11 Mar '13, 8pm

Remembering Lillian Cahn, Creator Of The Coach Handbag

Lillian Cahn was the force behind Coach's leather handbags, which today include this high-end Hamptons Vintage Carryall. AP/Coach Lillian Cahn, co-founder of Coach Leatherwear Co., died March 4 at the age of 89. Cahn was the force behind today's high-end leather handbags. Back in the 1960s, she and her husband, Miles Cahn, were running a leather goods business in Manhattan. They produced men's wallets and billfolds but wanted to expand. "My wife had a great sense of style, and she made the suggestions that we men maybe were a little thoughtless about," Miles Cahn says with a laugh. "Among her many suggestions was: 'Why don't we make pocketbooks?' I like to tell people I scoffed at the suggestion." But how wrong he was. Lillian Cahn persisted, and the first Coach handbags went on the market. "They were casual bags. ... They weren't dressy bags," Cahn says. "The Coach concep...

Full article: http://www.npr.org/2013/03/11/174032177/remembering-lilli...

Tweets

Remembering Lillian Cahn, Creator Of The Coach ...

npr.org 11 Mar '13, 8pm

Lillian Cahn was the force behind Coach's leather handbags, which today include this high-end Hamptons Vintage Carryall. A...

Lillian Cahn, Creator of the Coach Handbag, Die...

nytimes.com 08 Mar '13, 3pm

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

Lillian Cahn, Creator of the Coach Handbag, Die...

nytimes.com 08 Mar '13, 3am

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, Die...

nytimes.com 08 Mar '13, 3am

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, Die...

nytimes.com 08 Mar '13, 3am

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

Coach Satchel // Brown Leather Handbag via @Etsy #vett #vesteam #bestofetsy #crazyadsteam #boebot #ssps

Coach Satchel // Brown Leather Handbag via @Ets...

etsy.com 10 Mar '13, 7pm

rare vintage brown leather satchel (handbag) by Coach styled like a small vintage medical bag. classic Coach heavy brass h...

Remembering the dead: Today, is a day of remembrance. First, it was Fourth Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Moha...

Remembering the dead: Today, is a day of rememb...

bigdogdotcom.wordpress.com 15 Mar '13, 9am

UPDATED @ 05:01:51 PM 15-03-2013 BY IDA LIM MARCH 15, 2013 KUALA LUMPUR, March 15 — Private detective P. Balasubramaniam d...

Coach fans can look forward to gleaning more information from the company's newly revamped site @Coach

Coach fans can look forward to gleaning more in...

augustman.com 15 Mar '13, 7am

People often ask me exactly what I do for a living, which I often reply with a glib "I just surf the Internet all day". It...

I just entered to #win a COACH HANDBAG and you can too! Ends 3/13/13

I just entered to #win a COACH HANDBAG and you ...

heavenlysavings.net 07 Mar '13, 5am

$278 value Oh my goodness! It’s here!! It’s here! Every year I look forward to both of the amazing fashion events, The Spr...