Monday, January 7, 2008

Coach: Bulls versus Bears

From time to time, internet stock banter can be pretty entertaining. Take this exchange we were involved in on Google Finance Discussions:

(Coach Bear): "Younger consumers have jumped off the coach bandwagon almost completely...Their purses are tacky...None of the college kids I talk to are even considering buying anything else from this brand. Sorry."

(Coach Bull): "I think its pretty drastic to assume that NO college kids are interested in this brand simply because it had one low season. At 24, i can say that a good percentage of my friends recieved coach this holiday season-myself included-and I would bet a bunch of them are looking to buy in the future. The retail market did terribly this holiday, I do not think that is an indication that Coach is done for."

(Coach Bear): "I'm really sorry to hear that you received Coach stuff (and liked it). My mother had the misfortune of receiving a Coach purse this Christmas, but she's old and doesn't understand. Coach emblazoned their logo all over every piece in their stores, and the fashion-conscious got tired of it. Repeating logos is not a long-term strategy. It works for a season. Look at what happened to Burberry in the late 90's: they focused on their signature check, and then forfeiters jumped on it, everyone had it, and, surprise, NOBODY WANTED IT! Coach has done the same, and for this failure I have no respect for them."

I'm guessing the CoachBull is the same fashion-victim suburban girl caught pairing hideous Uggs with a big branded AF hoodie, a loud Coach purse and a 2-year old Motorola RAZR while thinking she's a godess on par with Anna f***ing-Wintour.

The internet, grace be to god, is full of nutjobs. To another entertaining year.

4 comments:

Blakeley said...

my bet is that bull sports the coach tote, with the fake louis vuitton wallet and the same pair of seven jeans everyday.

Patrick said...

Also a denali fleece and uggs

Jeanna said...

I still see plenty of college kids carrying and LOVING Coach. I personally do not like most of their bags, but I would never be "sorry" that someone else received something they liked. That's just mean.

Patrick said...

I think its on its way out, personally. I just don't see any good momentum or marketing.