Does Style #11578 exist?

overindulged

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Hey all!

I was at the hospital visiting a family member and in the gift shop I saw a Coach bag. I immediately assumed it was fake or an "inspired by" but it looked so real that I had to go and see it.

So it really looked real. I think it is either a Hamptons double strap satchel or a large flap satchel in tan signature but the creed said the style # is 11578 which I can't seem to match up with that style of handbag on ebay or anywhere else. Hence my first clue.

When I questioned the ladies working there, the bag had been donated by an employee so it could be fake or not. I doubt they would know or care for that matter but I, of course feel the need to inform them if it is.

Anyway, I'm just curious. Does anyone know? I can usually spot a fake but this one's got me wondering. :confused1:
 

overindulged

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I don't know. I thought it was odd too. It was in great condition and it says on the tag that it was donated, I guess so people know it's not "new".

I immediately googled it when I got home and usually if you have the style number you can get a stock photo or something and the only photos I find are the same bag (I think) with a different number.

If it was a fake, it's a nice fake.
 

Calico

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hmm that seems weird...and wait they donated it, so they can resell it?

It doesn't matter the nature of the shop, the shop-owner's intentions, from where the item came, where the money from the sale is going... etc... etc...
it is still a felony to sell counterfeit goods.
The official name is
"Trafficking in counterfeit goods or services"

http://law.justia.com/codes/us/title18/18usc2320.html
 

LunaLove

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It doesn't matter the nature of the shop, the shop-owner's intentions, from where the item came, where the money from the sale is going... etc... etc...
it is still a felony to sell counterfeit goods.
The official name is
"Trafficking in counterfeit goods or services"

http://law.justia.com/codes/us/title18/18usc2320.html

it was more rhetorical, I think its weird to sell something like that at a hospital you know?
 

Hyacinth

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It's a valid style number, but of course without pictures there's no way to know if it's genuine. Here's Coach's photo which matches your description, but plenty of fakes have correct numbers.
 

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overindulged

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Thanks Hyacinth,

That's the one! I'm pretty sure it's not fake. Like I said if it is it's a really good fake. I just couldn't find a pic of the bag to match that number and that made me wonder.

How did you find it?

Thanks! :biggrin:
 

overindulged

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I did today! I'm so bad.....

They wanted $100.00 but because we have a factory store here and you could get Coach bags that are new for a little more than that I haggled and got it for $65.00. I was surprised she haggled but the employee that had donated it was standing there and she said it was fine with her.

It's a really nice bag! Just like new! I really like it......:graucho:
 

Hyacinth

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I did today! I'm so bad.....

They wanted $100.00 but because we have a factory store here and you could get Coach bags that are new for a little more than that I haggled and got it for $65.00. I was surprised she haggled but the employee that had donated it was standing there and she said it was fine with her.

It's a really nice bag! Just like new! I really like it......:graucho:

It sounds like a fair price. If you want to be sure it's real you should post pics at the Authenticate This Coach thread.
 
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