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? about Dooney & Bourke's Alto Viola Bag.

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I have been admiring this bag on the Dooney website for quite some time. Does anyone own this bag? If so, can you describe it? Do you like it? TIA, Maria

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LitGeek1381666154.63865 PostsRegistered 10/3/2012

Dooney did a fabulous job designing their fall Alto line of bags {#emotions_dlg.tt1} I haven't seen this bag IRL, but like you I have been admiring it on Dooney. It looks gorgeous in the video! I think for the size, the price on it is fantastic. I ordered the Medium Giovanna Shopper in black and it should be here tomorrow {#emotions_dlg.wub}

Boehm Coll­ecter1381671080.991421 PostsRegistered 11/15/2007

Hi LitGeek ..... I just checked the Medium Giovanna Shopper on the Dooney Website. Gorgeous bag!!! {#emotions_dlg.wub} My only issue with it is that it would be much too large for my small frame.{#emotions_dlg.sad} I try not to go over 13 inch wide bags .... and that's even a bit too big. Give us your review once you receive it. Do you like the leather? Is is smooth? Can't wait to hear back from you! Hope you really enjoy your purchase. Best, Maria

LitGeek1381672811.6865 PostsRegistered 10/3/2012
On 10/13/2013 Boehm Collecter said:

Hi LitGeek ..... I just checked the Medium Giovanna Shopper on the Dooney Website. Gorgeous bag!!! {#emotions_dlg.wub} My only issue with it is that it would be much too large for my small frame.{#emotions_dlg.sad} I try not to go over 13 inch wide bags .... and that's even a bit too big. Give us your review once you receive it. Do you like the leather? Is is smooth? Can't wait to hear back from you! Hope you really enjoy your purchase. Best, Maria

Thanks Maria! I also have a very small frame and am only average height, but I do love big bags to carry my ipad/small laptop around in Smile I really like that the alto leather is smooth and very thick/stiff. I will definitely pop back in tomorrow to give a review.

Boehm Coll­ecter1381755232.6431421 PostsRegistered 11/15/2007

Good Morning Lit Geek, That is one thing I was hoping for .... that the leather in the Alto bag is smooth!! I also need lots of room in my bags ... so if I buy a bag that is on the small side I usually don't end up getting much use out of it. But I try to stay at 13 inches wide or less. Usually around 11 - 12 inches is ideal for me. Will check in later to see whether you have posted your review. Hope it is a good one!! Best, Maria

LitGeek1381757450865 PostsRegistered 10/3/2012
On 10/14/2013 Boehm Collecter said:

Good Morning Lit Geek, That is one thing I was hoping for .... that the leather in the Alto bag is smooth!! I also need lots of room in my bags ... so if I buy a bag that is on the small side I usually don't end up getting much use out of it. But I try to stay at 13 inches wide or less. Usually around 11 - 12 inches is ideal for me. Will check in later to see whether you have posted your review. Hope it is a good one!! Best, Maria

Yay my bag is "out for delivery" {#emotions_dlg.w00t} I will check in with a review later today.

LitGeek1381787450.967865 PostsRegistered 10/3/2012

It is here and it is DEFINITELY a keeper {#emotions_dlg.wub} This is going to be my perfect everyday bag! It is smaller and lighter than I expected, which works because I needed a medium sized bag. It fits my ipad but not my 11" macbook air. I don't feel that this bag overwhelms my tiny frame at all. The leather is super gorgeous and I love the contrasting gold stitching. The inside of the bag is finished beautifully. It even came with a strap for carrying on the shoulder which is a huge bonus because I didn't think it had one. I definitely will be saving up for another bag in the Alto line {#emotions_dlg.sneaky}

LitGeek1381793247.887865 PostsRegistered 10/3/2012

Oh and the Medium Giovanna measures 12" wide across the bottom of the bag and it is about 15" wide at the top.

Boehm Coll­ecter1381796810.3071421 PostsRegistered 11/15/2007

Hi LitGeek...... I am SO glad to hear that you love your new bag! {#emotions_dlg.thumbup} It sounds WONDERFUL!! {#emotions_dlg.thumbup} I sincerely hope you get many years of use and enjoyment out of it! It makes me even more excited about ordering a bag from the Alto Line!! {#emotions_dlg.wub} Can you describe the leather? TIA. Best, Maria

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LitGeek1381835764.17865 PostsRegistered 10/3/2012

The leather is very smooth and thick...like saddle leather. It reminds me of the leather on my Frye Harness boots {#emotions_dlg.wub}

Boehm Coll­ecter1381838086.3071421 PostsRegistered 11/15/2007

Thanks so much, LitGeek! I am going to order the Alto Viola bag as soon as the Navy is back in stock. I can't wait!!! Enjoy your new bag!!! Best, Maria

LitGeek1381844898.65865 PostsRegistered 10/3/2012

FYI you can preorder it so it will ship when it arrives...sometimes it takes them a while to update their website Wink You just add it to your cart and check-out as usual.

ahirau1381845341.773491 PostsRegistered 9/4/2010Portland, OR
On 10/14/2013 LitGeek said:

It is here and it is DEFINITELY a keeper {#emotions_dlg.wub} This is going to be my perfect everyday bag! It is smaller and lighter than I expected, which works because I needed a medium sized bag. It fits my ipad but not my 11" macbook air. I don't feel that this bag overwhelms my tiny frame at all. The leather is super gorgeous and I love the contrasting gold stitching. The inside of the bag is finished beautifully. It even came with a strap for carrying on the shoulder which is a huge bonus because I didn't think it had one. I definitely will be saving up for another bag in the Alto line {#emotions_dlg.sneaky}

Hello LitGeek, I am now more interested in the med Giovani shopper since you mentioned it also comes with a strap (not mentioned in Dooney site description). Can you tell me how long the strap is and how it attaches to the bag? Thanks so much!

LitGeek1381845824.85865 PostsRegistered 10/3/2012

The strap from end to end measures about 39" and clips on to the hardware on the handles (my Brahmin Annabelle Satchel attaches the same way). It is adjustable and could be shortened by about 9". It is the perfect length for carrying on the shoulder, but it would probably be too short to wear as a crossbody bag. Hope this helps Smile

ahirau1381848784.7491 PostsRegistered 9/4/2010Portland, OR
On 10/15/2013 LitGeek said:

The strap from end to end measures about 39" and clips on to the hardware on the handles (my Brahmin Annabelle Satchel attaches the same way). It is adjustable and could be shortened by about 9". It is the perfect length for carrying on the shoulder, but it would probably be too short to wear as a crossbody bag. Hope this helps Smile

Yes it does! Thanks very much, I will be considering this bag more seriously!

Boehm Coll­ecter1381883213.4031421 PostsRegistered 11/15/2007
On 10/15/2013 LitGeek said:

FYI you can preorder it so it will ship when it arrives...sometimes it takes them a while to update their website Wink You just add it to your cart and check-out as usual.

That is something I will definitely keep in mind. I was hoping to be able to purchase it through the Trade-In Program. But since it is out of stock and I don't know when it will be available ... or if it will still be in stock after I send in my old Dooney and hear back from them ..... I am really torn as to what to do.

LitGeek1381924682.873865 PostsRegistered 10/3/2012

I purchased my Medium Giovanna Satchel with a trade-in credit while it was out-of-stock. As long as you pre-order it before the 30 days on your letter you will be fine. They will preauthorize your card at the time you order, but you will not be charged until it ships.

Boehm Coll­ecter1381930366.0671421 PostsRegistered 11/15/2007
On 10/16/2013 LitGeek said:

I purchased my Medium Giovanna Satchel with a trade-in credit while it was out-of-stock. As long as you pre-order it before the 30 days on your letter you will be fine. They will preauthorize your card at the time you order, but you will not be charged until it ships.

Thanks so much LitGeek! I really appreciate your help! {#emotions_dlg.thumbup} I am going to have to send in my old Dooney soon. {#emotions_dlg.biggrin} Best, Maria

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