A91119 - Dooney & Bourke Florentine Vachetta Leather Medium Satchel
This bag is stunning. I was speechless when I opened the box and took it out. The smell is heavenly, just rich, beautiful leather. The bag is slightly smaller than I thought it would be, but it's a perfect size. Not too big to carry as a purse, but it holds my essentials for work (wallet, iPad, small book, some paperwork). I bought it in black, but really want to get another one in the natural color (hint, hint Dooney and QVC...). This bag is obviously made very well, and it will only get more beautiful with time. Yes, it's an investment, but worth every penny. You won't be disappointed!
The perfect bag
I just bought my second bag in this style in black. My first one was in orange and it is absolutely gorgeous. The leather is amazing (smells so good when you open the box!) and it mellows down to a beautiful patina that I still can't keep my hands off three years after purchase. It has room for everything and fits over your shoulder for comfort and convenience. I love that it is divided in two sections by a zipper pocket that is the width of the bag. I keep my wallet, checkbook, any valuables in the zipper pocket and then use the side with the open pocket for my cell phone, sunglasses, makeup bag, etc., and the other side for whatever knitting project I'm working on. It holds everything and I still have the outside pockets which can hold a paperback book, note pad, etc. for easy access. You can also fit an MP3 player and e-book reader, even full sized magazines and a bottle of water in it and it never looks over-stuffed or like you're going camping (which is my problem with backpack type bags). I am a cancer patient and I can take everything I need to keep myself entertained for hours of chemo and still feel stylish. I love the attached key holder and change purse and the bag has feet to protect the bottom and it stands beautifully on its own. I have four Dooney & Bourke bags (and several other designer bags that cost this much or more) but this is the one that gets the most compliments and that holds everything I need with ease. You cannot go wrong with this bag. I wish it was still available in all the colours (I really love the white and tan one, too) but I wanted black or brown and I'm so happy the black is still in stock. I actually received the first one as a gift and it was ordered directly from D&B and was more expensive than the QVC price. I do not think it is available directly from D&B anymore so I highly suggest that you snap it up ASAP. It is perfect for fall and year round use and you will enjoy it for years to come. It is an 'investment' bag and you won't regret it. If you need more convincing, think of how much you spend on 'inexpensive' bags that get changed seasonally or fall apart after a few months use and have to be replaced and compare that to the cost of this bag that you can carry for years and it will not fall apart on you. You're saving money in the long run and this classic bag will never go out of style. However, satchels are the shape of the season right now and you will be perfectly on trend but not so trendy that it will ever look dated. I checked that it is the perfect gift for me, but really it is perfect for Mom, significant others, sisters, aunts, Grandmas, graduates who need their first professional looking bag, and anybody who loves quality bags or who hasn't experienced the quality of materials and construction of D&B bags. Perfect. Highly recommended!!
THIS BAG IS THE BOOM
I LOVE THIS BAG AND SO DOES EVERYONE THAT COMES IN CONTACT WITH IT. IT IS SO RICH LOOKING, THE LEATHER IS INTOXICATING, THINK I WANT IT IN BLACK, AND ONE FOR MY SISTER TOO NEED MORE COLORS.................GOOD JOB D&B
I just got my bag today!!!! I ordered a while ago and i got the wrong bag :-(. then I re ordered it in the fabulous 5 easy payment!!!!! i was so happy to get my bag , I love IT!!!!!! I will keep it!!!! I hope it will last for long time and just wish they can give you more tips how to take care of the bag in case stains happens,
this is my most loved item
I ordered a Black and a chess nut and I wish I would have ordered the natural color but the is the most loved purse I own of My Dooney's.
Thank you Dooney for making this my favorite purse.
Fell in love the moment I opened the box!"
Perfectly sized between an every day purse and a tote. The smell is normal with quality leather and diminishes within a few days. Loved the satchel enough that I ordered the matching wallet on Dooney & Bourke's website. If you carry an iPad, an organizer or any other electronics along with normal "purse" goods this bag will not disappoint.
Shut the front Door
This bag is beautful. I got the chestnut and easy pay you cant beat, I had to get it. Sorry I love Dooney and Bourke I have over 10. Thats pretty much all I carry.
Worth the wait
I put myself on waitlist for white, and I just got it this week. Beautiful! Only trouble is that it will be impossible to convince my husband that the bag wasn't expensive. Everything about it reads quality.
Class at it's best!
I am soooo happy I got this bag! It is truly class at it's best! This is all I ever wanted in a bag...AND it is a Dooney! The bag is soft and sturdy at the same time. It is definitely the best leather I have seen in a bag in a long time. The size is perfect and the smell just means it is exceptional leather! I love this bag. So so classy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks QVC! Well worth every penny!
I have this in Chestnut and L-O-V-E it. Some reviewers commented on the smell of this bag. Ladies that is the smell of superior quality leather, NO WORRIES it fades eventually. I am waiting on the white to come back in stock. I just wished QVC had the wallets to match.
Just got this bag in Natural and it is one of the best I have ever bought from Dooney. (I have over 20) Great size, nice color, good compartments and not too heavy
I have been eyeing this bag for several years. I finally took the plunge. I have several D&B bags and they have all surpassed my expectations for great looks and excellent quality. I just received this bag in white. What a knockout! I know it's going to be my go to summer bag this year and can't wait to put it to use. I'm so happy w/ my purchase.