I have lots of red bags, several of them Coach. I don't find that my red bags get marked up at all. A couple of mine are several years old and still look like new. Everyone needs a little pop of red to brighten things up...go for it!!
I love my large red leather Carly! Only problem is that because it's so slouchy my cell phone doesn't stay in the pocket when I set my bag down so I either have to always be searching for my phone or use the zipper pocket.
It holds so much stuff!
I almost bought the black but couldn't walk away from the red. Glad I didn't!!!