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Dads Grads Sale Coach Ivory Leather Double Kisslock Swing Bag From Bonnie Cashin - Made In New York City- VGC

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This is a striking ivory leather Coach Double Kisslock Swing Bag with brilliant brass straps made in the New York Factory in the 1960s. It's my understanding this bag was either designed for Coach by Bonnie Cashin or inspired by her design. This bag has the first “Creed” and Cartouche combination. According to the experts, this combination appeared on bags in the late 60’s and was used until the early 70s when it was replaced when the serial numbers began being used and the gluedin serial plate was used. See "Guide: Coach Creeds, Logos, Hangtags…a Chronological Perspective | Sacs Magnifiques" http://sacsmagnifiques.com/2013/11/guide-coach-creeds-logos-hangtags-a-chronological-perspective.html

This bag features two kiss lock pockets plus a large open center. All are lined in leather. The straps and brass hardware are all made of brilliant gold tone brass. It comes with the original one sided Coach hang tag.

Dimensions:

Length: 5.5 inches
Height: 8 inches
Width: 4 inches

Strap Drop: 14 inches

Condition:

This bag is in very good condition. There are no rips, tears or holes. All hardware functions perfectly. However, like most bags pushing 50 years old this bag has some signs of wear over time but not many. There are some small discolored areas and some scuffing and scratching but on the whole this bag is in very good shape for its age and was well maintained.

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.

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". My copy is lying next to this bag but is not for sale. You can see from the Coach catalog listing in the collage (photo #5 above) that a copy of this publication was offered for sale by Coach in 1981 for $2. Here are some excerpts from 'The Factory':

"The factory occupies two floors of a 12 story building in downtown New York City and employs about 125 members of the Pocketbook and Novelty Workers Union Local No. 1 AFL-CIO. It is the Coach Leatherware factory, and the people who work here make bags and belts out of leather and brass.

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Looking around the factory, out of town visitors are always struck by its rich ethnic mix. Like a microcosm of the City itself, every race, creed and national origin seems to be represented. In addition to 2nd generation New Yorkers, both black and white, there are Italians and those of Italian descent, Poles and those of Polish descent; likewise, Germans, Hungarians, Lithuanians, and Russians - as well as Cubans, Puerto Ricans, Dominicans, and a number of other Hispanics from Central and South America.

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Here in New York City we have recruited workers from what is undoubtedly the world's largest pool of skilled labor, and this has enabled us, over the years, to choose from the best in each category.

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"The leather goods industry is a highly competitive one. If Coach bags and belts have enjoyed a certain success in this field, it is precisely because they are made in New York City by those people whose skill, energy and quick intelligence make it possible to turn out a quality product at a fair price. [ 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 striking ivory leather Coach Double Kisslock Swing Bag with brilliant brass straps made in the New York Factory in the 1960s. It's my understanding this bag was either designed for Coach by Bonnie Cashin or inspired by her design. This bag has the first “Creed” and Cartouche combination. According to the experts, this combination appeared on bags in the late 60’s and was used until the early 70s when it was replaced when the serial numbers began being used and the gluedin serial plate was used. See "Guide: Coach Creeds, Logos, Hangtags…a Chronological Perspective | Sacs Magnifiques" http://sacsmagnifiques.com/2013/11/guide-coach-creeds-logos-hangtags-a-chronological-perspective.html

This bag features two kiss lock pockets plus a large open center. All are lined in leather. The straps and brass hardware are all made of brilliant gold tone brass. It comes with the original one sided Coach hang tag.

Dimensions:

Length: 5.5 inches
Height: 8 inches
Width: 4 inches

Strap Drop: 14 inches

Condition:

This bag is in very good condition. There are no rips, tears or holes. All hardware functions perfectly. However, like most bags pushing 50 years old this bag has some signs of wear over time but not many. There are some small discolored areas and some scuffing and scratching but on the whole this bag is in very good shape for its age and was well maintained.

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.

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". My copy is lying next to this bag but is not for sale. You can see from the Coach catalog listing in the collage (photo #5 above) that a copy of this publication was offered for sale by Coach in 1981 for $2. Here are some excerpts from 'The Factory':

"The factory occupies two floors of a 12 story building in downtown New York City and employs about 125 members of the Pocketbook and Novelty Workers Union Local No. 1 AFL-CIO. It is the Coach Leatherware factory, and the people who work here make bags and belts out of leather and brass.

**********************************************************************************

Looking around the factory, out of town visitors are always struck by its rich ethnic mix. Like a microcosm of the City itself, every race, creed and national origin seems to be represented. In addition to 2nd generation New Yorkers, both black and white, there are Italians and those of Italian descent, Poles and those of Polish descent; likewise, Germans, Hungarians, Lithuanians, and Russians - as well as Cubans, Puerto Ricans, Dominicans, and a number of other Hispanics from Central and South America.

***********************************************************************************

Here in New York City we have recruited workers from what is undoubtedly the world's largest pool of skilled labor, and this has enabled us, over the years, to choose from the best in each category.

************************************************************************************

"The leather goods industry is a highly competitive one. If Coach bags and belts have enjoyed a certain success in this field, it is precisely because they are made in New York City by those people whose skill, energy and quick intelligence make it possible to turn out a quality product at a fair price. [ 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

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars
(419)
Reviewed by Sacha
5 out of 5 stars
Jun 14, 2018
This item was shipped off extremely quickly and arrived fairly quickly, even though it had to go through customs. The bag itself was described correctly in terms of condition, the only critique I might have is that perhaps a better resolution image might be more helpful, I wondered if the photo quality was just an etsy issue but I think it might be camera related. That being said, I struggled to find this particular bag anywhere else and I'm very happy to have it. Thanks very much!
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Reviewed by Mark Mason
5 out of 5 stars
Jun 12, 2018
Great piece. Seller shipped quickly.

This is where I would say "would be again" but this item is such quality that I'm expecting to keep using it for the rest of my life. However I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the seller.
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Dads Grads Sale Coach Ivory Leather Double Kisslock Swing Bag From Bonnie Cashin - Made In New York City- VGC

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Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1960s
  • Materials: Supple ivory glove tanned leather, Solid brass hardware, Brass straps, Brass kisslocks, Brass hinges, Brass frame, Bonnie Cashin Design, 5 and a half inches Long by, 8 inches High x 4 inches Wide, Great Gift
  • Feedback: 419 reviews
  • Favorited by: 44 people
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