Tuesday, March 5, 2013

DOONEY + BOURKE SPRING 2013 Handbags, Totes, Accessories

MONTEBONO-Fuchsia and Tangerine
words/images Judith Ecochard

DOONEY & BOURKE Spring 2013 Media Preview---NYC

Practical shapes, top quality leather,  and colorful...the words we thought as we previewed the new handbags and totes for Spring 2013 by Dooney & Bourke---an accessible luxurious assortment of finely made carry-alls and accessories.


A new to us terrific collection---stylish and sophisticated...the Montebono collection transports us to some casually glam Riviera locale. We think this will be a big hit for the Dooney & Bourke faithful---as well as garner some new fans to the label. Really a bit of a change and the construction of these haulers is unique.

Montenono bag available in small $475/Large $525

the quality of craftsmanship---is easy to see...impressive and certainly a fresh take on a leather bag. Expect a lot of 'who made that?' queries

Montebono Drawstring $495-French Blue

Five styles...fives colors (Black, French blue, Tangerine orange, Sunflower yellow, and Fuchsia pink... the leather work ---in a diamond pattern...attached at the corners-- to a sturdy lining...very chic and original!
Montebono Drawstring, Zip Zip Satchels-Large $525, Small $450

a bag to carry with a slim fitting black tuxedo style jacket/pants combo that YSL's et al make to perfection

Amazon Collection-Shoppers, crossbody (up top), accessories- and drawstring---like this shape- that is retro inspired-Natural color pictured. 

Alto- beautiful blue French Blue has a hint of lavender....double gusset mini flap in front

Alto is a collection we think is so polished-the smooth leather reminds us of English saddles
and the beauty of equestrian items ...the French Blue...is easy to wear with a wide range of tones, we think---including the basics...
Snake O-Ring Shoppers- in a shiny-darker snake patterns... $238 six colors-year round carry-all

Love...Metallic O-Ring Shoppers-leather lambskin bottom, inside/outside pockets, zipped, feet, leather handle straps

The New Nylon collection...easy carry /easy care---15 colors in practical shapes like satchels, shoppers, drawstring---and pictured the Sac $99 in turquoise and yellow. The leather braided handles and trim makes the bags a bit more polished than other nylons carry-alls we see. And why they are classics.


Florentine Bags-the Satchel--loads of colors-lots of inside pockets-including one for cellphones, adjustable strap and feet for protection

The Florentine collection has a lot of great soft Spring colors for 2013 that are 'happy' shades---and as always-interior pockets including a zipped one, inside key hook, lined, zip enclosure...canvas lined.
in front- Pocket Crossbody in 8 colors for Spring!!!

Satchels-come in large and small

Medium Russel Bag-with magnetic snap closure-interior pockets---and an outside zip one

Large ($169) and also Small ($149) Domed Satchels-New Nylon Collection

The Lambskin collection comes in a crisp white leather smartly color-blocked---   lends a nautical snap to it-ness to these summer classics. No Yachts  Required---the O Ring Shoppers, Duffle Satchels, Mini and Small Barrel bags ...$98-$268...lend flair to anyone-landlubber or sea farer. Umnderstated elegance that will never date.

Duffle Satchel $268

Patent leather always looks right for Spring---especially when it's color blocked à la Dooney & Bourke...
Shoppers...in back-Domed Satchels and Drawstrings too ($198 each) 


white/turquoise...and white/mint
The tough part with the Patent Color Blocked collection will be deciding which color combo one wants.

Added Plus---patent done this way will never be on the 'out' list...great beach to street carry-all.

Florentine with White Edge Satchel-comes with a shoulder strap small-medium-large sizes 

retro-ish-Florentine with white Edge Drawstring bag comes in this Cherry Red---pops!

Elevate one's brown bag lunch with these...
FUN-Retro Embossed Plastic --Lunch bag $35 and Medium Shopper $50 sizes available- five colors

The DB RETRO Drawstring -inside pockets, inside key loop, adjustable strap...14 colors.

DILLEN 2 expands on a signature look for D&B...pictured in a Tomato Red ---Convertible Hobos... $298-$328.

PYTHON Giftables (yeah, right---ha ha)---to give or keep ...accessories including computer sleeve, iPad case, passport cover, flat zip case and business card case, snap spiral journal and a jewelry case, e-reader and eyeglass case, iPhone sleeve....($50-$210) pictured in a sunny yellow-but also available in four other colors.

large enough to double as a clutch purse

Other accessories---include tech cases, watches, umbrellas and compacts...in solids and DB Retro prints...

HAPPY GROUP SHOT...can see the range of summery colors...

Our next basic bag....an accessory that's an exclamation point to our basic black/white/denim  year round tonal choices.
Alto Double Button Flap-back, Double Gusset Mini Flap-in RED!