Giveaway: Win This Coach + Billy Reid Handbag!

September 19, 2013 | By | Comments (1,181)
Photo courtesy Coach

Photo courtesy Coach

In this month’s Southern Living, we told you all about the Billy Reid and Coach handbag collaboration hitting stores this week. We even declared “The Florence” to be the new Southern “It” bag. Now, we do you one better by giving away a tote from the collection! 

Armed in twill, leather lining, and brass hardware, the Coach + Billy Reid Archival Twill Hero Tote goes anywhere from the office to, oh say, an overnight trip to the mountains this fall.

Tell us what Southern vacation you are planning this season in the comments below for a chance to win this sturdy (and stylish!) travel tote. 

The contest begins today and end Sunday, September 22. Official rules here


  1. Donna Fulton

    We are planning to take the kids and grandkids to Daytona Beach this summer. They all love sand and sun.

    March 18, 2016 at 5:28 pm
  2. DeLeta Gurley

    I’m going to the Georgia Coast, probably Tybee Island. There’s a feeling of magic on the island. You can park your car at your rental house or cottage and pretty much walk or bike anywhere you need to go, that is, of course, unless you do a day trip to Savannah! The air is sweet and fresh, as is the seafood (oh those delectable Georgia shrimp). I can feel my stress melt away after a few days. I have a very stressful job, an exhausting daily commute (68 miles round trip which equals a minimum 2 hour commute each day). I can feel myself becoming “brittle” with the stress and that is when I know I must breathe the salt air. The coastal marshes are the birthplace of life for many varieties of fish and shellfish, and I truly feel reborn myself after spending time there. If I’m lucky enough to win the handbag, first I’d cry, then I’d laugh with sheer joy, and probably run around the house waving it in the air. Then I’d take the handbag out on the town in Atlanta then down to Tybee and Savannah, and when I got compliments on it, (duh) I’d tell everyone the story!

    September 4, 2014 at 8:34 am
  3. Amanda Matthews

    I am heading to the quaint town of Bay St Louis, Ms for Bridge Fest! It is a festival held every fall to commemorate the re-opening of the Bay St. Louis bridge after it was ravaged by hurricane Katrina.

    September 30, 2013 at 7:13 pm
  4. Angela Jeanne

    We are planning to go to Stone Mountain, GA for the Country Living Fair.

    September 25, 2013 at 5:58 pm
  5. erica

    Id love to go anywhere in the south! Never been!

    September 25, 2013 at 3:19 pm
  6. Stephanie Granada

    And the winner is Richard Kirk! We hope you and your wife enjoy your trip to the Blue Ridge Parkway!

    September 25, 2013 at 9:46 am
  7. Stephanie

    A trip to Pigeon Forge!

    September 24, 2013 at 9:39 pm
  8. Sabrina Webb

    We’re doing a short trip to Louisville in October to check out the food and music scene for my sweeties upcoming birthday. Hoping to get a Nashville trip in and maybe a visit to the Smokies. Locally thinking of making the trip over to Shaker Village for a great little lunch date and definitely going out to The Windy Corner Cafe for lunch and stocking up on gourmet sweet treats.

    September 24, 2013 at 12:14 pm
  9. Lisa Gonzalez

    McGee creek state park! We love it there. Its peaceful and no cell service. What more can you ask for?

    September 24, 2013 at 2:14 am
  10. judy taylor

    We would like to go to the North Carolina mountains, especially to Asheville and Blowing Rock. Hiking, shopping, eating, and looking at the beautiful scenery would definitely be on our agenda. I’d also love to stay one night at the Grove Park Inn. THAT would be a real treat!

    September 23, 2013 at 7:23 pm
  11. Jessica B.

    Since I live in Middle Tennessee, every weekend is a Southern vacation for me! Whether I am horseback riding across the beautiful countryside or heading to Nashville for socializing, shopping, music, and culture, I am always having a great time! I am hoping to get a chance to make it to Savannah, GA soon for a bigger vacation.

    September 22, 2013 at 10:41 pm
  12. Jenny M

    Planning a culinary tour of the South using Southern Living Tastiest Town’s recommendations. Starting in Charleston with visits to Husk and the Butcher & Bee, then heading to west to Atlanta for dinner at The Optimist, heading north to Greenville for a meal at American Grocery, then onto Curate in Asheville and ending with the ACC Championship Game in Charlotte to see my Clemson Tigers (fingers crossed). Go Tigers!

    September 22, 2013 at 10:28 pm
  13. trisha

    We actually just returned from our southern vacation!! We drove from Atlanta to Jacksonville and took an off season cruise. We have 2 sets of twin boys and found a steal of a deal taking a cruise to the Bahamas! We stayed overnight on Amelia island and took a short drive to the ship. It was our kids first cruise and they had so much fun! Our 18 year old twins found out they can gamble on the ship! They had fun learning new games and played and lost and won!! We gave them $50 to start and 1 twin lost it after 3 days of playing and the other left the boat with $400! The younger 13 year old twins didnt stray much from the 24 hour ice cream machine and made alot of new friends! We enjoyed having family dinners and the bonding experience we had!! We can’t wait to go back!!

    September 22, 2013 at 10:24 pm
  14. Emily Sonier

    Going to Lafayette, LA on Columbus Day to eat smothered rabbit at a wonderful café.

    September 22, 2013 at 9:09 pm
  15. Shannon Norwood

    My Southern fall vacation includes football, friends, and falling leaves. First stop: an Auburn University’s football game where my family will spend the weekend with the families of two of my college roommates. We reminisce about our college days and watch our children learn the traditions – socializing prior to the game, Tiger Walk, and a visit to Toomer’s Corner to celebrate a win are a few of our favorites. We’ll meet up at Provino’s for our post-game meal followed by brunch the next morning at the Marriott at Grand National. Another Sunday tradition is to spend some time on campus- the guys toss footballs in the shadow of Samford Hall while the girls chat. We wrap up with photos of the kids – and the college roomies. After we say our goodbyes in Auburn, we’ll take the long way home, travelling through Northeast Alabama. Little River Canyon and Desoto State Park will be beautiful for some fall hiking. There is a hole-in-the-wall restaurant across the road from the Little River Canyon Center with some of the best burgers and milkshakes around. Another can’t miss stop is Orbix Hot Glass – I’d love to see Cal Breed create something fabulous and find a perfect piece of glass for our home. An evening at the Mentone Springs Hotel means a breakfast complete with the Fort Payne based Granny Hester’s Sweet Potato Biscuits. (Side note: If you haven’t tried these, please stop what you are doing and go to Publix. They are near the Sister Schubert’s rolls in the freezer section. Delish.) Then it will be time to head home, back to school and work, but with a brand new set of Southern fall memories.

    September 22, 2013 at 8:48 pm
  16. Rhonda

    Would love to go to Charleston or Savannah!

    September 22, 2013 at 8:42 pm
  17. Meghan P

    My husband and I are trying to find a weekend to take our 15-yo daughter to the beach, either Charleston, Hilton Head, or Savannah. Sure, a romantic getaway would be nice, but she still wants to spend time with us, and we’re so glad for that. Plenty of time for romantic getaways in a few years when she leaves for college.

    September 22, 2013 at 8:09 pm
  18. Loretta Ewell

    Would love to take this bag on a long weekend to VA Beach!

    September 22, 2013 at 7:50 pm
  19. The Family Class

    We want to make it out to Texas to visit a friend 🙂

    September 22, 2013 at 6:56 pm
  20. Elizabeth Thacker

    We plan to travel to Asheville, NC. Love the mountains this time of year. Fall is my favorite season and there is never enough time to see all of the scenery I want!

    September 22, 2013 at 6:39 pm
  21. Bobbie Gholson

    Would love to go Pisgah, AL and stay at Gorham’s Bluff. It is a hidden gem in the middle of nowhere. The scenery is fabulous. I read about it in Southen Living several years ago. We were able to stay there in April and cannot wait to go back.

    September 22, 2013 at 2:06 pm
  22. Monica McCaskill

    My husband and I have married for 2 years and since 3 days after our wedding we have had to live apart for 2 years due to his job. We get to see each other once a month, but finally we will get to have a honeymoon this December in fun Austin Texas! Love to have aswesome this bag to show off!!

    September 22, 2013 at 1:34 pm
  23. Connie Lane

    We hope to go to Knoxville, TN, if all goes well. Should be beautiful this time of year.

    September 22, 2013 at 1:03 pm
  24. Richard Kirk

    We have been married for over 40 years and have had a full life raising children and grandchildren. I am a workaholic. Going in early and leaving late and usually have a yard or house project on the weekends. Our traveling usually consists of visiting our children and grandchildren. My wife has always wanted to have a getaway weekend with just the two of us. She has lupus and long trips are difficult for her to manage. As we are getting older and less able to travel, I have decided to surprise her with a trip on the Blue Ridge Parkway. We have always talked about going since it is so close, living in Northeast Tennessee.Every trip to visit our daughter in Raleigh, NC we pass the signs and my wife always says, “I would love to travel the parkway” and every year we agree to plan a trip and for the past 10 years haven’t, until now. I would love to surprise her with this beautiful, unique bag to take on our trip. We have raised wonderful, kind and generous children and enjoy our grandchildren, but we deserve a trip for us in the part of the country that we love the most. Having this bag to commemorate this event in our lives would make it that more special.

    September 22, 2013 at 12:52 pm
  25. Carol @arewethereyet

    My hubs and I will be going to the North Georgia Mountains in late October for our weeks vacation – just spending some down time – he and I and our two mini doxies. Crisp air, fall leaves, and time together! What more could you wish for?

    September 22, 2013 at 10:35 am
  26. Sandra Schwab

    Would be a great bag to pack for a 1-2 night stay for our wedding anniversary!!!!! Anywhere will do!

    September 22, 2013 at 10:18 am
  27. Noelle

    My husband and I are newlyweds and just move to the south. We are going to do a “Southern City Tour” and will be exploring Charleston, S.C. and Savannah, GA. I am so excited because I’ve never been to either place. This bag would be the perfect carry-all for me!

    September 22, 2013 at 8:39 am
  28. Jenniffer Mitchell

    It all depends on the weather. If it’s warm the week before Thanksgiving, we will head to Orange Beach, Alabama. If it’s a more typical fall, then it’s a trip to the Blue Rigde Parkway. My husband & I made that drive once before and loved it. Our 8 year old son has never seen that area and I think he’s old enough now to enjoy it. (I’m wishing for cooler weather so the Parkway will win.)

    September 22, 2013 at 8:38 am
  29. dawn High

    We are visiting the Big Easy for a little gumbo, some fried oysters and a bunch of great independent booksellers at SIBA.

    September 22, 2013 at 8:35 am
  30. Marcy Fox

    I flew to Indianapolis for the Brickyard (a Nascar race). It was a quick chance to spend time with my brothers. My brothers and I did not see each other after they joined the service. We got separated. I moved to North Carolina, and after the service, they moved to Indianapolis. We were all raising our families, but I did not get to see them. So when my youngest brother called and asked if I could go to the Brickyard, I said I’d get the first flight. (He won tickets at work.) It was such a sweet time!

    September 22, 2013 at 8:32 am
  31. Christine

    We are celebrating our anniversary where we got married, Little Saint Simon’s Island- the greatest place on earth. A rustic, beautiful, tranquil Georgia barrier island. Deer, armadillo, shore birds and cute guys with biology degrees who bait your hook for you while you fish. Later the resident chef will even clean and cook that very fish for your dinner. All you have to do is sip Bass ale (on tap) and watch the sunset. Here’s to making more memories in the marsh.

    September 22, 2013 at 8:06 am

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