Coach was founded in 1941 as a family-run workshop. In a Manhattan loft, six artisans handcrafted a collection of leather goods using skills handed down from generation to generation. Discerning consumers soon began to seek out the quality and unique nature of Coach craftsmanship.
Now greatly expanded, Coach continues to maintain the highest standards for materials and workmanship. Coach's exceptional work force remains committed to carefully upholding the principles of quality and integrity that define the company. Coach attribute the prominence of the Coach brand to the unique combination of their original American attitude and design, their heritage of fine leather goods and custom fabrics, their superior product quality and durability and their commitment to customer service.
Coach's corporate headquarters remain in mid-town Manhattan on 34th Street, in the location of their former factory lofts. Coach is a publicly traded company listed on the New York Stock Exchange, traded under the symbol COH.