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. But their high demand means there are a lot of imitators out there; Coach bags and wallets are often copied illegally, with knockoffs available online, on street corners, out of sketchy car trunks! The only way to know your Coach bag is a true original is with the bag’s serial number.
Open the handbag and find the serial number tag. This is a leather patch with the Coach logo and motto, typically sewn in directly under the interior pocket zipper. The serial number is at the bottom of the tag and contains a minimum of 4 letters and 4 numbers.
Call Coach customer service at 1 (904) 741-3090 and give the representative your serial number. All authentic Coach bags are registered with the company in their database and the rep will be able to verify the bag’s authenticity.
You can also visit a Coach retail location. The manager or sales associate will be able to do a database search to let you know if your bag’s for real.
Shop carefully when searching for an authentic Coach bag. Coach stores, Coach factory outlets, Coach.com, and the Coach catalog, as well as trusted outlet stores are the only official retailers for Coach merchandise. Avoid independent retailers, both online and in person, along with wholesale shops as Coach doesn’t have retail agreements with these businesses.