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Does anyone have a natural florentine leather Dooney bag.

I am contemplating buying the natural florentine Buckley bag. I have it in the black and the chestnut, but I'm wanting it in natural, but afraid it will be hard to take care of, any comments would be appreciated.

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Re: Does anyone have a natural florentine leather Dooney bag.

I have the natural and I don't like it.  Stains very easily and can't be cleaned....according to my call to Dooney.  It accidentally came into contact with a pen, and now I have a permanent pen streak across the side.

 

I've never had issues with any other leather bags I've owned.  

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Re: Does anyone have a natural florentine leather Dooney bag.


@ambassador wrote:

I am contemplating buying the natural florentine Buckley bag. I have it in the black and the chestnut, but I'm wanting it in natural, but afraid it will be hard to take care of, any comments would be appreciated.


@QuinnPenny I bought an "as is" Buckley in natural. It came with some light-colored "rings" so at first I didn't think I'd like it. But then I started using it and got so many compliments. I just love the color in this style. So I kept it. It's a bag that will probably show some wear at first, but then it disappears with use and adds patina. I would go for "as is" if you have the option. I used a plain microfiber cloth with nothing on it to "shine" it up and haven't really had any major marks since.

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Re: Does anyone have a natural florentine leather Dooney bag.

Thank you for the info about the natural color. 

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Re: Does anyone have a natural florentine leather Dooney bag.

I think it depends on your taste. I love aged, worn, high-quality leather, which signals quality. Pebble leathers are fine, and I own many, but you cannot get the same sumptuous quality and beautifully aged (saddle-like) look with pebble leathers. I own natural florentine, chestnut florentine, and related Toledo leather bags, among other Dooney faves. florentine does show marks, some of which I can rub on and sort of erase--similar to the former quality of coach bags when they still used leather of that quality instead of the thinner stuff, which coach seems to do a lot of nowadays.. I DO use my equestrian leather treatment on florentine bags as soon as I receive them, and, while I am careful with all bags, I have not had a problem. If you don't want any marks or wear to show, Dooney and other bag makers offer cheaper embossed and pebble leathers. It's all good. just depends on what you're looking for. 

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Re: Does anyone have a natural florentine leather Dooney bag.

I do have a natural in the Florentine shearling saddle bag and I have mustard which is slighter darker and warmer than natural in the largest Florentine satchel. I haven't had problems with stains. I'm pretty careful with my bags and I rotate a lot though. 

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Re: Does anyone have a natural florentine leather Dooney bag.

Thanks Jaxs mom, I appreciate you getting back to me about the florentine. I'm careful too, so maybe it will be fine. I only have Florentines in black, chestnut, and red, and would like the natural. Thanks for your input.