Coach suing Target

Coach Inc. is suing low-price retailer Target Corp. over bags the luxury handbag maker says too closely resemble its own designs.

Coach wants Target to stop selling the bags and pay an undetermined amount in damages, injunctive relief and attorney fees, the New York-based company said in a complaint it filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Manhattan.

The bags in question resemble Coach's Ergo bags, launched in 2008 and marketed as ergonomically correct, and its Signature Patchwork bags, which have patches in different fabrics and also were introduced in 2008, Coach said.

Target began selling handbags this summer with "exact and/or confusingly similar reproductions of Coach's Ergo designs and Signature Patchwork designs," Coach claims. [continue reading source...]
Unless something really catches my eye, I rarely take a peep at Target's bags anymore, so I really can't say whether or not they resemble Ergo bags or not. Your thoughts?


Dwana, (SME) Subject Matter Expert of S.O.S said...

I'm on Coach side with this one. I don't agree with knock-offs of any kind. Sure for some Coach is expensive but don't fake the funk. People go to jail for selling knock-offs! I don't think Target should get a slap on the wrist just because they are a corporation. I ♥ Target and Lord knows I'm a Coach girl but breaking the law over some bootleg bags is an epic fail!
Ladies, PLEASE, you don't NEED name brand bags! With saying that most bootleg bags make you look so desperate. Target DOES have nice bags but the look-alike isn't worth a damn.

budget chic said...

I'm with Coach on this one, I think I've seen the bags they are talking about. Coach bags are not crazy, crazy expensive and if you go to the outlet you can get some good deals and/or you can get a few of the vintage ones from the 90s for cheap at cosignment stores or on Ebay. No need to ever go fake on Coach bag. Very reasonable for the quality you get and they will refurb your bag for life. I like Coach and Perlina because you get a good bag and the price is not in the thousands of dollars like that Birkin B.S. I'm not big on the style or design of coach bags they putting out with their monogram; I like the old school classic designs myself.

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