This month, Coach went back to its roots by introducing 'The Baseball Heritage Collection', which includes limited-edition men’s wallets and billfolds made from vintage baseball gloves. Coach scoured eBay for one year to find 70-year-old mitts to create the series, which features 200 one-of-a-kind, stamped-for authenticity wallets. Each wallet is hand-assembled from about one and a half baseball gloves.
In Coach’s “Did You Know?” video, they say they owe a lot to the baseball glove – and it’s true. Before Coach made handbags, they were known for their handcrafted leather wallets and billfolds. In 1946, Miles Cahn joined the company and brought along his love for baseball gloves. He enjoyed how the leather softened as it wore and that inspired Coach’s now-famous glove tanned cowhide leather products.
Coach’s recycled baseball glove wallets are currently available in select stores and online for $348