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This is a Coach Diplomat style briefcase in Black Leather. It is a more formal style Coach than the soft leather bags like the Lexington, Prescott or Essex. This style is comprised of a semi hard body case, flap over closure and brass combination lock, This particular briefcase has its style number 5353 stamped on its creed which also states this bag was made in the Dominican Republic.

This is what Coach had to say about the diplomat when it was introduced for sale in its 1993 Holiday Catalog:

A. New Diplomat. N0. 5353 $496. Legal-size double gusseted brief. Full-length back open pocket. Leather-lined flap. Inside center organizational panel with three pen holders, business card pocket, utility pocket. Inside back zipper pocket. Pig suede lining. Combination lock closure. Padded handle. 17" x 11 1/4" x 5/34". British tan shown. Black, Mahogany. [ See listing in lower right hand photo in collage at photo 5]

The original Diplomat Style No 5353 was not designed to be used with a strap when it was introduced in 1993. However, several years later Coach added a strap to this model and this particular Diplomat was designed for use with a strap. [ See listing photo above the lower right hand photo in collage photo 5] Unfortunately, the original strap was lost and this briefcase has a substitute strap.


This briefcase is in good condition. It is structurally sound. The combination lock works fine and is currently set at 000. There are no rips or tears or holes in ghe bag.. The leather is soft and supple. However, there are some scuffs and scratches on the leather panels. In addition, the original strap that came with the bag is missing and substitute strap not manufractured by Coach has been subsitituted as a replacement. Please view the photos to evaluate the condition to see for yourself.

We also have similar styles from Hartmann and Cole Hann .Please visit our shop and check out the other professional gear and briefcases available. We have plenty of Coach products, including some rare NYC Coach bags from the 1970's. We also have briefcases, attache's and messenger bags manufactured by Hartmann, Fossil, Hidesign, Goldpfeil, and other well known manufacturers.


Football Days Sale Coach Diplomat Black Leather Briefcase Attache Laptop IPad Case - VGC


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  • Vintage item
  • Materials: Supple black glove tanned leather, Solid brass hardware, Brass combination lock operational, Pig skin lining, organizational panel with three pen holders, business card slots, padded leather handle, Flap Over Leather Closure, inside IPad pouch, inside smart phone pouch, 17 Lx 11 quarter H x 5 three quarter inch W, Original strap replaced with substitute, Suitable for gift
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