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This is a genuine Coach Commuter Companion Zip in the thick, rich, and rare color of Natural Doe Cowhide leather. Not many were made in this luxurious color. This is a conveniently sized purse that is perfect in the daytime, evening, the office, or anytime. It is absolutely beautiful.
Made of extra thick glove-tanned Cowhide leather, it is smooth, butter soft, and is definitely genuine Coach. The leather has that classy look and feel. From a private collection, it is truly pristine and feels so rich; it leaves no doubt of the quality.
This original Coach is a descendent of the original 12 designs from the famous designer, Bonnie Cashin who designed some of the most famous accessories for Coach (1960 to 1972) and the Meyers Co. This gem is excellent condition inside and out.
This fine Coach is also known as the “Commuter Companion Bag.” Ms. Cashin gave this bag this name because she wanted a design that was free of clutter and rich with leather and function. Since it is a convertible, you can stow the strap and carry this fine Coach as a clutch.
The Companion is similar to the Basic Bag at first glance but the Companion is wider at the bottom and slightly larger overall. In addition, the Basic bag does not have the outside pockets. The Companion was discontinued in the eighties and never reissued.
To further show the “Cashin” touch, look at the oversized brass toothed “Talon” zipper and the 3 ½ " leather zipper pull. This zipper is indestructible. Many handbag manufacturers at the time were still using the early nylon dress zippers that if you got a glove or tissue caught in the teeth, the zipper was doomed and labor expensive to replace. She also introduced dog leash clips and trigger snaps for their simplicity and strength.
Cashin also wanted the full cowhide used in the construction, not the thinner split cowhide. The leather on this Coach is over an eighth of an inch thick. If you were to put one of the newer offerings next to this original, the richness of the leather, the stitching, and overall quality is clearly evident. Plus, the originals as is this fine Coach were made in New York City.
Inside, it shows off the clean Tan colored suede with the Coach creed stamped on the floating pocket. It is clean inside with the unmistakable smell of fine, clean leather. The suede is velvet soft and plush. The registration numbers are 065-7042. Designed for simplicity as well as beauty and function, there is a single slip pocket.
On the bottom are a few faint marks. The are minor and of no significance.
The original “one-sided” hangtag is present on the solid brass Ball brand chain.
All the brass hardware including the trigger snaps, and D-rings, is not tarnished and gleams with blinding brilliance. The leather is extra thick and that really adds class to this fine Coach.
This is a vintage collectible Coach bag that if kept in this condition, it will give you many, many years of service and compliments. You will not find a Coach Companion like this hardly anywhere.
The dimensions are 10 ¾ “L x 7 ½” H x 3 ¼ “D and the removable strap is 44” long.
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.