Dooney & Bourke Florentine Leather Flap Tab Satchel
Another Fabulous Bag!
Last winter I bought the second Dooney and Bourke bag I have ever owned; the other one was bought in the 80's. This red bag is just as wonderful as the other two! I really get in trouble when I look at these bags AND can easy pay... my husband does not appreciate this fact!
The red of this bag is rich and has depth, the bag is generously sized and not too heavy. I am going to have to alternate weeks to carry my bags because I cannot choose just one for a season... am already eying more bags... I am hooked once again.
I've been eyeing this satchel for a while. When it came on easy pay, I bit the bullet and ordered the taupe. Was disappointed when I opened the box to find it was a return as it wasn't wrapped in plastic, but placed inside the storage bag, the shoulder strap was already attached and it just didn't look brand new. It was shipped back the next day and hopefully when it arrives back at the Q it will be restocked under "As Is". Had I received a brand new satchel I probably would have kept it, as it is a lovely handbag and looks like it can hold quite a bit. But, since I've seen this one in real life and unfortunately had to return it, it's not anything I have to have right at this moment.
OMG!! LOVE THIS
I can not say enough about this bag. It is unique, the leather is pure Florentine in every way, and he color of Raspberry is beautiful and elegant.
It is just the right size of bag and looks like a million bucks!
Yes it does scratch easily but makes it look so cool and regal.
I wish they would bring this back in all the colors, a little less expensive and easy pay.
If you get this back go for it!!
FLORENTINE LEATHER BAGS
I love the Florentine leather bags I have purchased in the past!!! I give this bag Three Stars for the size, shape, design but not the leather. I have not received a smooth Florentine bag since the Savannah bags. Terrible pebbling, and nothing smooth about the leather for the exception of the straps. Florentine leather is smooth and thick, not pebbled. Every bag I have purchased lately has had both types of leather. I cannot understand why Dooney would jeopardize quality for devoted customers!!
"Dooney please read the reviews, there are a lot of women mentioning in their reviews about the quality of D & B bags lately". Anymore it is HIT OR MISS on the bag you will get!!!! I fell in love with Florentine due to the smooth thick leather with a beautiful sheen!!!!
Red Leather Beauty!
I was so pleased to get this for my birthday! I love Dooney - especially the Florentine leather. I wanted to get a red bag and wanted to get the Kingston hobo but it was sold out in red. So, as not to be outdone, I went searching on the QVC website and found a beautiful bag that meet my requirements of being red and Florentine leather. When this bag came and I took it out of the box, my smile stretched from ear to ear! It is gorgeous! I did find the clasp part to be a little stiff but I just folded the lower portion of it upward a few times and from there it was able to find its way thru without difficulty. I have 4 Dooney bags and each one is a different color and style. Beautiful!
What a Beauty!
I was on the fence about getting this bag and almost waited too late! Most of the colors were sold out and I selected the Taupe. This bag is really beautiful and the Taupe is a stunning color. It's a classic, with style and as always Dooney & Bourke is truly the best leather handbag on the market. Nobody can beat DB!
BEAUTIFUL...BUT SENT BACK :-(
First, let me clarify the 3 stars - for style, quality and beauty, it gets 5 stars (it really is a gorgeous bag), for functionality, it gets 1 star, so thus the middle of the road 3 stars. I loved this bag out of the box, great leather smell, beautiful style, structured, very classic and never go out of style vintage look, kind of like a briefcase but a very stylish briefcase. I read the other reviews about how hard it was to close, so I worked with it for a few days, bending the flap of leather to get it to go into the buckle easier, but it just was too difficult to fiddle with so much. I kept it for a few more days, thinking I might not care about it, but tried it again, and it still was difficult to close. Takes two hands and needs to be sitting in front of you to do it. Sadly, I packed it up and sent it back. I will say this was the toughest return I have ever made. I LOVED the bag (I got the t-moro brown) but I just couldn't spend that much time getting the buckle to close. If you don't mind that issue, get the bag, because it really is gorgeous and well made. If they reworked the closure, I would buy it again in a heartbeat. I got a different bag with a zipper closure and I'm really happy with that, no closure issues! Happy New Year!
I admit that I wasn't happy with a previous florentine bag in a lighter tone. I got this one in dark chestnut, and I adore it. Florentine will show marks, but they almost rub out with your hand---especially with a dark leather like this. I have bought Dooney since around 1980 or so, and this quality reminds me of what Dooney made back then. Heavy substantial leather, quality all the way. I can't say enough good things about this.
I got this bag in Natural and it is gorgeous!!! And even better on easy pay! Thank you QVC. It does scratch easily but the more wear the bag gets, the better!! It is absolutely beautiful! You will not regret purchasing this bag!
Awesome Bag Just too Awkward for Me
Unfortunately its very awkward when you need to get into it only using one hand. The latch is difficult to get closed unless you have it where you can use both hands. I dont mind that it scratches easily as this just adds to the character but the frustration getting the latch closed and trying to carry a lot is frustrating. You cant just grab your keys out and toss them back because of this. Sorry but it will be going back. It is a very nice purse though if you dont need four hands like I do.
NOT CRAZY ABOUT IT
I thought this was beautiful but it scratched terribly and I am not hard on purses. Also, the flap was hard to operate and you could only really get what you need out of your purse if you have it hanging on your shoulder. It is a beautiful look though, very vintage and pretty. Sorry, I had to send it back.
The end of my search..
...for a perfect handbag. This bag IS the PERFECT handbag. Not too big, not too small. Structured and fun and unique. The red is so stunning in person I am tempted to buy another one as a back up. The trick to the tongue and loop is to fold the tongue upwards to soften it and to make it curved and not stiff straight. It is much easier to slide it in the loop when the tongue is a little curved. I can snap it close with just one hand. No problem.
The leather smells divine and expensive. I feel like a goddess wearing this. Thank you Dooney and Bourke and QVC.