Coach (COH) will increase its push to become a full lifestyle brand as it seeks to keep up with...

|By:, SA News Editor

Coach (COH) will increase its push to become a full lifestyle brand as it seeks to keep up with Michael Kors and Tony Burch, but could face an uphill battle. The analyst take: Typically, high-end retailers have more success expanding into new products when dealing from a position of strength - instead of playing catch-up. Though early results for new shoe products have been promising, Coach faces some margin risk as inventories expand in new areas.