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This is a NYC Coach 'Brief Bag' Style Briefcase or Attache. The Coach Creed has the 'Leatherware' logo under COACH. The creed states the case was made in New York City U.S.A. and assigns registration number 002-6717. This bag is in very good condition. It does have a gold monogram with initials LAL.

I have Coach Catalogs from 1981 through 2003 and the earliest listing I can find for the Brief Bag is in the 1982 Coach Catalog which has this listing:

"Number 5080. 'Brief Bag. $146 ( equivalent to $364 in 2015 dollars due to inflation)

Luxurious size brief/bag for men or women. Two gusseted outside pockets. Full size industrial zipper compartment. Solid brass turn locks. Black, mocha, tabac, British Tan. "

Dimensions:

Length: 16"

Height: 11"

Width: 2"


This bag is in remarkably good condition for a bag over 35 years old. It is as structurally sound as the day it was made because it has no rips, tears or holes. The leather is still soft and supple. However, like most vintage bags this age it does have sings of prior use in the form of scuffs and scratches.


What about the monogram?

I keep monograms because I think they add a unique history and identity to a bag. ( Sometimes the monogram establishes it was owned by some famous professional and you can discover its history. See Dr. H V Murdaugh, Jr MD bag we have listed at https://www.etsy.com/listing/233395865/clearance-sale-vintage-dopp-bilt-brown?ref=shop_home_active_9 )

If you don't like monograms they are easily and inexpensively covered up or replaced by brass, leather or cloth plates with your own monogram. Link to this site and see how this is easily and inexpensively used to replace a monogram. http://diyplanner.com/node/7166 . Links to discussions on removing monograms. http://leatherworker.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=23088

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.

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We have several other Coach Metropolitan Style Briefcases that were not manufactured in NYC for substantially less. Please check our site by linking to the address below for current stock and future stock.


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 NYC Coach Briefbag Black Leather Multi Gusseted Briefcase Attache Laptop IPad Carrier- Rare in VGC

$117.00

Only 1 available


Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1970s
  • Materials: black supple leather, two exterior leather pockets under flap, brass hardware, solid brass turn locks, double gusseted interior, interior leather slip pocket, laptop holder for 15 inch lap top, IPad holder for all size IPads, interior smart phone pouches, leather handle
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 195 reviews
  • Favorited by: 16 people