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Coach Classic Shoulder Bag In Brown Leather With Brass Hardware - Made In The Factory In NYC- Beautifully Distressed

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This is Coach's 'Classic Shoulder Bag' also known as the 'Classic Pouch' No 9170 when it was introduced by Coach. The Coach creed states that it was in made in New York City and has registration number 090-4805.

It is my opinion the color of this bag is Mocha or Mahogany but others may see it differently. But there are those who say I am color challenged so I leave it to you to name this color from the photos in the listing. The Classic Shoulder Bag is a medium sized bag that usually works no matter what you're carrying. It has a leather flap over cover wit a full length slip pocket under the flap. It also has a large interior compartment with a zipper pocket. Te leather strap is adjustable with a 16 to 18 inch drop.

I have included a listing of this bag from a 1989 Coach catalog that shows it in a similar color and talks a bit about it's 'two decade history' at Coach in 1989. However, it's my opinion that this bag was manufactured sometime in the late 70's or early 80s:

No. 9170 Classic Shoulder Bag.....$140

After more than two decades, women still regard this bag- the original Coach Bag- as an essential part of their Coach collection There is plenty of room to carry your hairbrush, notepad, wallet, etc. The front flap has no front closure, and there's a convenient pocket underneath. An inside zipper pocket keeps keys, coins, bills secure and handy. The adjustable shoulder strap has solid brass buckles. Dimensions: 10" x 8" x 3 1/2". Black, British Tan, Mahogany, Navy, Putty, Tabac. Pictured in Mahogany.

Dimensions:

Length: 10"
Width: 3.5
Height: 8"

Strap drop: 16" to 18"

Condition:

This bag is distressed. It has rips and tears on the beading and on the strap. There is a small tear on the zipper tape in the zipper pocket. It has plenty of scuffs and scratches and a few spots. Who ever had this bag used it as intended and got their moneys worth. Yet, it has years of use left and the distress adds to the beauty of this bag. Please see photos for best depiction of condition.

When I look at this bag I think of an early American Pioneer. I see him treking across the Great Plains dressed in leather clothing and wearing a coon skin cap with a powder horn in his belt. This bag is hanging at his side holding the extra powder and shot he will need for his journey. You might think of something else when you see this bag but whatever you think I believe you will agree this is certainly a classic leather bag that will attract the attention of all who see it.

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". 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
This is Coach's 'Classic Shoulder Bag' also known as the 'Classic Pouch' No 9170 when it was introduced by Coach. The Coach creed states that it was in made in New York City and has registration number 090-4805.

It is my opinion the color of this bag is Mocha or Mahogany but others may see it differently. But there are those who say I am color challenged so I leave it to you to name this color from the photos in the listing. The Classic Shoulder Bag is a medium sized bag that usually works no matter what you're carrying. It has a leather flap over cover wit a full length slip pocket under the flap. It also has a large interior compartment with a zipper pocket. Te leather strap is adjustable with a 16 to 18 inch drop.

I have included a listing of this bag from a 1989 Coach catalog that shows it in a similar color and talks a bit about it's 'two decade history' at Coach in 1989. However, it's my opinion that this bag was manufactured sometime in the late 70's or early 80s:

No. 9170 Classic Shoulder Bag.....$140

After more than two decades, women still regard this bag- the original Coach Bag- as an essential part of their Coach collection There is plenty of room to carry your hairbrush, notepad, wallet, etc. The front flap has no front closure, and there's a convenient pocket underneath. An inside zipper pocket keeps keys, coins, bills secure and handy. The adjustable shoulder strap has solid brass buckles. Dimensions: 10" x 8" x 3 1/2". Black, British Tan, Mahogany, Navy, Putty, Tabac. Pictured in Mahogany.

Dimensions:

Length: 10"
Width: 3.5
Height: 8"

Strap drop: 16" to 18"

Condition:

This bag is distressed. It has rips and tears on the beading and on the strap. There is a small tear on the zipper tape in the zipper pocket. It has plenty of scuffs and scratches and a few spots. Who ever had this bag used it as intended and got their moneys worth. Yet, it has years of use left and the distress adds to the beauty of this bag. Please see photos for best depiction of condition.

When I look at this bag I think of an early American Pioneer. I see him treking across the Great Plains dressed in leather clothing and wearing a coon skin cap with a powder horn in his belt. This bag is hanging at his side holding the extra powder and shot he will need for his journey. You might think of something else when you see this bag but whatever you think I believe you will agree this is certainly a classic leather bag that will attract the attention of all who see it.

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". 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
(426)
Reviewed by mandm1059
5 out of 5 stars
Nov 28, 2017
Item shipped immediately and arrived just a few days after the order. Was in beautiful condition, and was exactly as described. Especially appreciated all the detail provided on the site, making it comfortable to purchase without worry. Nicely packed. Couldn't have been more satisfied.
Holiday Sale Coach Classic Shoulder Bag -British Tan Style No 9170 - Made in New York City USA- Classic Bag!

Reviewed by Stephen Mayer
5 out of 5 stars
Jul 14, 2018
This is a beautiful item in excellent condition. I have the tan version of this briefcase that I have carried across all of the US and Canada for 17 years. NOTHING performs like a Hartmann. My 17 year old briefcase is still going strong but this addition will carry me into the next millennium. It's THAT good. Nothing says style and class like a high quality leather briefcase. Every serious business man or woman should have one. This is the shop to get what you need. None better.. I highly recommend. P.S. backpacks are for sleep overs or camping trips. Don't be "That Guy"... :)
This is a beautiful item in excellent condition. I have the tan version of this briefcase that I have carried across all of the US and Canada for 17 years. NOTHING performs like a Hartmann. My 17 year old briefcase is still going strong but this addition will carry me into the next millennium. It's THAT good. Nothing says style and class like a high quality leather briefcase. Every serious business man or woman should have one. This is the shop to get what you need. None better.. I highly recommend. P.S. backpacks are for sleep overs or camping trips. Don't be...
Hartmann Soft Side Briefcase Laptop Carrier In Black Leather & Silver Tone Hardware With Detachable Cross Body Strap - VGC

Reviewed by Erika Anemone
5 out of 5 stars
Jul 14, 2018
small and delicate, but the picture is gorgeous. It almost looks like Attis is driving Mother's chariot. I like to keep some antique roman coins in it at the moment.
Mothers Day Sale Tooled Kisslock Coin Purse In Brown Leather With Chariot and Lions Motif- EUC

Reviewed by emanogue
5 out of 5 stars
Jul 9, 2018
The bag is beautiful! Perfect size to carry all my essentials and even room for my iPad if I want to toss it in. Great seller and very fast shipping. Thanks so much
Coach Whitney Bag In Red Leather With Brass Hardware- Made In U.S.A.- Very Good to Excellent Used Condition

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Coach Classic Shoulder Bag In Brown Leather With Brass Hardware - Made In The Factory In NYC- Beautifully Distressed

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Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1970s
  • Materials: Supple mocha or mahogany glove tanned leather, Solid brass hardware, Brass buckles, adjustable leather strap, full length slip pocket under flap, interior zippered pocket, 10 inches L x 8 inches H x 3 and half Wide, smart phone pouches inside or outside, Made in The Factory In New York City, Great gift
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