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This is a very nice Coach British Tan Leather Saddle Pouch Bag # 9590 which was a medium size shoulder bag made by Coach in New York City in the 1970's.

The Coach creed registration number is: 513-1617

Details: This bag has authentic solid brass saddlery hardware, a brass zippered interior pocket and a leather slip pocket between the flap and the interior, It also has a British tan leather strap that drops 18.5". The 7 x 5 inch pocket under the flap is the perfect size for today's cell phones. My Samsung S 4 fit in perfectly.

Dimensions:

Length: 9"

Width: 2"

Height: 8"

Strap drop: 18.5"


Condition of bag : The overall condition of this bag is very good. The bag is structurally sound without any rips tears or holes. However, like most bags from the seventies there is some wear. It has some scuffing and wrinkles. It also has some small dark spots on the right edge of the front flap that need to be removed. However, there are no rips, tears or holes. Please see photos and zoom in for closer inspection.

New York City Bag Significance: This Coach leather bag is one of the most sought after Coach products by collectors because it is a "New York City Bag". These are some of the highest quality Coach products. "New York City" bags were made in the original Coach factory in New York City that operated from the late 1960's through the mid 1980's. Consequently, they are disappearing at an alarming rate and when you buy a New York City Coach bag you are buying more than an accessory, you are making a potential investment.

Significance of NYC Coach

This Coach leather bag is one of the most sought after Coach products by collectors because it is a "New York City Bag". These are some of the highest quality Coach products. "New York City" bags were made in the original Coach factory in New York City that operated from the late 1960's through the mid 1980's. Consequently, they are disappearing at an alarming rate and when you buy a New York City Coach bag you are buying more than an accessory, you are making a potential investment.

THE FACTORY

This bag was made in the NYC Coach Factory which means it is in the class of the most sought after vintage Coach bags. Coach no longer produces bags in the U.S.A. and the Factory is gone. The quality of the bags manufactured at the Coach NYC factory and the skills of the leather workers who produced them was memorialized in a book released in 1977 entitled "The Factory".

"The factory occupies two floors of a 12 story building in downtown New York City and employs about 125 members of the Pocketbook and Novelty Workers Union Local No. 1 AFL-CIO. It is the Coach Leatherware factory, and the people who work here make bags and belts out of leather and brass.... Looking around the factory, out of town visitors are always struck by its rich ethnic mix. Like a microcosm of the City itself, every race, creed and national origin seems to be represented...2nd generation New Yorkers, both black and white... Italians ....Poles..., Germans, Hungarians, Lithuanians, and Russians - as well as Cubans, Puerto Ricans, Dominicans, and a number of other Hispanics from Central and South America..... Here in New York City we have recruited workers from what is undoubtedly the world's largest pool of skilled labor, and this has enabled us, over the years, to choose from the best in each category..... "The leather goods industry is a highly competitive one. If Coach bags and belts have enjoyed a certain success in this field, it is precisely because they are made in New York City by those people whose skill, energy and quick intelligence make it possible to turn out a quality product at a fair price. [ The Factory: Portrait of a Leathergoods Factory in Downtown New York City; Pictures by Jeremy Lezin- Words by Miles Cahn; July 1977]

If you prefer a different style vintage bag, I have many in stock and you can see it at my shop at https://www.etsy.com/shop/ProVintageGear

If you prefer a different style vintage bag, I have many in stock and you can see it at my shop at https://www.etsy.com/shop/ProVintageGear

Football Days Sale Rare NYC Coach British Tan Leather Medium Saddle Pouch - Made in New York City U.S.A.- Vgc- Nice Bag

$81.00

Only 1 available


Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1970s
  • Materials: British tan leather, authentic solid brass saddlery hardware, interior brass zippered pocket, 7 x 5 inch pocket under flap for cell phone, 18 and a half inch strap drop, Coach Bag No 9590, Coach registration number 513 1617, pick pocket proof buckle closure
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 198 reviews
  • Favorited by: 35 people