Dooney & Bourke Florentine Vachetta Leather Small Satchel
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For years I have admired Dooney & Bourke bags but never could afford one until now & I am now addicted to this brand! I absolutely absolutely (as Lisa Robertson would say) love this satchel. Only had it three days but can't get over the comments I have had.
Will definitely be back for more bags. THANK YOU QVC!
I've had this bag for a while now. I bought teal which looks like it did in the presentation. Love it. It's the one that can be worn with everything. It's a bit heavy but not overwhelming. I saw the presentation last night and told my husband I'd like one in every color. Of course, he just laughed.
Best Birthday gift!
Recently went shopping at major department store, where my wife showed me what she wanted as a future gift. There were (3) Dooney & Bourke purses that she showed considerable interest in, raving about the quality of the leather. I hurried her along, because we were shopping for "My birthday gift", plus I never buy in front of her. However that same night scanning through the channels alone came across QVC's- Dooney & Bourke presentation. Not only did they have the purse she wanted, but also in a variety of colors. I was able to get all three that she was raved about! (and for a guy at a lesser price and on the convenient flex pay-AWESOME!!).
It so happen that the UPS guy delivered the packages on my birthday, she's thinking that I purchased more electronics or something else I really didn't need. The look on her face was priceless! She was so excited, I was very pleasantly surprise of the shipping and packaging quality and the overall condition of the purse. Even better than the department store. I was very happy in the overall experience. Highly encourage other men to do the same. Future brownie points.
Dooney Florentine Small Satchel
I received my bag, today!! This is my second Dooney bag and I'm in love all over again!!! I love big purses but I must say, this purse is a great size and the natural color is breathtaking!!! Thinking about ordering one more!!!
The bag is beautiful, but the handles are too small and no pockets. I have to return it.
Don't Think, Just Buy!
I absolutely love this bag. I have been contemplating buying this for years - to the point where I ordered it once and then cancelled it at the last minute - and finally bought it about a month ago in Chestnut. I was originally worried about how I could justify spending almost $400 on a bag. I'm not worried anymore - the craftsmanship is second to none and I know this bag will last forever. It's the perfect size and the perfect look to use everyday and for all occasions. I'm even considering coming back for another color! Thanks Dooney & Bourke for a fabulous bag!
This is my first bag from Dooney and Bourke. I usually buy my bags from another company. I was reluctant to buy the bag but glad I did. I love the leather. The bag stays upright and doesn't sag. The inside is green and red. It won't show dirt like some bags with a light interior. The pockets inside are perfect. I put my iPhone in one of the pockets so it's easy to find. Can't say enough good things. Have the bag in brown tmoro and will be buying it in denim.
Nice bag but...
I was very excited to receive my chestnut handbag, and counted down the days until it's arrival. I was happy to see It was brand new with all the appropriate "new" wrapping, and had a dust bag included. Then I noticed the "dreaded green dot" on the outside packaging of the bag. This "green dot" has been reported by others on some blogs to signify the bag is "irregular" in some way, in stitching, color, or quality of leather. I personally have ordered other bags from QVC and D&B and both have sent me "perfect" bags with / without a "green dot" sticker on the packaging, so I began to examine the bag in detail. I was disappointed in the quality of the leather, it had light scratches on some areas, and some small areas of missing color.The Florentine leather actually was not smooth or felt like butter, and the hardware looked dull, it actually looked like a "croc" leather only smaller. It was the worst pebble leather bag I have ever seen. Florentine is a smooth high end leather, this $400 bag WAS NOT....I love pebble leather, but this was awful. So, sadly I have decided to only buy high end handbags I can see & feel in person, after this experience. D&B needs to review their quality control issues, and QVC needs to tell them to stop sending them "irregular" handbags to sell to customers, at retail prices.
This bag is just beautiful, but I was disappointed with some key things that are fundamentals in buying a great bag! the zipper opening;is small and hard to get into. The handles are very short, you can hardly get your hands through them, I could see that being a problem especially if you are wearing a jacket. I also didn't like the long strap. I felt it made the bag hang strangely on my shoulder, and it was aqward , So I returned this. Just to many things I didn't like for the price.
9 1/2 Stars on Grey w/Matte Gold Hardware
I would give this bag 10 stars if it had an outside pocket for my cell phone. However, the gray w/matte gold hardware is the bomb!!! It is so classy looking, a perfect match with my Judith Ripka sterling silver and gold clad jewlery collection. The gray leather is a perfect match with sterling silver and the matte gold hardware matches Ripka's 14K gold clad.. The gray is a cooler color compared to the brown and black florentine leather dooney bags I own, it is a breath of fresh warm florida air. I plan to carry this one in Florida, the darker colored florentine leather dooney bags seemed to heavy, dark and dreary to carry in a bright sunny florida climate. This gray bag is just what I was looking for!!
very good bag for yr money
I just love dooney & bourke satchel bags.I have seven so far.
Love love love this bag
I prefer a larger handbag that holds lots of stuff. This one is perfect for me. I can pop my Kindle in easily and there's plenty of room for all necessities and more. Beautiful leather ages beautifully