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.