Lately I have become more and more into two things, purses and jewelry. While driving back from theAtlanta Market, we jumped off I 85 at the Tanger Outlet, a rather large strip mall cluttered with outlet after outlet. For you bargain shoppers near Charlotte, NC, it's a destination trip. . . a put on your yoga pants, get in the car with a diet coke or two, turn on the music and steer south. A lot of good loot to be found. Now while my 20-somethings headed into The Gap, J. Crew and The Loft, places like such to find cute, cheap clothes - shiny pants, tank tops, both of which have not seen my closet for the past 10 years - I of course headed to Coach for my purse fix. I love Coach and wasn't disappointed. Two steps in the door I was greeted with an additional 30% coupon which brought a smile to my face.
Now the first purse I actually bought with my own money (circa 1980) looked a lot like this . . . as did almost everything in their store . . .
But Coach has come a long way . . .
Family run business founded in 1941 in a Manhattan loft.
Happy to say, I trotted out with a $326 bag for $90 . . . score!
The best thing of all . . . their customer service. The Charlotte store (at Southpark) ranks high on my list. I quite enjoy the hand-written "thank you" notes I receive - an act of good manners that has gone by the wayside and shouldn't !
Obsession #2, Jewels . . .
Gemma Redux of New York - amazing. Can dress up even a sweat shirt. Love.
The drippy chain look . . . reminds me of a certain chandelier we put in out showroom . .
A Gemma Redux quote...
"Jewelry should be 100% fantasy and should make you feel excited to put it on"
So go out and get a new bag and jewels. . . it will lift your spirits!