Dooney & Bourke Florentine Leather Satchel with Removable Strap
I was looking for a neutral bag that I could use during the autumn and winter months, large enough to hold my calendar for work. This bag is gorgeous! Made like Fort Knox and a beautiful, rich brown. The leather is VERY heavy - not a bag for shopping all day at the mall unless you want a permanent shoulder dent. The bag was also larger than I anticipated, which in my case was a plus. I am sold on D & B quality....so much so that I just ordered a hot pink wristlet for my upcoming cruise!
Best Purchase Ever
I get compliments on this handbag DAILY! I have NO regrets with making this purchase.
Love my Florentine satchel!
I purchased this natural color satchel in March 2013 and what a great buy it was! It still looks like new and to me the Florentine leather continues to be the best! The size of the bag is perfect for me since I prefer a larger bag. If your a big bag girl then this is the satchel for you!
This is the best style Dooney & Burke has to offer. What's better, it comes in 3 sizes. I have the medium in red which I carry nonstop. Everyone should have a red purse/bag/satchel. I love the large size because when necessary it fits the bill for carrying extras you normally don't. You have the option of attaching the adjustable shoulder/cross body strap when needed or as the mood strikes you. This style comes in a variety of leathers as well as colors. I want to purchase it in the black & brown combination. Do they make red & brown combination? May need a large in that too. Quality material, well made. Will out live us just like a macaw. Y'all come to see us now, ya hear? Love from Nashville TN!
2nd Time Around...Got my "Ivy" Girl Back!!!
O.k. Peter Dooney and Susan Clifton, I am one of your biggest followers and buyers. Saw this Florentine on Clearance and purchased it on July 15. I am no "Ivy" or "Green" handbag girl. But it was customer top rated, clearanced down $100 and on 6 easy-pays! Who needs to think about color? When this bag was delivered, my sister commented, "Looks like Gucci!" My mouth had dropped it was so GORGEOUS!!!
Wrapped my baby in her dustcover and really had no time to bring her out within 30 days of purchase. Decided that it may be a good idea to return her. Yes, return her! So I did and that was that. No remorse, no regrets. Forward to August 31 I meet a couple friends for lunch and there she was, the Dooney Florentine Satchel in Natural. My heart sank, I suddenly had remorse and regrets, why did I send my "Ivy" girl back??? Spent the day having fun, and told myself when I get home, reorder that Ivy bag!!! Got home and immediately went on line and it was sold out and not available at this time. I kept the, "not at this time" in my head and checked that bag on QVC every day, as often as possible to hope one will come back in stock. Well, Sept 3, this bag got restocked and I ordered it faster than anything, with 2 day shipping. Got it Friday, Sept 5 and how so happy I was to get my "Ivy" girl back. She is home forever with me and I am so happy QVC still had the 6 easy-pay offer on a very highly-rated customer favorite Dooney. Thank you Peter for exceptional, quality handbags. Thank you Susan for representing each and every Dooney Bag. Thank you QVC for selling these high quality handbags!
I received this purse in perfect condition. I ordered the ivy and everything came with it. the only peoblem i had was that is was it ws very big. i returned it with regret. I was hoping it would grow on me but that did not happen.
This bag is just beautiful. The leather is rich and supple. It's large enough for everything I have to carry. I get so many compliments on this bag.
In love with this bag. Many details that makes it unique. The only downfall is. Too heavy. But out of that is wonderful. Nice color, good leather, well handmade. I think is worth the price.
Boy Was I Wrong
For years I have been telling myself it was crazy to spent that kind of money on a handbag. Boy was I wrong. After doing some early cleaning I discovered several bags that were wore & tattered but I brought most of them last year. It dawned on me that each year I have to replace bags because of the wear & tear. Most of them were clearance or sale items that were leather (body of the bag) but cheaper straps and cheap lining. Always wanted a bag, heavy bag and this one fits the bill. Everything about it is perect for me. The color is amazing I even found a old pair of designer heels I owned from years ago that match the bag right down to the trim. Love knowing that I will not see too many others carrying the same bag.This is my second Dooney from QVC & I look forward to purchasing more in the future .Also love the easy payment which help me justify buying.
My first Dooney…and I am Heartbroken!
For years, I had resisted buying Dooney & Burke bags. I could not justify spending that much money on a bag. But when I saw the Florentine leather, I knew I had to have one. I put off buying until my regular "workhorse" bag had to be retired. So I deliberated and finally caved and bought this one. I was so eagerly looking forward to getting it. It arrived yesterday and I was holding my breath while opening the box. When I first laid eyes on it, it looked gorgeous. Then I turned the bag over. On the front of the bag, near the logo, were several dark, oily stains…very obvious. Not only was the leather stained, but it appeared that somebody had tried to remove the stains with an abrasive. I am heartbroken! This was not an impulse purchase for me and it represents a considerable investment, and I don't think I'm being evil for expecting perfection at this price point. I called Customer Service and they agreed I could send the bag back at no charge to me. I still want a high-end bag like this one, but honestly, I am afraid to order another. I just don't trust Dooney & Burke now.
Great Business Bag
This bag hold a lot! Alongside regular purse things (my makeup bag is extra large too), I can carry tons of business cards, a tablet or paper notebook plus commute things (book to read or knitting project). It is also ideal for travel. My only complaint is that it is just a touch heavy, but if you do need to carry pretty much everything, look no further. The craftsmanship is perfect, as you would expect, and the handles are comfortable for either in-hand use or in the crook of the arm. Plenty of convenient pockets for phone and other small essentials.
Fantastic bag!! Buy this!
I am a bag fanatic. I know great leather and I only carry designer handbags. I bought this in the burnt orange last year and I was in love. I am buying another in ivy! I like large bags. This is perfect. Also, just a note: this bag can handle serious wear. I spilled coffee on it :-( clumsy me!! And it did not stain! I was able to wipe down with a little water... I know! Scary! I normally would not do this to leather but I panicked. Definitely, consider this bag.,I have many dooneys. This is by far my favorite.