If you are a collector of fine, vintage Coach handbags, this stunning 1980’s model is truly, a must-have. This is the original Compartment Bag Model 9650 in the Spectator trim. The Spectator models have the distinctive contrasting trim and also were made of the specially treated Glove-tanned Cowhide with unique colors. There were a few other subtle differences between this Spectator Model 9650 and the standard Compartment Bag Model 9845.
Time stood still for this fabulous Coach. It is from a private collection and it is in mint condition inside and out. Seldom do you find ANY handbag of this vintage and such light colors in such pristine condition but this is one. It was never carried, ever.
The Compartment Bag, at first glance will make you think it is a scaled down version of the City Bag as both have the Turnlock at the center-front. The flap on both also ¾ from the bottom. The 9650 has a gently contoured flap at the top that allows the strap to not contact the flap when carried.
In your hands, you will see right away that the leathers are superb. Open the flap and you are greeted with the smell of clean, flawless White leather. There is not one mark. Just under the flap is a full-length gusseted pocket. Then, the main compartment with the single zippered pocket with the creed and serial/registration numbers: 0311-035 just below. There is also a full-length slip pocket in the back which is also pristine.
Outside, the leather has that muted sheen and feel of newness. The British Tan trim and piping is clean, full of color, and has no wear. The strap is extra thick, supple, and still has the shine from the edging. All of the solid brass metalwork gleams like a golden mirror.
The original one-sided hangtag is present on the Ball brand chain.
This is a Coach that will bring many compliments and will make an outstanding addition to your collection. It is indeed, very dressy and remarkable in every way. Evening or daytime, with or without gloves, it will make an accent on your attire.
The dimensions are: 9 ½ “L x 6”H x 3” D and the adjustable strap is 46” long. With a drop of up to 23” from your shoulder, it can be carried cross-body.
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 very rare Coach that is a true collectible.
1980's Coach Compartment Bag Model 9650 Spectator Series