If you are obsessed with vintage handbags, then you have come to the right place. Here at Diary of a Vintage Girl we love to search for designer vintage handbags that still look great today.
The wonderful thing about buying vintage, especially when it comes to handbags, is that you can often find them at a much cheaper price compared to their RRP.
Not only that, you are giving a second (or third or fourth) life to the handbag, rather than letting it go to landfill. This is great, especially in today’s fast fashion and throw away climate.
If you are a lover of the New York-based brand Coach, then there is a good chance you are here to grab a retro bargain. We don’t blame you either, because there are many to be had.
So, take a look at our pick of the 12 best Coach vintage handbags that complete your look.
1. Vintage 1990s Coach Sheridan Collection Crossbody Handbag
Made using an extra thick cowhide in tan, this beautiful vintage Coach bag will look great whatever you are wearing. The pebbled leather gives it some texture, while the brass elements finish off the overall look.
This Coach bag had a very limited run of up to three years back in the 1990s, making this a worthwhile investment. Plus, it really is a bargain too.
This one in particular is in great condition, apart from a couple of dots within the inner lining, but nobody will see that anyway.
2. Vintage 1990s Coach Lexington Shopper Handbag
If you are looking for a sophisticated leather shopper to wear while running errands or studying, then this is the bag for you.
Created in 1998, this gorgeous bag is around 11 by 14 inches overall. It has a magnetic closure to secure your items while on the go too.
While it does have the Coach logo stamped in the leather on the outside of the bag, it isn’t overly branded, which may suit somebody looking for a subtle designer handbag.
Plus the color black keeps the handbag looking timeless and elegant for many more years to come (see also ‘14 Amazing Elegant Vintage Dresses To Enhance Your Wardrobe‘).
3. Vintage 1990s Coach Dark Violet Blue Handbag
For those who would like simplicity when it comes to their handbag (which Coach does very well), then look no further. This cute crossbody bag is enough to carry your essentials – and more!
It is a beautiful dark violet blue color which adds something interesting to its overall simple design.
It has a flap opening for extra security, and you can wear it across the body or on one shoulder, depending on what you feel like.
Due to it being very dark in color, it will still compliment many different outfits. So don’t worry about the blue clashing with other colors or styles.
4. Vintage 2000s Coach Handbag
This early 2000s minimalist Coach handbag is another bag that is perfect for everyday wear.
While this might start sounding like a broken record, Coach creates some of the most perfect bags that compliment your everyday life and style.
While we do love a fancy handbag (who doesn’t?), sometimes all you need is that go-to bag that does it all. Well, this is it.
It is large enough for both essentials and whatever else you need the bag for. Plus it has such a simple look that will go with any outfit.
5. Vintage 1980s Coach Bleeker Handbag
This Bleeker handbag is a must for anyone who collects Coach bags. From the 1980s, this vintage handbag is in really good condition, and is made from leather and heavy brass.
The color is a mid-brown that will compliment most other colors making this a wonderful bag to wear to add some style to your outfit.
It is small enough for your everyday essentials, plus a few extras too. While it does come with an authentic Coach hang tag, it isn’t the original of this bag.
If that doesn’t put you off, then you will treasure this timeless bag for many more years to come.
6. Vintage 1970s Coach Saddle Shoulder Handbag
If you are looking for a bag that is much older than the 1980s, then we have a treat for you.
This vintage Coach saddle handbag is in one of the brand’s iconic shapes and is from the 1970s. It is from a range that began in the 1960s, so it could also be late 1960s in age.
While the tan color of the leather has naturally aged, it is still usable. It just adds a beautiful vintage look about it, which I’m sure most of us can appreciate.
It is also a bargain too, as the crescent shaped shoulder bags are definitely worth your investment!
7. Vintage 1990s Abbie Crossbody Handbag
This deep, dark brown vintage 1990s Coach Abbie crossbody handbag is a delight. While it does have some natural wear on the leather, it is still in great condition.
Made from British Tan, it will make a cute addition to any outfit. It is small in size – around 7 by 6 inches – so it is good to use as an everyday bag for your essentials.
Also one of the original strap ends isn’t on the bag anymore, however it is still very secure. Don’t let this put you off because it is a real bargain for a Coach designer piece.
8. Vintage 1990s Coach Post Pouch Handbag
If you are looking for a gorgeous Coach handbag, then look no further. This 1992 Coach Post Pouch crossbody handbag is a delight on the eyes.
For extra security the handbag has heavy brass thick navy leather. The handbag’s closure is a buckle which you turn to secure it fully.
The size of the handbag is around 8.5 to 7.7 inches, making it a great everyday bag. Plus, the color is likely to wow any outfit you wear.
The handbag also includes the original handtag, which may be the final deciding factor when it comes to purchasing this wonderful handbag.
9. Vintage Coach 1990s Red Convertible Clutch And Crossbody Handbag
This beautiful Coach handbag is a must-have crossbody. Despite it being made in the 1990s, it has such a timeless and classic feel about it. This makes it a great investment piece.
The color might clash with some pieces in your wardrobe, but fear not, at least its shape will help to bring the whole look together.
This handbag was also made in New York City, which is always a great find. For example, some handbags are made in Europe.
Oh, and it includes its original handtag. Always a bonus!
10. Vintage 1990s Coach Hamptons Satin Tote Handbag
If you are into the 1990s and Y2K vibe, then this handbag will be the right one for you.
The Hamptons Tote in white and baby blue is perfect for those who want something a little different from the usual black and tan.
The short strap is best for people who like to wear a bag on their arms – which is very early 2000s. While there are a few dirt marks, it is expected on a white bag.
11. Vintage 1990s Coach Soho Belter Pouch Mini Handbag
The Coach Soho belted pouch is an iconic design by the New York based brand.
The British Tan leather is in perfect condition, and the bag itself is an investment piece, making this purchase worth your while.
It was made specifically in 1995, and has a buckle fastener as well as an interior pocket. This laidback handbag will look great with any look.
12. Vintage 1990s Coach Monogram Handbag
This monogram Coach handbag shouts that it is a Coach handbag from the rooftops. If this is your kind of thing, then you will love this vintage 1990s Coach bag.
A thing to note about this bag is that it is made using faux leather, which is great if you are looking for something vegan-friendly.
The longer handle is not available, so you will need to buy this if you want to wear it on your shoulder, otherwise the shorter handle can be worn on the arms.
When it comes to the designer brand Coach, there are many vintage bargains out there.
While finding a Coach handbag at a cheaper price may not be the selling point for you, you will have noticed that there are some great bags available.
The good thing about Coach is that they make bags you can use everyday that complete your look, but also are functional.
The bags are spacious enough to carry what you need, whether that is on an errand, or when you go to work – there is a bag to suit every situation too.
However, most of the bags are useful and complementary in both space and design, no matter where you are, meaning you often only need the one Coach handbag.
Hopefully you have found the best vintage Coach handbag for you. If you enjoyed this article, check out the rest of our website. We also have vintage Chanel handbags too!
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