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Comeback Queens 👑: Coach

💭 I can clearly remember my FIRST designer bag because let’s be honest, it makes you feel so cool to whip it out before you are about to leave the house! You carry your chapstick, maybe a wallet and your phone and anything else you can fit inside. 👛 For some, their first bag will be from different places, but mine was most certainly from Coach. It was a cute little wristlet that fit a few things that I needed in high school – so not much if we are being honest!

Coach really disappeared off the radar for years but it is making a comeback so time to pull out your old bags, shoes and other accessories with the famous C on them. The comeback has made its way into malls, online and on social media, so it must really be something to talk about! Let’s take a closer look at the rise, fall and bigger rise of Coach overtime so you are fully ready for it! 

Coach History 

In 1940s Manhattan, the first Coach bags were inspired by the design of a baseball glove with tan, high-quality leather, stitched together with perfection. In 1962, Bonnie Cashin was hired and the whole brand got a major upgrade. Cashin’s motto was to “make things as lightweight as possible, as simple as possible, as punchy as possible, and as inexpensive as possible which led Coach to become the place to find affordable luxury. As Lew Frankfort became the CEO in 1979, a new era was welcomed where Coach was a household name brand. 

Coach in 2000s

While Coach had an issue with being considered luxurious and affordable at the same time, it did leave room for a new branding to be added to the bags. The known “C” that is on so many of the Coach pieces makes the brand easily distinguishable from just any bag but it led to tons of knock offs being created to mimic the brand. The thing that makes a designer bag wanted by the public is a feeling of exclusivity – Coach lost that.

This coupled with the fact that Coach began to focus so much on sales so they opened stores EVERYWHERE, malls, side stores, outlets and more, it just became so accessible that it was always on sale too. This impacted the quality of the bags negatively as well. There were other affordable luxury brands gaining popularity as well in Tory Burch, Michael Kors and Kate Spade to name a few. 

Coach’s Rebrand

In the end of 2020 and into this new year, Coach scaled back on stores, stopped continuous sales and started working to bring back the quality and exclusivity of the brand. A new demographic has been focused on too, in hopes that sales will begin to rise again in their bags. The focus originally being on Suburban moms proved to not be as valuable as a younger customer with more disposable income. Hopefully these new changes will result in a new amount of growth for this brand!

There is a new push in sustainably creating their products from upcycled leather and recycled plastic as well as new bags, shoes, and other beauty and accessory products to fit the new generation! If you’d like to get your hands on this brand comeback, this week’s sale on Curtsy is on Coach! We hope to see you on the app!

Source: https://fridayscoop.com/brief-history-of-coach/

Last month we highlighted comeback kid Abercrombie. Stay tuned to see what other trends we uncover 🕵🏽‍♀️ …

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Also, for this week only, 15% off all Coach on Curtsy.
Sale valid 6/13-6/19/21

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Brands Made With Love 🏳️‍🌈

June marks the beginning of Pride Month, so we are taking some time to share 10 amazing LGBTQ+ owned brands for you to take a look at! While this month is all about supporting, uplifting, and learning from the LGBTQ+ community, we should all continue to be allies and constantly educate ourselves everyday outside of just the month of June. Curtsy is proud to support all underrepresented/underserved communities. 💞 

From clothes, to makeup to gifts and lifestyle brands, we had added a little bit of everything so be sure to check them out below and comment or IG DM us any of your faves at the end!

❤️ Ash + Chess
Ashley Molesso + Chess Needham  are queer and trans couple based in Richmond, VA. They create stationary, greeting cards and prints that use amazing bold colors and artwork for their audience to bring joy and make political statements through their work!

🧡 Because
Created on “color, happiness, and excitement,” Because is a brand where fashion doesn’t have to be taken too seriously. Hawwaa Ibrahim always felt like the “other” growing up as a non-binary, Black, queer, Muslim and so fashion was the place they felt free. From pom-poms as jewelry to crochet rainbow sweaters, Because will help you express yourself, inclusively.

💛 Flavnt Streetwear
FLAVNT was created with the goal to give everyone, especially members of the LGBTQ+ community confidence and pride in their clothing and showing self-love to the world around us. The clothing created is to inspire and include always. 

💚 Folly Fire Cosmetics
“Fierce Beauty without the BS” – that is what Folly Fire Cosmetics is all about! This new Vegan, cruelty-free and clean product beauty brand is full of bold and vibrant beauty products that make all people feel beautiful from the moment they use it!

💙 Gc2b
In 2015, the Trans-owned brand gc2b was founded to create chest-binding shirts for the Trans community. There was a massive gap in the market for Trans people to find chest-binding garments that were comfortable and unique in style so gc2b has been an amazing company to watch and support!

💜 Heartshake Studios
The Southwestern inspired designs, colors and style of Heartshake Studios paved the way for the creative couple Kit and their husband to start their own business in homegoods, art and more. The handcrafted and vintage feel of all the pieces in the shop make anyone feel at home!

🤎 Musée Beauty
Sisters Tara + Kaya brought their love of makeup and art together to create Musée Beauty – a place where people could quite literally use their face as a blank canvas and create art. This cruelty-free, queer-owned makeup brand is bold and beautiful!

🖤 Otherwild
Founded in 2012 by a queer-identifed woman in L.A with the focus in ethics and interdisciplinary arts driving this brand, Otherwild is the perfect place to find unique homegoods and apparel.

🤍 Peau De Loup
Peau De Loup is an androgynous, genderless brand for all people. When the founders came together to create this business, it was because they found themselves not being able to fit “men’s” clothing. They decided to create their own pieces and Peau De Loup was born. The perfect button up for everyone can be found here!

💖 Suay Sew Shop
Suay is an ethical and sustainable home goods and clothing brand. Based in L.A., this brand sources products from recycled clothing waste to create everything from pillows to clothing! They are responsible for diverting 500,000 pounds of clothing waste to their development centers to create their home goods since 2017.

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Comeback Queens 📈: Abercrombie

So let’s take a little trip back to 2009 shall we… 💭 your parents just dropped you and your friends off at the local mall where you are all walking around on a Saturday afternoon and you see THE store. Abercrombie. It’s dark, it’s loud and it is so COOL. You want all the floral prints, the denim and the huge logos to make sure EVERYONE knows where you shop. This time in so many of our lives is remembered so clearly but you probably stopped shopping there a couple years later…

But — it’s 2021 now and Abercrombie is making a comeback to an online and in-store shop near you. We wanted to take you down memory lane to Abercrombie’s past and share what it has to offer now in the future. Let’s see if you will be making your way back in the store soon.

A Little Abercrombie History

I’m not sure if you remember the huge logo on Abercrombie pieces in the past that have “1892” on them but it was by no coincidence – that is when the brand was founded. It was originally created as a fishing and hunting gear brand by David T. Abecrombie and a few years later Ezra Fitch purchased many shares – leading to the name Abercrombie & FItch.

The massive, 12-story building in New York sold men’s + women’s clothing through the years, even to famous names like John F. Kennedy + Ernest Hemingway. 

Abercrombie in the 2000s

Through the rest of the 1900s, the company continued to grow and sink with the economy and in the 1990s, Mike Jefferies took over as CEO which would change the brand forever. The perfect models, the unrealistic beauty standards, discimination, lawsuits for indecency, excluding different races, plus sized clothing and more came with him and almost ended the brand – until its recent rebrand with a new CEO…
old abercrombie ad, early 2000s, black and white, large logos

Abercrombie’s Rebrand

In 2017, Fran Horowitz became the CEO of Abercrombie and turned over a new leaf with the brand top to bottom. New inclusive sizes, brighter stores and more classic and timeless pieces for an older target audience brought Abercrombie back from the dust. Now you can go into a smaller, more welcoming store with brighter lights, quieter music and more inclusive size ranges. 

The brand has become a huge advocate for representation and equality by partnering with The Trevor Project and the Steve Fund which donates to the LGBTQ+ and the mental Health of BIPOC respectively. The message is clear and it shows through their ads, media, partnerships and new styles. Some trends to look out for from A & F are their bathing suits, jeans, pride collection and more! When heading back into the mall or online shopping, take a look at what the brand has to offer now because it does not disappoint! Start your search with Curtsy today.


🗣️ Also, for this week only, 15% off all Abercrombie on Curtsy.

Sale valid 5/16-5/22/21

Stay tuned to see what other trends we uncover 🕵🏾‍♀️…

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🖐🏽 Tips for Cleaning Out Your Closet

So we have all been there, standing in our closet – full of clothes – yet, we are thinking to ourselves… I have got NOTHING to wear! Whenever this happens I know it is time to sell some clothes on Curtsy to make some cash, and buy some new pieces that are fresh and exciting! I am going to give you five easy tips to help you decide when an item of clothing is ready to go!

It Doesn’t Fit

Our bodies are constantly changing and we often find ourselves holding on to pieces we “could fit again” in the future, but that is a sign to SELL! If you still love the item, and it is gently used, but you just don’t fit it anymore, it is time to let it go! Someone else will get a better use out of it! ♻️

Not Your Style Anymore

As I said before, trends are ALWAYS changing so if you don’t like an item anymore, there is no reason to hold on to it! We are constantly looking for something new to add to our wardrobe, and so the item that you found in the bottom drawer from your preppy phase in high school can be passed on to the Curtsy closet! 👡

You’ve Gotten Your Use Out of It

We purchase so many items because we need them for special occasions or we have outgrown it, but we hold on to it for a rainy day! If it’s served its purpose – it is time to LET IT GO and give it to the Curtsy Closet! ✌🏼

You Won’t Wear it Again

This tip goes hand in hand with the last one – if you know for a fact that you will never wear a certain trend, print or style ever again, there is absolutely no reason to still keep it in your drawers! You should sell it, get some cash for it and use that money to get an iced coffee, a new trend you love or something special you’ve been saving up for! 💖

It Doesn’t Bring You Joy

Like Marie Kondo said, “Does this spark joy?” If it does, keep it and if not – let it GO! We love to hold on and keep things just to have, but it is so nice when your collection is organized and you can sell what no longer serves a purpose in your wardrobe! So why not add it to your Curtsy closet for some $$$! 💸

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3 Ways to Make Your Closet More Green 💚

The fashion industry is one of the most profitable industries in the world because it crosses global lines. 🌎 People use fashion to express themselves and to relate to different trends, pop culture references and friend groups so of course it produces a lot of waste!

The average person throws away 70 pounds of clothing per year which equals 13 million tons of waste just in the US! The rise of social media, influencer culture and  overconsumption has made way for new trends to come and go overnight. People’s closets are constantly growing and adding the newest piece to keep up with the times. The rise in clothing purchases has made the fashion industry a huge source of waste globally so we wanted to share our top 3 ways to make your closet more green!

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♻️ Thrifting

Thrifting is something that has always been done of course, but over the last few years, it has made its way to mainstream fashion in ways that no one would have expected! As more people become aware of the wasteful practices of the fashion industry, many teens and young adults have been starting to go thrift shopping to find ways to reduce clothing purchases. 

In New York City alone, 400 million pounds of thrifted clothing were tossed out in 2018 – now imagine that worldwide! There are so many perfectly, unused and gently used clothing items to be found by going thrifting so why not make a day of it with your friends! Trends always repeat themselves so you can always find some hidden gems at the thrift shops!

👗 Renting

We all love fashion but it is not possible for most people to purchase everything under the sun because it isn’t sustainable and we don’t have endless amounts of cash to get it all! Renting has been an amazing way to get some of the best brands and empty out your closet because you return the pieces when finished with them!

At places like Rent the Runway and Nuuly, you can rent designer pieces every month for under $100 and return them when you are finished! No need to purchase tons of clothes for special events, date nights or casual weekends when you can rent something and give it a long life by passing it on to someone else! And did you know that Curtsy started off as a renting app?

🛍 Shopping Second Hand on Curtsy

Of course we couldn’t talk about a green closet without mentioning secondhand shopping! Everything has become digital and so of course shopping has too. On Curtsy, you can find some of your favorite brands – with the tags still on!!! – at such a discounted price. There are weekly sales, you can get up to 70% off on some items, and you have a whole community on Curtsy where thrifting is made easy. The experience is super user friendly and the app is one big closet share! Happy Earth Month Curtsy gals! 🌎

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💃🏽 Meet the author & shop her Curtsy closet!
Nikki’s one of the content creators over on the Curtsy social channels! She has loved so many pieces that she’s bought from sellers on the app to help expand her girly + feminine, cottagecore style! Check out her Curtsy Closet to see when she adds some items to it next!

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