Dooney & Bourke Florentine Leather Medium Pocket Satchel
Loved the bag, got the teal, gorgeous color . . . but, agree with the other reviewers regarding the size (too small), the weight (too heavy), the handles (too short) and the shoulder strap (too narrow). Would have sent it back, except, since I don't like tassels, I had already removed them. So, I offered the bag to my daughter-in-law and she loved it, just loved it. So, maybe it depends on one's age if my above remarks aren't applicable to everyone. bhoney, Vista, CA
Compliments Everywhere I Go!
I wanted a smaller DB and waited patiently on the Dooney Day and saw this bag. I love the size, the color (red), the details, the tassel...I love my bag! I read the comments about the strap, I suggest they cross body it. After paying this off with, I plan to get the chocolate.
I am a very happy Donney and Bourker!
Like the bag but...
I like the size of the bag and the look & feel, etc... But the strap is tooooooo darn skinny for the weight/size of the bag! SO DISAPPPOINTED the strap is so darn little. It falls off when my hands are full & the bag is too big for it and it loses control. I will send it back because I cannot deal with it anymore. I like the handles but with carrying so much stuff and kids...that little strap is aggravating. NOW I have to find another bag to fall inlove with. I love the crimson color as well but the strap is the killer & for this much $$, I cannot just deal with it. The HANDLES SHOULD BE LONGER so that the option of not carrying the strap is good WITH A COAT, KIDS AND FULL HANDS.
Beautiful but on the small side
I love Dooney bags. I had been watching this one for a while and finally took the plunge. The crimson is a rich color and the bag to look at is just gorgeous. Hardware and leather are excellent quality. While I love looking at it, the bag is a bit small for me. Challenging to fit wallet, cosmetic bag and other things I need in here without things getting very tight. I kept the bag because I do love the look but in hindsight, given the cost, I should probably have returned form something a little big and more functional for me.
I dont like big purses and some are just to small to carry my stuff. This purse is just the right size and has the look I love from Dooney and Bourke. I would love to have it other colors as well but...dont have that kind of money! The six payment allows me to afford a purse I wouldn't normally be able to purchase.
I cannot believe they sent me a used bag. This bag was awful looking it was stuffed in the dust bag first time I ever purchase a Dooney that came to me like that, all the hardware was uncovered not wrap like it should be and the leather was ugly .The first bag like this I had to return because the leather started pilling off it was wrapped In plastic nicely done but not this one.I have been very upset with qvc qauiltiy assurance people. I know they are rushed for the holidays but come on slow down take a deep breath and look at what you are sending out to the custumers.
Love The Leather
I got this to use in the winter because of the shoulder strap. The weight of the purse is on the heavy side and feel that the shoulder strap is too narrow for the size and weight. At the cost of this purse the strap should be more in balance with the size and weight of the bag. Yes I kept the purse and really like it, but have found another Dooney to use in the winter over my coat. Come on Dooney make your shoulder straps more substantial!
I am very picky about handbags & have returned far more bags than I that've kept. After quite a lot of thought & reading most of the reviews I thought I'd give this bag a try. The leather is quite rich looking. The bag, although not large, is just the right size for everyday use. It is a little on the heavy size but most of the leather D&Bs are. I'm glad I decided to take the chance, this one is a keeper.
gorgeous rich leather
Love the richness of this leather bag, it smells of good old fashioned quality bag. Money well spent, this is for upper class gals that doesn't need to carry a designer bag with names all over it. This bag speaks for itself. The quality of the leather can be smelled a mile away. I got the red, a subtle gorgeous red.
Great LIttle Bag!
I really like this bag. It is quality leather-smells great! It is a great size. I have a large wallet and it fits fine. I can also fit my cosmetics bag and a few other items. If you like large bags I would not get this one, but it is a nice change from my giant Smith bag. I would buy every color if I could!
I ordered this bag in September and have been using ever since. I have many D&B handbags and if I could only have one ( Perish the thought) this would be it. Not too big, not too small, just right and allows for good organization. Beautiful, durable leather. One warning however; I bought this in teal and it is not a true teal, but a forest or spruce green. Perfect color for fall though. Oh well, I'll just have to buy another in light blue in Spring Happened to see it in natural in a store, absolutely gorgeous
Love it in CRIMSON
LOVE this bag in the Crimson color. I was able to get it on 6 Easy Pays in Crimson before it sold out in this color on that particular day. It's perfect but the only thing I really don't like is when I am putting my wallet back in the bag, the big slip pocket on the inside gets caught on the end of my wallet and I end up pushing it in thinking it's in the bag but it's in the slip pocket. LOL I can see it getting stretched out and possibly tearing at the seam. Hopefully not though. So it is big enough on the inside for my full size Tignanello zip around wallet, a small lotion, my pocket bible and keys. The back outer pocket will fit a smart phone but the top of the phone will stick out. I have a Galaxy S3 with an Otterbox on it and it sticks out a bit. I use that back pocket for my keys. The front flap pocket IS big enough for my phone so that works out for me. It's great to wear it crossbody and is a bit heavy but with a quality $400 bag I guess it's supposed to be heavy :) they have a larger size in this bag that I would've got for extra room but they don't offer it in Crimson. Love it and will keep it.