Dooney & Bourke Cabriolet Go-To Tote
Still Making Up My Mind
I have the original cabriolet weekend bag and absolutely love it. Lots of style, with all tan leather handles, strap, zipper encased in leather along with accents of leather at the bottom and sides, plus it has feet. Compared to this bag, the tote has a snap closure, a leather pocket and partial leather handles with the balance in jute. And no feet. When I put the 2 bags on my shoulder I was disappointed. Guess what I'm saying is that I wish the tote looked more like the weekender. My biggest concerns are the jute handles -- will they get dirty as opposed to the leather (which has weathered beautifully) and the snap closures -- will things fall out when I put it under the seat in front of me when flying?
On the plus side it does have good organizational features, and as a travel bag it has the size one would like to take on a trip. For these 2 reasons I gave the tote 3 stars. Buy it if you're not looking to match it to another cabriolet bag; think twice if that is your intention.
Got this wonderful bag in black/black and loved it right out of the box. Really attractive and a performer! Loved using it so much, it instantly morphed into my new everyday 'purse'. Oh, and it got complements, even from men. Sent it back for a broken snap on the inside pocket and have regretted it ever since because black/black sold out first and hasn't been restocked.. I check often on QVC, Dooney does not have it and now I'm even checking ebay. I see versions in other brands and on Dooney but they are no match for this Go-To Tote. Wish I wanted black/tan. Would get black/red for the 'holidays' season, xo. Please, please, QVC, restock this great bag.
Bought the black on black when I moved to Cali as a work/travel bag. Perfect travel bag...because I travel a lot for work. Files..laptop..iPad...whatever! Everything fits. This bag is roomy..big and Dooney.
I purchase this tote several months ago, for work, it is very sturdy, roomy, and fit everything I need to carry to work, filled up it can be on the heavy side, it just a simply tote, nothing more, nothing less.
I am a Dooney lover I have many, but this tote ROCKS It is the perfect size sturdy substantial, the straps go perfectly over your shoulder. It is light weight even full of all my "stuff" I have ordered a second one as I dont ever want to be without it. Buy it. right now.!!!!!!!!!
LOVE THIS TOTE!!!
I purchased this tote as a baby shower gift. When the tote arrived at my home, I had to force myself to gift wrap it! I already own a cabriolet weekend bag, so I knew the fabric would be light-weight and durable. The cabriolet fabric is smooth and retains its shape, standing up by itself when empty. The outer snap pocket keeps items secure. The inside pockets help you stay organized just like Dooney purses do-it even has a key leash! The mother-to-be loved the tote bag for its roominess to carry everything she and her baby may need, along with its clean lines and trim accent. I was so pleased with this tote, I ordered one for myself and have owned it for about 2 months. The rolled leather handles fit comfortably in your hand whether you are carrying a few things or have it filled to the brim and the fabric wears like iron. I use it every work day. Thank-you Dooney for this wonderful workhorse--I love it!!!
Perfect bag for school or travel. Tough and sturdy! I highly recommend it for anyone on the go. I wish there were other colors.
I must have gotten the one bad one
I thought I would love the size as I need a large tote for work. I take the bus to work and want to carry only one bag for everything - I thought this would do the trick but it's a little too stiff - it narrows at the bottom so really isn't 18 inches overall - the handles slide off my shoulder - AND the Leather piece that holds the snap on the front pocket completely unraveled. I guess I could have called customer service and sent it back as a defective as I only had the bag a few days before the stitches started to unravel but I was still trying to decide if the overall size would work for me - I thought I could live with the size and I ended up taking it to have it repaired as the leather piece came completely unraveled - at the end I just got it repaired and gave it to my Assistant. I expect more from Dooney as the quality of the leather and fabric is very good but the workmanship just wasn't there on this one.
Can't Stop Carrying!
When I opened the box, I knew I was in love! I carried my black/red tote to Disney on Ice with my four-year-old because I knew I'd be filling it with all kinds of doodads from the show. It did not disappoint. The next day we went to a birthday party and I tossed his clothes, shoes, and goodie bag in there. The next day, I went to church and it carried my large Bible and all of my usual items. That was last weekend. It's Wednesday and I can't stop carrying it! Did I mention that I bought this to use as my carry on bag for a trip in January? It's October...gotta love quality.
ROOMY - EXCELLENT FABRIC
The fabric on the bag is amazing and of course the leather trim is a great bonus. The handle is a perfect length for putting over your shoulder and it will fit over a coat. I ordered it to take on the plane and it will certainly hold everything I need. This bag could be used for crafts, school, diaperbag, grocery, etc. I am very impressed by the quality of every Dooney bag I have purchased from QVC.
Favorite Tote Ever
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this tote bag. Used it during the summer when I went to the beach and also as a carry-on for air travel. Very roomy and well made. I just can't say enough great things about it. I was able to carry a small blanket and pillow for the plane along with my iPad and snack. Not very heavy. The canvas is strong. Has snaps on the inside to close it up if you don't put too much stuff in it. This is worth the price.
I thought bag was toooo big, but after carrying it for awhile, I found it holds everything. Great bag.