This is a genuine Coach Convertible Zip in the thick, rich Brown Cowhide leather. This is a convenient sized purse that is perfect in the evening, the office, or anytime. It is absolutely beautiful and it is in excellent condition.
Made of genuine glove-tanned Cowhide leather, it is smooth, butter soft, and is definitely the most desired Coach. The leather has that classy look and feel. It is so rich, it leaves no doubt of the quality.
This original Coach Convertible Clutch top zip is one of the original 12 designs from the famous designer, Bonnie Cashin who designed some of the most famous accessories for Coach (1960 to 1972) and the Meyers Co. This gem is flawless inside and out.
This fine Coach is also known as the “Basic Bag.” Ms. Cashin gave this bag this name because she wanted a design that was free of clutter and rich with leather and function. The Basic Bag is made to this day but the new ones are nowhere near the thick, luxurious leather that this original has
To further show the “Cashin” touch, look at the oversized brass toothed “Talon” zipper and the 7" leather zipper pull. This zipper is indestructible. Many handbag manufacturers at the time were still using the early nylon dress zippers that if you got a glove or tissue caught in the teeth, the zipper was doomed and labor expensive to replace. She also introduced dog leash clips for their simplicity and strength.
Cashin also wanted the full cowhide used in the construction, not the thinner split cowhide. The leather on this Coach is over an eighth of an inch thick. The Basic Bag is made to this day but if you were to put one of the newer offerings next to this original, the richness of the leather, the stitching is clearly evident. Plus, the originals as is this fine Cashin are U. S. made.
Inside, it shows off the clean suede with the Coach creed stamped on smooth leather. It is spotless inside with the unmistakable smell of fine, clean leather. The suede is velvet soft and plush. It is N.Y.C. made and the serial numbers are: 196-0223. Designed for simplicity as well as beauty, there is a single slip pocket.
The hangtag is not present but as always, I will provide the information to obtain a brand new, matching, genuine, and free Coach hangtag and chain. You will receive your hangtag in about 14 days.
All the brass hardware including the trigger snaps, and D-rings, is not tarnished and is shiny. The leather is extra thick and that really adds class to this fine Coach.
This is a great Coach that is a genuine classic collectible and is truly display quality.
The dimensions are 10 ½ “L x 7” H x 2 “D and the adjustable and removable dual straps are 40” long.
As always, this fine Coach will come to you shipped with the utmost care via USPS Priority Mail or your choice of shippers indicated with insurance. Never a handling charge, just the exact shipping to your zip code. I ship all over the world and will gladly combine shipping on multiple purchases.
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A fine, original Coach
1970's Coach Convertible Clutch NYC Model in Brown