Do you have anything concerning wallets? Now that you have experience looking at those things in person, it should be easier to spot those issues in other counterfeits. After locating the serial number go to the internet preferably Google and enter it in search. If you google Coach 4396, there is some information on that bag. Would I be able to send you a picture for you to see? You must check everything else as well. Are these from the 60's after Bonnie Cashin joins the team? Your request may be denied or ignored if you don't follow the rules.
You can also search on , where the people are knowledgeable and may have had a past discussion about the bag you are researching. Actually, none of the bags within the past 20 years have an actual serial number. I was wondering how I could find more background information about the purses such as the model and what they're worth. They are pressed into the leather of the creed patch, giving an embossed appearance. 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.
Bags Made in 1994 to Mid 2000s Then this all changed. In that case, you likely have a fake on your hands. Go to ebay and put in Coach F18878 and see what pops up. It can be easier to see the quality of stitching in a photograph than it is to see leather quality. A word of caution: Even though most purses have a serial number, the absence or presence of one isn't always a sign of the bag's authenticity, because at certain times in the company's history, bags didn't have serial numbers. Below are are some pictures to illustrate these markings.
Coach bags are iconic for a reason; this classic brand, first launched in New York City in 1941,c reates high-quality, hand-crafted leather goods that never go out of style. Can I send you a link to my listing ended? Serial number contains seven numbers in the format: xxx-xxxx. This bag was created in a factory in the United States, after Coach had expanded outside of New York City to meet a growing demand for the bags that simply could not be accommodated by the factory in New York. If you go to the google search and type in - Coach F18878 because the last set of numbers is the style , it will pop up what the style of bag that number goes with. Coach stores, Coach factory outlets, Coach. This bag is from summer 2011, and was actually made in February 2011. Older coach bags dustbags were often made of brown linen with red strings and lettering.
These are just more reasons why the absence or presence of a serial number shouldn't be construed as evidence of. JoannaI am sorry this is a fake. The letters on the creed should all be the same size, and must not contain any weird misspellings. The sewing on my bag is unnoticeable but once you look closely the sew of my bag is really bad. There is a lot of misinformation out there, so I am going to work on a guide to help answer some questions about vintage Coach products. The third or fourth number in the creed is the factory designation number.
I bought it, but if its fake or not a good deal, I can cancel it. I was wondering if you know anything else about this particular bag, like a style name. I really need to know the info on it and I've searched everywhere. Early Years Coach in 1941, and the company's earlier bags didn't have serial numbers. You can also search for past posts on this topic that have been 'Solved' that may help you. To be 100% certain, consider asking the ladies at purseforum. The tag number is M04K 9956 says made in China.
There was a quick guide to identifying fake Coach bags, but it no longer exists. If you can please help me out thank you so much. Just keep it in mind as you look at other things. The F after the hyphen indicates that it was made for the outlet. It has a flap that covers the main pouch and closes with a magnetic button type closure.
This bag was made prior to the time when Coach adopted a creed, and prior to the time when they had serial numbers inside the bags, yet after the Coach metal tag from below, placing it late 1960's, early 1970's. Signature bag with signature lining. If the serial number has numbers only, no letters, it's from before 1994; it's a number unique to that particular bag and an image search may not be much help. But why r there little pastic tags in the bag? They might change their codes to consist completely of numbers for some factories. Could it be that one of the numbers is actually a letter? You might add that along with China and the Philippines, recent Coach styles have also been made in India and Vietnam. Spotting Counterfeit Serial Numbers There's a huge market in fake designer handbags.
Have a blessed weekend, Sherry N. I have called The Coach Factory I have been to coach stores and they seem to know nothing about their own products. To upload photos you would need to put them into a photobucket or picasa account or similar and post the link. I this post helps Coach classics and vintage bag collectors. The manager or sales associate will be able to do a database search to let you know if your bag's for real.
At the present time any one who reads the ebelle review here will think any bag for sale on an online auction site which was made pre 1990s and has the old serial number format, is fake, even the rare, vintage, made in New York City Bonnie Cashin designs. This little number has changed drastically over the years and it differs with every purse. I don't think Coach has ever released a list of these numbers and what they stand for to the public. Be sure to check underneath the zippers as well rather than just on the sides. Does your man's behavior totally confuse you? At least 50% of the counterfeit bags I see are obviously counterfeit due to clearly inferior quality. Coach is not able to prove the authenticity of your purse through this number, but if you pay close attention to the details in this number it can help you identify a faulty product. The creed on my bag has misspellings like thefinest and ourcommitment.