Opinions on the Madison East West Tote

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  1. I'm looking for some help regarding the Madison East West tote. Does anyone have this bag? What are your opinions about it?

    I love the look and the drop seems to be perfect. The concern I have is that it does seem less structured than other totes and I'm wondering if that's a benefit or a negative. What do you think about this bag? I love the look, but I want to know how it functions. Would appreciate your insights!

    http://www.coach.com/online/handbags/Product-madison_east_west_tote_in_leather-10551-10051-26769-en?cs=licht&catId=5000000000000049554&navCatId=7100000000000000604
     
  2. I have it, and I love it. It is a bit less structured than, say, the saffiano leather totes, but I actually prefer the softness of the leather. I don't find that it sinks into a puddle if that is what you are worried about. When I set it down, it still stands up. The top and handles only flop over a tiny bit. If you look at this thread, there are some pics (my own included) that might give you a better idea how much it slouches. I haven't had any issues with the bag so far.
     
  3. I just bought the chestnut one on my PCE and besides the great color I love the slouchiness. I can't help myself, I love a bag that looks soft and broken in. It is kind of like me in my old age, standing up but not always straight.
     
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  5. I just bought it in black with the last PCE and I absolutely love how soft the leather is but also how much room there is
     
  6. Hilarious!:P I'm the same way.I like a bag that's soft and slouchy sometimes but with a tote I still needed some structure. Thank you!
     
  7. The black is gorgeous. I'm looking at the chestnut because I just love this leather. If you have any pics of what it can hold, please let me know! Enjoy it!:smile:
     
  8. This thread is so helpful! Thank you very much... I like that it slouches a bit but will still stand up. Perfect. Love both the black and the chestnut...I think this tote can go anywhere from work to casual and anywhere in between.
     
  9. Have to share a good deal

    I got the N/S tote for $197 and then it went up to $250 and down to $214 - so keep checking they are owned by amazon and the crazy pricing shows that
     
  10. I don't have any pics at the moment but when I get a chance this weekend I will take some
     
  11. It definitely holds a lot. I have a bunch of stuff in there now, and it's nowhere near full. Here's a quick rundown of what I am carrying in there:

    Sunglass case
    Coach MFF signature pill case
    EOS lip balm
    Coach Madison Embossed Croc Medium wristlet (7.25" X 4.5" X 1.5")
    Coach 3 X 5 agenda
    LV wallet
    LV cles
    Mirror Compact
    Coach Legacy Archive Two Tone Card Case
    Keys
    Cellphone
    Portable retractable kabuki brush
    Wet wipes

    I could still cram a ton more items in there. I could even fit an iPad or a magazine in there.
     
  12. I have this bag in black violet and it's quickly become a favorite. The soft leather is so nice! The structure is just right and it's very important for me that it has a zipper. I can easily wear it on the shoulder without the straps slipping.
     
  13. Love this bag in chestnut! My friend has this in black and it really is a great bag. She can carry so much without it looking too full. I would love to have the chestnut bag.