Dooney & Bourke Coated Cotton Plaid Messenger Crossbody Bag
A Bag For All Seasons
Cute, compact, and roomy enough for essentials. The purse is a birthday gift from me to my granddaughter; I know she will love it, and enjoy using it. This is her second Dooney, maybe more will follow.
I ordered as a lunchtime special. Great price, but the smell of the purse is so horrible I would never be able to use it, and this was after setting it outside to air out all day.
THE PERFECT PURSE FOR ME
This is the perfect bag for me, it can hold all that I carry without being overstuffed. I love the crossbody because my shoulders seem not to be able to hold a purse. I love the color and I will probably be ordering one for my daughter and sister really soon.
I am a huge Dooney & Bourke fan and I love all the purses they design.
The best Purchase
I like the product ,is perfect product for traveling
I wanted a small bag for the summer. I have many Dooneys but they are all large leather. There are many complaints about the snaps snapping "up". This is an non issue for me. The snaps are easy to snap even with the purse on my arm. Also the non symmetry of the snaps is so small I don't even notice it. I love this bag..it's light and small but big enough to fit my essentials. Very bright colors and perfect for what I wanted.
Perfect-sized and love the east/west style. Material very durable, bag very well made, and I love the front pockets for my cell phone and pack of gum. Somewhat pricey but the style, function, and durability will prove this bag to be worth it. If you like changing your bags and style often, I probably would not recommend this bag for its price. But if you go for durability and style that doesn't go passe when your handbag brand comes up with new styles for the new season, then this bag is a good investment. I almost returned this bag but had the chance to give it a second look. The leather patches sewn onto the flap and the body of the bag appear misaligned because of the pleating between the two front pockets. If you stitch the pleating at the top where it has the leather trim (just one stitch at the very top), the top of the pleat will remain tight and the pockets will remain close to each other and the leather patches will align perfectly. Then the leather stip closure will both be straight pointed upwards and neither one will be slanted. Just a tip I wanted to share if the slanted leather strip closures bother you like one of the other reviewers. I decided to keep the navy (more subdued color tones) but the charcoal looks pretty nice too (brighter and merrier color tones).
love the shape but will be returning it
I really love the size of this crossbody and I love that it is in the east/west style. I have a tote and two other crossbody bags in coated cotton and it is easy to maintain and care for. Needless to say, D&B hardwares and workmanship are way beyond everything else out there. However, like a couple of other reviewers, I have mixed feelings about this bag. Although the front snap closures are unique and look cute in this style, I have to deliberately look and align it when snapping close the bag. It is not like the D&B magnetic closures that find themselves shut nor a zipper that you can zip close even without looking. Second, one of the reviewers said that one of the snap closures look pointed straight while the other is not. That is because the leather pads sewn onto the flap of the bag do not align with the leather pads sewn onto the body of the bag. This is why the leather strips that hold the snap closures get pulled either to the left or to the right so then one of them will always look straight while the other will always look slanted. I ordered in both navy and charcoal and both bags have their sewn leather pads misaligned. Like this reviewer, I am returning. It is a detail that one can overlook but for the price, I can't.
Perfect for a day of shopping
This bag is big enough for my checkbook, cell phone and keys. It's big enough to store the important items in, yet small enough to not hinder your movement. I love Dooney and Bourke!
Adorable "Little Sis"
I was thrilled when I received this bag! It is everything I thought it would be. Yes, it is small, but it is a crossbody bag. It is not meant to hold everything. I can easily fit my essential items in this bag. (If you need a bigger bag, try its big sister, A213628. The two bags are almost identical, except for the size.) I got this bag in blue, and the colors are vibrant and just plain yummy! Thanks for making bags with more organizational features, Dooney & Bourke. I am steadily increasing my D & B collection because of that!
Mixed feelings on this bag!
First, it is adorable! The colors are vivid and love the darker tan color for the strap. You can adjust this bag to be cross body or small shoulder bag which is a plus.
Now to the negative, to open and close you have snaps but they snap 'UP' instead of down so you have to either push really hard at an awkward angle or try to place your finger behind the snap so it will close. 2nd, it is small but if you are shopping or going out just a few items are all you will need so size is perfect for that use. 3rd, the snap tabs actually are not straight. At first I thought I had gotten a 'second' but looked at the video again and saw that they are all like that. If you look closely at the front snaps the one on the left is pointed in and not straight up and down like the one on the right. Not sure if I will be able to stand this feature since it looks like it is defective to me.
a bit small
This is my first D&B bag in a long while. I got the khaki/tan plaid and it's a great color with a bit of pizzazz. I was looking for a neutral color that had a bit of color and this color combo is exactly that. It holds a wallet, keys and phone and that's about it. if you have a small lip gloss, you might be able to get that in too. It's an 'event' bag and perhaps not a daily bag and too small for a travel bag. I do like it, but with the price of D&B, I've not yet decided whether to send it back. How much do i need a $165 'event' bag, ya know?
Cute, but one warning
It's the perfect size for me, I don't use a wallet. I'm keeping it-- great look. However, one concern: if you're like me and like to easily open and close your purse, this one might not be for you. There are two snaps and they're on the bottom and need to snap "up" onto the purse. So, you need to put effort into closing the purse. A little annoying, but workable.