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Subject:  Re: FKA: COH Date:  1/24/2013  11:18 AM
Author:  robinstarveling Number:  13136 of 15224

I also added a bit, but I have some concerns.

The men's line --including standalone men's stores-- is something I worried about a lot initially, and so I was surprised to see it's actually developing well (of course, I might not be the best judge of the market for high-end men's leather goods: my wallet cost, if memory serves, $4 at Wal-Mart about ten years ago).

One thing I like about Coach is that the accounting is honest; they treat their shareholders as adults. They could easily have made pricing adjustments to bring the sales numbers up to positive comps, but chose to stand firm on pricing and eat the negative comps. I don't have as much of a problem with the discount channel as some people, but I question the wisdom of putting Coach merchandise in department stores and making it susceptibl