Dooney & Bourke Florentine Leather Clayton Satchel
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.
Tracked my package for days and couldn't wait to get my third Dooney. When I opened it, it was exactly what I was expecting...perfect size, perfect color (natural) and I was thrilled. Upon closer inspection, however, the bag was covered in scratches and the side tab where the handle attaches was broken. I don't mind scratches if I put them there...it's part of the character of the bag, but I DON'T want someone else's scratches. So, back goes the Dooney and I'll exchange for another. I will hold my breath and pray I get a good one. For this price, you expect, and should get, the best.
I love this bag!
I can't seem to put this bag down,it's very roomy just the way I like it. I can't wait to get other colors.
Got Two Now!
I have this in the green (an 'as is') and fell in love with the organization and leather quality. I then got the Chestnut, but when I saw the Tmoro I exchanged it. I didn't need another black bag so the Tmoro is close but a deep, deep chocolate-almost black-that shows the stitching. Its in between Black and Brown but more dramatic than either. I think the grey will complete the collection of Claytons.
Best D&B purchase!!!
I have many Dooney & Bourke purses and I love them all but when I opened the box and saw this bag, I was speechless. It was breathtakingly beautiful! The quality is superb, the color is rich, and the size is just right. This bag rivals any high-end bag out there without the huge price tag. I am so glad I got this on easy pay in natural. I will most definitely be back to get maybe two more. I haven't decided on which color but I'm leaning toward the ocean blue, black or navy. I know I can't go wrong with any color. Thank you QVC and Dooney & Bourke for such beautiful bag. I am beyond thrilled. It deserves 10 stars!!!!!
Love it, but.........
This Dooney bag is so beautiful! Great looking, stylish etc. as are all Dooneys. It is just so heavy even before I put my wallet and essentials in. I have a bad back and must shop for more lightweight, yet great quality. I had such high hopes for this bag but I must regretfully return.
Are you kidding me!
Best purse ever! Totally awesome quality that I have come to expect from my Dooney purchases but so much more! The largest purse I have ever used with the style and the leather that I love. The ability to crossbody this purse was the ultimate feature that made me buy. And ohhhh those pockets!