Not too long ago, my good buddy and fellow TBFer was asking about the Dooney and Bourke Florentine Vachetta Satchel. She posted a couple colors and asked everyone what they thought. After some positive responses, she decided to order it. Well, ever since then, I have not been able to get this bag out of my mind. Admittedly, I have not been one of Dooney and Bourke’s biggest fans lately… so this is a bit weird for me. Just look at this bag though! If it hadn’t been for the logo on the front, I would have never guessed it was from Dooney and Bourke.
‘Tis the season for some of the hottest trends and appliqué to hit the handbag and accessories world. Whether you’re a fan of the furs, sequins, the extra glitz and glamour or in this case, the fluffs; we’re equally welcoming all seasonal items and pointing out the most interesting ones.
Dooney and Bourke just came out with a new accessory for the designer loving tech-bag-ista.
In conjunction with Apple’s release of the iPad the designers over at Dooney & Bourke have created this chic new case, available in an assortment of classic colors – sunny yellow, fire engine red, navy blue, chocolate brown, taupe, ivory white and of course jet black. I kinda wish they had a couple fun colors thrown in the mix, like pink or purple.
Happy St Patrick’s Day
I admit, I do not have a green bag for St. Patricks Day. *gasps* Although if I planned ahead a little bit better, I would probably be rocking one of the beauties below. St. Pattys Day kinda just crept up on me this year.
So here, pictured below are my favorite green bags of the season.
New to the scene over at Zappos, Dooney & Bourke handbags! One little fabulous essential that caught my eye is the Nylon Triple Zip Flat Cosmetic Pouch from the new Summer 2009 Sport Duck Collection, the Fabric Line.
Details: This spacious nylon pouch will keep all your little personals neatly organized. Features 3 separate compartments: one main one on the top which is zipper protected then two front exterior zip pockets for the little stuff. The interior is lined with hot pink material. Now for the most important point, dimensions: 7 1/4″ wide x 1/2″ deep x 5″ high.
The price.. ready to be blown away. A thrifty thrill, the Sport Duck Purse retails for only $30!
The pouch above is the little accessory to the new Sport Duck collection, bags freckled with the silhouette of a sleepy mallard duck. To be honest I don’t think this style is that bad on the Large Overnight Duffle style. It has a sort of vintage vibe to it, which I draws me in. And the price is ridiculously reasonable – only $148!
Side Note: It is very rare for me to actually come out posting about a D&B style that I like. When I think of the brand the first image that comes to mind is cartoon sketched, color crayoned bags from the Grafic Line, which is obviously targeted towards the preteen market. I’m in my early (come tomorrow, mid) 20′s, with a taste for designer items. So you wont see me prancing in my Prada Pumps down the street in a Dior Dress with a Dooney Bumble Bee or Candy Wrappers bag on arm. It would never happen.
However of course there are other styles, such as the more classic Leather Line, for those who simply don’t like cartoon images. Like for example the Dooney & Bourke Calf Large Zipper Pocket Sac.. simple, functional as a perfect day bag, comes in some stylish colors and most importantly there is no crayoned in graphic images. By the way, it’s currently on sale for only $185!
The Chat: Duck Duck DB!
Patent leather is always fun especially if there’s a large variety of colors to choose from. Too bad I’m not brave enough to carry the style. I’ve always admired Bagista’s who sport large colorful patent bags, but as for myself, I just can’t seem to pull it off. So the glossy bag trend isn’t for me, but what about a small leather accessory? I think a small good would feed the patent leather crave and how perfect would one of these be. Nice job Dooney & Bourke on creating the Patent Framed Coin Purse; they’re actually wearable, cute and not tacky! I’ll admit they’re pretty simple as they do resemble any typical framed pouch, but the fact that you get your choice of color out of fifteen shades is great. Fuchsia, Plum, and Cherry would be the ones that stand out the most or you can always play it safe and go for classics of Black, Brown, and White. Measuring in at 4.25″ x 1.25″ x 3.25”, you can find these little pieces carrying an awesome price tag of only $45! Anybody else a fan of Dooney’s coin purse? If so, you can shop Dooney & Bourke products via the Internet at: Macy’s
The Chat: D&B Coin Purse
November 21, 2008
post written by Bag Bliss blogger: bRs
Dooney & Bourke Shiny Leather Hayden Clutch
No offense to Dooney & Bourke, but their designs have been so far off the handbag radar lately that they might as well not even exist. Why? Well, quite frankly, they are just plain ugly. Plus they are way too kiddie looking for the hardcore bagista. I understand that the company wanted to explore other markets, but why not make some normal looking bags that adults can appreciate? So when the original Hayden bag was first introduced, everyone at TBF was surprised by how non-Dooney like it was. Of course it wasn’t a show stopper by any means, but it was way better than the bag Emma Roberts designed! And now it looks like our friend Hayden Panettiere has gotten her creative juices flowing again. Meet the Shiny Leather Hayden Clutch. It’s not too bad looking, in my opinion, for a Dooney bag. But I can’t picture myself actually buying it. I like the shape and the contrasting trim. But what it up with the lion head? Apparently it is meant to represent Hayden’s astrological sign (Leo) and it’s 24kt gold-plated too boot! Personally, I would prefer the clutch without such an embellishment.
The Shiny Leather Hayden Clutch is available in Royal Blue, Red, Fuchsia, Purple, Ivory, and Black. It retails for $295. Find it at Dooney.com. You can also find Dooney & Bourke at Macy’s
October 4, 2008
post written by Bag Bliss blogger: Deysa
Dooney & Bourke Large Multi DB
Remember Dooney & Bourke’s “It” collection, you know, the one with the multihued miniature “DB” logo which made its debut months after Takashi Murakami’s infamous Multicolore line for the French luxury brand Louis Vuitton? OK… the long question with excess information was unnecessary; as I’m pretty sure you gals know what I’m talking about. Whether you owned an “It” piece or if you despised the line from the beginning, you must admit, they were pretty darn popular for quite some time. As you can see, the All-American brand is not done yet, as they’ve released yet another rainbow logo line, meet the Large Multi DB. I can’t claim to hate it, as I myself own other logoed designer pieces, but Dooney has got one really boring design going on here. The font, the repetitive hues, and the way the DB’s overlap is pretty much tacky, there is just no way I can like this design. Ladies, what’s your imput? If you dig this line, you can find a wide range of handbag silhouettes to fit your taste with prices ranging from the $100-$200+, pick your price! Or as I’ll suggest, just wait until they hit the sales rack.
Chat Now: Dooney & Bourke Large Multi DB
June 19, 2008
post written by Bag Bliss blogger: Deysa
Dooney & Bourke Sweetheart Purse Line
The symbolic heart has got to be American Brand Dooney & Bourkes favorite symbol to doodle onto their products. Do you all agree with me? Just picture most of Dooney’s colorful accessories and you’re sure to find a heart symbol on it somewhere. I wonder if it’s brought back by popular demand or simply a case of designer-block, but may I introduce to you Bagista’s the latest hearts design by Dooney & Bourke, meet the Sweetheart line!
I apologize to any Dooney & Bourke fans, but I can’t help to wonder what is wrong with its staff? Why can’t they seem to put down the box of color pencils and design something more sophisticated? They have such a strong company and the capability to hire actual designing artists. Until now, I speak for myself when I say that I’ll just sit back and see what else Dooney will apply to their goods. Although I honestly think I’ve seen it all. As for the “Sweetheart”, they’re not horrid, but just something I would never consider buying or wearing. Maybe if I belonged to the early teens crowd I’d be a fan, but other than that, I’ll keep my distance from this line.