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  1. #1 Dec 17, 2014
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2017

    Please post authenticity questions related to COACH in this thread.

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  2. Looks like ebay pulled all listings and only left one. I would not buy from nicguinta ever. Buyer beware.
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  3. #3 Dec 17, 2014
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2014
    I went thrift store shopping again today and checked the glass case at Goodwill and found about 8 Coach bags. One was a pretty old vintage. This week any purple tags are 50% off and I liked this patchwork Coach handbag and it had a purple tag so I got half off $40.00.
    Aprox. 12"x9" with a 5" length strap.
    Could I get this bag authenticated? also how would I go about cleaning this bag? I want to wipe it down good with something but not sure what I should use.

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  4. QUOTE=Hyacinth;27792142]The first letter is an M from what seems like a genuine Coach stamping mechanism. And sometimes they made mistakes, the style looks like a genuine 9984 Bixby Sling.

    The second one IS fake, along with what you already noticed the style number apparently belongs to a Fish Scale Duffle from about 10 years ago but the fake is copying a Geometric Bag 9043 which wasn't even introduced until two years after the date code in the fake. The creed is also SERIOUSLY crooked.[/QUOTE]
    Thanks Hyacinth. I now now just see that the final digit of the Sling is a 4 not a 1.
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    Listing number: 311205791227

    Seller: sphynx555


    Comments: The creed looks fine to me. I would really appreciate any help, and hope you would not mind that I am a long-time lurker and first-time poster. Thank you!
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  6. This past Sunday was our GW 50% off Christmas sale.
    2 stores, 3 bags, 1 wallet and a card case...tired feet.
    Could someone please authenticate this one?
    Approx. 12.5"w x 8"h x 3.25"d. Straps drop 8" to rings.
    A 2005 Chelsea Pebbled Leather Tote #8E97?
    Thanks in advance!

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  7. And this one?
    Approx. 11"w x 11.5"h x 5"d. Strap drops 14" to buckles.
    Maybe a 1999 Legacy Slim Duffle #9060?
    Thanks again.

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  8. This one had me a little worried...finally found one on etsy.
    Approx. 9.25"w x 10"h x 4"d. Straps drop 13" to stitching on attachment.
    A 1999 Sonoma something-or-other #6810. Is there a proper name?
    Thanks again.

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  9. And here's the wallet and card case.
    Wallet approx. 5.375"w x 4"h x 1"d closed, 5.375"w x 11"h open.
    Card case approx. 4"w x 2.75"h x .25"d.
    Any info about either is most appreciated! As always, Thanks!

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  10. Last but not least...could someone please have a look at this one...from GW today.
    Approx. 7.5"w x 8.25"h x .5"d. Strap drop 15.5 as shown...previous owner shortened it :sad:
    2008 Bonnie something-or-other swingpack #42605. Is there a better name?
    Thanks for everything :smile:

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  11. Try vinegar and baking soda on the suede corners - scrub with a toothbrush, then dunk the whole thing.
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  12. #12 Dec 17, 2014
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2014
    I'll try the vinegar and baking soda on the suede. I've never dunked a bag before.
  13. nm
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  15. It's actually a Hudson, not a Sonoma. The exact name isn't in my files but it might be the Lunch Tote.

    I don't have names for any of the others but they all look ok.