Dooney & Bourke Coated Cotton Hydrangea Print Satchel
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.
Roomy, I can fit everything, plus!
I hadn't used this bag right away because I purchased the white and purple, but now that I've used it, it's a great size that is even roomier than I thought. I get lots of stares and complements on the style and color. It's my summer go-to bag that has caused me to do lots of shopping for purple accents.
I am very happy with the DB bag. I got the marine and blue and I am using it daily. I have had several comments about how cute the bag is and I agree. It is just the right size to put all my junk in and it's light weight. I do wish it had come with the extra goodies like the leather bags do, such as eye glass holder or the little purse/pouch. Still I think this is a great summer bag and I am going to use it daily. If I could have afforded it that day, I probably would have gotten another in a different color because I like the shape and size, but next DB show, I will probably get a different one. Love my Doonies!
Not as advertised...
Well, the size of the bag is not listed correctly. 15" wide is what is stated, but 11-1/2" is more like it. I called customer service and they said they would refund the shipping charges, which is the right thing to do. I considered keeping it but I didn't like the raw vachetta patches on the corners. I started to think they would probably get dirty and look really crummy quickly, even with chemical treatment. That did it for me. I decided to return this one and order the marine/white in the previous tsv, found it in the "as is" section. Much better value and I don't have to worry about the corners getting icky.