This is a Coach Light Blue Leather City Bag Style No 9790. The overall condition of this bag is very good. This bag has style number 9790 stamped on its Coach Creed. The City Bag is one of the best selling style Coach bags in our shop.
This bag has everything you need for your daily carrying needs. It has polished nickel turn locks, an interior zippered pocket, and an exterior slip pocket. This is a Classic Coach Leather Bag that has been a very popular style since Coach introduced it back in the 1980's. This bag has multiple pockets and plenty of room for carrying the things you need.
The best description of a Coach Classic bag is usually found in the Coach catalog listing when it is 'newly' introduced' The 1987 Coach Holiday Catalog had this to say about the "newly introduced" City Bag:
No. 9790 City Bag $138. Recently introduced, this new silhouette has already become one of the most popular choices among our consumers. An especially roomy bag for carrying all around town. 3 full length pockets keep things organized: 1 outside along the back for often used items, one under the front flap and one inside with a zipper closing. The wide bottom gives you enough room for a notepad, hairbrush, and other personal accessories. Adjustable shoulder strap and solid brass hardware. Dimensions 11 1/2" x 7 1/2" x 3 3/4". Available in all 10 coach colors. [ A later catalog listing is included in the collage at photo # 5 ]
Length: 11.5 inches
Height: 7.5 inches
Width: 4 inches
This bag is a bargain at $85.00. In the 1997 Fall Coach Catalog, a Coach City Bag 9790 listed for $220.00. According to on line inflation calculators. $220 in 1997 is equivalent to $325 in 2015.
This bag is in very good condition. It is in fantastic structural condition as even though there are some scuffs there are no rips, holes or tears. It has some wear in the form of minor scuffing and wrinkles near the turnlock and on the beading. The best depiction of the condition is in the photos. Please see photos and zoom in for closer inspection.
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