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hi! please help me decide on which bag to get, the small wilson or the small florentine satchel. it's like practicality vs. looks lol! anyone have the wilson?

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mmqc121338526373.707354 PostsRegistered 2/26/2012Modesto, CA
I have Florentines but not the Wilson. My guess is the leather Wilson would stand up to your Canadian weather far better, just a thought, though both are great looking. What colors are you considering?

mmqc12

nicky2211338526893.01677 PostsRegistered 4/16/2010Oregon

Not sure what color you like, but the dusty blue is really pretty in the Florentines. If you can't decide on which one, then get a Brahmin. Just found this brand a while back and think there beautiful. Never thought I would ever get anything but D&B, then I saw Brahmins. Good luck you really can't go wrong though.

**When I was a child I liked to have Tea Party's with my imaginary friends. Now that I am grown up, I drink coffee and know what is real and what is fake***

shoptillId­rop1338561470.3279399 PostsRegistered 10/25/2006Michigan

Hmmm, both are gorgeous - I guess you need to ask yourself if you prefer an all over leather color or a bag with contrasting leather color? Also, the Wilson looks a little more buttoned up, lady like, good for any event. The satchel is relaxed, great for running around and getting lots of attention ;).

What color are you looking at?

I tried being patient but it took too long.

tloinga1338569896.1275833 PostsRegistered 12/9/2008GA

My vote is the florentine satchel. Much more versatile.

I have two and I love them!! The perfect bag IMO. {#emotions_dlg.thumbup}

stevieb1338597458.23328698 PostsRegistered 11/4/2007

I have the smaller Wilson, and several large Florentine satchels and I have to tell you that while the Florentine (large or small) might be more of a 'go to' bag, if I could absolutely only have one or the other, it would be the Wilson, hands down. It is without a doubt one of the most lovely, elegant bags I own or have seen. I love it! I'm actually considering a second color.

shopinthen­et1338605816.183292 PostsRegistered 11/4/2009canada
On 5/31/2012 mmqc12 said: I have Florentines but not the Wilson. My guess is the leather Wilson would stand up to your Canadian weather far better, just a thought, though both are great looking. What colors are you considering?

in the small florentine sachel i am debating on the fuschia or the white with brown trim. in the wilson i am debating on bone or tangerine :)

shopinthen­et1338605865.793292 PostsRegistered 11/4/2009canada
On 5/31/2012 nicky221 said:

Not sure what color you like, but the dusty blue is really pretty in the Florentines. If you can't decide on which one, then get a Brahmin. Just found this brand a while back and think there beautiful. Never thought I would ever get anything but D&B, then I saw Brahmins. Good luck you really can't go wrong though.

one day i will own a brahmin but i am using a trade in at this time Wink

shopinthen­et1338606038.553292 PostsRegistered 11/4/2009canada
On 6/1/2012 stevieb said:

I have the smaller Wilson, and several large Florentine satchels and I have to tell you that while the Florentine (large or small) might be more of a 'go to' bag, if I could absolutely only have one or the other, it would be the Wilson, hands down. It is without a doubt one of the most lovely, elegant bags I own or have seen. I love it! I'm actually considering a second color.

wow really? what color do you have? what about the handles not going down when you use the longer strap? would you say it is a roomy bag?

shopinthen­et1338606103.24292 PostsRegistered 11/4/2009canada
On 6/1/2012 shoptillIdrop said:

Hmmm, both are gorgeous - I guess you need to ask yourself if you prefer an all over leather color or a bag with contrasting leather color? Also, the Wilson looks a little more buttoned up, lady like, good for any event. The satchel is relaxed, great for running around and getting lots of attention ;).

What color are you looking at?

i'm leaning towards the fuschia Smile

shopinthen­et1338608979.28292 PostsRegistered 11/4/2009canada
On 6/1/2012 tloinga said:

My vote is the florentine satchel. Much more versatile.

I have two and I love them!! The perfect bag IMO. {#emotions_dlg.thumbup}

did you get the large or the small?

tloinga1338609525.675833 PostsRegistered 12/9/2008GA
On 6/1/2012 shopinthenet said:
On 6/1/2012 tloinga said:

My vote is the florentine satchel. Much more versatile.

I have two and I love them!! The perfect bag IMO. {#emotions_dlg.thumbup}

did you get the large or the small?

I have 2 small satchels in black and red. I have the regular (large) satchel in the natural.

I love them all!!. They style is the perfect bag! And so unique. They get a lot of compliments. Ladies always ask where I got that bag.

They definitely look like a more expensive bag. IMO, the Florentine is the best leather Dooney does.

I spoke to a Dooney Rep at Macy's. She said the Florentine was their best selling line and the satchel was the best selling bag.

Qvie Victo­riah1338610654.961028 PostsRegistered 1/9/2008St. Louis, Missouri

Florentine!!! I have the small, not mini, and even though I usually wear a bigger bag, this one just captured me. It's dreamy. I have the black, but will get more. I also am dying for the Dooney Dome bag.

"Give of yourself. The return is greater that the gift."
*:)

shopinthen­et1338611392.197292 PostsRegistered 11/4/2009canada
On 6/1/2012 tloinga said:
On 6/1/2012 shopinthenet said:
On 6/1/2012 tloinga said:

My vote is the florentine satchel. Much more versatile.

I have two and I love them!! The perfect bag IMO. {#emotions_dlg.thumbup}

did you get the large or the small?

I have 2 small satchels in black and red. I have the regular (large) satchel in the natural.

I love them all!!. They style is the perfect bag! And so unique. They get a lot of compliments. Ladies always ask where I got that bag.

They definitely look like a more expensive bag. IMO, the Florentine is the best leather Dooney does.

I spoke to a Dooney Rep at Macy's. She said the Florentine was their best selling line and the satchel was the best selling bag.

good to know! {#emotions_dlg.thumbup}

shopinthen­et1338611539.563292 PostsRegistered 11/4/2009canada
On 6/1/2012 Qvie Victoriah said:

Florentine!!! I have the small, not mini, and even though I usually wear a bigger bag, this one just captured me. It's dreamy. I have the black, but will get more. I also am dying for the Dooney Dome bag.

i see that this bag is waitlisted in teal, taupe and bordeaux omg!

Qvie Victo­riah1338614013.671028 PostsRegistered 1/9/2008St. Louis, Missouri
On 6/1/2012 shopinthenet said:
On 6/1/2012 Qvie Victoriah said:

Florentine!!! I have the small, not mini, and even though I usually wear a bigger bag, this one just captured me. It's dreamy. I have the black, but will get more. I also am dying for the Dooney Dome bag.

i see that this bag is waitlisted in teal, taupe and bordeaux omg!

*swooooon* I could LIVE in it. It's actually the perfect size. I kinda wish it had the long strap too, but it's not stopping me. ;)

"Give of yourself. The return is greater that the gift."
*:)

stevieb1338644986.6428698 PostsRegistered 11/4/2007
On 6/1/2012 shopinthenet said:
On 5/31/2012 mmqc12 said: I have Florentines but not the Wilson. My guess is the leather Wilson would stand up to your Canadian weather far better, just a thought, though both are great looking. What colors are you considering?

in the small florentine sachel i am debating on the fuschia or the white with brown trim. in the wilson i am debating on bone or tangerine :)

The bone is absolutely beautiful and so very rich looking...

lavenderju­nkie1338645013.8112964 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

Both are beautiful. The florentine leather is thicker and more lux, but it's also more delicate. With florentine you need to be aware of color transfer onto lighter colors from dark clothing and also dirt/water damage with light colors. The Wilson leather will probably maintain it's look with less care. Consider these factors if you are choosing a light color florentine handbag for everyday wear.

stevieb1338645497.628698 PostsRegistered 11/4/2007
On 6/1/2012 shopinthenet said:
On 6/1/2012 stevieb said:

I have the smaller Wilson, and several large Florentine satchels and I have to tell you that while the Florentine (large or small) might be more of a 'go to' bag, if I could absolutely only have one or the other, it would be the Wilson, hands down. It is without a doubt one of the most lovely, elegant bags I own or have seen. I love it! I'm actually considering a second color.

wow really? what color do you have? what about the handles not going down when you use the longer strap? would you say it is a roomy bag?

Really. As much as I love the Florentines, I love the Wilson. I got it in black with tan trim and it's beautiful. I might add the bone or another color. Don't get me wrong, I love the Florentine bags and might add the smaller (not the mini) satchel in red or one of the blue shades at some point, but not until after I finish up with Ms. Wilson. The fixed handles don't bother me, but then I rarely, rarely use the shoulder strap. I love satchels and prefer to carry them or hook them over the crook of my arm, so I rarely do the shoulder thing, other than with a tote. Oddly, I love big bags, but don't care for the larger Wilson bag. The smaller Wilson I have is pretty roomy though.

DianeLoves­Purses1338653068.173363 PostsRegistered 9/1/2010Oklahoma

Hi Shopinthenet: I own the satchel in natural in the mini version. I've owned it close to a year now. It is a lovely, very stylish bag - however - you will need to be more mindful when using it as this type of leather is not as forgiving as other leathers Dooney uses. It will show scratches and I've found that it can't be touching other bags when not in use as mine now has a little darkish blemish on the backside from touching one of my other handbags while sitting on my closet shelf. But even though it's more high-maintenance than some other bags, they're still very striking bags and make you feel like a million bucks!{#emotions_dlg.thumbup}

shopinthen­et1338707071.3292 PostsRegistered 11/4/2009canada

dangit! this didn't make it any easier, may have to get both bags {#emotions_dlg.crying}

jaxs mom1338823457.6674776 PostsRegistered 4/18/2012

I'm a flo girl, so I'm biased.

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