A designer handbag for Barbie

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Hmmmm, clearly I can have all the designer handbags I’ve ever desired, if I just rely on Barbie’s wardrobe.

US designer label Coach, renowned for their handbags and accessories, have teamed up with Mattel to create the Coach Barbie. Because of course Barbie needs a designer handbag and I can’t believe no one thought of it sooner.

The Coach Barbie co-ordinates her classic genuine leather red Coach Duffle handbag with an impeccably tailored Coach Tattersall trench coat , striped jumper, ultrasuede skirt (featuring Coach’s iconic turnlocks), colour-blocked Tristen sandals and finished with Coach Legacy Patty sunglasses with red frames.

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Because it’s all about the bag, I can’t help but notice the small, delightful details – the signature swingy tassel and metal hangtag, the edge-painted strap and the working buckles. It is truly a miniature version of everything we already love about Coach bags.

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The Coach Barbie retailed at US$95 however sold out almost immediately – I guess $95 is a steal for a Coach bag!

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Katrina Whelen

Katrina studied planning and design, did the hard yards working in a big office building and then traded it all in for a relaxing (!) life at home with four children. She now fills her time with writing, completing a degree in genetics and taxiing her children around Melbourne to their various sporting commitments (not necessarily in that order).

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