Dooney & Bourke Florentine Leather Clayton Satchel
Love This Bag !!
I just received this bag and I got it in chestnut - and - yes I do love it. I had read all of the other comments prior to purchasing and thought that it might be too big or too heavy - but it is neither of the two. I will be carrying it everyday. I would definitely recommend this purse to those that would like a nice elegant purse that will last a very long time.
My Dream Black Bag
Months before this was offered at QVC, I purchased it from the D & B website. I was sorry to have to return it, but the back outside zipper would not open at all. But, y'know, I never forgot that bag . . . and now I have it once again, thanks to QVC and Easy Pay. I can't believe how much I love it!! The leather is thick, substantial, and soooo yummy. Since I had ordered this bag once before, I knew how much it would weigh, and that is no problem for me; I love the way it feels in my hand, and the shoulder strap makes it easy to carry crossbody when needed -- it is actually quite comfortable when carried that way, as the bag lays against the body well and makes access to the inside easy for me. Needless to say, it holds everything I need, and it goes with me everywhere --museums, grocery store, church, you name it! After waiting for what seemed like forever to find the perfect black bag, D & B designed it and QVC offered it. What a team!!
Received today in black. I own at least a dozen D&Bs. Three in florentine, $400 natural florentine is great. Natural leather is rich looking. I have every color except black. I think this bag is the best design D&B has made to date. It needs the hidden inside tablet feature (so far, I have only seen one D&B with this feature). Keep the outside pockets exactly as they are. This feature is why I was willing to pay the price. However, I cannot believe this bag is florentine leather. The black is too pebbled and dull. I expected higher quality in the leather for the price. Maybe if I had ordered this one in natural, I would have seen a difference. Shoulder strap should be shorter and handles should be about 4 inches longer so it could be carried on shoulder without the strap. Give us this design with HIGHER quality leather in black.
Love Love Love!
I absolutely love this purse! When I first opened the box, I thought it was going to bee too large, but it isn't. It is so comfortable to carry on my shoulder, and I love the pockets. I bought it in chestnut -- wonder how many other colors I will buy!
Dissapointed Not Usual Dooney Quality
I was very shocked and surprised at the Clayton bag. The leather is not the quality of previous Florentine bags purchased. The leather is very hard and feels cheap. Also had the variation of looking like a mixture of all weather leather and Florentine. As some other readers I also had indentations and marks. The edging also looks terrible. Some of it not completly sealed, you can see the edges of the material. For 400+ I expected quite a bit better from Dooney. The design of the bag is perfect for what I'm looking for, but the two tone leather and look of two different types of leather was enough to make me return this one.
This is the most money I've ever spent on a bag. But, it is, as Lisa R. would say, "money." I wanted something I could carry to work and use as somewhat of a briefcase but would also look like a handbag so it doesn't look like I'm carting a briefcase around. This is perfect. There are enough pockets that I can keep items I would normally carry in my purse (lipstick, personal items) but it's all big enough to carry my iPad plus an organizer, a wristlet or wallet, and more for work. The construction is quality all the way and it goes with everything. I think it dresses up every outfit I wear when I carry it. This is exactly what I've been looking for!
This is by far my favorite Dooney handbag. I own several D&B bags but this one is the best. I love all the pockets for organization and the taylor style of this Satchel. I realize that this bag is a bit heavy but it is superb quality leather. A sure WINNER!!!!
Wanted To Love It But....
I love the Florentine leather but the design of many in this line leave me cold. The oversized width at the bottom is just too big! It extends too far out making me look like I have huge hips. I'm 5'7" too. I can't imagine how this looks on a woman with a smaller frame. The other beef I have has to do with the insubstantial strap, way too narrow for a bag of this size, and the puny handles! Come on! Increase the drop on the handles, so you can throw it over the shoulder. Who could possibly carry a bag this size and weight on their wrist? And I agree with another reviewer who said 'dump the duck'
Florentine = Chic
This bag is absolutely gorgeous! I wanted a sophisticated black statement bag for the cooler months and this is definitely it! It's a big bag but I knew that when I made the purchase. I mean, is there any other way but a big bag?! :) And I see some have issues with the weight of the bag. Yes, the bag is very heavy, this is true but it doesn't bother me so much - again, I anticipated it would probably be heavy based on the quality. To me, it tells me the quality of the leather and the bag's structure makes for an investment piece. Granted, I wouldn't carry this on an all day outing because it is so heavy but that's not a big deal to me. This is my second D&B Florentine and I think I'm hooked on this florentine leather. I see another in my future - maybe for my birthday in a few months. Love this bag!
I ordered this bag in navy, orange and black, I kept the black one it was so rich and classy looking. I am usually a medium size bag girl but this purse wasn't that much bigger than the ones I usually carry. I loved the design of this bag on TV but I really loved it in person. For 5 flex pays you can't help but want to try it, except I know when you see it in person you can't help but want to keep it. This bag is so beautiful you won't be sorry with this bag. LOVE IT!!!!
OMG Best Birthday Present Ever
My husband surprised me with this bag for my birthday last week. OMG, what can I say. I love it. As a collector of Dooney's I eyed this one for a while and dropped plenty of hints, and I guess my husband heard me for once. I have the natural color and it is beautiful. I love the pockets in the front of the bag, not to mention the pocket on the back of the bag. This bag is not heavy and oh so easy to carry. It will hold anything you want to carry.
The very best D and B for me!
I purchased the black bag--it is simply beautiful, leather is perfect, stands on its own, nice outside pockets, shoulder strap is just the right length for me [ I am 5'9"] and the strap is very sturdy. I will purchase in another color as soon as I can. I have several other Dooney and Burke bags--but this one ticks all my boxes. It is not as heavy as some others I have. I need the strength of the bag because I am very hard on handbags I carry--throw them, leave them, jam them, love them.