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This is the first Coach Shoulder Brief we have had the pleasure to list. This bag was manufactured sometime before 1994 because it does not have an orderly creed stamp on it. Instead, the creed is stamped with registration number 0678-927 which the experts say means the bag was manufactured sometime between the late 80s up though 1994. Coach assigned style number 5230 to this bag.

The shoulder bag is a cross between a briefcase and tote and was designed by Coach for women. This is what Coach had to say about the shoulder brief back in its catalog in 1989:

No. 5230 Shoulder Brief $248

The Shoulder Brief for women provides classic style for carrying papers and files, and two ways to carry them, in the hand or over the shoulder. The 3 1/2 inch width accommodates legal - sized files, and even a collapsible umbrella. The solid brass industrial zipper extends over the side to make the opening large and convenient. Two outside Pockets hold often used items such as newspapers, magazines and eyeglasses, and a large inside pocket keep small items within easy reach. Dimensions 16 1/2" x 11" x 3 1/2".

Black, British tan, Burgundy, Mahogany, Navy, Tabac shown on page eight. Pictured in Navy


Length: 16.5 inches
Height: 11 inches
Width: 3.5 inches


This bag is in very good condition. It is structurally sound. It has no rips, tears or holes in the bag. However, one of the straps has a series of chips in the leather which is shown up close in the collage in the upper right hand corner in photo 5. These chips do not tear into the width of the strap but they do expose the different color leather underneath. In addition, like all vintage bags this bag has scuffs and scratches from use over time. Please see the photos for the best depiction of the condition of this bag.

If you would like some other style or size please visit our shop. We have acquired a wide variety of briefcases and attaches from Coach, Hartmann and other manufacturers. Please visit my shop at https://www.etsy.com/shop/ProVintageGear for similar products from high end manufacturers.

Football Days Sale Coach Shoulder Brief In Brown (Mahogany?) Leather With Brass Hardware Style No 5230- Made In United States - VGC


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  • Vintage item from the 1980s
  • Materials: Supple brown or mahogany glove tanned leather, Solid brass hardware, Dual leather straps for hand or shoulder, Industrial brass zipper closure, Two outside bag length pockets, Large inside pocket, 16 and a half inches Long by, 11 inches High x 3 and a half inches Wide, Suitable for gift
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