The first few years of legacy stripe the lining doesn't have black thread, but later versions do. I bought a rather large bag at my local goodwill and it smells so good like I know leather should smell. In some cases, the number was at some point pasted into the bag underneath the creed there will be an empty rectangle where it used to be but may have gone missing. Production moved almost completely to China starting in 2000 although some Business and Travel items were made there as early as 1996. And some early bags had numbers that were just stamped into a long thin strip of leather and then glued under the creed stamp, and those would sometimes come loose with wear. The complete list of stores can be found on the Coach Website.Next
Tips You can be quite certain that a bag is inauthentic if you examine its creed and find either: 1 at least one misspelling or 2 at least one word or phrase inconsistent with either of the two versions of the creed above. Bonnie was our creative director during the 1960s and into the early 1970s. Your request may be denied or ignored if you don't follow the rules. Is that why the original post was under Melissa Barnes and now you post as Melissa Dunlap? Be sure to check underneath the zippers as well rather than just on the sides. The majority of the time it will be inside the bag just under the opening and will be on a patch-like emblem known as the creed. I hope it helps anyone needing information on dates, serial numbers and creed stampings.Next
This bag was made in the United States, but it was made prior to the implementation of the orderly and meaningful creed serial number system that was created by Coach in 1994. I have some issues with the top post in this thread. I bought the wallet and bag at a yard sale, with the tags still on them and a Coach card on the inside. I have an orange-red Coach shoulder bag with an antique brass closure on bag itself and on the shoulder strap buckle. Much older vintage bags do not have a serial number. First, Gucci bags are of high quality and impeccably well made. There will most likelynot be loose threads, cheap materials or easily broken hardware clasps… I own lots of authentic gucci clothing and accessories also.
This does not mean the bag is counterfeit. There are only a few places that Coach authorizes to sell their items, including Coach stores, authorized department stores and Coach factory stores. This tag was used at least into the late 1960's when it was replaced with lozenge-style hang tag. Here is what concerns me: 1 The serial number: It is 8 digits long - all numbers - no letters, spaces, or dashes. Therefore, these factors are not reliable indicators of authenticity. Have a blessed weekend, Sherry N. What is the way to check a Coach serial number? There is no creed on this bag.Next
Most newer bags now have the creed without the number. Actually, none of the bags within the past 20 years have an actual serial number. I purchased the 10125 signature tote, but the gold lettering on the creed is worn off, but still engraved in and some of the gold tone hardware is rubbed silver—do you know if coach uses solid brass only? So much fake stuff is made now days. From the Fake Coach Serial Numbers. I have emailed Jennifer to let her know and I am posting the history of Coach creeds and serial 's, for any person who is interested in older Coach bags and vintage Coach bags manufactured before the 1990s.Next
Changes came in the late 1980s. You must check everything else as well. This will usually give you some product search results or images. I checked on the Coach website and there was no model like mine. Any help would be really appreciated.Next
It has a flap that covers the main pouch and closes with a magnetic button type closure. I have read that the letters on the serial number of the bag represents the month the bag was made. Coach bags are classified under luxury bags mainly because of excellent craftsmanship and materials used. Shop carefully when searching for an authentic Coach bag. What about the ones that only have these tags, but do not have any lining? If something like an older-style Cabin Bag from the Travel line only had a 3-digit style number 502 , a Zero would sometimes but not always - it depended on the year! Do you have anything concerning wallets? All Signature C fabric bags are only made in China and the other Asian plants, and have only been made since 2000. Hello, I have a vintage black drawstring-closure flap crossbody or shoulder bag, 8804.Next
There is nothing stamped on the inside of my bag. By Image Consultant Whether you're looking to buy a Coach bag or just want to find out more about one you already own, you'd probably like to know if the purse is authentic. Do some patchwork bags have signature lining? I'm also interested in finding out if they were designed by Bonnie Cashin. Coach Purse authentic or fake No A2J-6094. The year code is still the 2 center digits in the first half of the serial number.Next
The receipt shown that this wristlet is bought from coach factory outlet, potomac mall, virginia. The guide did not claim from what I recall that Coach stopped making bags in New York City in the late 1970's. Telling the difference between an authentic Gucci handbag and a fake can be extremely easy i. Actually, that is incorrect, thank you very much BeenBurned from The Purse Forum for the following: Prior to 1994, style numbers were assigned to bags but they weren't used as part of the serial number on creeds until 1994, but instead, random serial numbers were used. From My Friends at Coach: The embossed coach stamp is 1970s after the fabric and metal tags and before the story patch. She has well over 50 different handbags.
Is the bag still authentic, just not perfect? Bags Made in 1994 to Mid 2000s Then this all changed. If you have that exact style but the pattern is off, it may be a counterfeit. The hangtags were initially used so that the leather of the bag could be felt without actually feeling the bags! Some are stamped a little more lightly than others though they should always, always be readable , some have a different font size, some have justified alignment with weird spacing, some have left alignment, some center the last line, etc. I was shocked to see how much activity this blog has had over the past year, lol! There are several other Guides posted there, all of them researched from scratch rather than based on, or copied from, anyone else's Guide. The style number itself has also changed constantly over the years. Vintage Coach bags are really varied in materials. They also make a whole line of purses just to be sold at the outlet stores.