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Dads Grads Sale Coach Suspender Bag White Leather With Red White And Blue Suspender Strap Metal Coach Tag - VGC

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This is a beautiful white leather Coach Suspender Bag with a red, white, and blue elastic suspender strap. Coach Suspender Bags attract many collectors and are becoming very rare. It's my understanding that this bag was either designed or influenced by Bonnie Cashin who began designing for Coach in 1961. This suspender bag is 'Pre Coach Creed' and has a black metal identification tag which was primarily used in the 1960's but are also seen in some early 1970's before Coach introduced its creed. This means this bag was made by Coach in 'The Factory in New York City because that was the only Coach manufacturing facility at that time.

If you have read some of my other listings you see that I often refer to Coach catalog listings to describe bags we list. However, we do not have catalogs before 1981 and no suspender bags are listed in any Coach catalog I have between 1981 and 1996.

This suspender bag has the signature Coach solid brass turnlock closure. It also has an interior zipper pocket. It is a medium to small size bag that will take care of most of your typical carrying needs.

Dimensions:

Length: 10 inches
Width: 3 inches
Height: 7 inches

Suspender drop: 17 inches

Condition:

This bag is in very good condition. It is structurally sound. It has no rips, tears or holes. However, like most bags in their late 40's to early 50's it does show some signs of wear. There a slight loss of color and some slight yellowing on the strap. There are also some scuffs and darker scratches on the bag. However, the leather has a nice feel and the suspender strap is in good shape as well. The inside is also very clean with no significant marks or issues.

Significance of Bonnie Cashin designed bags.

Those who are familiar with Vintage Coach leather bags know Bonnie Cashin designed bags are among the most sought after and collected vintage Coach bags. Even the Coach Company has a special Bonnie Cashin Collection. [ See "Spotlight: A Personal Tour of The Coach Archive in New York City with Jed Winokur" http://www.sacsmagnifiques.com/2014/03/spotlight-personal-tour-of-coach.html ]

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
This is a beautiful white leather Coach Suspender Bag with a red, white, and blue elastic suspender strap. Coach Suspender Bags attract many collectors and are becoming very rare. It's my understanding that this bag was either designed or influenced by Bonnie Cashin who began designing for Coach in 1961. This suspender bag is 'Pre Coach Creed' and has a black metal identification tag which was primarily used in the 1960's but are also seen in some early 1970's before Coach introduced its creed. This means this bag was made by Coach in 'The Factory in New York City because that was the only Coach manufacturing facility at that time.

If you have read some of my other listings you see that I often refer to Coach catalog listings to describe bags we list. However, we do not have catalogs before 1981 and no suspender bags are listed in any Coach catalog I have between 1981 and 1996.

This suspender bag has the signature Coach solid brass turnlock closure. It also has an interior zipper pocket. It is a medium to small size bag that will take care of most of your typical carrying needs.

Dimensions:

Length: 10 inches
Width: 3 inches
Height: 7 inches

Suspender drop: 17 inches

Condition:

This bag is in very good condition. It is structurally sound. It has no rips, tears or holes. However, like most bags in their late 40's to early 50's it does show some signs of wear. There a slight loss of color and some slight yellowing on the strap. There are also some scuffs and darker scratches on the bag. However, the leather has a nice feel and the suspender strap is in good shape as well. The inside is also very clean with no significant marks or issues.

Significance of Bonnie Cashin designed bags.

Those who are familiar with Vintage Coach leather bags know Bonnie Cashin designed bags are among the most sought after and collected vintage Coach bags. Even the Coach Company has a special Bonnie Cashin Collection. [ See "Spotlight: A Personal Tour of The Coach Archive in New York City with Jed Winokur" http://www.sacsmagnifiques.com/2014/03/spotlight-personal-tour-of-coach.html ]

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

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars
(420)
Reviewed by FilCoco
5 out of 5 stars
Jun 18, 2018
The strap is dry, but the bag is oiled and shined as new:). thank you
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Reviewed by Sacha
5 out of 5 stars
Jun 14, 2018
This item was shipped off extremely quickly and arrived fairly quickly, even though it had to go through customs. The bag itself was described correctly in terms of condition, the only critique I might have is that perhaps a better resolution image might be more helpful, I wondered if the photo quality was just an etsy issue but I think it might be camera related. That being said, I struggled to find this particular bag anywhere else and I'm very happy to have it. Thanks very much!
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Dads Grads Sale Coach Suspender Bag White Leather With Red White And Blue Suspender Strap Metal Coach Tag - VGC

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Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1960s
  • Materials: Supple white glove tanned leather, Red white and blue elastic suspender strap, Bonnie Cashin Design, Solid brass turnlock, Inside zipper pocket, 10 inches L x 7 inches H x 3 inches Wide, 17 inch strap drop, Made in New York City, Pre Coach Creed metal tag
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