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What is your best dooney and bourke purchase??

Started 1292103123.88 in Dooney & Bourke | Last reply 1292259641.273 by MSA2004

I am looking to get my first dooney and bourke handbag soon and was wondering what is your favorite dooney bag. I will be getting leather but unsure what to get. So far I love the Julia. The leather looks awesome.

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rsimon92281292103287.7132337 PostsRegistered 3/13/2007

My favorite Dooney's are my Dillen Teardrop Hobo's.. I have one in Navy and one in Pink..The trim is gorgeous and they aren't so huge that they overpower my small frame.

barbados1292103420.59314405 PostsRegistered 5/21/2007

All of them.{#emotions_dlg.thumbup1}

MandaKay00­211292103438.761351 PostsRegistered 12/9/2010Knoxville, Tn

I'm a huge fan of ostrich & croco...and I always go for the totes.

Be sure you are watching on dooney.com as it is the 12 Days of Dooney right now so there are good deals each day {#emotions_dlg.biggrin}

Perkup1292103542.9136451 PostsRegistered 12/24/2008

I hate to tell you, but it's a navy all-weather-leather cross body bag I purchased from eBay for only $17.00. It is in perfect condition, large enough to hold all my "stuff", and although it is heavy itself, I use it almost every day.

newlawgirl1292103682.4232999 PostsRegistered 2/4/2010

Although it's like asking a mother which one of her children she prefers {#emotions_dlg.laugh}, I am going to have to say it's the logo lock hobo. Here's the link:

http://www.qvc.com/qic/qvcapp.aspx/view.2/app.detail/params.item.A203807.desc.Dooney-Bourke-Leather-Hobo-with-Logo-Lock-andAccessories

I have it in the navy and just recently got it in the bone and I just love it! It has soft but durable leather and the hobo is big enough to hold stuff when I go out with my son but still classic and elegant enough to be a non "mommy bag" purse when I'm by myself. It's the purse I reach for the most often.

Speak your mind, even if your voice shakes.

cbarber11231292103781.673449 PostsRegistered 8/7/2009Alabama
On 12/11/2010 newlawgirl said:

Although it's like asking a mother which one of her children she prefers {#emotions_dlg.laugh}, I am going to have to say it's the logo lock hobo. Here's the link:

http://www.qvc.com/qic/qvcapp.aspx/view.2/app.detail/params.item.A203807.desc.Dooney-Bourke-Leather-Hobo-with-Logo-Lock-andAccessories

I have it in the navy and just recently got it in the bone and I just love it! It has soft but durable leather and the hobo is big enough to hold stuff when I go out with my son but still classic and elegant enough to be a non "mommy bag" purse when I'm by myself. It's the purse I reach for the most often.

I was thinking of getting this in red. Is this bag heavy?

misspammie1292103928.13712450 PostsRegistered 3/14/2010now in Virginia

newlaw, I'm still kicking myself for not getting that in ivy when it was the TSV!!!!! I bet cha one day it'll be MINE. MINE I tell you alllll MINE!!!!

"jus' sanwiches and milk"

newlawgirl1292104111.32999 PostsRegistered 2/4/2010

It is a bit heavy because the logo lock is heavy. But to me it's a good weight. I'm a little person--5'2" on a good day when I stretch and 127lbs--and it doesn't overwhelm me or make my arm sore, even when packed full of stuff. Plus, although I didn't think I would, I do like the logo lock because it's so easy to use. When I first got the bag I figured I'd never want to take the time to lock the lock but I do it all the time. It makes the bag secure and takes less time and effort than zipping a zipper. It's the only bag I've ever wanted more than one of. And the red is calling me so I may have three at some point! {#emotions_dlg.laugh}

Speak your mind, even if your voice shakes.

newlawgirl1292104148.012999 PostsRegistered 2/4/2010
On 12/11/2010 misspammie said:

newlaw, I'm still kicking myself for not getting that in ivy when it was the TSV!!!!! I bet cha one day it'll be MINE. MINE I tell you alllll MINE!!!!

The red is calling me like the ivy's calling you so I feel your pain!

Speak your mind, even if your voice shakes.

Jadite1292114390.33525 PostsRegistered 2/24/2009Colorado
On 12/11/2010 cbarber1123 said:

I am looking to get my first dooney and bourke handbag soon and was wondering what is your favorite dooney bag. I will be getting leather but unsure what to get. So far I love the Julia. The leather looks awesome.

The Pebble Leather Julia Hobo is my favorite hobo! I have her in Blue and T'Moro! I just love this bag! Gorgeous Perfection! I love her so much I ordered her in purple too! I eventually want to get her in red also! She's not heavy either!{#emotions_dlg.thumbup1} She slouches beautifully but doesn't melt on to the table...stands up on her own!

Commemorative AWL is another one of my favorites! {#emotions_dlg.tt1} She's not heavy either!{#emotions_dlg.thumbup}

WHEN ASKED: "Do you need that many Dooney's" I SAY: "Need has nothing to do with it... I just want them"

bengals gal1292114821.827514 PostsRegistered 3/30/2010

My favorite leather Dooney that I own is the Medium Cowhide tote in the black!

It is so pretty and it's the one I seem to grab alot.

University Of Bling Graduate....Class of 2011
I'm no beauty queen, I'm just beautiful me.~Selena Gomez

Westiegirl1292115051.685288 PostsRegistered 1/24/2008
On 12/11/2010 barbados said:

All of them.{#emotions_dlg.thumbup1}

I'm with you, barbados!!! {#emotions_dlg.thumbup} Each one is special in her own way!

Sue

"I'd rather regret the things I've done, than the things I did not do."

LCWilliams1292115407.252291 PostsRegistered 4/30/2010

It's hard to pick a favorite...but of all my Dooneys...I have to agree w/ newlawgirl! I am so loving the logo lock hobo! I have it in 3 colors now and no matter which bags I wind up changing into, I always find myself going back to one of those logo lock bags! The leather, the accessories, and the inside organization is just phenomenal!

straitgirl1292115666.54321614 PostsRegistered 7/29/2006

My favorite is my AWL satchel I purchased in 1992. Made in the USA with detachable handles. Of course it doesn't have a cell pocket which is the only downfall.

Jadite1292117579.993525 PostsRegistered 2/24/2009Colorado
On 12/11/2010 Jadite said:
On 12/11/2010 cbarber1123 said:

I am looking to get my first dooney and bourke handbag soon and was wondering what is your favorite dooney bag. I will be getting leather but unsure what to get. So far I love the Julia. The leather looks awesome.

The Pebble Leather Julia Hobo is my favorite hobo! I have her in Blue and T'Moro! I just love this bag! Gorgeous Perfection! I love her so much I ordered her in purple too! I eventually want to get her in red also! She's not heavy either!{#emotions_dlg.thumbup1} She slouches beautifully but doesn't melt on to the table...stands up on her own!

Commemorative AWL is another one of my favorites! {#emotions_dlg.tt1} She's not heavy either!{#emotions_dlg.thumbup}

Oh my how could I forget the Logo Lock Hobo, she is one of my favorite too! I bought her in four colors! superb gorgeous thick and plush Pebble leather! There is a little weight to this bag but the way she hugs the body helps her not feel that heavy!{#emotions_dlg.thumbup1}

To tell you the truth...I love all my leather bags.... AWL, Pebbled, Buffalo,Croco,Cowhide and etc.... I just love Dooney's{#emotions_dlg.wub}

WHEN ASKED: "Do you need that many Dooney's" I SAY: "Need has nothing to do with it... I just want them"

avey1292118312.1331202 PostsRegistered 2/22/2010TN

1. Logo Lock

2. Croco Janine

3. June Bag

Avey

LCWilliams1292118418.282291 PostsRegistered 4/30/2010
On 12/11/2010 avey said:

1. Logo Lock

2. Croco Janine

3. June Bag

Now that's a line up!

anniebear1292118759.92658 PostsRegistered 3/1/2009

My favorite favorite Dooney is my black leather Valerie with brown leather trim. It's so soft and can be worn anywhere and with anything. The black and saddle brown leather combo is so classy and I love the red lining!

Just got the "1975" Collins and it's running a close second. It's a great size if the Valerie is too big for you, and it's got lots of organization inside and out. The coated fabric is great for bad weather use too.

JoyJ1292118895.656791 PostsRegistered 4/10/2010California

I'm with Newlawgirl and LC .... the logo lock hobo is my favorite. I also have it in the navy. It's my go to, workhorse bag and I just love it.

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LCWilliams1292119529.622291 PostsRegistered 4/30/2010
On 12/11/2010 JoyJ said:

I'm with Newlawgirl and LC .... the logo lock hobo is my favorite. I also have it in the navy. It's my go to, workhorse bag and I just love it.

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I'm carrying my navy for the first time today Joy! It's just perfect...

aprimo1292119745.5231831 PostsRegistered 3/26/2010

My best Dooney purchase would have to be my first one in 1998. My very first Dooney bag was actually a gift from my parents for my 19th birthday--a classic AWL satchel in British tan. It was stolen and I bought another Dooney to replace it, along with a matching wallet. I don't recall what they called the style, but it was AWL and I special-ordered the bag and wallet with dark reddish-brown trim. I think I paid over $300 for the bag and I don't recall how much the wallet was. I carried this bag and wallet every single day for something like six years. This bag and wallet traveled all over the US and several European countries with me. They have been worth every penny I paid for them, and then some. I would say this bag has been a road warrior, and it looks like it now. But I still break it out for the occasional trip. I need to send it back to Dooney and see if they can replace the worn trim on the bottom corners. The AWL itself still looks good.

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NHkvs1292120127.774428 PostsRegistered 5/4/2010New England Coast

Pick a favorite out of all my girls? {#emotions_dlg.w00t} I can't I love them all in their own special way! The ones I use the most are:

-My 6 Dillen Teardrops

-2 Dillen Juliette Bags

-1 Florentine Vachetta Leather Drawstring

-1 Alto Double Gusset

*It sounds like the "12 Days of Christmas (oops) Dooney"

-My next favorite is my NEXT!!!!!!! {#emotions_dlg.lol}-Karen

NHkvs

sd71292120358.511093 PostsRegistered 10/26/2007MY MI

I purchased 5 Dooneys but have never found one I like better than my All Weather Leather, red with dark brown trim classic satchel (retired for quite some time). I bought it the first time Dooney was on QVC (17 years ago?).

I so loved this bag that I purchased the wallet, letter carrier, wristlet and cross body bag all that match. It has almost become my signature bag.

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NHkvs1292120706.1034428 PostsRegistered 5/4/2010New England Coast
On 12/11/2010 aprimo said:

My best Dooney purchase would have to be my first one in 1998. My very first Dooney bag was actually a gift from my parents for my 19th birthday--a classic AWL satchel in British tan. It was stolen and I bought another Dooney to replace it, along with a matching wallet. I don't recall what they called the style, but it was AWL and I special-ordered the bag and wallet with dark reddish-brown trim. I think I paid over $300 for the bag and I don't recall how much the wallet was. I carried this bag and wallet every single day for something like six years. This bag and wallet traveled all over the US and several European countries with me. They have been worth every penny I paid for them, and then some. I would say this bag has been a road warrior, and it looks like it now. But I still break it out for the occasional trip. I need to send it back to Dooney and see if they can replace the worn trim on the bottom corners. The AWL itself still looks good.

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aprimo-That's so sweet, I still have my first Dooney, and use her as well. She was from 1993. It was the AWL Dooney all black double pocket "Outback" bag. It has 2 shiny leather outside pockets and it flaps over and uses 2 twisted pieces of leather and brass toggles to close her. Everyone said it was the first Dooney they'd ever seen in one solid color! Plus I could crossbody her as well! I love that bag! It made me a Dooney girl for life! {#emotions_dlg.wub}-no trade-in for her....Karen

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NHkvs

colson1292122323.927438 PostsRegistered 10/23/2007East Coast

My favorite is the one I don't have yet, but i WILL, and hopefully it will be in the sale soon. I have my eyes on the ostrich tote or one of the smaller ones. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the ostrich.

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