A question for the rehabbers and vintage lovers

Porter4

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I didn't want to hijack the rehab and rescue thread with this, so I thought I would start a new thread. First off, I know this is all opinions, and of course ultimately I will have to make up my own mind. I would just like to hear some different opinions from others that have experienced the amazing old Coach leather ;) I would love to hear from those who own vintage Coach satchels as well.

I really like the new Legacy line, but do realize the leather isn't exactly comparable to old Coach leather. I have some NYC pieces, and of course that leather is amazing! DH got me Black Cherry Molly for our anniversary last fall, and I had planned on getting the new Haley satchel this spring. I would only be interested in the model with the shoulder strap. I have realized so far, the color I would pick would be black or cognac,;this style is so classic I just like it in those colors.

So...I have done ebay searches and it seems like you can get a USA, and sometimes even an NYC, satchel like Haley (although seems a little bit smaller on most models) for between $100-$200. What are your opinions, $100-$200 for an older satchel with superior leather, over $300 for Haley with PCE? I'm torn. The new stuff of course has it fancy tassels, is brand new, perhaps some unique colors....just wondering others thoughts. Thanks
 

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If you are going to get black or brown, I would go for vintage. That stuff has already proven it will last for ages! Plus, I don't get as wound up about getting a mark on a vintage/pre-owned bag as I do when I get that first smudge/mark on a new bag. I know it's inevitable, but it's just the worst feeling!

If you are looking for new colors, then go for Haley!
 

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If a style looks a lot like the vintage styles, I would usually rather have the vintage version, unless there is a special color I want. The advantage of the new version is the extra pockets and usually the vintage bags are smaller. For $200, you could probably find a vintage version in new condition. Most sell for less than that.

I was looking at the Saffiano satchel and then realized that my Madison satchel is nicer.
 

Porter4

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Originally I thought I would want Haley in one of the new colors, but when I look at pictures, it is really the cognac and black that I keep being drawn back to....so this makes me think I should just go vintage. Anyone have pictures of their favorite vintage satchels? I have a spectator Madison I need to move to the front of the rehab pile...maybe that will hold me for a bit. Although it is pretty floppy and I like how structured Haley is.
 

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I love both my vintage and new bags.

I love the classic style, high-quality, and often low-price of the vintage bags; and I enjoy the larger size, lighter weight, and bigger color selection of the trendier, new bags.

But if I was thinking of buying a new bag in a classic style, I would probably look for one of the larger vintage bags, it is just a better deal for the money IMO.
 
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Porter4

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I have at least 5 vintage satchels - Madison, lightweights, Broadway, Sheridan and Italian Madison Sutton.
Thank you for sharing the pictures, they are all so beautiful! I think the Broadway is what I am going to try and hunt down. How big is it? It has six little feet on the bottom, right? The texture on the Sheridan and Italian Madison :loveeyes: I used my Sheridan bucket this week and it is fantastic in the rain, plus I love the richness of the bridle leather trim!
 

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You probably know my answer. I would definitely go for a more vintage bag. I love my Beaumont and other similar satchel styles. The one thing I do love about the new Haley is the outer pocket. But I am quite sure it won't hold up to heavy daily use like the oldies did and still do.
 

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You probably know my answer. :biggrin: I would definitely go for a more vintage bag. I love my Beaumont and other similar satchel styles. The one thing I do love about the new Haley is the outer pocket. But I am quite sure it won't hold up to heavy daily use like the oldies did and still do.
Is your Beaumont in the authenticate or rehab/rescue thread? I'm not familiar with that style. I'm okay with the loss of the outer pocket, just need a shoulder strap for sure.
 

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Thank you for sharing the pictures, they are all so beautiful! I think the Broadway is what I am going to try and hunt down. How big is it? It has six little feet on the bottom, right? The texture on the Sheridan and Italian Madison :loveeyes: I used my Sheridan bucket this week and it is fantastic in the rain, plus I love the richness of the bridle leather trim!
I think the Broadway would be perfect for you. It has six feet. It is about 12 inches long, 7 inches high and 6 inches wide. The Madison satchel comes in a larger size that has a shoulder strap and is about the same size as the Broadway but doesn't have feet.