Vintage Coach Photos & Chat

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Those who have newer bags, what's your ratio of new/vintage wearage?

Eta popped into the London flagship store again today to check out the summer sale pieces in person as well as to see if the manager could find a chalk Cassie 19 for my mother. Absolutely zero left. There are some left in the department stores but not on sale and my mother didn't want it enough to pay more than the summer sale price.

Anyway, I checked out the TINY Originals tray and they were all super cute and leather lined but literally fit NOTHING! I'm a Casino girl but they are like half the Casino's size!!! The size of the turnlock was like the smallest pinch of salt.

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katev

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Those who have newer bags, what's your ratio of new/vintage wearage? ...
I mostly carry bags that I purchased new - or rehabs that were released within the last 10 or 15 years or so - but it varies and I do carry many of my vintage items. And I go out walking the neighborhood almost everyday and my vintage Daypack always comes with me! A lot of my vintage bags are just a little smaller than I prefer.
 
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I mostly carry bags that I purchased new - or rehabs that came out within the last 10 or 15 years or so - but it varies and I do carry many of my vintage items. And I go out walking the neighborhood almost everyday and my vintage Daypack always comes with me! A lot of my vintage bags are just a little smaller than I prefer.
Interesting - we'll need to see which ones you carry in the BOTD thread more often!!! :smile:
 

Hyacinth

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Good morning! I'm looking for the style name of a vintage bag that does have a creed, but it's the a specific serial number vs. the later 90's one that indicates date, plant, and style number. I posted this bag the Authenticate thread for authentication purposes and it was kindly deemed real (yay!), but do you know where I should post for identification purposes? I'm unsure if it's asking too much of the Authenticate group since they have so many requests and it's no longer a question of authenticity. Its a large portfolio-sized professional bag I'm unfamiliar with. Thanks for any advice!

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whateve

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Those who have newer bags, what's your ratio of new/vintage wearage?

Eta popped into the London flagship store again today to check out the summer sale pieces in person as well as to see if the manager could find a chalk Cassie 19 for my mother. Absolutely zero left. There are some left in the department stores but not on sale and my mother didn't want it enough to pay more than the summer sale price.

Anyway, I checked out the TINY Originals tray and they were all super cute and leather lined but literally fit NOTHING! I'm a Casino girl but they are like half the Casino's size!!! The size of the turnlock was like the smallest pinch of salt.

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Oh, those colors are so beautiful! I wish they made them in sizes that were reasonable at about half the prices they are charging these days.

I carry mostly new bags, meaning any bags that aren't yet 20 years old. I have more than twice as many newish bags than vintage, and several non-Coach bags. I tend to carry the bags I've gotten most recently the most, whether or not they are vintage, but I generally reach for a non-vintage bag most often. Most of my newer bags have more pizazz and better colors than the vintage bags, and are generally more usable in being more comfortable to carry, have more pockets, and hold more.
 

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Gorgeous! I have this reissue in the two tone version. For a clutch, it holds quite a bit.
Thanks! I've seen the two tone and would love one! I just compared listing measurements and this one from the 80s is larger than the original. I thought they were the same size. This coral bag is 11” x 10” x 3”. The measurements in an Etsy listing for the older version are 8” x 8” x3”.
 

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Paris Girl

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Oh, those colors are so beautiful! I wish they made them in sizes that were reasonable at about half the prices they are charging these days.

I carry mostly new bags, meaning any bags that aren't yet 20 years old. I have more than twice as many newish bags than vintage, and several non-Coach bags. I tend to carry the bags I've gotten most recently the most, whether or not they are vintage, but I generally reach for a non-vintage bag most often. Most of my newer bags have more pizazz and better colors than the vintage bags, and are generally more usable in being more comfortable to carry, have more pockets, and hold more.
I go to my newer bags more often too but if I do vintage I generally choose one of my vintage Willis. Lots of my vintage are really fun bags but not large enough for my needs. My favorite style among my newer bags is my Rogue 30s which is funny because I did not like them when they first came out. The smaller Rogues are too small for me. I also love my Mulberry bags and alternate between the two brands or pair them together if I need to carry a lot.
 

Narnanz

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I go to my newer bags more often too but if I do vintage I generally choose one of my vintage Willis. Lots of my vintage are really fun bags but not large enough for my needs. My favorite style among my newer bags is my Rogue 30s which is funny because I did not like them when they first came out. The smaller Rogues are too small for me. I also love my Mulberry bags and alternate between the two brands or pair them together if I need to carry a lot.
I love how you switched out the hardware on one of your Willis to match one of your Mullberys
 

whateve

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Thanks! I've seen the two tone and would love one! I just compared listing measurements and this one from the 80s is larger than the original. I thought they were the same size. This coral bag is 11” x 10” x 3”. The measurements in an Etsy listing for the older version are 8” x 8” x3”.
Someone did a comparison of them in the Reference Library. The original also doesn't have the zip pocket. I was lucky that when I got mine the prices weren't as crazy as they are now.
 

whateve

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I go to my newer bags more often too but if I do vintage I generally choose one of my vintage Willis. Lots of my vintage are really fun bags but not large enough for my needs. My favorite style among my newer bags is my Rogue 30s which is funny because I did not like them when they first came out. The smaller Rogues are too small for me. I also love my Mulberry bags and alternate between the two brands or pair them together if I need to carry a lot.
I completely resisted the Rogue craze! There was awhile when I really wanted the purple Dark Fairytale smaller Rogue but I realized I wanted the color more than the style. My most recent Coach is the Cashin 22 in cerise. It's a good size for me and I love the color. I think my favorite Coach bags are those that are inspired by vintage styles. My favorite other brand is Balenciaga. I also have BV, Michael Kors, kate spade and Brahmin.
 

Hyacinth

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Thanks! I've seen the two tone and would love one! I just compared listing measurements and this one from the 80s is larger than the original. I thought they were the same size. This coral bag is 11” x 10” x 3”. The measurements in an Etsy listing for the older version are 8” x 8” x3”.

The larger reissues are actually from the early 1990s, not the 1980s. They mostly used "Retro" in the title - that one is a Retro Stroll Tote #9004 - and was shown in the catalog as a Limited Edition. It was one of the styles made or remade for Coach's 50th Anniversary in 1991 and was in the special 50th Anniversary 1991 catalog. The color is Coral Pink.

They're a bit unusual in still having the older 3+4 serial numbers that had mostly been replaced in 1990 by the 4+3 format.

(Sorry if all this has already been posted.)
 

klc2021

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I believe your question has been answered? You might want to check back.
I just read that and discovered you figured it out!

Guys, @Hyacinth went super detective and ID-ed this bag! Apparently this was a short-lived model from 1991. I’m sharing here because the vintage history is too cool to keep to myself. And seriously, this sleuthing deserves more recognition. (Thanks Hyacinth!) ;)

By George, I think I've got it!

The problem is that the only place I've been able to find it is in the Spring 1991 paper catalog on page 35 but it's not in any of the 50th Anniversary or 1991 Holiday catalogs. Apparently it's one of those very short-lived styles where if you blinked, you missed it. But thanks to you we now have more photos. I can't post the catalog pic since we don't have a scanner, but if you just look at it quickly it looks a lot like the Envelope Portfolio. Maybe that's why it didn't stay around long.

The style number is 5091 and it was called a Hampshire Brief. The description says:
"Full length outside back pocket. Full length front pocket under leather-lined flap.Inside zipper pocket.Hidden magnetic snap closure, 16 1/2 x 11 x 4 inches. Black, British Tan, Burgundy, Mahogany. $292."

ETA - It's also one of those oddball items where the Coach plant that made it extended the use of the old 3+4 serial number format into 1991 and 1992 even though everyone else had changed to the new 4+3 system very early in 1990.
Adding a few pictures so we don’t have to jump around; Willis included for size reference, creed for fun. And please excuse the grime, she hasn’t been cleaned yet. :smile:

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