Dooney & Bourke Florentine Leather Tassel Satchel
Love, Love, Love !
Just received this bag in black and it was even better than I had hoped ! Need a classic black bag for work and everyday and WOW was it gorgeous and functional. I prefer shoulder bags and the straps are long enough to pass the elbow test; no problem.
East west style is comfortable and roomy, roomy, roomy to hold my entire day. I have back issues and this bag does not feel heavy at all. I can't imagine why D&B would retire this particular silouette but I am so happy that I jumped at it on clearance in florentine no less !
Dooney and bourke florentine leather satchel
Iam in love with this bag I got It in the crimson .
Love the fact that I have a true tote that will hold everything. The color is quite striking, easy to carry, and best ever for tossing just about anywhere when you're on the run. Fits easily under my arm/across shoulder now that clothes are less bulky. Easy going, and a special addition.
Got this bag in moss, my 4th florentine. For leather quality, it comes in 3rd out of the four. Most of the bag is the proper, great quality florentine but the rear bottom left corner is "wrinkly", looking more like pebbled leather. Not enough to return it, but it did take a couple of weeks to decide. (Having been thru one of those return processes that took like 4 or 5 times to get an acceptable bag, I decided the bad spot would not show most of the time). It is also just slightly larger than I was expecting - and I was expecting large. The straps are a perfect length and the interior is nicely organized.
HAPPY DANCE !
This is one gorgeous bag !! I received my white/natural bag today and I love it ! The color is perfect, very Ralph Lauren-ish. I'm barely 5'2" and this bag is the perfect size. The straps are at a great length for me, they go over my shoulder with room to spare and much to my surprise, it is not heavy at all ( but I'm a big bag girl anyway). I'm really impressed with this bag, now I want another color !!!
I AM SO IN LOVE
i HAVE BEEN WANTING A LEATHER DOONEY AND BOURKE BUT HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO AFFORD ONE. i DO HAVE TWO PRINTED CANVAS ONES AND A WOVEN BUT NO LEATHER.
i SAW THIS ONE AND ORDERED THE CRIMSON BECAUSE AT THE TIME THERE WERE ONLY A FEW COLORS LEFT. i RECEIVED THE BAG AND WAS THRILLED THEN I WENT ON LINE AND SAW THAT ALL OF THE COLORS WERE AVAILABLE. SO I HAVE RETURNED THE CRIMSON AND AM NOW WAITING FOR MY EXCHANGE WHICH WILL BE THE OCEAN BLUE. I FEEL LIKE I AM WAITING FOR CHRISTMAS TO GET HERE!!
THANK YOU QVC FOR MAKING THIS SO AFFORDABLE FOR ME.
PRETTY PURSE ... BUT ...
I loved the look of this purse ... Its beautiful, the leather smells awesome ... but it was sooooo heavy!!!! I knew this from the moment I pulled it out of the box, because even though the purse was empty it was heavy. The purse made shopping difficult because it was so heavy and it does not come with a longer strap ... I think it contributed to my neck pain :(
This bag didn't disappoint. It's roomy and fashionable. It does get heavy after I start putting stuff in it. .however for the size it's expected.
By Far the Best Purchase Ever
I LOVE THIS HANDBAG!!!! This by far is one of the best purchases that I have made in along time. This is my fourth Dooney & Bourke bag, but this is my go to bag for those business meetings and having to take work home from the office.
This is a beautiful bag in black, but the handles (once again) are way too short. I had a hard time returning this one, but I can't justify keeping a bag that I won't use a lot b/c the handles are too short. I have 5 Florentine bags and this one just seemed heavy, bulky & uncomfortable to wear. I will say, though, there is something about the florentine leather in the color black. A black bag sounds boring but in this leather its simply GORGOUS! Wish it had worked for me b/c it really is a pretty bag and the price is reasonable for the amount of leather & that beautiful suede.
A husband's point of view
I collect watches and for years have felt guilty about indulging in this interest of mine. This summer I purchased several Dooney & Burke hand bags for my wife. Her collection is now up to six, of which the Florentine is the latest. She loves them all and I no longer feel guilty about my obsession!
Although i loved the bag, I was not pleased with the color that I chose. I really would like to have it in espresso. It's a much darker brown than "chestnut." Great bag though!