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    Default Re: Coach Handbag: Please help authenticate purse! (Part 2)

    I agree with boysrsmelly. Sorry!

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    Default Re: Coach Handbag: Please help authenticate purse! (Part 2)

    Quote Originally Posted by boysRsmelly View Post
    This isn't authentic. Sorry.

    Thanks. That's what I was afraid of.

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    Default Early 1960s Coach bag? Help please! :)

    I recently bought a supposed Coach purse. The purse has a unique design. It's more of a large clutch with heavy leather short handles. The leather reminds me of a blacksmith's leather apron, dark and heavy, but surprisingly lightweight. The inside in unlined, and more of a suede unfinished leather look. The leather is a dark brown, and the handles are even darker with gold hardware.
    On the inside, there is a pocket that simply says "COACH" in all caps. The zipper is a TALON heavy industrial gold zipper.

    The measurements of the bag are, (don't know if this would help)
    Length: 13 inches
    Height: 7 2/8 inches
    Width: 1/2 inch when unopened, 2 inches when opened
    Handle height(the the very beginning of the handle, which is on this actual bag) 4 1/2 inches

    I have read that early 60's bags were simply stamped COACH, and they used TALON zippers in the early bags too. Any ideas anyone? Any help would be greatly appreciated!!! Thanks so much!

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    Default Re: Coach Handbag: Please help authenticate purse! (Part 2)

    @dominodomino - I moved your post here. Can you post pics? I don't know much about vintage stuff, but there is a member that is more knowledgeable that stops in now and then.

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    Default Re: quick response needed, Coach bargain or bust!

    dear all, i need help to authenticate this coach bag.
    was a gift to my mum from her boss. my mum not really like this bag, used a couple of times and wants me to sell it. it does not come with dust bag. not sure about the price tag thou.
    i was checking it, looks good to me initally. but when i inspect it in greater details, i spot somethings that makes me doubt its authencity.
    Hope someone can advise if this is the real one before i sell it away.

    is the style F17424 or F13533?

    Thank you all
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    Default Re: Coach Handbag: Please help authenticate purse! (Part 2)

    Destiny, the serial number matches the style of the bag which is the Coach Signature Stripe Framed Carryall bag. It might have been purchased from an outlet where most of the bags do not come with dust bags. Only retail store discounted bags at the outlet, get dust bags. The details on the bag look fine to me. Was there something specific that made you doubt it's authenticity?
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    Default Re: Coach Handbag: Please help authenticate purse! (Part 2)

    ^^^ FedUp, I think it's because if you look up 17424 on ebay, you get a zillion of this bag. When you put in 13533, then you get a bag similar to this but without the Coach button on the front.

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    Default Re: Coach Handbag: Please help authenticate purse! (Part 2)

    hi Fedup, thanks for your advice.

    yes, the machine lines are in black and the interior lining in black too.
    I check the web for the authentic ones and it seems that the machine lines are white and interior lining light blue.

    The machine thread end on the serial tag came off a bit. Will this happen to authentic ones if after usage?

    There is no YKK marking on the zip of the inner pocket.

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    Default Re: Coach Handbag: Please help authenticate purse! (Part 2)

    hi boysSmelly

    yes u are right, i just check and there is no Coach button at the front for 13533!

    so is mine a fake then since it has it?

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    Default Re: Coach Handbag: Please help authenticate purse! (Part 2)

    ^^^ This has the wrong style number. The blue lining is for 13533. This style is supposed to be 17424. I don't think it's authentic.

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    Interesting! I did not check the lining.

    These scumbags make fakes look so real these days
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    Default Re: Coach Handbag: Please help authenticate purse! (Part 2)

    Aww. It's AAA grade fake!! Omg! To think that her boss let my mum carry a fake bag!!

    Thanks all for the advice.

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    Default Re: Coach Handbag: Please help authenticate purse! (Part 2)

    Quote Originally Posted by FedUp View Post
    Interesting! I did not check the lining.

    These scumbags make fakes look so real these days
    I did a double take too. But I saw that the style number wasn't correct, so that's why I started questioning it.

    Quote Originally Posted by destiny View Post
    Aww. It's AAA grade fake!! Omg! To think that her boss let my mum carry a fake bag!!

    Thanks all for the advice.
    That stinks. I hope we were helpful at least.

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    Default Re: Early 1960s Coach bag? Help please! :)

    We still need to see photos. There's no way to authenticate or identify anything without them. Coach DID just use a simple name logo and Talon zippers in the late 60s and early 70s though.

    Does it look like the bag in the picture on the left?


    Quote Originally Posted by dominodomino View Post
    I recently bought a supposed Coach purse. The purse has a unique design. It's more of a large clutch with heavy leather short handles. The leather reminds me of a blacksmith's leather apron, dark and heavy, but surprisingly lightweight. The inside in unlined, and more of a suede unfinished leather look. The leather is a dark brown, and the handles are even darker with gold hardware.
    On the inside, there is a pocket that simply says "COACH" in all caps. The zipper is a TALON heavy industrial gold zipper.

    The measurements of the bag are, (don't know if this would help)
    Length: 13 inches
    Height: 7 2/8 inches
    Width: 1/2 inch when unopened, 2 inches when opened
    Handle height(the the very beginning of the handle, which is on this actual bag) 4 1/2 inches

    I have read that early 60's bags were simply stamped COACH, and they used TALON zippers in the early bags too. Any ideas anyone? Any help would be greatly appreciated!!! Thanks so much!
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    Default Re: Coach Handbag: Please help authenticate purse! (Part 2)

    YKK zippers DON'T prove a Coach is genuine! And NOT having them doesn't prove it's fake.
    Please check the facts - start by asking yourself what's preventing fakes makers from buying real YKK zippers - or fake ones, for that matter. This whole YKK nonsense makes no sense at all:

    eBay Guides - Coach and the YKK Zipper Myth - the Basic Facts

    And some newer bags especially Outlet ones don't have YKK zippers marked YKK either.

    Quote Originally Posted by destiny View Post
    hi Fedup, thanks for your advice.

    yes, the machine lines are in black and the interior lining in black too.
    I check the web for the authentic ones and it seems that the machine lines are white and interior lining light blue.

    The machine thread end on the serial tag came off a bit. Will this happen to authentic ones if after usage?

    There is no YKK marking on the zip of the inner pocket.

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