Dooney & Bourke Florentine Leather Domed Buckle Satchel
So sad..wanted to love this LEATHER IS HARD
Was very excited to see this bag in chestnut...got my first Dooney Florentine (Vachetta)satchel in natural and I loved the size...still unsure if I'll keep that one...Natural color is beautiful...so thought I'd try this one in chestnut since I didn't want 2 of the same bag....this was is large but had the leather been softer I wouldn't have minded the larger size...but this is NOT soft....at all...maybe a little towards the bottom but that's stretching it...I know they say it can get softer...but the bottom is so wide...and I like to put on my shoulder, I want a bag that is soft enough to mesh with the side of my body...this will not at all...too large(wide) at the bottom-(-the bag will stick out a lot from the side due to the width) and too hard. I know the reviews here are very positive...and I'm guessing its due to the nice leather and Dooney fans...but if you want something softer to carry, you'll be disappointed...perhaps try the Vachetta one...that is smaller and softer. I sent a Toledo bag back too as it was hard like plastic...when I buy leather...I want it to be soft...I do LOVE the Samba line for that reason! Have purchased 4 D&B Sambas already! Do Love the chestnut however...so still going to try another Florentine and see if a smaller one is softer...seems to be that way?!
Sort of pebble leather look, but gorgeous.
I have been admiring this bag since it was first presented on QVC. I also had been looking for a navy bag and was so excited to see that this bag was available in navy. Well I made the purchase. Not as pleased as I have been with the 5 or 6 other Dooney Florentine bags that I own. This has a sort of pebble leather look. However, even with that, it is still a gorgeous bag. It is just not what I was expecting. I thought about returning because it wasn't exactly like my other Florentine bags, but that's really ok to me that the leather looks a little different. Like I said before, it is a gorgeous bag.
Large and Beautiful
This purse in black with the gold trim is BEAUTIFUL. I hate to say I had to return it because it is very large and heavy. I'm not tall enough for this purse, but if you are this one really stands out. Very special!
Beautiful bag but flawed upon arrival
Received this beautiful bag a few days ago. When I opened the box there is a huge flaw diagonally across the entire front of the bag. It is not a scratch but a flaw in the leather. It is over 1/2" wide and about 11" long from one side to the other at an angle. I am very surprise that QVC would ship something out with such an obvious defect. The bag is a great size and wonderful color. Feels great and handles are just the right length. I am very disappointed in QVC quality control for shipping this with a large flaw. Really love the bag but cannot justify keeping a damaged product costing so much money.
Feel Like a Million Bucks!
This purse is gorgeous! So much leather, beautiful shape, soft and strong at the same time. Great organization (although I use a Pursfection organizer that fits perfectly) and easy to maneuver zipper. So classic and classy, but not boring. The tassels add a wonderful touch (and, by the way, re fun to touch). My favorite part is that I can ear it over the shoulder, in the crook of the arm, or holding it in my hand - in other words, PERFECT strap drop length!
I've never been so in love with a purse before! It's really perfect in all aspects!
This handbag is absolutely gorgeous in Chestnut. I must admit that if the Natural would have been available, I would have purchased that one only because I thought I wouldn't like the darker brown. Now I'm glad only the Chestnut was available! It is a beautiful color; much prettier than what it looks like on your monitor. It reminds me of the color of expensive leather luggage...so luxurious. The bag is large but it doesn't overwhelm. It lays nicely under your arm and doesn't feel like you are going to knock everything off the store shelves while shopping. I love the large opening; it makes getting to your things very easy. If you're considering this bag, buy it! You won't be sorry. You will love it!
It's a beautiful bag but heavy. I usually will put a few things because it can get heavy. Size is good.
Beautiful bag; just not for me
When I first got this bag it smelled HORRIBLE, like rotten old fish. However, after a week of airing it out, it smelt okay. It came packaged nicely and very fast. It is a nice bag just not for me. I wasn't a fan of the color (chestnut) and it was a little to big/tall for me if that even makes sense. If you want a bag with plenty of space, this is for you. The opening is HUGE! lol. Again, not knocking the bag at all just color and style not for me. I like the plain satchels, not the domed ones. Ordered the Toledo large satchel in Fuchsia, can't wait!! Also love QVC's customer service and return policy. I'm now a huge Dooney lover because the quality is impeccable.
This is the best bag it is beautiful and is my favorite one yet
Was very excited to receive this bag in the violet color. But when i opened the box the first thing i got was the horrible smell of strong cigarette smoke. I was told since this was my first purchase that QVC doesnot resell returns at all. Well i guess i was the unlucky person. So disappointed. I love the bag and of course the violet color is gorgeous. Well since this bag is out of stock in most colors including the violet i cannot get the same bag again. Not sure i will ever order from QVC again.
BEST BAG EVER !!!
Please make this bag in more colors. This is the best bag I have ever owned. It fits all function and beauty at the same time.
Gorgeous Vintage Looking Bag!
This is my first Dooney and Bourke bag. I always hesitated in buying one because of the price. When I saw this on easy pay and thinking it over a couple days I knew it was worth it. It came nicely packaged and in a secure box.
When I opened the box, I was pleasantly surprised. It's a gorgeous bag! Looks "worn in" but still looks new. Very classic and the color is a rich beautiful brown! The interior is big but not too big. I love the red interior- adds a preppy and classic look! Lots of little compartments as well. The only thing I griped about was the key holder - it's made out of nylon. But that's the only thing wrong with it- and most people won't see it anyways.
Also, please note that the bag itself is a little heavy. I would say 3-5 lbs. But really that's not too bad. Good workout for your arm!
Love this bag and highly recommend!