The Coach fans were raving about it on the Coach subforum. So of course I had to go look at it in person. It has longer handles than the Speedy but it's not very nice in person, just looks like a duffle, as jill said.
I actually like it - seems like I am in the minority. I saw something similar to it in the Coach outlet the other day - but it was just a royal blue - not the signature pattern. I like Coach and I like speedys so this bag is cute to me. But I am more fond of my LV speedy!
Well, the speedy isn't exactly a "Louis Vuitton" thing. It may be one of the most popular LV shapes, but it's definitely not exclusive to them. It's really just a classic shape....a doctor's bag shape. Heck, I've even seen a picture of a similar shaped bag in a vintage photo of my great grandparents in China in the late 1800's.
Think of the accessories pouch. How many companies have that? Pretty much ALL of them.
Plus, just because it's not LV doesn't mean it's ugly.