Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 5
Rated 3 out of 5 by TXSnowman Did Not Work Out
I ordered this bag in espresso which is an exquisite dark, rich color. I wouldn't even call it brown, just very deep. I really like the palladium hardware, but the bag was still too heavy for me and the opening on top was too small to get things in and out of easily. I did like the outside compartment for my phone. I also liked the thick strap to wear crossbody or over the shoulder. Sadly returned...for $500, I have to luv everything about the bag.
Rated 5 out of 5 by HunterE PERFECT BAG EVER!
I own about seven Dooney & Bourke handbags and this is by far and away my favorite and I very much like my other Dooney's bags. I love the size first off. I personally find most Dooney bags a little too big so this one is just right. I would say it is a medium sized bag. Love the front pocket for quick access to cell phone. Love the web strap / it makes the bag extremely comfortable and very versatile for either over the shoulder or cross body. Web strap is much more comfortable than their usual thin strap. Hardware screams class and money. First rate. Highly recommend!!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dandelion 237 EXCELLENT ARTISAN HANDBAG
I just received the espresso in the mail and wore it today wine tasting. This little bag is so well made with clean lines, beautiful top stitching and that heavy jewelry quality hardware all around. I have six Dooneys already and my favorite for everyday carry has been my white pebble leather domed satchel I purchased last year. This is similar in size but so different in feel. It's understated where my domed satchel has all the buckles, tassels and hardware Dooney is known for doing so well. This new one looks small but holds my Sakroots wallet, Camuto makeup bag, coin purse, sunglasses, small book and other small items without distorting the lines. It's a really neat little bag and the espresso is what I'd hoped it would be--dark, rich color that will take me through winter to summer when I can pull out my white domed satchel again.
Rated 5 out of 5 by LibbyAnnE Outstanding Artisan Quality
I got my new florentine satchel early this week, having preordered it from Dooney this summer. I got the Bordeaux, which is a deep, rich, sort of cordovan with what looks like subtle burnishing. The bag is quality, quality, quality with its timeless satchel design. Such fine craftsmanship and materials. The saddlelike leather is substantial with a very subtle texture (knowing Dooney's Florentines, the leather on each bag may vary from smooth to subtly textured), and inside, the zippered top portion is lined with brown suede so that over time that slightly folded-over top portion will soften into a bit of an arc. The rest of the interior is lined in glove leather, which is beautiful. I love the outside pocket, also lined in leather, which is so convenient. The bag has two personalities: Without the strap, it can look very polished and corporate. Clip on the cool messenger strap with its matching leather accents and it becomes more casual. To me, the strap gives this bag its cool "attitude" and its texture and color adds even more richness to overall look of the piece. I bought the side zip bag in this new florentine line (in ginger) and am equally happy with its quality. Both are amazingly well priced for this kind of handcrafted artisan bag.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jonnay Sathel
I got this last week. I love , love love this sctchel. I could get it because it was on easy pay. But if you were thinking about it. Get it. It is easy to wear as a cross body I like that the strap is wide and easy to keep on your shoulder. It will be a bag you will have for a long time. Also it will look better after time. Very happy with it