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Etsy BDay Sale Coach Express Brief In Black Leather With Crossbody Strap Style No. 514 - Made In United States- EUC

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This is the first Coach Express Brief our shop has had the pleasure to list. The Coach creed states this bag was made in the United States and has pre orderly creed registration number 0797-301 stamped on it. Coach assigned style number 514 to this bag.

I used to think the 1995 introduction of the Coach 'Organizer Brief' was Coaches first attempt to bring their beautiful old world leather bags built for holding paper into the new world of digital technology. [ See https://www.etsy.com/listing/398112525/coach-organizer-briefcase-attache-laptop?ref=shop_home_active_25 ] However, after reviewing the 1993 Coach Spring Preview Catalog listing introducing the 'New' Express Brief I think this may have been that first attempt. This briefcase is a good example of the transition Coach attempted by combining their fine soft leather with nylon linings and designing pockets to carry digital supplies and laptops. In fact, the listing makes a direct reference to using it for 'laptop computers' and those of you who were around in the business world back in the early 90's know that the use of such portable digital devices was just beginning.

This is what the Coach Spring Preview 1993 Catalog says this about the Express Brief:

A. New. Express Brief

No. 514 $470. This lightweight legal size briefcase has a full-length outside back pocket. Full-length front zipper pocket on flap. Inside organizational panel under front flap with zipper pocket, open pocket, two pen holders. Full-length front open pocket with card pocket. Full length inside zipper pocket 4 1/2" main compartment can accommodate a laptop computer. Fully lined interior. Double adjustable buckle closure with tab keepers (when brief is unbuckled) . Padded leather handle. 41" adjustable shoulder strap with pad detaches. 16" x 12" x 4 1/2". Available in Black.

Dimensions:

Length: 16 inches
Height: 12 inches
Width: 4.5 inches

Strap Length: 41 inches

Condition:

This briefcase is in excellent used condition. It has no rips, tears or holes. All hardware functions as intended. It is structurally sound. It is clean inside and out. However, like most vintage bags there are some scuffs and scratches but very few. Please see photos for best depiction of the condition.

If you would like to browse through other vintage leather briefcases and bags from Hartmann, Coach, Golfpfeil, Geoffrey Beene, Cole Haan, Hidesign, Fossil, and other reputable manufacturers please visit our shop at https://www.etsy.com/shop/ProVintageGear
This is the first Coach Express Brief our shop has had the pleasure to list. The Coach creed states this bag was made in the United States and has pre orderly creed registration number 0797-301 stamped on it. Coach assigned style number 514 to this bag.

I used to think the 1995 introduction of the Coach 'Organizer Brief' was Coaches first attempt to bring their beautiful old world leather bags built for holding paper into the new world of digital technology. [ See https://www.etsy.com/listing/398112525/coach-organizer-briefcase-attache-laptop?ref=shop_home_active_25 ] However, after reviewing the 1993 Coach Spring Preview Catalog listing introducing the 'New' Express Brief I think this may have been that first attempt. This briefcase is a good example of the transition Coach attempted by combining their fine soft leather with nylon linings and designing pockets to carry digital supplies and laptops. In fact, the listing makes a direct reference to using it for 'laptop computers' and those of you who were around in the business world back in the early 90's know that the use of such portable digital devices was just beginning.

This is what the Coach Spring Preview 1993 Catalog says this about the Express Brief:

A. New. Express Brief

No. 514 $470. This lightweight legal size briefcase has a full-length outside back pocket. Full-length front zipper pocket on flap. Inside organizational panel under front flap with zipper pocket, open pocket, two pen holders. Full-length front open pocket with card pocket. Full length inside zipper pocket 4 1/2" main compartment can accommodate a laptop computer. Fully lined interior. Double adjustable buckle closure with tab keepers (when brief is unbuckled) . Padded leather handle. 41" adjustable shoulder strap with pad detaches. 16" x 12" x 4 1/2". Available in Black.

Dimensions:

Length: 16 inches
Height: 12 inches
Width: 4.5 inches

Strap Length: 41 inches

Condition:

This briefcase is in excellent used condition. It has no rips, tears or holes. All hardware functions as intended. It is structurally sound. It is clean inside and out. However, like most vintage bags there are some scuffs and scratches but very few. Please see photos for best depiction of the condition.

If you would like to browse through other vintage leather briefcases and bags from Hartmann, Coach, Golfpfeil, Geoffrey Beene, Cole Haan, Hidesign, Fossil, and other reputable manufacturers please visit our shop at https://www.etsy.com/shop/ProVintageGear

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars
(420)
Reviewed by FilCoco
5 out of 5 stars
Jun 18, 2018
The strap is dry, but the bag is oiled and shined as new:). thank you
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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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Etsy BDay Sale Coach Express Brief In Black Leather With Crossbody Strap Style No. 514 - Made In United States- EUC

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Overview

  • Vintage item
  • Materials: Supple black glove tanned leather, Solid brass hardware, Solid brass lobster style strap clips, Solid brass strap rings, Brass zippers and buckles, Full length outside back pocket, Full length front zipper pocket on flap, Organizational panel has open and zip pockets, Full length inside zipper pocket, Main compartment accommodates laptop computer, 41 inch detachable leather strap, 16 inches L x 12 H x 4 and a half inches Wide, Great gift
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