Dooney & Bourke Florentine Satchel
$358.00 by Dooney & Bourke at Dillard's
Is that a wait list I see for a Dooney & Bourke handbag?
Why yes it is!
According to the March issue of Vogue, D&B is going through a bit of a makeover, updating the structure of some of its most popular pieces.
The handbag generating the most buzz is the Florentine Vacchetta satchel (at left). If you close one eye and lean to your side, the beautiful bag bares a slight resemblance to Miu Miu's bow satchel. The Alto collection also received a makeover.
The move makes sense. With labels like Celine making simple, well-crafted leather hangbags popular again, those who can't afford to skip a rent payment are actively seeking more affordable options.
Fun fact: My first designer handbag was a Dooney & Bourke drawstring. I remember it fit comfortably over my shoulder and the leather was soft to the touch. I loved it and the company who brought it to fruition. But then one day, everything changed.
Those once coveted leather pieces that lined the shelves on D&B counters were replaced with awkward tartan and floral fabric creations. What happened? I don't know. But it's nice to see the company return to its roots. Are you excited about D&B's recent face lift?
Posted on April 11, 2011 at 8:00AM | Permalink
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