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This is a NYC Coach Metropolitan Style Briefcase or Attache. The Coach Creed has the registration number 012-5112 stamped on it. According to the Coach experts, the use of 3 numbers and a dash with 4 numbers means the bag was manufactured in the late 70s to mid 80s.

I have Coach Catalogs from 1981 through 2003 and the earliest listing I can find for the Metropolitan is in the 1987 Coach Holiday Edition Catalog which has this listing:

"Number 5180. 'Metropolitan Brief Bag. $222 ( equivalent to $471 in 2015 dollars due to inflation)

This handsome legal size case is a favorite choice among men and woman who shop our coach stores. They find its size perfect for business needs and its features ideal for travel or commuting. It has a roomy interior, a full length outside back pocket for newspapers and often used files, a gusseted pocket under the flap for bulky items, and an inside drop pocket for small items. The shoulder strap detaches, in the solid brass buckles tuck away neatly inside. Dimensions 16 inches by 11 inches by two and a half inches

Black, British tan, burgundy, flannel grey, mocha, Navy, Tabac"


This briefcase is in good condition. The bag is structurally sound. No rips, tears, or holes. However, there is a gouge out of the leather attaching the handle to the bag. The back of the case has some spots and scurrs. The front also has some scuffing and scratching. These scuffs and scratches are typical of a case as old as this case and all one need do is read the Coach emblem stating , scars, scratches and wrinkles are a natural characteristic of these vintage pieces to realize these are not out of the ordinary and simply enhance that aspect of the case. Leather is supple and a beautiful British tan tone.

This is perfect for the lawyer, professor or accountant who seeks to enhance their seasoned background with vintage gear. Something a shiny new briefcase cannot do.

New York City Bag Significance: 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.

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

Football Days Sale Coach Metropolitan Style British Tan Leather Briefcase Attache Laptop IPad Carrier -VGC Made In The United States


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  • Vintage item from the 1980s
  • Materials: Supple British tan glove tanned leather, Solid brass hardware, Brass turnlock closure, Brass strap rings and strap clips, Adjustable detachable leather strap, Gusseted pocket under flap, 16 inches L x 11 H x 2 and half inches W, Laptop friendly, Great Gift
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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