Dooney & Bourke Dillen Leather Janine Satchel Fashion Colors w/Detach. Strap
My First But Not My Last
What can I say, I treated myself to this bag as a birthday/mother's day present to myself. I had been wanting a DB bag for awhile, so glad I got this one because I love it. I got the sky blue, I'm constantly getting compliments on this bag. Think I'll treat myself to another DB in the fall. Tealee
I just got this in the Ocean Blue. It's really a beautiful light navy, not cobalt as I was expecting, however it goes with more things in my closet so that's great. The leather is sumptuous, but it has the structure I need to be able to find things in it. I love the fact that the handle is large enough to wear over my arm, and that I have a choice of wearing it over the shoulder or (my preference) cross body, which is better for my aging back!!!!
I will be ordering more of this style. Especially as the size is just right!
Soft, lovely handbag
This was my first Dooney & Bourke handbag. I had seen them on QVC and loved the classic style, quality and variety from this Company. However, I find them to be costly (for MY budget). I begged my husband for one for my Birthday. He stunned me with this beautiful bag.
The only downside was I wanted a crisp, white handbag. This handbag came in a bone or cream white. Since I could only afford one, I quickly went to the website and located the Janine Satchel with accessories in a bright white. I ended up sending this bag back, as I could not keep both (although, I WISH I could). I didn't have a white bag and wanted something crisp and summery. This bag did have a white, but it was very off-white (like a bone or cream). Holding it next to a navy and white business outfit, it looked off. Which was why I went on looking for a bright white.
This bag has a soft, yet structured feel to it. Roomy and the strap has an extra extension you can remove for a longer or shorter drop. I LOVED that, which the other bag does not have.
For Christmas or another Birthday, I think I will put this back on my list in a neutral color such as brown or black, as it was such a soft leather, excellent quality and beautiful bag.
Just for your information, the other Janine Satchel with accessories, is wonderful. It's a rather stiff and structured handbag, which I happen to like. It looks rich and makes a statement, which was what I was looking for. The handles and strap are in a neutral contrast leather, which is also a nice detail, if you like that look. I was so torn between the two. They are essentially the same handbag, but this one is more soft and casual, and the other is more like a structured business looking bag.
GREAT prices on QVC, by the way. I went to the D&B website and the same handbags are more money. I also physically went to Macy's to see if I could look at them in person before purchasing, and they didn't have the styles I liked and were much more money. I like to see and touch what I am buying, but in this case, QVC was the best choice. Read the reviews, watch the video's and take your pick.
Got this one in strawberry. Such a fabulous bag - fashionable, functional, and fun! Tons of room for my things, so it makes for a perfect everyday bag. Love it!
This handbag is wonderful!!! So roomy and very refined. I purchased the strawberry and it is gorgeous! It's not tasseled or bedazzled but it is beautiful. It is one of my favorite handbags ever.
I purchased the Ocean color and just love it. I really do like the style and leather of this purse, you can't go wrong with a Dooney and its yr. warranty in my opinion.
Delighted with this purchase
This bag is surprisingly larger than you woudl think. A definite keeper.
LOVE MY BAG!
I bought this in tangerine and carry it everywhere! I'm getting tons of complements. I smile everytime I look at it!
Love the bag! My first D & B. Have enough room for all my stuff--a Wallet, checkbooks for 2 accounts; makeup case, Raybans, rescue inhaler, rescue allergy spray, small change purse for my points and rewards cards, small calculator, cell, and pepper spray. And I have room for it all. Will definitely look at more D & B's in the future. Have 24 Coach bags, 2 Coach briefcases, and 2 Cole Haan's.
The Best Bag
This is a great bag. Aside from the style, the leather on this bag is so yummy! I bought it in tangerine and the color is wonderful.
A D&B LEATHER SATCHEL PIECE DE RESISTANCE...
...GORGEOUS, ABSOLUTELY SPLENDID DESIGN… I LOVE THIS D&B WORK OF ART with its body of leather! I have many D&B products over many years of acquisition and this Dillen Leather Janine Satchel is the cherry on top of an ice cream sundae -- delicious! I chose the TANGERINE (reminds me of orange sherbet) for a change from my usual choices in handbag colors. The Satchel is well organized inner and outer, with my choice of using handles or the detachable strap -- that choice is always a plus for me. The magnetic strap closure, the feet on the bag’s bottom, the swell interior lining, zip and slip pockets on outside and inside, front and back gives this D&B suitability, workability, and overall transportability. It is the perfect size, structure, and all around ‘Satchel-ability’ :-) Recommend highly with no hesitation.
As the purse and I share the same name, I thought it was only appropriate that I purchase this bag. I think it is a wonderful addition to my collection. Size is perfect. Leather different than anything I have and I am enjoying the structured style of the bag. I purchased the grey and cannot wait for the handles to tan as I think the color combination is going to be beautiful.