Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 85
Rated 4 out of 5 by TatD Great bag
I love the size of this bag. I can finally comfortably fit what I need to in my bag. Although I don't tend to carry a lot, it's just nice to have things not be jammed in. Love the shape and look of this bag as well. It's not too heavy, but I have other Florentine bags so I know they're a bit heavier than other bags, just not something that bothers me. The straps fall perfectly for me to be able to carry this either over my shoulder or in the crook of my arm. I ordered this in the natural and am having to send it back due to a lot of pebbling on the bag. In fact, the whole bag has pebbling, no smooth leather at all. But it looks like whomever had it before immediately sent it back due to this issue, as it has all the packing as if new. So.... I am taking a chance and ordering it again in the as is in the same color...hoping to get lucky this time. I had also ordered this in the chestnut but it too had pebbling on about half the bag - and there was also the issue of my not caring for the chestnut color much. It may look better with age, but just not for me. I would say it's definitely worth a shot at trying one of these in as is - just know these may have some pebbling, or of course other issues. It's a great bag though and I think you'd love it if you got lucky with one that didn't have any issues.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lisa26 Happy with "As is" : )!!
So glad that I decided to take a chance on an "as is" D&B bag. Wow, this bag is great! It came in plastic with the handles unwrapped and with the price tag attached as well as the dust bag and warranty card inside. It has a some scuff marks but they are fine since this leather does that by your own nails rubbing across the front. I am short at 5"1' so the handles are snug but ok for me. It you are tall it could be a problem with a coat on. Hoping to go back for the "as is" in black. At this price point, take a chance on this bag ladies...could be worth it : )!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cynful88 The Process of the Hunt
I love love love Dooney's and this is my favorite bag. I have tried the "As Is" route and "Full Price" route. I received the as is Elephant. Looked beautiful until in sunlight. Looks like had been in rain. Spots all over. Not sure if someone tried to spray protectant on it. Sent back and bought as new. Ordered Denim as is and it looked like it had about 1 year of harsh use. Not sure how passed QVC or how shoppers abuse return policies. Needless to say, I returned. Ordered Denim as new and so beautiful. I guess I don't like used things. I did order the chestnut new and did not have it factor. Looking closely at it the leather was mostly smooth but had so much color striations it looked like a bad case of light stretch marks. I just couldn't handle this at full price or any price. It was returned. I don't understand the leather quality and how pass from factory. Like I said it is quite a process no matter if new or as is. I guess try as is. You may hit it right. Don't get me wrong this is my favorite bag because I do have all colors except chestnut, teal and pink.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kobes Mom Great Fall Bag
I purchased this bag as an "AS IS" and was not sure what I would get. The bag is perfect. I did have to mail in the warranty info into Dooney directly as someone else (the as is) had registered the bag previously. I just called customer service at Dooney and they were very helpful and told me what I needed to do. The leather on the bag has a great smooth, soft feel which will only get better with age. The color is great. It is very roomy and I love it. I want a bag that I can just open and throw my stuff into it and I can do just that with this bag, but can be secure with the snaps on it. With this much quality leather it is going to be a bit heavier than say a canvas bag would be. But I do not feel that this bag is to heavy.
Rated 5 out of 5 by grace37 Brand new
Just what I was looking for. Very satisfied. I would but it again in a different color
Rated 4 out of 5 by QvSie4me Roll the dice with "as is"
I ordered two of the "as is Barlows because I couldn't make up my mind which color I liked best. I was able to snag a Bordeaux bag and I also ordered the Natural. The Natural came first and I fell in love with the color and the bag. I have been wanting this bag since it was introduced! Sadly, I noticed the Natural bag had marks and some type of striations in the leather. While I knew it was an "as is" 300.00 is a whole lot to pay for a bag with damaged leather. The Bordeaux bag came with plastic still on the handles and the cards and dust bag never touched. Sadly, the Bordeaux had the same strange striations so now I don't know what to think. I am so in love with the bag, I ordered a new one in the Chestnut color and I am hoping the new bag is perfect. I plan to send the Bordeaux back and exchange for a different Baag in the Natural Color. I wish this could be a TSV because I seriously would buy every color. Love my Dooney's!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Birgitta Let me tell you a story...
I wrote a previous review. I bought this bag at full price, and it smelled so good. And it was so beautiful. I hadn't carried it. I hadn't even unstuffed it. But then, I unstuffed it, and I started looking closely, and I noticed something. It was not all smooth leather. There was a lot of pebbling amongst the florentine. Now, that seemed like a lot of money to pay for pebbled leather. I have a 3-4 pebbled leather bags--and I'm not that fond of the leather. It's fine, as long as the style suits me, and the price is right. But I don't love it!
So I returned it. But I sure loved this bag!
I decided to try again! I held out little hope! It arrived yesterday. I didn't open the box. I was afraid to. Guess what? Florentine leather. No pebbling. 3/5 the price. Smells the same. Sometimes ya roll the dice and ya get snake eyes.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mamma6 BEAUTIFUL
I just received my beautiful bag. Purchased it "as is" nothing wrong with it. It did not have the paper stuffing...it still had the plastic covering the handles. It also has the dust cover and the registration card. Love the color red. It is so rich looking. Love the smell of the leather too! I am so happy....