I see a lot of Coach in my area but haven't seen exact same as mine.
Can you post a pic of the Coach bag that is tucked away in your closet? I'm curious.
I enjoyed your essay. Funny thing for me is I was trying to decide what bag to carry yesterday. I was taking my 6 yr old grandson to the mall to the Rainforest Cafe. I had planned on my LV Montsouris MM backpack but decided it was too small. Then my Tivoli GM but I wanted my Bleeker Cooper embossed. In the end I carried my Legacy Turnlock Tote which came in handy for carrying my grandson's extras plus later that day he set a muddied bottom shopping bag on top of my tote. Thankfully the mud wiped off. No damage done.
I use to have the GM but sold it. I use the MM in snowstorm days or for walking.We share a bag, my only LV I currently have is the Montsouris MM Backpack and that is the reason why I don't carry it all the time cause its too small but once in a while/if we do Disney, I take her out for a while..