Do Old Speedys Have a Strip of Leather

  1. on the bottom. I saw one at the mall and the bag looked pretty old but was surprised to see the strip. I also saw some that looked that on eBay.

    If it did, when did it change?

  2. Yes, the French Company Speedys were made with two pieces of canvas joined together at the bottom so that the canvas was the right-side up on both sides. These bags were made in the US exclusively for the domestic market in the 70's and 80's.
  3. How interesting! Are they considered more valuable than the original Speedys of the same age?
  4. No, they are somewhat the same, but some people really like them better than French ones because of the treated leather, pushlock zipper and that bottom strip...