It was founded in 1941 in New York under the name Gail Manufacturing Company. While it is best known for its range of women´s handbags, its core business is both men´s and women´s luggage, as well as manufacturing leather accessories and shoes.
In January 2015, Coach acquired the luxury shoe manufacturer Stuart Weitzman for $ 574 million1. In April 2015, Coach and Interparfums SA signed a worldwide license agreement on Coach perfumes. In October 2015, the brand opened its first boutique in France, in the 8th arrondissement of Paris2.
On June 10, 2016, Disney and Coach teamed up for a line of leather goods with shapes and patterns of Mickey Mouse3.
In May 2017, Coach announced the acquisition of Kate Spade & Co, a fashion accessories retailer, for $ 2.4 billion4