For the collectors of vintage Bonnie Cashin for Coach, this is one of the most elusive of them all. This is a genuine 1960s Bonnie Cashin for Coach Shopper XL. The more common Safaris have turn-lock pockets and are much shorter in length. This is a handmade original that has a very unique history and is from a private collection. It is in excellent condition with the minor piping repair done by Coach at the original NYC shop.
The first thing you notice is the sheer size. This near legal-sized Coach is truly huge. Then you will see that rich leather but the star is the brilliant Mexican striped interior. This is an open tote and to the sharp eye, there will be no doubt that this is rare Bonnie Cashin Coach.
Inside, it is clean and the fabric has an iridescence to it. The stripes have the thin Black dividers and the metal Coach badge showing this is a very early model. There is a Triple-V brass zippered security pocket. These zippers were used before Serval zippers. Directly across is a slip pocket and as the zippered pocket, both are immaculate.
Outside, take note that the Shopper has handles that are made into the body under the outer flap pockets for extra strength where the Safari’s handles were sewn outside the body. The two outside flap pockets are leather and suede-lined and both are unused. The handles are thick and wide for comfort and they are intact.
The leathers are so rich and thick it is hard to believe that this gorgeous Coach is almost 60 years old. The sheen and color are even and the bottom is flawless.
Decades ago, this Shopper was returned to Coach to strengthen the piping where it curves to meet the sides and they used the familiar thick, Black thread. At two opposing corners, the piping has the typical age split that is minor and insignificant. It has not progressed as this Coach has had meticulous care since the beginning and it shows.
The hangtag is present on the solid brass chain.
This beautiful Coach measures in at 15” L x 10” H x 4” D and the handles afford a 6” drop.
As always, this fine Coach will come to you shipped with the utmost care via USPS Priority Mail 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, very collectible Coach that will bring many compliments.