How much would you fork up?

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  1. So, I'm interested in the coach classic styles recently but not sure I want to spend the FP. So I've been looking online for vintage pieces but I'm finding 1 of 2 scenarios. Either, the bag looks like it's been to hell and back and therefore it's in the $30-$40 range. OR, it looks fairly pristine but it's ranging about $85-$130. I'm not into bags that look beaten up. I somewhat anal about having a bag be pristine when I purchase it so I kinda can't believe that I'm even looking at I need help. Is it worth it to pay the $80-$130 range for a vintage bag?
  2. Hi,
    I have a Willis Bag which I bought FP at Daytons (now Macys) about 12 years ago. I also had the Court Bag which I bought elsewhere. The prices have gone up about $30 in that time. Now, Coach as well as leather in general have one up in price to a greater cost.
    I know some of our fellow TPFers have refurbished classic bags that they have found.
    Good Luck.

    Lynne :biggrin:
  3. I got an almost pristine Rambler from eBay a few month back for $40. The only problem was that the bottom corners were a little worn and there was a crease in the flap. I applied some Leather CPR to it, eventually worked the crease out and the worn corners look much better. I think that you just have to be patient and vigilant if you want a good vintage bag for the price you are looking for.
  4. I would definitely pay that much for a vintage bag if it was a bag I really wanted and it was in good condition. The leather on the newer bags doesn't hold a candle to the thick, luxurious leather they used in these oldies but goodies. I don't have a "new" original to comapre my vintage ones to, but I am hearing that the new ones aren't quite up to par wiht the original-original ones. I agree with the above post, it just takes a little patience and vigilance, and I am sure you will find the perfect "new" bag for you :smile:
  5. Thank you all so much! I need to work on my patience...I'm so bad at being patient. :sad: But I'll keep on waiting and searching for something just right