Dooney & Bourke Florentine Leather Mini Satchel
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.
I absolutely LOVE this bag, as I knew I would. Being a petite woman, this bag is the
perfect size for me. It's roomy enough for my belongings but doesn't overwhelm in
size. It has a good weight to it, not too heavy or bulky. The leather is gorgeous, soft
with a nice firmness...it has great embellishments, hardware and overall design.
This bag is just plain " FIRST CLASS", but I wouldn't expect less from Dooney & Bourke!
This is an awesome bag. It is the perfect size! Not too big and not too small --just perfect. I like medium size bags and I would say although it is labled "mini" it is big enought to fit everything you need. I have even fit my daughters kindle fire in here when she was tired of carrying it. The leather is beautiful and wears well. Love, love, love.
Please bring this bag in some fun colors like the orange or green that is out for spring!!
Not Right For Me
I ordered this style in an "As Is" offer. The color was beautiful in Taupe, and there were no flaws. However, the opening was too small and it did not have an outside pocket, so I returned it. I have two other florentine D&B bags with outside pockets that I really love.
My New Favorite Bag!!
I got this bag in the dark brown. Absolutely love it! Big black wearer of work clothes and this bag color is perfect. To me the size is perfect, no mini. I like this size for my work bag. No outside pocket but I have been carrying the bag for a couple weeks and hasn't been a problem. Lots of organization inside. I have about six D&B and this is my new favorite.
Really wanted to love it...
I was so excited to get this bag in Plum. However, It was darker than I thought it would be and you can't really tell what color it is unless you're out in the sunlight. It was very heavy(due to all the hardware), and the strap is so narrow that it digs into your shouler and is very uncomfortable. What good is a bag if it hurts to carry it??Should have an adjustable wider tab at the top of the strap for comfort. Also the leather scratches really easy. I love the style and the leather but for $400 (incl s&h and taxes) I wanted to LOVE it like I do my other Dooneys. If it had a comfortable strap and the dusty blue or olive I would have fell in love. I will continue to buy my Dooneys on QVC for the easy pay but this one I'm afraid is going back :'-(
I really loved the look of the bag, however, it is not user friendly. You can't just grab it and go. The top has to flapped down because the handles are very short. I like a shoulder bag and assumed I would be using strap that comes with it. It is both too thin and too long. I really wanted to love this bag; it's so pretty (I got the dark brown), but I sent to back already. It's a perfect size for a smaller bag. It holds a lot, though the opening was a bit small,it was big enough.
Beautiful but not functional
I fell in love with the beauty of this bag (dark brown/T'moro) but ended up returning for the full size satchel. Size is not "mini", but zipper length takes away what you can fit into bag. I thought this would be perfect size until I tried to function with the few items I carry regularly: 1) zip around wallet (check book size), 2) iPhone, 3) sunglasses (w/ hard protective case), 4) lip gloss. Sadly, it came down to the sunglasses & I found myself leaving the case behind in order to zip the purse, leaving my expensive sunglasses unprotected, but those were an investment too, so I ended up purchasing the full size satchel. It is big, & can become heavy, but beautiful. Do wish this size would have worked, looked better on my petite frame, but without longer zipper it was too frustrating to fight with. Hope this helps-get the bag-in the right size
IT'S GOING BACK TO QVC
I love Dooney & Bourke but do not love this bag. I bought the black and hate that when you open it you see bright green. I think it's too big to be called "mini"- it's just not the bag for me. Looked smaller on tv. o it's being returned to QVC