Dooney & Bourke Florentine Vachetta Leather Small Satchel
I love my Dooney & Bourke small satchel. The tassels are my favorite thing. It's a little big for me but I love it anyway. The leather is exquisite, soft and pliable.
Dooney always a great purchase
I own 12 Donneys. My first 4 were purchased at regular retail stores. Then I discovered QVC. The easy pay plan, the easy delivery and specially the ease of returns. I now have 4 Florentine bags and they are out of this world. They contour to your body. They get so delightfully soft. Everyone that sees them goes crazy and I always say QVC.
No more Florentine Leather for me!
I bought this bag and it's abosolutely beautiful, HOWEVER, this is not the bag you want if you are looking for a bag for normal use. You should only use this bag sparingly as the leather is so sensitive, it scratches and marks on a whim! I had it for a week and sent it back for an exchange due to to a dark mark that decided to appear under the handle on the back of the purse. Too bad because I got tons of compliments on it.
As is purchase
I ordered this purse in chestnut late on Wednesday Dec 10 and received it on Dec. 15. It is beautiful!! I would definitely make another as is purchase. If I don't like it, I will simply send it back. I purchased a few other bags at full price, but I think I will buy as is from now on.
First of all, there is nothing "small" about this scrumptous bag! It is the perfect size. Substantial but not too heavy even with my stuff in it. The leather, i got chestnut, is delicious. Color is beautiful. The top folds over and makes a decent sized space for carrying over your arm. Im so glad i made this purchase.
Very Nice Bag...
Except for the large vertical scratch running down the front of the bag. So sad. I had to send it back.
Was a beautiful bag...... except for the scratch. That's why only 3 stars.
OMG beautiful, lightweight, soft leather
Beautiful color! I purchased the crimson and I love it! never seen a more beautiful stunning color on a bag! The handles are great, every little feature adds to the appearance. I am 5'2" and with the crossbody strap, it hits me just right at the hip, where I prefer. Lightweight, I thought for the thickness and quality of the leather it would be a bit heavier, I was pleasantly surprised! This was my first Dooney purchase, along with the Smith bag, and both made me a very happy girl! I am looking forward to adding more to my Dooney collection VERY soon!
Great, could be perfect
I love these bags and bought all of mine "as is," and the deals are fantastic. The full price prices are preposterous and I know that's what all of these companies are charging. Anyway, I love the size, the leather and the design of this bag (for the most part). This particular bag would be perfection if only the opening was a little bigger. The too-small opening makes getting things in and out of the bag difficult and it just isn't necessary. If that is fixed I'll get some more colors and give this bag 5 stars. Great selection of colors, btw. You really can't find that anywhere else.
I recently bought the Navy and it's gorgeous. It came with all of the important parts, the purse and the strap, and was in new condition. As long as you aren't unlucky and get a bag that's a horrible mess, you just can't beat the "as is deals. But, this is the chance we take and I'm ok with that, and I have received some bad ones. For me, it's been totally worth it. I'm astonished, however, when I read about customers receiving USED bags when paying full price. That should NEVER happen.
I have been going back and forth about spending so much on a handbag. I have wanted this one in red for a while. I finally got the nerve once a red one became available, which isn't often, and ordered it then cancelled the next day. Then about 2 weeks later I saw an "as is" red one for considerably less. I was a little skeptical until I received it! The only defect were 2 tiny scuffs and no dust cover. It says small but it's full size and beautiful true red and very classy. This is my second Dooney and won't be my last. Soooo glad I went for it!
Opening is too small
I love the look and the feel of this bag. I bought it in the Crimson. Beautiful bag. Unfortunately the opening of the bag is too small.. I found that my hands would it scratched on the zipper while retrieving my wallet. The shape is somewhat like an upside down funnel. I couldn't justiy the cost for something that wasn't designed better. If they had made the opening more user friendly I definitely would have kept it, but I sent it back.,The length of the shoulder strap was nice and long too. Darn!
great bag .great leather smell.this bag commands attention.love it
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.