The Coach Tabby Buyer’s Guide 

Coach has consistently been recognised for their handbags and as the Coach Tabby collection continues to soar in popularity, we thought we would take a close look at details, differences, unpacking and all of your unanswered questions. 

The Coach Tabby family is literally the in-demand shoulder bag collection that everyone is talking about. Offering an affordable but luxury bag that is completely on trend the collection continues to fulfil our style needs. Here’s our Coach Tabby Buyer’s Guide answering all your most-asked questions… 

Coach Tabby Bag



The Tabby silhouette actually dates back to an archival 1970s design that Coach Creative Director Stuart Vevers reinvented. The initial Tabby which was the first in the collection is a very classic silhouette, forever style which provides a modern but sophisticated shoulder bag that can alternatively be worn as a cross-body bag.  

It was followed by Coach’s Pillow Tabby, the squishy, softer version which broke the internet, as every influencer picked it up in their preferred colour. This is also in a mini style which has been equally popular. 

Now we have the Coach Pillow Tabby in shearling which we predict will follow in the same footsteps. Inspired by their extensive archive this bag is the perfect combination of Coach’s heritage design and Y2K nostalgia. 

The Different Tabby styles

Looking at sizes and the differences, here we cover the different styles in the collection. Watch our video for a closer look at the details of the full Coach Tabby collection. 

The Coach Tabby 26

It comes in black, chalk, saddle, taupe and red pebbled leather. It has two detachable straps and it has two inside pockets. 

The dimensions of this bag are; H: 15cm x W: 26cm x D: 7.5cm. Handle Drop: 17cm. Strap Drop: 56cm. 

It also comes which a two-tone effect style, which has the classic C monogram on it. This comes in black and tan, Ivory and brown and tan which is a smoother leather-coated style.   

The Coach Tabby 20 

This is the new, smaller, sleeker little sister to the iconic Coach Tabby bag. It can be worn on your shoulder or across your body and gives that ultra-feminine vibe we want this season.

The dimensions for the bag are; H: 10.5cm x W: 19.5cm x D: 7cm

The Coach Pillow Tabby 

There are two sizes the 26 which is the larger style and the 18 which is the mini version. 

Again, with two detachable straps, ultra-soft leather and two compartments inside. 

The dimensions for the 26 are H: 15cm x W: 26cm x D: 7.5cm. Handle Drop: 19.5cm. Strap Drop: 53.3cm. 

The dimensions for the 18 are  H: 10.2cm x W: 18.2cm x D: 6.7cm. Handle drop: 10.2cm. Strap drop: 54.6cm.

They have also now released these bags in a range of shearling styles. Again with a leather lining, they have a soft thick shearling effect. 

The Coach Tabby family


The Soft Calf Leather Tabby Bag 

The soft tabby bag is one of the bigger styles and is 100% leather. It has a scooped structure with two detachable straps and a larger bucket style inside. 

It comes in a range of core colours, ivory, black and peddle. Some feature a suede front or the classic C monogram. 

The dimensions for this bag are; H: 16.5cm x W: 26.5cm x D: 8.5cm. Handle Drop: 22.5cm. Strap Drop: 54.5cm.

The Tabby Hobo Shoulder Bag 

This is the largest style, with a slouchy tote aesthetic. Make from smooth leather, this is a carry-over-the-shoulder style but with a detachable cross-body strap as well. 

The dimensions for this bag are; H: 29.5cm x W: 34.5cm x D: 9.5cm. Handle drop: 22.5cm. Strap drop: 54.5cm.

What do the Coach tabby bags come with?

The Coach bags come in protective packaging. They are wrapped in tissue paper and padding. It will then also include a dust bag for you to store your Tabby bag in. 

Head over to our social here, to see how the MyBag gang have been styling all of their Coach Tabby bags.

How to care for and clean the Coach Tabby bag?

Rank: Essential

1. Gentle Spot Cleaning

Gently spot clean your Tabby bag using a soft, lint-free cloth and mild soapy water. Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive materials that could damage the leather or fabric.

2. Store in Dust Bag

When not in use, store your Tabby bag in its original dust bag to protect it from dust, dirt, and potential scratches.

3. Avoid Direct Sunlight

Keep your Tabby bag away from direct sunlight and heat sources, as prolonged exposure can cause colour fading and leather damage.

Rank: Important

4. Condition Regularly

Use a leather conditioner recommended by Coach to keep the leather soft, supple, and moisturised. Apply it in a small, inconspicuous area first to ensure compatibility.

5. Handle with Clean Hands

Always handle your Tabby bag with clean hands to prevent dirt and oils from transferring onto the leather.

6. Be Mindful of Sharp Objects

Avoid placing sharp objects or items with rough surfaces inside the bag to prevent accidental scratches or tears.

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7. Rotate Usage

If you have multiple bags in your collection, rotate their usage to prevent overuse and maintain the quality of your Tabby bag.

8. Test Leather Cleaners

Before using any leather cleaning products, test them on an inconspicuous area to ensure they won’t harm the material.

9. Avoid Overstuffing

Avoid overloading your Tabby bag, as this can strain the seams and distort its shape over time.

Rank: Pro Tips

10. Address Stains Promptly

If you notice a stain, address it promptly using a leather-friendly stain remover recommended by Coach.

11. Keep Away from Liquids

Avoid exposing your Tabby bag to liquids or excessive moisture. If it does get wet, blot it gently with a clean, dry cloth and allow it to air dry.

12. Professional Cleaning

For stubborn stains or extensive dirt buildup, consider professional cleaning services or a reputable leather care specialist.


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2022-10-03 13:58:50By Holly Thompson

Written by Holly Thompson

Holly Thompson

Holly Thompson

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