It's been said that everything old is new again, and this sentiment certainly applies to Coach. Just ask Michelle Williams, Eddie Borgo, or any of the chic twenty- and thirtysomething Brooklynites seen sporting vintage pieces from the American heritage leather goods house in recent years.

1981 : Coach opens its first boutique on Madison Avenue at Sixty-fourth Street. Around this time, an outlet store in the Hamptons village of Amagansett begins to attract mobs, with summer customers queuing out the door.