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This rugged New York City Coach Leatherware Brief Bag projects the experience and tenacity of those who carry it. Although it has scuffs, scratches, and stains from years of use it is fully functional and displays the character and style that most of us look for in a vintage leather case. If you're a Wall Street Lawyer or an executive of a large corporation you may want to skip this and check out some of the newer Hartmann or Cole Hann stock. On the other hand, if you own the corporation or are an independent professional not restricted by dress codes you should seriously consider this bag.


This bag is beautiful in its simplicity. It has two solid brass turn locks to seal if the inside of the case. Underneath the flap is a spacious interior compartment with a zippered pocket. This compartment is large enough to hold a 15 inch laptop or a standard sized IPAD or Kindle or other electronic notebook. Between the flap and the interior compartment are two pouches large enough for a smart phone and similarly sized equipment.

The term "rugged" is used to describe this bag's perfectly worn condition. The bag has considerable wear on its surface.It has multiple scuffs, scratches, spots and stains across on its surface. Ironically, the dark brown running stains add to its appeal, giving a sort of 'Daliesque' impression of flowing words melting away from the bag . (see pictures)

The bag has structural integrity as there are no holes or tears in the leather. However, there are some loose threads.


Length: 16 inches

Width: 2 inches

Height: 11 inches

NYC Coach bags are beginning to disappear at an alarming rate. 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. Some, but not all, of the Coach bags produced during this era were designed by the well known American designer Bonnie Cashin. Consequently, when you buy a New York City Coach bag you are buying more than an accessory, you are making a potential investment.

The statement on the creed: "Made in New York City, U.S.A." verifies this bag's origin. It is authenticated by Coach Bag registration number: 998-4316.

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Football Days Sale Rugged 1970's NYC Vintage Coach Brown Distressed Daliesque Leatherware Brief Bag No 998-4316- Made in New York City U.S.A


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  • Vintage item from the 1970s
  • Materials: Brown glove lined leather, solid brass turn locks, interior zippered pouch, smart phone pouch, IPad case, Laptop Case, dual pouches beneath flap over closure, 16 by 11 by 2 inches, padded leather handle, made in NYC USA, Coach Bag registration number 998 4316
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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  • Favorited by: 29 people