Dooney & Bourke Florentine Leather Mini Satchel
I ordered this bag on clearance and boy oh boy, I got what I paid for. I love D&B bags! I have several colors of this style satchel in the small size, as I am petite and the small size works best for my frame. I really wanted this style in the natural color. QVC was out of the natural in the small satchel so I ordered the mini on clearance (paid full price; no easy pay this time). I was super excited because I thought I found a great bargain. When the bag arrived, I was disgusted. As another review stated, the bag was more like pebble leather. I have several pebble leather bags and love them all, but this one went beyond the texture of pebble leather. It was extremely wrinkly, bumpy, and disgusting looking. It was as if the leather came from a sick animal. I have had it for a couple of days now and I am trying to force myself to like it (saying that the texture gives the bag character), but I can't. It is really grossing me out so I am returning the bag. Not sure if I am disappointed with QVC for sending such a bag to a customer or with D&B for making such a bag. I would rather pay regular price to get a bag that doesn't turn my stomach, or I will just stick to ordering the small size - they have not disappointed me yet.
This is my first Dooney & Bourke purchase. I've eyed them for a long time and finally took the plunge. Happy to report I was not disappointed. This is a beautiful purse. I wouldn't call it a "mini" because it's plenty roomy. The leather is butter soft. The stitching is perfect and the design is well planned. Anyone can tell this is a quality bag. I'm so happy. I'm hooked! Now I'm looking for the perfect Dooney for my daughter.
love this bag
I just love this bag. There is nothing mini about it - I have a wallet, 2 large leather pouches, keys, makeup bag and a book in mine right now and there is still some room left. Would hold a reader. Love this bag....
More like Pebble & doesn't match
disappointed that this bag had what looked like Florentine leather on parts of it but other areas the leather was wrinkled and pebble like. I have a Florentine hobo which is all smooth leather so it doesn't seem right that this one is multi-textured.
Not My Definition of Mini
I bought this Dooney as a Christmas present for myself in 2012. I had other Dooney bags, but not a nice leather one, so this was a real treat! I carried this for months, from Christmas until maybe about April or May, when the rain started and I didn't want to mar the leather by getting it too wet. Not to worry, this purse held up to everything within those months and it still looks great. The leather has held up amazingly considering I purchased the Natural color which I thought would show everything, but it does not. I am so, so pleased with this purse for the size also. I have KVZ and Tig bags this size. It holds everything needed and then some. Yes, it does get a little heavy the more items you put into it, but it's leather so that is to be expected. This is just a beautiful bag that will last forever so I'm glad I invested in it. I highly recommend this bag.
Mini Maddness .... Just perfect love this bag!
After months of debate I bit the bullet I was leary beause of the price and wasn't sure if would be big enough for my needs, but its perfect and worth the money. I'm in a wheelchair and carry a checkbook wallet a makeup bag a large brush keys fem products. and more .The leather smells so good . please bring back more colors I have it in natual This I use for everyday. But I would love to have it in Rasberry or Pumpkin.. And please bring easy pay back
Great bag, but not a "mini"
I got this bag in the taupe color and it is such a cute bag! They call it mini but I would call it small and the small florentine, medium and the medium florentine, large. I wanted a small bag because I have the large Dooney savannah and sometimes I just want top carry a small bag. This is it because it has so much room for the size. I can fit my 7" tablet in it and it works great for me. Like I said, I would say this is a small bag, not a mini bag. It is heavy for a small bag, but it's small enough to where I don't mind it even when it has stuff in it. Cute cute bag. I wish they would have had more colors but the taupe will go with anything. Please bring back they oyster color!!!!!!! and matching accessories wouldn't be bad either! Oh and one other thing...PLEASE match the zippers with the bag like you did on the Savannah, it looks soooo much better!
Satisfied with Purchase
Love the leather, weight is ok, size is perfect for a petite person like myself and the value pays are very helpful. I would have liked two outside pockets...for cell phone and keys that is why the four stars and not five. I got it in the taupe color.
love love this bag!!!
Beautifully made. Just the right size for me. Holds more than it's name "mini" implies. I've been wanting a Florentine bag since they were first presented and thanks to easy pay I was able to. I got mine in natural. Looks rich.
Love this purse!
I have had this purse 4 days now and I just love love it! It is the perfect size for me. I have been waiting for it to go on ez pay, worth the wait!
The zipper is just a little short on the end, but works just fine for me. I highly recommend it.
Just received this bag yesterday and I'm deciding whether to keep it or not. I was debating between the mini and the small but decided on the mini. It's definitely mini. I can fit my long wallet, sunglasses case, my iPhone, lipstick, compact and a thin magazine with some maneuvering. No iPad, no kindles... It's snug if you wear it with your arm through the handles (less so when your get the top of the bag to 'lay down'). Although the specs are very similar to the small satchel, I think the inch here and there add up. Letting the top lay down a little before I decide whether to return or keep but I want to love. BTW, the thin strap is a nonissue as far as I'm concerned because I don't think you can get enough stuff in it to make it heavy enough to dig into your shoulder. Strap is adjustable and does go cross body on me (5'7") on the last hole on the strap.
Best bag in my collection!
I had been waiting and waiting for this bag... I can't tell you how many times I almost purchased this bag, but because it's such an investment I would back out. Let me tell you... I wish I got this bag the second I first saw it and I would have had almost a year full of wearing this bag. I purchased it in the black and the matte gold hardware really pops. There is brown whip stitching around the handle, which makes it easy to pair it with black or brown. The green suede accents on the inside and the tassel is so rich. The mini size is not mini at all, it's pretty average. I can fit my iPad mini in it just fine and my full size wallet. It's perfectly scaled for my 5'2" frame. I HIGHLY recommend this bag, if you like it in any size you should purchase it.