Okay DH and I went out to dinner last night with another couple. The other woman at this event is sort of a bag dabbler, she has a Prada, two Gucci's and an assortment of Coaches. We were celebrating her birthday (sort of) so this gal was anxious to present her birthday gift, a new Coach Bag (she lifts it with pride), here's the purse: http://www.coach.com/content/product.aspx?product_no=9087&category_id=889 I then lifted my Choco Chloe, Chain Handle, Patent Betty to salute her bag. I'm sorry...in my book there was no comparison. However it was funny, both bags had the hardware thing going on. Here are some observations after inspecting this lady's bag and listening to her comments, BTW she's 70 years old. One, her Coach in my opinion was a fabulous buy. The leather was gorgeous and soft. Coach mixed two types of leather to personify this particular bag and it worked. The color was viberant, a stunning red. Two, this 70 year old lady was wearing a purse with lots of silver hardware and it looked great on her (relief for me as I age more). Three, this woman commented that her more expensive Gucci's and Prada were no different in quality then the Coach purse that she just purchased. I'll give it to her, it was made very well? Now do I regret my Chloe's??????? HELL NO! As Coach is starting to really excell in craftsmanship, they still lack in the sophistication where Chloe reigns . But with Coach's new designer I think they've come a long way. Interesting as I perused their webpage this was the only bag I really liked? BTW she commented that my Chloe was gorgeous!