I'd been looking for a coin purse at the swap meet for awhile. Last week I saw this Coach coin purse. It was only $5.
I don't own any designer anything, so I had no clue as to whether it was authentic or not. $5 is not much to spend on a coin purse, but somehow I didn't wanna spend it on something fake. The seller was a kinda rough looking Polynesian guy and I didn't think he knew whether it was real or not either.
This Made in China tag turned me off. It just didn't seem right that an authentic Coach product would be made in China. . . so I didn't get it.
When I got home I went online to try and learn more about Coach stuff. It seems that yes, most Coach bags are now made in China. It's good to check the seams. They are supposed to match up really well. The CC lettering needs to match up also. The stitching is usually perfect. Purses with CC outside should not also have a CC lining. The most helpful clue for me was that the zippers on authentic bags will most likely have a YKK mark on it.
When I went to the swap meet today, I had hoped to find the seller with the coin purse again . . . and I did! And look what the zipper had on it. So I decided to buy it. Only thing . . . when I asked the seller, "How much?" This time he said, "$10." !!!!
Whaaaa??? I hesitated. I said, "How about $5?" He paused, gave me a resigned look and without saying a word motioned for me to give him the money.
And I did!! So now I own an authentic Coach product . . . I hope.
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