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Coach 1960s Bonnie Cashin Double Flap Over Turnlock Briefcase Attache With Multi Color Stripe- Very Rare Bag

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This is a very rare Coach Bonnie Cashin era Double Flap Over Turnlock Briefcase with multi colored striped signature Bonnie Cashin lining. I have seen this lining referred to as Medican Stripe and Legacy Stripe. I have also seen this lining with every Coach and Meyer Bag associated with Bonnie Cashin designs. This bag has a pre creed Coach metal tag which the experts refer to as "The little metal tags were used in the 1960’s and are also seen on some early 70’s bags before the “Creed” . http://sacsmagnifiques.com/2013/11/guide-coach-creeds-logos-hangtags-a-chronological-perspective.html

If you want to stand out as an individual this is the bag for you. It is very unlikely that when you walk into a room that anyone will have a bag as rare and unique as this bag. The bag has dual gussets or compartments. Each has its own flap over cover and each cover has its own brass turnlock closure. Each compartment is lined with the Bonnie Cashin signature striped lining. Each compartment is large enough to hold a laptop or other digital tool 15 inches and under. Your legal or letter sized files and books will also fit nicely. The rear compartment also has a zippered pocket large enough for your smart phone, keys or wallet.

Dimensions:

Length: 15 inches
Height: 9.5 inches
Width: 1.75 inches

Handle Drop: 3.5 inches

Condition:

This bag is in good condition. It has no rips, tears, or holes. It is structurally sound. The hardware functions fine. However, this bag does have what I call 'scaling' on some areas of the bag. By scaling I mean the leather is bumpy. This is primarily on the front under the second turn lock and on the front near each corner. In addition, there is a faint fade line where the second flap over cover meets the front of the bag. Please see photo 5 collage for these conditions. See all photos for best depiction of the condition of this bag and ask for more if you need them.

About Bonnie Cashin Coach

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]

For more about Bonnie Cashin go to https://bonniecashin.org/

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 very rare Coach Bonnie Cashin era Double Flap Over Turnlock Briefcase with multi colored striped signature Bonnie Cashin lining. I have seen this lining referred to as Medican Stripe and Legacy Stripe. I have also seen this lining with every Coach and Meyer Bag associated with Bonnie Cashin designs. This bag has a pre creed Coach metal tag which the experts refer to as "The little metal tags were used in the 1960’s and are also seen on some early 70’s bags before the “Creed” . http://sacsmagnifiques.com/2013/11/guide-coach-creeds-logos-hangtags-a-chronological-perspective.html

If you want to stand out as an individual this is the bag for you. It is very unlikely that when you walk into a room that anyone will have a bag as rare and unique as this bag. The bag has dual gussets or compartments. Each has its own flap over cover and each cover has its own brass turnlock closure. Each compartment is lined with the Bonnie Cashin signature striped lining. Each compartment is large enough to hold a laptop or other digital tool 15 inches and under. Your legal or letter sized files and books will also fit nicely. The rear compartment also has a zippered pocket large enough for your smart phone, keys or wallet.

Dimensions:

Length: 15 inches
Height: 9.5 inches
Width: 1.75 inches

Handle Drop: 3.5 inches

Condition:

This bag is in good condition. It has no rips, tears, or holes. It is structurally sound. The hardware functions fine. However, this bag does have what I call 'scaling' on some areas of the bag. By scaling I mean the leather is bumpy. This is primarily on the front under the second turn lock and on the front near each corner. In addition, there is a faint fade line where the second flap over cover meets the front of the bag. Please see photo 5 collage for these conditions. See all photos for best depiction of the condition of this bag and ask for more if you need them.

About Bonnie Cashin Coach

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]

For more about Bonnie Cashin go to https://bonniecashin.org/

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

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Coach 1960s Bonnie Cashin Double Flap Over Turnlock Briefcase Attache With Multi Color Stripe- Very Rare Bag

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Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1960s
  • Materials: Supple glove tanned leather, Solid brass hardware, Double gussets with flap over covers, Dual Brass turnlock closures, Multi color striped Bonnie Cashin lining, Interior zipper pocket, Leather top handle with 3 and half inch drop, 15 inches L x 9 and a half inches Wide by, 1 and 3 quarter inches Wide, Great Gift
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