Coach Tabby Shoulder Bag 20 With Quilting Review

POPSUGAR Photography | Kyley Warren
POPSUGAR Photography | Kyley Warren

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As one of the fashion industry’s most storied brands, Coach somehow always manages to reinvent itself and breathe new life into its iconic handbag silhouettes. The Coach Tabby Shoulder Bag 20 With Quilting ($395) is just the latest example of the label’s commitment to innovation, and in true Coach fashion, it arrives just in time for spring in a bevy of fresh, seasonal colorways.

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Unlike past Coach Tabby iterations, this accessory plays into the season’s buzzy texture trend with a plush quilted design. It pays homage to archival 1970s Coach designs (think folk-embroidery techniques and antique color tones like mustard and nickel), while upgraded accents like an adjustable leather chain strap and subtle hardware accents finish it off with a modern flair.

I’m a Coach loyalist through and through, so I rarely need convincing when it comes to testing out (and inevitably buying) any new styles from the brand. Naturally, when Coach offered to send out a quilted Tabby for me to experiment with in my own spring wardrobe, I jumped at the chance — and now I rarely leave my house without it. Ahead, I break down everything to know about the Coach Tabby Shoulder Bag 20 With Quilting, from its compact yet functional design and versatile color to why I expect it to be 2024’s most popular shoulder bag — and maybe one of Coach’s best bags to date.

What I Like About the Coach Tabby Shoulder Bag With Quilting

First and foremost, I love just how much I can fit into this accessory, despite its compact size. The bag is deceptively spacious, with an exterior pocket, a zippered interior pocket, and three roomy divided sections on the inside. The interior is, in fact, big enough to fit everything from an iPhone 13 to a passport holder, sunglasses, car keys, emergency lipstick, and more. While I generally prefer large tote bags and oversize accessories that can hold the many essentials I travel with on a daily basis, this piece has surprised me in the best way — it’s smaller than virtually every bag in my closet and still manages to hold all of my everyday must haves.

I appreciate the softness of the bag’s material, which makes it feel all the more comfortable while I’m wearing it. This style is made from a napa leather, which feels buttery smooth with a pillow-like plushness to match. In the past, I’ve struggled wearing certain shoulder bags because I always felt that they rubbed the skin under my arm the wrong way. This style doesn’t cause any discomfort, and I love that I can tuck in underneath my arms and wear it for hours on end.

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What’s Worth Noting About the Coach Tabby Quilted Shoulder Bag

As with all designer accessories, I recommend considering how exactly you plan to use the shoulder bag, then deciding on an exact colorway from there. I own the Coach Tabby 26 in a lighter shade and have found that the style has a tendency to dirty more than some of my darker bags; if I leave it on the floor of a restaurant or on the seat next to me in an airport, I might notice an extra scuff or mark after the fact, whereas my dark accessories rarely show any wear. While I haven’t noticed any unusual marks or discoloration with the Coach Tabby 20, I also haven’t been using it as long, and have been especially careful with where I leave it because of its light-yellow coloring.

Designer bags often feel like much more of an investment because of their steeper price tag, so I recommend choosing a shade that’s best suited to your lifestyle and habits — even if it means opting for a darker variation that you can trust won’t wear as quickly.

Who Is the Coach Tabby Quilted Shoulder Bag Best For?

If you’re looking for a shoulder bag that’s functional yet stylish, classic yet modern, and compact yet practical, this style is a worthwhile investment. With its ample interior space, convertible shoulder strap, and soft-shell design, it ticks all of our boxes as far as what a designer accessory should have. Plus, the wide array of color options makes it easy to shop out a style that’s best suited to your personal taste. Whether you’re in the market for a new handbag for spring or simply want something that you can easily wear from the office to the airport and beyond, this accessory will be a worthy addition to your everyday wardrobe.

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Where Is the Coach Tabby Shoulder Bag With Quilting Available to Shop?

This style can be purchased from Coach.

Additional Details

  • This bag is crafted from a napa leather material.
  • It’s available to shop in a handful of fun spring colors, including pastel shades of yellow, peach, green, pink, and white.
  • The accessory is fitted with an outside slip pocket, divided interior slots, a zippered pocket on the inside, as well as a push-lock closure for added security.


Kyley Warren is an award-winning writer, editor, and affiliate strategist with more than four years of experience in the publishing space. She currently works as an assistant editor on POPSUGAR Shopping, where she reviews trending products, monitors commerce trends, develops thoughtful affiliate strategies, and relies on her unique expertise to compile helpful shopping guides that span a number of verticals. She previously worked with Entertainment Tonight as a style commerce writer, and her byline has appeared in publications globally.