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Coach Musette Mocha Leather Made In New York City At The Factory - Fancied By Models, Dancers- VGC

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This is a classic Coach Musette in Tabac leather with brass hardware. The Coach Creed has the raised 'LEATHERWARE' stamp with registration No. 557-6521 and states it was 'Made in New York City, U.S.A.' where, according to the Coach Catalog,it was fancied by models, dancers, travelers, and photographers. Coach assigned style number 9625 to this bag. I originally thought the color was mocha but I was contacted by a Coach enthusiast who knew the history of this particular bag who advises me the color is tabac. She convinced me she was correct by having me look at the color of the leather on the reverse side of the inside pocket which is in fact tabac. It matches the color tabac in the 1981 Coach color chart we have in our vintage catalogs. I have been advised that the use of leather conditioners on the body of the bag darkened it over time.

The Coach Musette is a perfect bag for business or pleasure. It will handle your files whether they're stored in a folder or digitally in a laptop 16 inches or smaller. It has a flap over cover secured by 2 solid brass turnlock closures. There 2 large outside pockets under the flap that can hold your smart phone, keys, and other items you want to keep separate. There is a spacious main compartment that also has an inside pocket. To the casual observer, the Musette looks like the Coach Carrier and sellers often confuse the two. However, the two have some definitive differences. The Musette is smaller at 16" long while the Carrier is 17.5" long. Moreover, the Carrier has a full length back slip pocket while the Musette has no back slip pocket. This bag has a 16 inch strap drop.

Dimensions:

Length: 16 inches
Height: 11 inches
Width: 5 inches

Strap drop: 16 inches

We currently have a Coach Carrier listed so you might want to take a peek to see the differences:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/473635205/backtoschoolsale-coach-carrier-black?ref=shop_home_feat_3

We have a vintage Coach catalog from 1983 that lists this bag. It verifies that the bag we have listed had the name, style number, dimensions and other characteristics described in our listing, According to our vintage catalog, Coach offered this bag for $174 in 1983 which is equivalent to $430 in 2018 dollars when adjusted for inflation. It was available in the following colors: Black, Mocha, Tabac, British Tan. We would be happy to show you our vintage catalog on request.

Condition:

This bag is in very good condition and structurally sound. There are no rips, tears or holes in the bag or the beading. The leather is soft and supple. However, like most bags in their 40's there are signs of age in the form of scuffs and scratches. But this aging process has added to its fine patina rather than detract from the bag. The bags biggest flaw are the ink marks in the interior base of the bag. [ See photo 5 collage- upper right photo] Other flaws are the darkening of the bag from conditioner over time and the Coach hang tag is not the original.

Please also note this bag was sold as an 'irregular' by Coach. [ see creed in photo 5]. Those who authenticate Coach bags advised me that this is additional proof of authenticity as no counterfeiter will claim their bag is irregular.

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". Although commissioned by the owners of Coach, it is a testimonial to the skill and diversity of their work force. You can read about them in this book: 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 classic Coach Musette in Tabac leather with brass hardware. The Coach Creed has the raised 'LEATHERWARE' stamp with registration No. 557-6521 and states it was 'Made in New York City, U.S.A.' where, according to the Coach Catalog,it was fancied by models, dancers, travelers, and photographers. Coach assigned style number 9625 to this bag. I originally thought the color was mocha but I was contacted by a Coach enthusiast who knew the history of this particular bag who advises me the color is tabac. She convinced me she was correct by having me look at the color of the leather on the reverse side of the inside pocket which is in fact tabac. It matches the color tabac in the 1981 Coach color chart we have in our vintage catalogs. I have been advised that the use of leather conditioners on the body of the bag darkened it over time.

The Coach Musette is a perfect bag for business or pleasure. It will handle your files whether they're stored in a folder or digitally in a laptop 16 inches or smaller. It has a flap over cover secured by 2 solid brass turnlock closures. There 2 large outside pockets under the flap that can hold your smart phone, keys, and other items you want to keep separate. There is a spacious main compartment that also has an inside pocket. To the casual observer, the Musette looks like the Coach Carrier and sellers often confuse the two. However, the two have some definitive differences. The Musette is smaller at 16" long while the Carrier is 17.5" long. Moreover, the Carrier has a full length back slip pocket while the Musette has no back slip pocket. This bag has a 16 inch strap drop.

Dimensions:

Length: 16 inches
Height: 11 inches
Width: 5 inches

Strap drop: 16 inches

We currently have a Coach Carrier listed so you might want to take a peek to see the differences:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/473635205/backtoschoolsale-coach-carrier-black?ref=shop_home_feat_3

We have a vintage Coach catalog from 1983 that lists this bag. It verifies that the bag we have listed had the name, style number, dimensions and other characteristics described in our listing, According to our vintage catalog, Coach offered this bag for $174 in 1983 which is equivalent to $430 in 2018 dollars when adjusted for inflation. It was available in the following colors: Black, Mocha, Tabac, British Tan. We would be happy to show you our vintage catalog on request.

Condition:

This bag is in very good condition and structurally sound. There are no rips, tears or holes in the bag or the beading. The leather is soft and supple. However, like most bags in their 40's there are signs of age in the form of scuffs and scratches. But this aging process has added to its fine patina rather than detract from the bag. The bags biggest flaw are the ink marks in the interior base of the bag. [ See photo 5 collage- upper right photo] Other flaws are the darkening of the bag from conditioner over time and the Coach hang tag is not the original.

Please also note this bag was sold as an 'irregular' by Coach. [ see creed in photo 5]. Those who authenticate Coach bags advised me that this is additional proof of authenticity as no counterfeiter will claim their bag is irregular.

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". Although commissioned by the owners of Coach, it is a testimonial to the skill and diversity of their work force. You can read about them in this book: 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

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Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1980s
  • Materials: Supple mocha glove tanned leather, Brass stirrup buckles, Solid brass turnlock closures, Solid brass hardware, Two large outside pockets, Interior pocket, original Coach hang tag, Coach style number 9625, Made in New York City, 16 inches L x 9 inches H x 4 inches, Great gift
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