Dooney & Bourke Coated Cotton Hydrangea Print Satchel
I'm a self-confessed "Dooney Girl". This is my first coated cotton purchase in a Dooney and Bourke purse, so I have nothing to compare it to. I noticed a couple of other customers complained about the quality of this particular purse, in relation to other coated cotton purses. In my opinion, it's a wonderfully sturdy alternative to leather. It's lighter than most leather purses and it's easy to clean off liquids. The texture is a little bit on the rough side, but that doesn't bother me. I had no intention of buying a "leather look" purse. In my opinion, this purse looks equally good with blue jeans and a nice Spring / Summer dress. I bought the navy blue color with white flowers, and the color is definitely a traditional navy blue and not a midnight blue or a royal blue. I only gave it four stars simply because I have a tendency to compare all my purses to my favorite Dooney and Bourke purse, which is the Dooney & Bourke Leather Retro Embossed Convertible Satchel in pink. However, this purse is every bit as spacious as my favorite Dooney and is the same dome satchel style. This purse is very cute and unique with the large flower print. I would describe this purse as a medium sized purse, and fits quite a lot of stuff. One of the best features of this particular purse is the long shoulder strap. I have a few D &B purses that have handles that are too short, but this purse's handles will fit over ANYONE's shoulder with room to spare. It easily fits over a huge, bulky winter coat with spare room.
My dream bag
I love this bag...the colors, the flowers, the cross body strap, the top zipper
Darliing & Cheerful
Super cute bag with the zip top for security, GREAT! This is my third flower print by Dooney & Bourke, couldn't be happier. The image is beautiful and might be a shorter seasonal look than most of the leathers or nylons it is well worth it. This is a great size with gorgeous leather trim.
Great as is bag.
Snapped up the black and pink as is. Arrived in perfect condition . Nice size and love the shoulder strap.
I bought this bag in June in the green and pink and have carried it ever since. It is the perfect bag for me. I love the colors and the size is just right for my needs. I have other D&B bags and they are really too big for my taste but After a number of purchases I found one that is just right. I have received many complements on it and will continue to use it throughout the winter.
Love This Bag
I have carried this bag for most of the summer and I love it. Got it in navy. Goes with everything. Not too heavy. Received many compliments on it.
Loved this bag
I read some reviews on this bag and some were disappointed in the quality. I thought the quality was good for a coated cotton design. I have been carrying it since I received it and have no complaints.
It is plenty roomy and I got the black and pink which is a pretty blend of colors. I am sure that it will brighten up some of my winter attire.
Thank you Dooney and Bourke
Worst Ever! Coated Cotton? Like, Cheap Vinyl!
I have countless Dooney bags in all sorts of styles, fabrications, colors, etc. and started collecting since 1996. I have purchased the coated cotton fabric bags in the past including the recent beautiful satchels offered as a TSV in May. I liked them so much that I got 3 out of 4 color choices. So when the hydrangea print came up, I jumped to get the pink floral on black and got on the waitlist for the matching wallet. When I got this satchel, first, I was confused in how it was wrapped (less plastic and less care.) Like the other reviewers, I too thought, "no dust bag?" Secondly, the coated cotton felt more like VINYL! Lastly, the satchel was folded flat as a pancake! The whole impression? CHEAP! Could not believe Dooney and Bourke tried to pass this cheap-looking bag off and dare to charge loyal customers almost $200! For this? I hope D & B realizes how wrong it is to cut corners just because the bag is not leather and think customers will pay such an inflated price! Never expected Dooney to lower their standard. Other lines offer luscious leather bags for under $200. This one's a total miss! And, add the hassle of shipping it back! Forget the WL for the wallet.
Love this bag!
I cannot understand the negative reviews. I own many bags of this brand and love this one most. The colors are beautiful "white and marine", and the quality is superb. I love the wide opening and it is very roomy, (that's saying a lot because I carry EVERYTHING in my bag!) If your on the fence, I say go for it!
After reading the review of "Harvester of Victory" I can't add much because I agree with her completely. I too have other nice coated cotton bags and this hydrangea print fabric feels peculiar and lacks the quality I've come to love from Dooney and Bourke. Alas, I didn't return mine even though I know I won't use it much. I've noticed on other websites that the prices of bags in this particular D&B line are already considerably reduced. It appears that perhaps even the company recognized its mistake. Because of mentioning other websites and prices this review will probably be rejected so thank you Harvester for your assessment!
Beautiful to Look At
I LOVE the pink/green combination BUT....the sizing is way off. I really can't fit everything I carry in this bag. It won't become my go to bag unfortunately. None of the other Dooney bags offered are substantially any larger in this color combination. I know that Dooney makes a larger bag in this pattern because I have seen it on their website but it is no longer available. So, I will keep this one for occasional use (once again, the color combination is striking!) but sadly not as functional as I would like and quite expensive.
Something's Changed... Not for the Better
I purchased 2 coated cotton satchels from D&B last year which I dearly love. But this bag was a different story, even from its initial presentation -- flat as a pancake in a plastic bag without even any paper stuffing. The print seemed less finely detailed, and the feel of the bag just didn't speak quality to me. The handles squeaked annoyingly, which can even be heard during the video presentation. This wasn't an exclusive, "specially made for QVC" bag for a one-time special, so I totally expected it to have the same quality similar Dooney bags have had in the past. Although I don't believe for one second that it is a counterfeit, the quality is so completely diminished that it looks and feel like one. I won't purchase another coated cotton bag until I read that these issues have been resolved, and this one was quickly returned.