Coach

   Inspired by the suppleness of an old baseball glove, Miles Cahn founded the company in 1941 in a New York City loft. Artisans hired by the Cahn family handcrafted soft leather into handbags and Bonnie Cashin was the company's first designer. In 1985, the Cahns sold the business to the Sara Lee Corp. and, in 2000, Coach went public. The company has grown to include men's and women's shoes and clothing, which are sold in stores throughout the world, as well as in their own stores. In 2006, Coach launched its first line of knitwear, designed by New York based Lutz & Patmos. From 2003 to 2006, Coach's revenues grew from $953 million to $1.71 billion. Its product line has grown to include watches, scarves, and outerwear.
   See also Accessories; Brand; Licensing.

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  • coach — [ kotʃ ] n. • 1926; « diligence » 1832; mot angl. ♦ Anglic. 1 ♦ N. m. Vieilli Automobile à deux portes et quatre places. ⇒ 1. coupé. Des coachs ou des coaches. 2 ♦ Sport Personne chargée de l entraînement d une équipe, d un spor …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • coach — Ⅰ. coach UK US /kəʊtʃ/ noun [C] ► HR, MANAGEMENT someone whose job is to provide training for people or to help prepare them for something: »The company has hired a coach to improve our English. → See also LIFE COACH(Cf. ↑life coach) Ⅱ. coach UK… …   Financial and business terms

  • Coach — Coach, Inc. Тип Публичная компания Листинг на бирже NYSE: COH Год основания …   Википедия

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  • coach — Ⅰ. coach [1] ► NOUN 1) chiefly Brit. a comfortably equipped single decker bus used for longer journeys. 2) a railway carriage. 3) a closed horse drawn carriage. ► VERB ▪ travel or convey by coach. ORIGIN Fren …   English terms dictionary

  • Coach — (k[=o]ch; 224), n. [F. coche, fr. It. cocchio, dim. of cocca little boat, fr. L. concha mussel, mussel shell, Gr. ?, akin to Skr. [,c]ankha. Cf. {Conch}, {Cockboat}, {Cockle}.] 1. A large, closed, four wheeled carriage, having doors in the sides …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • coach — coach; coach·ee; coach·er; un·coach; coach·man; …   English syllables

  • coach — [kōch] n. [Fr coche < Ger kutsche < Hung kocsi ( szekér), (carriage of) Kócs, village in Hungary where it was first used] 1. a large, covered, four wheeled carriage used in the 16th 19th cent. as a public conveyance, with seats for… …   English World dictionary

  • coach — s.m. (Rar) Antrenor cu sarcini mai ales administrative, organizatorice. // s.n. Automobil închis, cu două uşi şi scaune rabatabile pentru a permite accesul la locurile din spate. [pron. coci. / < engl. coach]. Trimis de LauraGellner,… …   Dicționar Român

  • coach|er — «KOH chuhr», noun. 1. a baseball coach. 2. = coach horse. (Cf. ↑coach horse) 3. Obsolete. a coachman …   Useful english dictionary

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