Thursday, February 16, 2012

DOONEY + BOURKE SPRING 2012

20 East 60th Street/NYC

Editor's Preview

words/images Judith Ecochard

COLORS, colors, colors-the first thing we noticed as soon as we entered the Dooney & Bourke Spring 2012 preview.




Everyone really loved these Two Tone O-Ring Shoppers from the Lambskin Collection. Ideal for the hot Spring clothing trends of the 2012 season----





Davis Tassel Shopper


There were plenty else to want to-that will keep the faithful happy----and we think with this nod to tonal brightness-will attract even more customers to the well made ---accessible luxury brand of carry-alls.






Plus new shapes-like the Davis Tassel Shopper in want them all color waves. Fab!






Nautically natty-coated vinyl.,,DB Stripes Collection ---barrel bags, wristlets, letter carriers (nice square shape, fyi), shoppers, totes...






Slouch Sac

Tassel Bag (middle) and Slouch Sac-Alto Canvas
The Alto canvas collection is new...



Alto Bubble Bag-cute



Square shape with a snap closure-new -Magnetic Crossbody (Alto Collection) -reminded us of those wonderful camera bags that used to be made when cameras shot film.

White Magnetic Crossbody











Florentine-red satchel is a new shape-we think a great size.
quality is outstanding-stitched leather/tassels flawlessly constructed-lasts forever









Zebra strips -are stylish animal prints that can actually work well with many wardrobe options...
Zebra Collection-Zip Sac (l) and Jones Bag

Jones Bag















Zebra Jones Bag atop Florentine Vachetta Rolling Trunk in natural-don't check these!





















The refined Wilson bags have bold gold grommets in a great shaped handbag-with roomy interior.





















Wilson Bag-w/Signature Jacquard w/ Gold Piping-Shopper (lower left)






Editor's Tote-continues to be a D & B fav-in durable nylon wth leather trim-great color options...

Smith Bag-in a range of color options-Nylon Color Blocked Collection





















Accessories



Signature Jacquard-Taylor Shopper




Crossbody Bags...in a rainbow of colors.


TOP PICK:

We love the white croco----Amazon Collection
Crossbody Saddle Bag (top) Magnetic Shopper
























Cinched Shopper



















Shoppers & Magnetic Crossbody





White/Saddle option is always perfect as a neutral for all warm weather clothing options. On left- Tassel Bags got a lot of nods. 














Dobb Kit and Duffel-in Natural


















The plush leather of the Florentine Vachetta Collection in many color options---and timeless shapes including satchels, duffles, sacs and crossbody bags..



Tab Collar Satchel





Flap Tab Satchel





















Dooney & Bourke also makes watches (Sport, Mariner, Chrono...)-and this season-new face colors that match-up with the handbags--- and strap options (leather and linked stainless steel)---all are what we would call- classic timepieces...




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