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Anyone watching Prix de Dressage handbag show?

Started 1342063460.253 in Dooney & Bourke | Last reply 1343424489.303 by lavenderjunkie

On SNBC. I've never heard of the brand before but they look like nice bags. They really play up the "equestrian inspired" theme. They are sort of reminiscent of classic Dooney. Probably priced about the same. But not having ever heard of them, much less seen them in person, I won't be ordering. Just wondering if any of you have experience with this brand.

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jasbel1342063874.8432423 PostsRegistered 10/21/2008

I am and was wondering the same thing... I actually get a vintage Coach feel from them w/pebbled leather. It is funny for the initial launch they have Daniel Greene hosting. Although I must say he is doing a good job. I guess the accent gives a high class done to the show. lol

Shawnie1342064330.8572448 PostsRegistered 10/12/2007
Not doing anything for me. I hate those canvas straps.

aprimo1342064334.8271831 PostsRegistered 3/26/2010
On 7/11/2012 jasbel said:

I am and was wondering the same thing... I actually get a vintage Coach feel from them w/pebbled leather. It is funny for the initial launch they have Daniel Greene hosting. Although I must say he is doing a good job. I guess the accent gives a high class done to the show. lol

Seems he's laying it on a bit thick. But I always feel like using pitchmen with foreign accents is a bit manipulative. Unless they are the actual vendor rep.

They must have gone to some effort to get the clips of the hot model with the horse. {#emotions_dlg.rolleyes}

jasbel1342064712.4372423 PostsRegistered 10/21/2008

hahaha I know! I guess they are going for the Hamptons people. Although I laugh they are selling out. Someone out there is buying it.

I actually like Daniel. He does a lot of the cooking shows when Bob Bowersox is unavailable. I like him better than Bob, he is very personable.

jasbel1342064769.8572423 PostsRegistered 10/21/2008

BTW Aprimo... I splurged on the Kate Spade bag at Nordstrom's Anniversary sale. This program could not have come at a worse time for me.

Shawnie1342064823.1872448 PostsRegistered 10/12/2007
You will want this canvas bag to look lived in and loved???? What a way to get around How do you care for it. I can't stand his accent. When I find my horse I'll give him a call and ask him to bring me one of these horsey bags.

SarahW1342064849.06316146 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

Hi Amy!! I've never heard of those so I'll have to take a look.

aprimo1342064951.131831 PostsRegistered 3/26/2010
On 7/11/2012 jasbel said:

BTW Aprimo... I splurged on the Kate Spade bag at Nordstrom's Anniversary sale. This program could not have come at a worse time for me.

I'm actually only watching it because there is an Android watch show on next and they are having an anniversary sale. I've already bought one watch tonight. So I am not allowing myself to buy a handbag, of any brand.

Congrats on your Kate Spade, they have some beautiful bags!

aprimo1342065031.6331831 PostsRegistered 3/26/2010

BTW, the horse is way more attractive than the models! {#emotions_dlg.biggrin}

SarahW1342065228.28716146 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

Well, a Google search only finds them on SNBC. I wonder if it's a brand like Denim and Co. {#emotions_dlg.w00t}

jasbel1342065231.592423 PostsRegistered 10/21/2008

LOL Yeah it is a nice bag and a treat for myself cashing in gift cards and notes and what not. I challenge any equestrian to not love my bag. :)

I haven't bought any Android watches... How do you like em?

aprimo1342065702.3731831 PostsRegistered 3/26/2010
On 7/11/2012 jasbel said:

LOL Yeah it is a nice bag and a treat for myself cashing in gift cards and notes and what not. I challenge any equestrian to not love my bag. :)

I haven't bought any Android watches... How do you like em?

I only have one so far and I really like it. It's my first mechanical automatic. I hate having to change watch batteries, so this should be cool. It looks great too!

Android Divemaster automatic 39mm

jasbel1342065871.42423 PostsRegistered 10/21/2008

I have seen a few shows and have admired a few but never took the plunge. Thanks for sharing. I do like the exposed mechanism. I think they had a nice ceramic a while back as well.

aprimo1342065977.7831831 PostsRegistered 3/26/2010
On 7/11/2012 jasbel said:

I have seen a few shows and have admired a few but never took the plunge. Thanks for sharing. I do like the exposed mechanism. I think they had a nice ceramic a while back as well.

Mine is a ceramic and it comes in a couple of other colors. I think they have one or two other ceramics too.

Beckron1342067590.591901 PostsRegistered 3/10/2011Florida

Okay granted I am in LOVE with horses and love equestrian style bags. The art in my house goes from Zenyatta to Cigar to Seattle Slew to Secretariat to Easty Goer back to Zenyatta, but I just love these from what I've seen. The stirrup pull and the whip tip non-tassel. Would love a leather Longchamp and one of these thank you. Of course I haven't seen one of these in person but I have sure seen the Longchamp bags and one of these days I'm going to make it to Longchamp to see the Arc on a sunny fall afternoon in Paris of course then I sure won't be able to afford the bag lol, I will just carry a green publix bag and tell them "Oh it's all the rage in the U.S.".

Anyway, next thread, I made a change of plans.

stevieb1342093454.94330094 PostsRegistered 11/4/2007

I wonder if this is supposed to be the 'replacement' for Ghurka...? I took a look, did like (not love) one bag, the 'Strength' tote, but for five hundred bucks I think I'd go with another brand... in fact I know I would.

shoppingT1342097522.223110 PostsRegistered 3/13/2010

Well, I just had to go over there and take a look. Very nice. The woman rep is the same one from the Ghurka line that Shopnbc has. I wonder if they are made by the same company.

Desertdi1342100946.516000 PostsRegistered 7/14/2007Surface of the Sun

I'm scared of horses..........

Beckron1342106813.551901 PostsRegistered 3/10/2011Florida
On 7/12/2012 shoppingT said:

Well, I just had to go over there and take a look. Very nice. The woman rep is the same one from the Ghurka line that Shopnbc has. I wonder if they are made by the same company.

They said she used to work for other purse designers before so who knows

SarahW1342112225.52716146 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004
On 7/12/2012 stevieb said:

I wonder if this is supposed to be the 'replacement' for Ghurka...? I took a look, did like (not love) one bag, the 'Strength' tote, but for five hundred bucks I think I'd go with another brand... in fact I know I would.

Ditto. The bags looked pretty "nothing special" to me.

lavenderju­nkie1342126228.31313101 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004
On 7/12/2012 shoppingT said:

Well, I just had to go over there and take a look. Very nice. The woman rep is the same one from the Ghurka line that Shopnbc has. I wonder if they are made by the same company.


I noticed that too. I think she might be a paid spokesperson. This could be a line made for Shop nbc, maybe by Ghurka or maybe subcontracted to some other handbag manufacturer.

SarahW1342133607.8916146 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

I hope someone will give a review if they buy one of these bags.

JoyJ1342155555.3876791 PostsRegistered 4/10/2010California

Nothing catching my eye in this line.. except for the prices!! {#emotions_dlg.scared} YIKES!!! I'm sorry they got rid of the Ghurka line. I liked those.

shoppingT1342172299.873110 PostsRegistered 3/13/2010

There are a couple of styles of Ghurka left at Shopnbc. Type Ghurka in the search box at their website to see whats left. Its on sale too!

CA_shopper1343411756.8268 PostsRegistered 1/15/2011

Hi, I thought I'd add a late response to this thread. I purchased a Prix de Dressage bag and received it last week - love it! I'm super happy that I did. It's similar to some Dooneys, but it's made in Italy! The strap's not leather, but it looks good, believe it or not. I hope they bring back more of these bags because I would absolutely buy another!

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