Comes with a COA and was authenticated by authenticatefirst.
She is 25 years old and was made in January of 1994 in France. This bag is in very good vintage condition. No tears, no cracking and no separated lining which is rare for a bag of this vintage.
The vachetta has a rich and warm honey patina with some darkening on the top of the handles and on the corners of the base. I elected to not condition this bag because the leather is well preserved and has that beautiful shine that vachetta gets with age.
The brass hardware is tarnished, but the zipper moves quite well so I left it in original patina. Interior brown canvas is clean. No smoke, no mildew.
One interior pocket that hides the leather date code. This was made before cellphones, so no cellphone pocket. Has heat stamp in the leather on one end near the base.
Date Code is VI 0914
Measures 14" by 9" and the base is 6 5/8" wide.
I personally carry an Alma. I love the double zippers that go all the way to the leather base allowing the bag to open up really wide to help you find your stuff.
Shipping (Priority Mail) with insurance is free in the U.S.A. with this purse. Isn't that great?