I was trolling the interwebs in search of a cheaper version of the Louis Vuitton Neverfull bag – a challenge presented to me by PA Melissa. You’d be surprised to discover that no one has knocked off the shape yet. One morning, on a crowded subway train, I spotted it. A non-logoed version with a similar shape, black patent leather and brown suede. I stalked the girl wearing it when she got off her stop, and managed to spot the logo: Dooney & Bourke. Wha??????
So I caved, and checked out the website, to find that there’s actually much to love, if you get around the logo-heavy stuff. Nice shapes, good leather, and decent prices for a bag that’s sure to last. I mean, who hasn’t checked out old Dooney saddle bags on Etsy? If they were once capable of timeless style, they seem to have returned to that now. My favorite is the new Florentine Satchel, that has that travel-bag feel that I love, in my favorite shade of brown leather.
So yes, it’s true, Dooney now has some sweet styles. But please, be selective about your shopping there! Check out their new wares on the Dooney & Bourke website.