Be still my beating heart …. the Coach store finally arrived with great anticipation throughout my circle and has sprinkled handbags everywhere! This is truly the dawn of a new day on the Central Coast.
Ok, ok, I grew up here so I have a little more history with the shopping void that existed just a decade or so ago. I deserve to applaud this store, and it’s obvious corporate directed high level of customer service.
Walking in the doors, it is an obviously different shopping experience than we have grown accustomed to. Travertine floors, soft lighting and minimal tables and shelves that highlight the handbags, purses, clutches, key fobs and other leather-laden accessories.
Yes, yes ladies, the initial glance at a price tag may send you into momentary sticker shock. Keep in mind you will likely be clutching a daily discount coupon that the gracious and helpful staff gives out as you enter — up to 30% — and the signs adorning the tables and shelves usually indicate as much as 50% off the tag. All in all, you walk away with a quality, warrantied handbag over your shoulder that screams style and taste for a fraction (less than 50%) of what the next gal paid at Saks in Santa Barbara. Score!
From the obvious attention to detail in the ambience to the helpful and courteous staff, to my mind the extra $$ is worth it. Thankfully, this small boutique brings us an inch or two further up the ladder toward the shopping destination levels of our Central Coast cities to the North and South.
1215 Avila Beach Drive,
San Luis Obispo, California, 93405