How to Identify an Authentic Coach Handbag

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How can you tell if the Coach handbag that you are about to buy online is genuine? Follow these 9 simple steps to verify the authenticity of your purchase. Always ask the seller to use the youVerify app prior to purchase. It's Smarter Selling & Safer Shopping.

 
 
Dust Bag
New Coach handbags are accompanied by a dust bag featuring the Coach logo. Check the font, spacing and positioning of the logo carefully. Older dust bag styles and colors may vary.
Step 1: Dust Bag
New Coach handbags are accompanied by a dust bag featuring the Coach logo. Check the font, spacing and positioning of the logo carefully. Older dust bag styles and colours may vary.

 
Step 2: Leather Patch
Inside a Coach handbag there is a patch made of stamped leather. It begins "This is a Coach bag...". All wording should appear in capital letters and be spelled correctly. The stitching should be even and clean. Please note: real patches can appear on fake bags. Pre 90's handbags didnt have a patch and numbers were stamped directly onto the leather. Small purses and pouches dont feature a patch.  Some patches may feature a small letter - "c" = sold at discount; "x" = vintage; ES = employee sale; F or FS = factory sale; P = pilot

 
Step 3: CC Logo
Handbags featuring the CC's are set as a double and they align symmetrically to the centre of the bag. Check the letter shape and alignment carefully.    

 
Step 4: Serial Number
Coach handbags feature a serial number on the inside patch. They start with the letters "No" for number. They should feature at least 6 digits and just one dash.

 
Step 5: Stitching
Check the stitching on the handbag very carefully. It should be straight, neat, even and clean.


Step 6: Hardware
Where featured on a Coach handbag the hardware will be made of solid metal and will not flake or chip. Some pieces may be engraved and if so the engraving will be clean with a high quality finish.


Step 7: Logo Tags
New Coach handbags often feature logo tags. Attached by beaded chain they can be made of leather, metal or plastic. Check the font, logo, stitching  Remember - real tags may feature on fake bags.


Step 8: Made In Tag
New Coach handbags may feature a 'Made in...' tag on the interior. Coach makes it's handbags in a variety of countries including China.

Step 9: Download our App
We hope that this guide helps to educate you when identifying genuine Coach handbags. To prevent you from falling victim to counterfeit goods, always ask the seller to use the  youVerify app  prior to purchase.

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youVerify is a smartphone app that helps online sellers verify themselves and their products, which in turn allows online buyers to shop with more confidence - Smarter Selling, Safer Shopping.
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