Expert craftsmanship and an equestrian heritage make
the Cooper Bag an icon of classic Ralph Lauren style
Named after the English craftsman who created it, the original Cooper Bag was intended to be a saddle carrier in the late 1800s. Today, the Purple Label Cooper is known as one of the finest quality men’s bags available. Crafted in Italy using only the most luxurious leather, the bag has a rich color and buttery-smooth polish that were achieved through an extensive five-day tanning process.
(Left) Actor Cary Grant sitting on top of his luggage in the film Holiday, 1938 (photo by John Kobal Foundation/Getty Images); (right) British boxing champion Henry Cooper sitting outside of a gym in London, 1970 (photo by Ron Case/Central Press/Getty images)
The Cooper also features hand-stitched reinforcements to ensure an exquisite level of quality that’s meant to last a lifetime. Details such as durable rolled handles provide maximum comfort, while our signature brass lock and matching hardware complete the refined look. Handsome and elegant, the Cooper Bag is a timeless piece that has rightfully earned its place as a true Ralph Lauren Classic.