A217325 - Dooney & Bourke Tartan Plaid Barrel Satchel w/Detachable St
LOTS OF COMPLIMENTS AT THE HIGHLAND FESTIVALS!
My Campbell Clan ancestors would be proud that I bought this in the 'Navy' (as it is clearly an Argyle tartan). A truly beautiful bag that is lovelier in person and received LOTS of compliments everytime I attend the annual Scottish Highland Games and Festivals. I know some people have given the tartan bags less than positive reviews because they feel it is too expensive for a bag that is made of material and does not 'stand up' the way that other Dooney leather or coated cotton bags do, but the description on the bag clearly says that it is made of TARTAN CLOTH. To those unaware of what tartan really is, that alone does make this bag worth the expense. For a material to be called 'tartan' it must be made in Scotland and approved by the Scottish tartan council, meaning that it is much more expensive to produce and you are getting a high quality item, not some cheap common plaid. This is why even though the Coated Cotton version is still the Navy Plaid, they cannot call it a 'Tartan' because it is not the actual tartan material. So while it is true that the purse does not hold its shape, you can be sure that it's not for lack of quality in the materials. A PERFECT gift for any lover of chic plaid, but especially for any 'lassie' of Scottish background or who simply has a love for Scottish culture!!!
This bag is wonderful, I don't carry a lot, so the bag is the perfect size. The straps are small, but they are made of real leather. The exterior is also made of soft wool, giving it a classic look and feel; you also can't find this exact bag anywhere else for this price. I'd recommend it to anyone :)
Good but not great!
Received many compliments on these plaid satchels(I have both colors). I do not like the flimsy leather straps though. They are both well constructed. I also purchased the matching plaid wristlets and put them inside.. If you like a light weight bag with thin leather handles, then this is for you. Make more plaid items as I do like the concept.
Doesn't have a firm bottom
The handles are to short and the bottom of bag just falls in no bottom to it just material. I,m sending it .back I liked the color and this was my first Dooney I,ll try laster .
Beautiful Bag - Just Not For Me
I was so excited to receive this satchel and after carrying it one day - I realized it was not for me. I love the plaid - love the way it is made - love everything about it but it just did not suit me. Most of my handbags are Dooney & Bourke and this is the first one I've returned.
THIS IS A GREAT HAND BAG, LOVE THE COLOR. YOU CAN PACK THIS BAG, HOLDS ITS SHAPE STANDS UP ON ITS OWN. PERFECT SIZE. LOVE THE POCKETS THAT SNAP DOWN WITH A LEATHER STRAP AND IN SIDE THE LINNING IS SO SOFT. IT LOOKS LIKE A $500.00 HAND BAG.
I read the previous review and perhaps the bag quality varies with colour choice. I purchased the red tartan and I am quite pleased. The bag is very well lined inside. It does stand alone when all the stuffing is taken out after purchase, but I do not consider that an indicator of quality. I have other designer bags that stand well, but have torn interior linings from not holding up to the test of time.
At this point, I have carried the bag for two weeks, having it at points filled to capacity. The bag has held up remarkably well and does not show any wear whatsoever. The adjustable leather straps are strong and secure. The bag has three nice sized side pockets inside and a strap for holding on to keys, phone, ect. The bag is just the right size to hold all the essentials without being too large.
For anyone concerned about the investment, or new to D&B, the bag comes with a warranty and D&B will repair the bag for as long as you own it, so if you are on the fence, the bag is an excellent choice. You won't be disappointed. At least with the red....it is stunning.
This is a Dooney? Really?
What a disappointment! I own 9 or 10 Dooneys, from full leather to cotton coated. This bag features a lovely plaid (I got white), but it's so flimsy! The description says it's wool, but it's a very flimsy wool. The only shape this bag gets is from the thin leather trim. Because it's a soft, thin fabric (thin for a handbag), it doesn't hold it's shape well. Once I took the stuffing out of it, the body of the bag "deflated" and looked a bit crinkled. I would have paid this price for a sturdier bag, such as a cotton or a coated cotton, but I can't justify it for one so thin. To me, this bag is not representative of the Dooney quality I've come to expect. Mine is going back ASAP.
Always a first class bag
We bought this bag, in blue, for our daughter, (her favorite tartan), for her birthday. She was thrilled with it...just the right size! Dooney's are always made so well, I'm assured she will have many years of usage in this darling bag. A classic from beginning to end!
Beautiful, High Quality Satchel
I bought this in the red plaid, and it really is lovely! The material is very high quality wool, with vibrant colors. The leather straps are equally nice. There is plenty of room inside the satchel, and even when mostly empty the bag holds its shape. A definite yes if you are thinking about purchasing- you won't regret it! This satchel will last for years with the excellent workmanship.
Light To Carry
Got the Tartan plaid satchel in navy. Beautiful. Such vivid colors. Comfortable to carry in my hand or on my shoulder. Great size. Holds all my essentials and much more. The barrel shaped ends hold the bag upright even when empty. Black leather trim adds to the attractiveness of the bag. Don't hesitate to get this Dooney. It's worth the money.