Dooney and Bourke was a brand that I ignored until the past few years. They had some misses with brightly colored graphic designs that only teenagers were buying. Then, I noticed their canvas and linen lines. Since then, I’ve purchased two Dooney and Bourke bags with no regret.
* Prices are great (both were purchased at outlet prices) for the quality.
* Organization is nice. Vera Bradley like pocket choice without all of the hectic patterns.
* Chic style. Their designs are becoming a lot more chic and the bags I have don’t have the name splashed all over them (just a cute little embroidered duck!
Victoria Tote (pictured below): Mine is also navy, but with brown leather straps. The leather quality is nice, and I believe will age well. The nylon is sturdy (and cleans easily – another reason I chose this bag). Inside there is a middle zippered pocket, one side wall zipper pocket, and several open pockets. It is lined in a bright pink nylon (almost too bright for my tasted, but then it helps to find things in the bag).
Love this new leather Florentine bag – would be curious to see it in person. Interesting (a sign of the financial times) that this bag has a payment plan called Easy Pay. Louis Vuitton, take note!
Finally, this large satchel, in nylon, seems to fit the bill for a clean looking mom bag (but has enough room for baby stuff, diapers, and can be cleaned off.)