SALE Coach Dowel Computer Case In British Tan Leather With Brass Hardware Style No. 5297 - Made In United States- VGC - Rare Style

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Item details

Vintage from before 2000


Supple British tan glove tanned leather, Solid brass hardware, Brass turnlock closures, Two pockets under flap, Padded laptop sleeve with zipper closure, Interior zipper pocket behind sleeve, Interior compartment in front of sleeve, Full length slip pocket on rear exterior, 46 inch adjustable detachable strap, 16 and half inches L x 12 and a half H by, 4 and a half inches Wide, Original Coach hang tag, Great gift

This is a Coach Dowel Computer Case in British tan leather with solid brass hardware. This is only the second Dowel Computer Case this shop has been able to acquire. Coach introduced this bag in the mid nineties to meet the demand for bags that would handle laptop computers. This bag actually looks like a cross between the Coach Kensington and Beekman style briefcases. Coach assigned style number 5297 to this bag and that number appears on the Coach creed registration number C9C-5297 which also states the bag was made in the United States.

This is a great bag for those who need to carry a large laptop along with books and files. It will easily accommodate a 16 inch laptop in a safe and secure environment. It has a built in padded laptop sleeve in the center with a zipper closure. There is another compartment in front of the sleeve and a zipper pocket behind the sleeve. There are also two pockets under the flap and a full length exterior slip pocket on the back of the bag. It has an organization panel with pen holders, card and CD pockets.The flap over closure is secured with two solid brass turnlocks. The adjustable leather strap has a comfort pad and solid brass lobster clips.


Length: 16.5 inches
Height: 12.5 inches
Width: 4.5 inches

Strap: 46 inches

We have a vintage Coach catalog from 1998 that lists this bag. (This bag was manufactured in 1999) It verifies that the bag we have listed had the name, style number, dimensions and other characteristics described in our listing, According to our vintage catalog, Coach offered this bag for $498 in 1998 which is equivalent to $783 in 2019 dollars when adjusted for inflation. It was available in the following colors: Black with brass hardware, British Tan, Mahogany, with brass hardware. Black with nickel hardware. We would be happy to show you our vintage catalog on request.


This bag is in very good used condition. It has no rips, tears or holes. All of the hardware works as intended. It is structurally sound. It has its original Coach hang tag. The only flaw that holds this bag from being rated excellent condition is a small water mark on the back under the dowel ( See Collage photo 5 lower left hand picture) In addition, like most vintage leather bags it has scuffs and scratches on the exterior but not many. This bag was either well maintained or spent most of its time in the closet. Please see photos for best depiction of condition.

We do have one other Coach Dowel Computer case that is slightly distressed listed for less. You can view it at this link:

Please visit our shop and check out the other professional gear and briefcases available. We have plenty of Coach products, including some rare NYC Coach bags from the 1970's. We also have briefcases, attache's and messenger bags manufactured by Hartmann, Fossil, Hidesign, Goldpfeil, and other well known manufacturers.

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