I grew up in that part of the country and when I recently took my husband to see my hometown we saw a sign in the grocery store "no Canadian money accepted" - still trying to figure out who else from Canada even knows Conneautville exists!Yes, this seems to be exactly what happened to Coach. I too remember Coach being considered expensive and higher end, but now I go to Wal Mart in rural Western Pa, and every single woman in there is toting around a Coach bag.
Ermm... ok so LV may become the new coach?! Sigh... not so sure I wanna buy many more LVs if that's what's gonna happen. Somehow, it makes the brand less enticing? especially if the designs aren't catching my eyes anymore.