In August 2019, Albert’s Pawn partnered with Entrupy, a luxury handbag authentication service, and began buying, selling, and making pawn collateral loans on pre-loved luxury handbags. In the months following, we will feature in our blogs the luxury handbag designers we buy, sell, and pawn at all four Albert’s locations.
The designers we can authenticate are Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Gucci, Chloe, Dior, Fendi, Goyard, Hermès, Balenciaga, Bottega Veneta, Burberry, Celine, and Prada. In this blog, we will take a look at one of the more affordable luxury handbag designers: Coach.
The American-based Coach brand had its start in New York City in 1941, a newcomer compared to the fashion houses of Europe. Originally called Manhattan Leather Bags, the company specialized in handmade wallets. When Lillian and Miles Cahn came on board in 1946, the couple brought with them expertise in handbags, and by 1950 the Cahns became the new owners.
In the 1960s, the company began exploring well made affordable sportswear that was light and fun. The handbags during this period were wild bright colors, lightweight, and much less expensive than the European luxury handbags on the market. This made it a favorite among the fashion-conscious but financially modest American market.
By the 1990s, Coach took a different direction into trendy high fashion designs and higher prices while still being affordable. But it wasn’t until 2001 when Coach launched its “Coach Signature Collection” that it created a stir in the fashion world. Today, Coach’s Signature style features a revolving door of fabrics and styles. The most popular being Jacquard woven patterns, Crossgrain leather, which is scratch-resistant, and Coated Canvas that is very durable and has a texture.
Today Coach continues to have a place in the closets of the fashion-forward. With an average price of $300 new, it is a great entry-level handbag for young trendsetters. The company is turning an eye to some of its older classic styles, which are harder to get and more expensive. So with Coach, there is something for everyone.
The Duffle has a long history with the brand because of its versatility, soft leather, and roomy size. First introduced in 1971, it now has a zipper pull of fringe and hardware. Retails new for $450.
The Saddle Bag got its start in 1972 and became very popular with airline stewardesses. The updated version features more hardware and structure than the sleek original, but it remains popular for its unstuffy style. Today’s new purchase will set you back anywhere from $225 to $495, depending on the style of which there are many.
While there are a lot of online retailers selling designer luxury handbags, the difference is at Albert’s Pawn you can inspect the handbag before you buy and you can start enjoying it now. Buying from Albert’s Pawn means no waiting for your purchase to arrive, no concerns about it being authentic, and no shipping for you to deal with on returns. As the program grows, so will our inventory.
Because we can authenticate these pre-loved luxury handbags, we can pay the highest prices for buys or pawns. Customers can be assured when they purchase a pre-loved luxury designer handbag from Albert’s Pawn that it has been authenticated and can be purchased at a great price with an Authentication Money Back Guarantee.
If you can’t find the bag you are looking for in our stores, our wholesale handbag supplier may have what you’re looking for. We can special order for you, so stop by one of Albert’s four locations to check our inventory or to get a pawn loan on your pre-loved designer handbag! Here are nine things to know about Albert’s Pawn in Tennessee.
Albert’s has been family owned and operated since 1927. No matter where you are in the Tri-Cities, we have a convenient location to serve you. With four Albert’s Pawn locations (Downtown Johnson City, North Johnson City, Bristol, and Kingsport), getting top dollar for your items for pawn loans and shopping for that item you’ve been looking for at an unbeatable price has never been easier. Stop by and see why Albert’s Pawn is the premier pawnshop in the area!