This is a Classic Coach Navy Blue Leather Twin Clutch made in the 60's or early 70's. This bag is a prime example of the highest quality vintage Coach bags from the Bonnie Cashin Era. This bag is 'Pre Coach Creed' and has a Coach identification stamp which was primarily used in the 1960's but was also used 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. This bag was rehab'd by its previous owner and its condition boarders on excellent.
This is a rare opportunity to acquire a very unique vintage bag.
A Coach Twin Clutch is a scarce commodity on the vintage market. I think most Coach collectors would agree there are fewer Navy blue leather Coach bags available than most other color Coach bags. NYC Bags are quickly disappearing. So if you are looking for a Navy blue Coach Twin Clutch it's naturally going to be a difficult search because, by its very nature, such a bag is rare.
If you've browsed some of my other Coach listings you know I don't have Coach catalogs preceding 1981 which is when most NYC Bags were listed. So the first mention of a Coach Twin Clutch in my catalogs is found in my 1986 Coach Summer Catalog.
The 1986 listing for the Twin Clutch states:
No. 9380 Twin Clutch $100
Two identical slim envelope clutches sewn back-to-back with a handy compartment in between. A small, well organized bag that holds a lot. Comes with 36" removable shoulder strap. A longer (44") strap can be substituted upon request. Dimensions: 11" x 7" x 2". All 10 coach colors shown on page 2. Shown in Navy.
Length: 11 inches
Height: 7 inches
Width: 2 inches
Strap length: 36 inches
This bag is between very good to excellent used condition. There are no rips, tears or holes. The bag is structurally sound. There are no stains or gouges. It appears that this bag was either very well maintained or stored most of its life. It's also possible that this bag was rehab'd by its former owner. However, like most bags this age there are some scuffs and scratches present but there are very few for a bag this age. Please see the photos for the bags condition and ask for more if you need them.
Significance of Made in New York City.
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 'The Factory' which is 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.
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