08 Mar '13, 3am

Lillian Cahn, Creator of the Coach Handbag, Dies at 89: Mrs. Cahn suggested the design for what became the fir...

Men’s leather wallets and billfolds were the company’s original line of business. At Mrs. Cahn’s suggestion, her husband began producing a line of women’s handbags in the early 1960s at their small West 34th Street factory, working with a thicker yet flexible kind of cowhide often used in making baseball gloves. “I scoffed at first,” Mr. Cahn said in an interview. “In New York, there were a lot of handbag companies, and at that time stores were all buying knockoffs of bags made in Europe. But my wife prevailed.” Mrs. Cahn suggested the design for what became the first successful Coach bag: a tote modeled on a type of paper shopping bag she had used as a girl in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., to deliver homemade noodles to customers, one of a series of small businesses her family started during the Depression. “It became a classic,” Mr. Cahn said. “We started having loyal customers.” M...

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Men’s leather wallets and billfolds were the company’s original line of business. At Mrs. Cahn’s suggestion, her husband b...

Lillian Cahn, Creator of the Coach Handbag, Dies at 89

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