Dooney & Bourke Florentine Leather Domed Buckle Satchel
My first Dooney love :)
This bag in blue was the first Dooney bag I saw that stole my heart and sadly, I missed out that time due to finances. Fast forward to a year or two later and seeing the gorgeous Ocean blue in stock on QVC with easy pay and I was sold. This bag is a stunning in Ocean Blue. Rich, deep color that brightens under certain lighting and sunlight yet looks deep in average to low lighting. Not too bold, but still a statement color. Always stunning whether dressed up or wearing jeans casually for a day of shopping. This bag has the perfect amount of stiffness while also being soft with the drape you expect from Florentine leather. My bag is smooth leather which begs to be touched with that yummy leather smell I adore! The drop is perfect for me to fit on my shoulder or crock of arm. The handles are pliable enough that both modes of carry is quite comfortable as is carrying in hand. I am amazed at how much this bag holds yet it remains pretty lightweight and not too big for my 5' 3 inch self. I can easily carry all my normal purse contents from wallet to makeup bag, etc. and also my iPad and much much more. Outside slip pocket fits my iPhone with the top of the iPhone showing which makes it easy to remove. Normal interior pockets most of the bags have, zipper compartment and key leash. I highly recommend this bag and am so happy I decided to buy it. Expect the compliments to come pouring in as this bag is truly a stunner.
I love this handbag. I have the bone color and receive compliments every time I carry it. It is not heavy and fits comfortably on my shoulder. It also looks great on the crook of the arm. I love the bone color. It is a color that can be worn all year long. Love It!!! Very happy with my purchase.
I feel like I should be walking down the street with my own theme music when I carry this bag. I received this in the black and the ocean blue and I am elated. Will be exchanging the blue only because there were a couple flaws but that's okay I can't wait to get it back.
I returned this bag because it's too big for me but it's gorgeous. For those who like big bags, this is it. I love everything else about it but the size.
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.