Dooney & Bourke Florentine Leather Tassel Satchel
sad to return
I love this purse, watched it for many, many months and finally ordered it. I had to return it because the straps are just too short - at least for me they are if I have on my winter coat. How I hated to return this!!
My First Florentine...LOVE IT!!!
Beautiful, got it in the ivy; the leather smell is fantastic. The Florentine bags are the best, they will last forever and get softer with use.
I am obsessed with green this season so I pounced when I saw this bag on clearance for about 1/3 off the original price and on easy pay. On the scale of small-medium and medium-large, this is definitely a medium-large. A lot is going to fit in this bag. Being 5'2", I do not like large bags as they seem to wear me and not the other way around. This bag is manageable. Too bad it is not an inch or two taller, and the strap drop about 2 inches more - would have been my new work bag - I have to carry a laptop everyday and it will not fit in this bag if I carried the bag on my shoulder. My only real issue is getting the flap to lay properly. With the Florentine small satchels it is easy to get the smile, but this one is is impossible to train to smile or stay folded over. I am definitely keeping the bag as it is gorgeous and was a bargain. Strap drop is comfortable - would have liked one more inch, but a great bag overall. Thanks for the bargain QVC and Dooney!
Gorgeous Fall Colored Bag!
A dark green bag was on my wish list this fall. When I saw this bag on Clearance, how beautiful it looked in the presentation, and with contemplating about it for a couple days (and always coming back to it), I knew it was the one. In the video it looks like a huge bag, but in person it's a nice medium-large size bag. It's also quite light, despite it's size.
It's a GORGEOUS bag! The Ivy color is the perfect color for fall. Very preppy and old English. Just the look I was looking for. I can fit a lot in the bag as well. I love that the interior is Red, so it's easy to look inside and find what I need. The leather is really soft, but be careful with your nails or keys as it does scratch easily. The scratches do come out with cleaning it.
I very much recommend this bag to anyone looking for the perfect fall bag!
The Perfect Purse!
This is my first Dooney and I love it. I was hesitant to buy a Dooney and Bourke because I'm a purse junkie and change my purses frequently and I could not justify the cost for a handbag I might carry for a week or two and then switch to something else.
Well, I have been carrying this purse everyday since I bought back in April and I don't see myself bagging and shelving it anytime soon! I even went on vacation and packed a cross-body but used it only for an hour and switched right back to my Dooney.
This bag is gorgeous! I love the substantial Florentine leather and the wide band of green suede on the inside - very lux. I have it in natural and it just started to darken a little, kind of a honey shade. When I got the bag it had some scratches around the zipper area but I didn't care as the bag was pretty darn perfect in every other way. I also don't get the comments about the bag being too heavy or that the shoulder straps being too short. I think the weight is fine and I don't have an issue with the straps at all. I like the East/West style because I carry the bag on my shoulder and put it behind me arm where it rests on my back and where it can't "swing" forward, if that makes any sense. Also, the organization is spot on. Love the attached key fob - never lose my keys, inside pockets are generous and my items stay nicely in place and the red cotton interior is fresh and bright. But the best thing is, when you unzip the bag, IT STAYS OPEN! No more fishing around for my wallet, keys, etc. Gosh, I don't think I can go back to the 'puddle/slouch' purse again.
Love, love, love!
Makes a statement
This was my first Dooney & Bourke purchase and I decided to go big so I can carry it when I travel and need lots of packing space. The bag is heavy (thus 4 stars), but SO beautiful! The leather is gorgeous and the interior is as roomy as I had hoped. I get lots of compliments but mostly I just love it myself. So glad I bought it and I look forward to saving up for my next investment!
The bag was absolutely stunning and the leather was incredible! I had to return it because the bag was way to big for me and heavy (empty)! I love big bags but this one was just too much for me. I wish they made the same style just smaller, I would buy it immediately!
love this bag BUT
love this bag ordered in black .. the only reason that it did not get 5 stars is because i could tell that this bag was a returned bag.. the dust cover was surrounding it and not plastic.. the bag was filled with half the paper .. i know this was a clearance item , but this would have never happened from D&B .. i will never order another from qvc.. so disappointing.. i almost want my money back.. very upset...
This is my first Dooney. I love my Tignanello leather bags but I've been watching every Dooney presentation trying to decide the perfect bag to start with. I love the rich brown of the Chestnut. The Florentine leather is so soft. It smells WONDERFUL! The red lining is pretty and the green flannel at the top so classic. All the details are pretty. The bag is much bigger than I thought - true to the dimensions listed but I didn't realize how big it was. My iPad will fit (in its case) without emptying other contents. I love the way the top folds. And I love that click of the feet when I set it on the counter. This is my first Dooney but it won't be my last. Thank you QVC for giving us easy pay!
Again A Fav
I bought this bag 2012... At the same time I bought a smith bag too. Luv both bags .. The leather is to die for..this one is alittle smaller than the smith bag so I use it for summer when I am not carting around the winter gloves..etc. so now it has been used for 3 Connecticut summers and looks so wonderful ..the leather has worn and become soft and broken in..I bought the natural and luv the color more now than when I recieved it.. I paid full price and I am looking at it once again now that it is on clearance .. I would buy it again at full price. It is a rare thing to have a handbag for mult years and like it more now.!!!!!!!! Spend the money... was a purchase I do not regret... Look another one will will be coming with the ups guy ..for me!
sophisticated and classic
This bag is beautiful. Very classic looking and comfortable on the shoulder. Size is perfect. I usually wear hobo shaped bags so figured I'd try something different and glad I chose this bag. However I ordered the crimson and it wasn't what I expected. The color is very nice but I expected more of a dark reddish hue to it instead of plain tan or brown. I ended up exchanging for the ivy color and I'm very happy.
This is a very attractive handbag, I receive compliments on it all the time. It is very sturdy and well made, the leather is very smooth and attractive, but not so soft that I am constantly afraid I will damage it, I would expect it will last me a lifetime. It is a bit heavy, but I imagine that is to be expected with a bag of this size and construction. I am very pleased.