money other than for the wallet which is super expensive. I did place a giant order for Prabal Gurung for Target but ended up returning every single one of them. The pieces I got were very unlike the pictures in the website. And apparently size 8 is too big for me(?) I have placed another order with Old Navy. I will share it when they come and if I'm planning to keep them. 

Coming to today's post - Out of the $300 I have for apring purchases (instead of $100 a month, I converted it into $300 per season), I am so tempted to spend it all on this one bag. I have been obsessing over the Coach Legacy Courtenay bag for the last one month. 

The beautiful bag is available in a variety of spring colors like mint, coral , yellow and light blue. But my eye is on the classic colors like this rich cognac and black. It has pretty much everything I love in a handbag. Not too slouchy, not too structured. Has the convenient front pocket for easy to reach items. A long leather strap and a short strap. I mean - absolute handbag perfection.  The price is a little steep for me at $298. You can buy it from the Coach website here.

This is the bag in black - 

Now, if you are not too picky, here is the "save" version from Banana Republic. This is the Melissa leather Hobo.

This is very similar to the Coach version. The two cons for this bag is that it has a button closure instead of a zip. It lacks the long strap that would make it a crossbody.

I really don't mind the button closure . So the real problem of the lack of long handle can be taken care of by purchasing a long purse strap from Etsy or some other online retailers or use the strap from one of your older purses. Either way its too great a look for less to pass by if you are looking for a black handbag. You can buy this bag for $150 plus an additional 40% (about $100 after discount) off today here.

I'm waiting for them to restock in the brown and I will snatch it up right away as soon as they do. So, which one do you prefer? The BR version or the Coach version?