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They lust for Leiber and buy Coach


leiber.jpgWhen it comes to luxury handbags , wealthy American women view Leiber bags as the most prestigious,  but most often buy Coach, according to a survey released on Wednesday.

The survey, conducted by a research firm called The Luxury Institute, found Leiber scored highest on its “Luxury Brand Status Index”, which includes measurements for quality, exclusivity, social status and self-enhancement (meaning the brand can make the buyer feel special).

Tied for second out of thirty luxury brands included in the survey were Hermes and Tod’s, followed by Jimmy Choo, Bottega Veneta and Valentino.

While those brands scored the highest in terms of perception, here are the brands that survey respondents said they purchased most frequently in the past 12 months.