Coach began with a dream to hand-craft leather into beautiful, clever, practical things. Founded in New York
in 1941 by six artisans, the house grew under the vision of Lillian and Miles Cahn to become the Original
American House of Leather.
Then came Bonnie Cashin: hired by Miles Cahn in 1962 to be Coach’s first lead designer. With Bonnie’s
fearless vision of color, proportion and quirk—and her love of doing—Coach transformed into the perfect
reflection of modern freedom and equality, the attitude of 60s New York.
In the decades that followed, Coach opened its first store on Madison Avenue and transformed from a
family-run leathergoods company into a fashion house known around the world for its distinct attitude and
lifestyle collections inspired by New York.
Today, as in 1941, we are shaped by our unique story—and committed, in everything we do, to celebrating
craft, our hometown and the optimism of authentic American style.