Coach Sues Target Over Counterfeit Handbags

Luxury handbag and accessory maker Coach Inc. has sued Target Corp., alleging the Minneapolis, Minn., retailer is selling a counterfeit handbag that claims to be an authentic Coach product.

The New York-based luxury goods company claims a counterfeit handbag that is an "exact replica of a genuine Coach handbag" and that bears a counterfeit of at least one Coach trademark was purchased from a Target store in Largo, Fla.

The lawsuit, filed late Friday in federal court in Manhattan, is seeking more than $1 million in damages.

Target's media relations department didn't immediately return a phone call seeking comment Monday.