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AUTHENTICATE this COACH

greenpixie Posted By greenpixie Posted Jul 18, 2012

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  1. The best thing to do is always to have someone look at each bag on an individual basis. If you're the slightest bit unsure about a Coach item, ask here. The history of every style is different. Trying to keep a bunch of generalities about dates straight only gets confusing unless you verify the information and keep an exact record of the information in your files. And even then, there's always room for mistakes especially by Coach.

    The most important things are to ignore 95 percent of the Coach information you find online, and the same thing for anything you're told by Coach employees.
     
  2. Thanks very much Hyacinth!!:smile:Appreciate your time.
     
  3. Please authenticate this bag for me. Thank you very much.

    Item Name: Unknown
    Link: NA
    Dimensions: 11.5" tall X 12" wide (flat) X 5" deep, strap drop is 20" at the shortest. 5 holes in the strap
    Comments: Let me know if you need additional photos or information. Vintage flea market find.
     

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  4. Please authenticate this bag for me. Thank you very much.

    Item Name: Unknown
    Link: NA
    Dimensions: 8" tall X 11" wide X 3.5" deep, strap drop is 18" at the longest. Comments: Let me know if you need additional photos or information. Vintage flea market find.
     

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  5. Looks ok. It's called a Nicholas Drawstring from 1994.
     
  6. It's called a Swagger, there have been several authenticated here recently. Style 9820, from around 1990.
     
  7. Good luck! :smile:
     
  8. I was wondering if M04k-40725 is an authentic serial number for Coach. The bag in question does not look real. I have only seen a pictureof it. Thanks so much for your help.
     
  9. Wow! That was fast. Thank you very much Hyacinth. I appreciate you sharing your years of research and knowledge with all of us.
     
  10. My apologies. I could have looked up the style number. Just thinking both bags had serial numbers and was being tired and ditzy. Thanks again.
     
  11. Nothing can be authenticated without photos. Please read the first post in this thread for the format to use.
     
  12. Is it possible that it's a language barrier thing since it was made in turkey? Do they make their stamps themselves in those international plants?
    I have a bag made in turkey, not the same one, but don't have it with me or I would go check the creed to see if it was missing the is!
     
  13. I've seen a few other Turkey creeds from the same year, some have the mistake and some don't. Coach closed the plant right about that time. From the kinds of mistakes I've seen in creeds from non-US plants, the stamps may have been made locally and that's why quite a few of them have mistakes. But that's just a guess.
     
  14. I ended up just buying it on eBay. It does have the back slip pocket, the pocket under the flap, and two compartments on the inside. Hopefully it's authentic! And thanks for your help. :smile: It looks like it's in pretty decent condition too (at least by my standards, though I don't own any particularly old bags).

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  15. #2685 Sep 25, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2012
    I don't have a lot of information . I am buying this from a consignment group I belong too. Sellers says authentic coach bag that is about 13 inches wide and 10 inches high. She is selling both bag and wallet for $40.. She told me the serial was Do5k-2173.

    I have been searching for this bag on the internet all morning just to see it and compare it.It looks like it has two side pockets which I cannot find a purse with that anywhere. I am pretty sure it is an "optic" bag because of the design. Thank you so much if anyone can direct me the right way..
     

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