Dooney & Bourke Florentine Vachetta Leather Small Satchel
My favorite purse
This is the perfect purse for me. As a mom, I need those long straps in order to also carry a kiddo, or groceries, etc. Both arms needed at all times. It's called a "small" satchel but it's large and roomy. I have to use a mini ipad for work and I can throw it in this purse with room to spare. The leather on this purse is gorgeous and substantial. I've purchased many many D & B's over the years, and this one is perfect. I bought it in the Crimson color, again, perfect for me. I don't indulge for myself much these days. But I couldn't let this beauty pass me by.
Oh, my, what a dilemma!!
I have ordered three D&B bags before this and sent them back because they just weren't quite right for me, too heavy and stiff (although now I wish I had kept one of them as it's not available anymore) . So I ordered this bag in Brown Tmoro and Grey, thinking I would just keep the one I liked the most. Well, I LOVE both of them!!! I think I would love chestnut and denim too, but let's not get carried away! It's just possible with the easy pay I may be able to keep both. This is my first D&B bag(s) I will own. Love the leather!! Thank you D&B for an incredible bag, and thank you QVC for making it possible for us to enjoy them!!
I am new to QVC and ordered the bag in the gray color. I was disappointed to find a bag with white markings going horizontally across the lower portion of the bag, scratches on the front of the bag, and no dustbag. It came packaged in plastic wrapping with the dreaded green dot on it. Back it went. I will give it one more try. If this attempt doesn't work, I'm pretty sure I won't be ordering from here again. It's too expensive of a bag to be sent a damaged/irregular item. I'm surprised it even made the cut to the customers. After reading some reviews, I think I was sent a similar /same bag that someone else had described and returned.
Best Ever Dooney Bag!!
I ordered this bag in grey and OMG it is absolutely a knock out! I am a dooney fan and have this satchel in natural/large but have been searching for the perfect grey bag for the fall season and I finally found it! The bag I got is that perfect smooth dooney florentine leather. It's soft, plush, everything that dooney girls love in their florentine bags. I like the medium size as it's perfect for every day but large enough to hold a lot of stuff. The gray color is perfect, not too dark, not too light, just a warm medium gorgeous gray. I couldn't be happier and will wear this bag for years. And did I mention that the red zipper gives it that perfect punch of color?
TIP: If you want to turn it into a hobo type of bag, here's a trick for the strap.. attach both buckles together on one side, then run the long end through the opposite ring and buckle it underneath with the shorter end - it essentially makes it a double strap that fits perfectly on the shoulder like a hobo. That's my favorite way to wear this bag.
my favorite purse
I loved this purse the minute it arrived, and two years later, its still my favorite. I still get compliments regularly. It has aged so beautifully. And tough as nails... I think I could drag it behind the car and it'd still cleanup and be ok. You can't go wrong with this purchase.
This is my second Dooney satchel, and it is as beautifully made as the first. I have the larger tassel satchel in navy and I love it. My only problem with the tassel satchel is that there is no option to wear it as a cross body or shoulder bag. This smaller satchel is beautiful as well and has the optional shoulder strap, but has a significantly narrower opening and no outside slit pocket for my phone. I hadn't realized that these 2 features would make a difference to me, but they really do. Dooney and Bourke, if you want to make me really happy, design a bag right in the middle of the 2 I have and include an outside slit pocket and a shoulder strap. That would be the perfect bag.
An heirloom bag....
I had been eyeing this bag for some time on QVC and received it as a Christmas gift last year. Thanks Mom! The burgundy color is very rich and warm. I love the feel of the leather and love the weight of the bag overall - heavy and durable. I have now brought it back out of the closet for the winter months (but could have easily used it all year). An heirloom piece for sure!
I actually feel affection for this bag!
It's not healthy - my obsession with handbags. And this bag is really, really high on my list of favorites of all time! I have owned this bag in the bone color in the past, so I knew I'd love the style. I wanted the grey for my winter neutral. I couldn't find it ANYWHERE. I found one here at QVC! Thank you QVC! (I think I got the last one because now it's sold out.) It is the perfect color!
This bag is the perfect mix of classy and casual. (And the very best part is the feel of that suede every time you open your bag!)
I like that I can carry it three ways: grab it by the short handles, throw it on my shoulder, or sling it crossbody when I'm walking longer distances (such as when I'm shopping).
This bag arrived on a day when I was having one of those yucky days at work. I opened the box and it just made me smile. The smell and feel of the leather and the adorable style of the bag just made me happy. I even took a picture of "her" sitting in my passenger seat. Crazy? Yes, but this is just a simply great bag! :) (Now I need a new wallet to match her...)
Bought in natural, and the color is beautiful. Florentine leather is the best of the best! Only two changes I would make -1) cell phone pocket on outside and 2) zipper should be longer. When trying to get into bag it's restricting with current design. Not enough of a negative to be a deal breaker though. I'm keeping it!
Gorgeous in Gray
I have enjoyed this small (actually more "medium") satchel in black for a couple of years now. The weight and overall size of this bag is perfect, IMO. Just not a fan of the "mega-bags". When I saw the gray, I had to have it! My first gray bag that arrived was scratched and had strange white streaks. My second one only had a couple of small scratches, so I decided I could live with it, plus I really wanted to start carrying the bag! I have a feeling this version will be easily scratched, unlike my black version which seems more pebbled. However, that is to be expected. Somehow the gold hardware with the gray just is beautiful. Love this style and am already lusting over one of the blue shades. Must practice self control!!!
I love it!
I do really enjoy this bag. It has the right size and plenty of room inside. It is a bit too heavy for me, due to the solid hardwares and the leather. I just have to watch what I put in there. Still, I use it often, and find it very flattering! I got the blue.
This is only my second D&B bag. I'm not doing cartwheels over this bag, but it could be because I am so in love with my Samba Leather Satchel in cherry red. I got this bag in the green and it's nice. I feel like it's a little more conservative and matronly than the other bag. I think that's my issue. That being said- it's a good dependable bag. The size is good, the quality is amazing and there is lots of room and organization. I do really like the bag, I'm just not in love. If you are a fun gal- get the Samba Leather Satchel in cherry red and you will be thrilled. If you like a conservative look- this is your bag. At any rate, it is D&B, so how wrong could you go?