Comes with a COA and was authenticated by authenticatefirst.
She is 17 years old and was made in July of 2002 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 bottom has some water marks, See photos.
The brass hardware is tarnished. I recently waxed the zipper. I use the best zipper wax on the market. It has a petroleum odor for a few days, but that wears off. I use it on my own bags and my riding boots. Interior brown canvas is quite clean. I bought this three months ago and it has been stored with moth balls. I have had it stuffed with baking soda for 3 months and the odor is pretty much gone. It just has a slight storage odor that will go away after you put your things inside and carry it. Mine did.
One interior pocket that hides the leather date code. Has an old fashioned cellphone pocket that is too small for today's phones. I use mine for my electronic car key. Has heat stamp in the leather on one end near the base.
Date Code is FL0072
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?