1962 : Bonnie Cashin-the American sportswear pioneer and Coty and Neiman Marcus award winner-is hired by Miles Cahn to design the new retail handbag line, humorously dubbed "Cashin-Carry."

2013 : April: Reed Krakoff announces that he will leave his position as executive creative director in June 2014 to focus on his namesake label, which has steadily been gaining buzz due to First Lady Michelle Obama's patronage. June: Coach announces that English designer Stuart Vevers, formerly of Loewe, will replace Krakoff.