I was firstly introduced to the Coach bags when I was reading some Japanese fashion magazines. The only thing I knew was that this is an American brand which was famous for their handbags and that was it.
The Coach products, while were of good quality, tend to be a bit old-fashioned and traditional in the old days. Having said that, the design has improved tremendously in recent years. They had come up with the poppy designs which are more suitable for young girls and new style bags which are suitable for business woman. they even have my favourite actress, Gwyneth Paltrow, as their spokesperson! The designs are now increasingly popular in the Asian markets.
Coach is the second most popular luxury products in Japan (just after LV!) according to the fashion magazines. Almost every young Japanese office girl has a Coach bag! It is also becoming increasingly popular in China and you can often see queues of people waiting outside the store (at least in Hong Kong). It is not uncommon to see people waiting at the outside of a Coach store for 15 - 20 minutes before being able to enter the store to make a purchase!
Some of the Coach products are available in certain parts of the world. For example, there are some bags which are limited in Asia only and there are also limited edition items available only in the Japan market. If you want to have a more comprehensive look of the items generally available, I suggest that you can go the US version of the company website (http://www.coach.com/international/). They have all the newest items (except the ones available in Asia only) listed there.
I have more than 5 Coach bags in my closet and am always on the constant look out for new items to be added! The leather ones were made of calfskin which were of excellent quality and easy to be taken care of. The poppy ones and the monogram ones are also great which go well with all looks.
If there is anything that I have to complain about, it is that the price is rising very quickly! I used to be able to buy a poppy tote bag at US$198 but now it costs me US$298 to get a similar design! (I have an aunt living in the US who can helped me to buy Coach bags so my bags were bought in the US).