This beautiful, extremely rare handbag is a genuine 1962, Bonnie Cashin for Coach Clasp Satchel. It is one of her earliest designs for Coach. A gorgeous gem made from Tabac and British Tan trim, it has the solid brass hook and loop clasp on the flap and it is lined in the brilliant Mexican Striped Fabric. In addition, it has the metal Coach badge inside. From a private collection, it is in excellent vintage condition.
Lift the cleverly designed clasp to see the stunning colorful striped fabric lining made famous by Ms. Cashin. It is spotless clean inside. Pull the Streamline Brand zippered security pocket and it is lined with the stripes, and clean as well.
This super rare Bonnie Cashin was completely handmade and this gives it so much character. In fact, this Coach was made back when the company was still fairly small and made in the small New York City shop. Very few of this model exist, especially in this remarkable condition.
On the outside, it has a two, small loose stitches on the left side where the strap holder meets the body of the handbag. Not noticeable and easily repaired. Do keep in mind that this is a historical handbag and repairs, if not done right will actually hurt the value of this gem. There is also, what at first, appears to be a split in the piping on the left side of the flap but, it is separation from when it was made. It is insignificant and of no issue.
The strap and the body of the handbag have no exposed suede. The craftsman used the outer leather on both sides which is very unique as later Coach handbag straps had suede on the underside. The strap also has over-sized, solid brass eyelets as the buckles are very thick.
The leathers outside are clean, soft, and shines so well that nowhere does this stunning Cashin looks close to fifty-seven years old. The British Tan, narrow piping gives a unique contrast. There is no greening from the brass on the leather anywhere. There is also no darkening from use on the strap and even the bottom is spotless clean.
Seldom do you ever see a vintage Bonnie Cashin of this color and age in such great condition. Again, this is a very, very rare model that is a must-have for the early Coach Bonnie Cashin collector. You will smile when you see it.
The hang tag is not present however, to the new owner, I will provide the information to obtain a genuine, matching, and free hang tag and chain. You will receive your hang tag and chain in about 14 days.
The dimensions are 9” L x 8” H x 3” D and the 24” L strap adjusts up to a 12” drop.
As always, this fine, rare Bonnie Cashin 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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This is a very rare Coach that will bring many compliments.
1960s Bonnie Cashin for Coach Clasp Satchel