??Mark Cross?? can someone explain

  1. I was just in Marshalls and I saw a black leather purse marked "Mark Cross" and made in Italy.

    I thought Mark Cross does not exist anymore? It was a designer who was bought by Coach some time in the late 80s. Shortly thereafter, Mark Cross stopped making bags as Coach decided it was not making $$$.

    How could Marshalls have a bag? Is it just a knockoff or someothing?
     
  2. actually qvc was selling them for a time; not sure if they are anymore; they were actually decent looking bags...but i thought the same thing, that they were long gone....
     
  3. #3 Nov 8, 2009
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2009
    Mark Cross was like the old Abercrombie and Fitch or T Anthony - they made luggage and handbags. Very good quality stuff. Then they went out of business in the 1990's. If anyone is interested, here is a picture of the old Mark Cross luggage:
    http://www.metmuseum.org/works_of_art/collection_database/the_costume_institute/luggage_mark_cross/objectview.aspx?collID=8&OID=80028538

    And here is another interesting history of their bags:

    http://bagladyemporium.com/BLU/index.php?n=Main.MarkCrossHandbags