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Coach Handbags

From memory, Coach handbags in Hawaii are considerably more expensive than the mainland (you might say Stateside). Is this still the case?

Kauai, Hawaii
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I don't know about the prices of Coach, but no, we say "the mainland," not "stateside," as Hawai`i is a state.

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The "trouble & strife" offset that price differential by visiting the Waikeke outlets Coach store on our last visit. When she mentioned her multiple Coach purchases I saw red until she showed me the savings she'd made over shopping at the "Waikiki Drive" store. I was stunned.

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I can't say that I've seen any big difference between Coach prices in Honolulu vs LA.

My only caution on the outlets is that Coach is one of the companies that has the outlet merchandise come from different factories than the retail stores. My mother has bought from the Coach outlets and been pleased with what she bought, but people should be aware that they are not the same.

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And keep in mind that different states have different taxes. Hawaii's is considerably lower than California's ... but higher than other States.

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no difference in prices in any state....as another poster wrote the sales tax is lower in Hawaii than other states. Coach also runs 25% discount offers periodically in their full price retail stores (not the factory stores). They just ran this promotion for about a week and it just ended. You should make another post right before you leave for Hawaii asking if there is a promotion going on...it can't hurt :)

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Some of the Coach outlet bags are lovely; but in my mind they are not true Coach, but sometimes you will find a Coach store bag at the outlets. I have had luck finding Coach store bags, as well as Michael Korrs bags, on sale at Macy's on the mainland. I'll find out this fall if Macy's in Hawaii carry Coach.

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A must for you is the Coach store at Waikele - I am with Harleynut's trouble and strife and can always feel good about the number of bags I buy and justify it with the $$$$ saved.

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The coach outlet store will have bags made for the outlet "factory store" that will have an F in the serial number which is on the label inside the bag. They should also have some bags that were made for retail stores either coach retail stores or department stores and those bags are usually in the clearance section. Those bags will not have an F in the serial number and are considered by some to be more desirable. Hope that helps.

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Not that it matters but I like to tease my wife about Coach bags. The fact that they are all made in China and the company has been owned for years by Sara Lee. Serious mark-up on handbags, and don't even get me started on eyeglasses/sunglasses!

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We once bought our daughter a gorgeous bag at the Outlet near Seattle...It bled all over her clothes! Yup it does indeed rain here!