He continued: “Few people realize that Coach started as a men’s business in the Forties. Over the years, our men’s collection developed a leadership position in the leather goods category, first in North America and then in Asia. More recently, Stuart Vevers’ collections have attracted a following among fashion customers globally. While accessories, footwear and outerwear are key categories, we see Michael as an overall brand ambassador and representing the total look and spirit of the brand more than any one category.”