Dooney & Bourke Florentine Leather Clayton Satchel
I am soooo happy with my new Clayton at this new clearance price!!! I couldn't resist the crimson color (WOW) it is a super dark maroon color almost like a reddish brown. I have had this bag before in the Baby Pink so I did know what I was getting into; the problem I had with the pink was that the corners got banged up and looked terrible. But this bag I'm excited to see was wrapped up perfectly, (had a green dot on the wrapping? not sure what that meant) and it is such a nice dark color I'm thinking this will wear well and get better with age. I am trying out a new way to keep the inside liner looking like new; I've put the dust bag that came with in on the inside at the bottom and then filled up the bag like usual. Can't wait to get using it!! Just came in today and I'm happy with my Birthday present! LOL
I have this as well as the Kingston(single strap) they are wonderful bags. This in Natural. I have app. 25+ D&B from day one. I have given away several to friends and family. But not this one. I obviously love Dooney & Bourke for so many years. I got this one at full price but it is worth every cent. This is the only brand of which I have more than one. Thank you D&B and QVC. You make it easy and affordable.
Buy This Bag!!!
I own this bag in the Black/Black, Chestnut, Natural and Navy. I purchased them all at the original price of $428 + shipping. Worth every penny! I am IN LOVE with these bags! What a deal to get them at the Clearance price with FREE shipping! If they still had the Grey in stock I would have purchased another! Don't let this deal get away!
Preview Your Review
I love this bag. My first D&B, love at first sight. I love this bag, I don't wear it everyday but when ever I do so many compliments! Beautiful! The quality is awesome and you can tell its the type of bag that will last you for years. Plan on buying more. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!!!!!!
LOVE THIS BAG! LOVE THE STYLE!
I got the Ivy. I take the long strap and run it thru the loops to make a shorter length. It should look like the strap is doubled. Then you drop the handles and use the bag as a shoulder bag and or you can use the handles. Flexibility! I am coming back for another color. I like colors because it looks funky and I am my own person. I want two more bags, because it is on clearance, but not sure because of $$$$.
Now on SALE......
What's not to love? I have the natural and it's a beauty! I agree with the comments that it is a little heavy, but it's so gorgeous, I will adjust. I have several D&B bags and this is the largest I think they make. Great for business to hold an iPad and materials. As with all of my other bags I attach a Joan Rivers pin on it and ....wow...stunning. The leather smells so wonderful. Every detail on this bag was sealed with plastic and is in perfect shape. Unfortunately, I bought mine before the sale, but no regrets. :)
A husband's persecptive
I recently purchased my wife this handbag in blue (denim). This is her seventh Dooney & Bourke bag and she loves them all. Specifically this is her second Florentine leather bag; the other is the Florentine Leather Satchel with tassel. Though this bag is large, she prefers large hand bags. The leather is of the highest quality and the blue is less denim and more like a royal blue. As a note any married women who want justification to buy a Dooney & Bourke hand bag, what works for us is that she allows me to buy the all watches & golf gear that I want as long as she gets to buy the Dooney & Bourke hand bags that she wants. Happy wife means happy life!
Beautiful bag - but too heavy to use
I bought this bag in the natural and it was a beautiful bag. I love the florentine leather. However, it was heavy when the bag was empty. I carry a few things in my handbags, so it would have been impractical to carry this bag on a daily basis. I truly could not have used it on a consistent basis because of the weight, so sadly I returned it.
WOW WOW WOW
GORGEOUS bag...finely crafted...rich leather, nice details without being gaudy ...SO MUCH ROOM! ....and makes such an impression/statement....i see the envy in others eyes :) As eye-catching and well-made/elegant as Prada......or Chanel, in my opinion.......
I have the red..I am a red bag girl and this is just so lovely....my husband says I never look at him anymore like I do at this bag :)
I hope to get it in other colors, too......hmmm....groceries or more Dooney..heck..I need to lose a few pounds anyway!
My Second Clayton, Love It!
This is my second Clayton, so I already knew what to expect. And I was not disappointed! I ordered the grey sight unseen. My wardrobe is black, and grey. I have the natural and it has changed to the best patina, I hope the grey will wear as well as the natural has. The grey is a true beautiful soft color. Like a dove grey. Cannot wait to use it!!
Love this Bag BUT Too Heavy
I really love this bag except the weight. If you could do this in a lighter leather or in your cabriole or nylon fabric I would buy a few of them. However, as I get older I can't handle the weight of these bags. Is Florentine leather what they make saddles out of? Love the Chestnut and the Black (I like traditional) but they have to go back. No one I know can carry these bags anymore. Also, the shoulder straps should be wider to accommodate the weight of this bag it is very flimsy and doesn't provide much support at all. Maybe a pad so that when you wear it over your shoulder it doesn't Dig into your neck of shoulder. That would be helpful..
Cross Body Strap Too Narrow
Love the bag but the width of the cross body strap is disproportionate to the rest of the body of he bag. The strap is only 5/8" wide. It would be much better if it were double that. That being said, it would not cut into your shoulder as it currently does. Fail to understand why this brand continues to have 10" shoulder drops for the most part. Is going to be difficult when wearing heavy winter garments.