Dooney & Bourke Florentine Leather Clayton Satchel
I purchaed this bad back in March in Satchel Natural. First thing to know is this bag is very Heavy. It is a big bag but because it is leather also, it becomes a little exhausting wearing it all day, say at the mall for instance. On the flip side, because of it's size you can stuff a lot of stuff in there (adding to the weight) but easy to consolidate your items.
Now keep in mind I have had this bag 8 months and I have carried it maybe twice for 3-4 weeks at a time. As the leather began to break in, I was getting dark stains particularly on the side without the pockets. Now it is an eye sore and since QVC does not take returns over 30 days, I'll have to contact d&B to ask how to clean it. All said, I have always been a coach bag type of girl - I have about 20, but tried the D&B for a brand changup - won't buy this brand again. I have never had any issues with my Coach bags whether leather or cloth and given the amount of money invested in this bag in particular, I expect exceptional quality as it wears and tears.
Love Dooney and Bourke .. BUT ...
This bag is gorgeous. If you like big bags this one is for you. My only BUT .... the bag is too heavy. I returned the bag because it was too much to carry everyday. As I get older, I am concerned how this bag would affect my shoulders and back. Additionally, this bag was stiff and cumbersome. I have another Dooney with florentine leather and it is much softer. I was disappointed because I really wanted to keep this bag.
Waited Too Long
Why did I wait so looong? It is my most favorite Dooney. I have over 10 bags and have given many to my daughters. This is about the best wearing handbag ever. It fits me well and holds so much even if the look is slim.
Love This Bag!
I waited a while before ordering this bag. I'm so glad I ordered it. It is beautiful. I love everything about it.
Best Dooney ever!
This is a beautiful Dooney and Bourke leather bag. It's better than expected, beautiful leather, durable and has plenty of space! I Love Love this purse!
Love This Bag!!!
I was lucky enough to receive this bag in Natural as a early Christmas gift. I love big bags so when I saw this on QVC, I couldn't wait to get this bag. When the bag finally came and opened the box, it was magical! The smell of the bag, the color, the organization, and shape of bag was love at first sight! I've had this bag for almost a month now and it's officially my work bag and everyday bag! I have received many compliments and I LOVE THIS BAG! Great job D&B for creating a wonderful handbag and QVC for making this affordable! Now, I am eyeing Black and Crimson!
Pink all October!! NICE
I really wanted this bag in black. However they were all gone, so I ordered Pink for breast cancer month. I love it. I felt so good wearing it everyday as a reminder of the many women who fight the fine fight everyday. I love PINK! Nice size, not heavy for me, love the leather.
I bought this in red and it is simply gorgeous! My second favorite Dooney ever. It's large but not too big. The design is so beautiful. I feel soooo good when I carry it. The only reason for 4 stars instead of five, is because the leather on the top left side above and around the pocket, seems to be pebble instead of florentine. It is very noticeable but I decided was not worth returning for that reason. Especially at clearance price. Very beautiful bag! Worth the money..
Received this satchel three days ago. I didn't think I was going to like the color and I didn't want to be disappointed, so I tucked it away for two days to debate over whether I should keep it. I took it out of the bag today and I absolutely love the crimson color. It is fabulous and I keep getting compliments.
A TOUCH OF ELEGANCE!!
UPS delivered my order today and I couldn’t wait to open it. I decided to go with the color “Bone” and it was the best decision I ever made. The color however is more on the lines of “French Vanilla” or “Butter” and is absolutely classy and gorgeous!! The bag is well crafted and even though the leather looks firm, it is remarkable soft and pleasant to touch. As for the weight of the bag, I am 5 ‘8, and weigh 128 pounds and have no complaints. I have an array of handbags that range from Salvatore Ferragamo, Ralph Lauren, LV, Lamb, Badgley Mischka, etc. Dooney & Burke has now won me over again! I have now ordered the Florentine D&B Vachetta Lg satchel and can’t wait to receive it as well!!
Leather color wears off on 4 bottom corners
I bought the similar bag "Kingston" in baby pink and loved it so I got this Clayton in the bone. Because the pink color on the 4 bottom corners of the Kingston has worn off after 8 months of carrying it, I inspected the corners of the Clayton bag to see if they would also be subject to premature wear, sure enough they are. Sure both bags have protective feet but the natural easing of the leather to a "slouch" makes the 4 corners sit on and rub against surfaces - thus wearing away of the color. I am not hard on my bags and the pink one continues to be my favorite of all my D&B bags but since I am trying to figure out a way to restore the pink color to the corners and put something protective on it, I decided to return this bag. PLEASE D&B this issue with your leathers in your designs as I have 2 older pebble leather bags I purchased that also have the wearing away of the color on corners. Perhaps consider a special applied protector. I love D&B and own several and this is my only complaint.
Love my Dooney's. So does everyone else. Friends have asked me to put them in my will for them (smile).