Wednesday, July 16, 2014

DOONEY+BOURKE Fall 2014 Part 1

Sellaio Collection-FIA $695 top pick….

jack Studios/NYC

A Dooney& Bourke media preview is a highlight on any editorial calendar---!

Right off-we give two big thumbs up to adding some Fall 2014 color in our accessories wardrobe -bumping up the staple black or browns…for the muted and deeply vibrant jewel tones we saw…different interpretations of green (hunter, kelly, ivy, forest), blues (navy, denim midnight, sky) and grays (smoke, dark)...

Another noticeable continuation---less bling, more refined luxury handbags…that fantastically show off the quality of the materials.

Premium leather goods by this American company are a value, we think. It will be clear to D&Bs faithful as well as new customers ---that the selections pictured here ---are tops in quality and design. Plus-carry-alls -depending on selection-have high end trims and features: like interior cellphone and zipped pockets, sturdy lining, a key hook…and finishes like protective feet and enduring metal hardware...

Of special note-every Dooney&Bourke handbag is durable. It truly amazes us how much stuff we cram into our haulers by this label.


Large Chevron with Brown T'Moro Trim-coated cotton collection in autumnal tones…makes this summery pattern right for darker hued clothing of Fall...
Bailey Bag---adjustable shoulder straps

slim profile---leather trim just right shade of dark brown

Large Gabriela

yellow color is growing on us...

Olivia Satchel $198-Carley Collection

Lexington Shoppers-come in many colors...

Lockwood Satchel $348-medium, Large $428

love this shape-Drawstring bag Lockwood $368

Drawstring bag Lockwood $368

Florentine-comes in 13  rich tones-color combos including…Grey, Denim Blue, Ivy and Chestnut- Chelsea Shopper-has adjustable shoulder strap  $398

Florentine Satchels-3 sizes $318-$398-Grey color is great neutral

Florentine Buckley Bag $398-rich dark brown…makes the gold hardware pop

Kingston Hobo-Florentine-has distinctive flap pockets and tassel trims $398 This is  an ideal bag for women who carry around a lot of personal items-as there's a key hook and  4 outside pockets, one inside zipped, a cellphone and 2 inside pockets…feet and well lined with a zipper closure

Blue-easy wear color-Chelsea Shopper $398

Nylon Collection-carry-overs…all under $250

there is a reason everyone carries backpacks-practical shape and can haul a lot around. Stylish one too-urban friendly. 

adjustable back heavy duty canvas web straps...

gorgeous leather---Catarina tote $550 can double as a gym/weekend away bag

Executive ready----

Eloisa $575-Sellaio Collection
SELLAIO and ALTO collections-pictured below... are stunning-high end finished luxury handbags, satchels and totes…that are as beautiful as other luxury labels that cost about 30% more.

front-Bianca $750

Antonia $650 Sellaio Collection
side detail-notice how the zipper goes all the way around,,,really open up the bag

in Red----year round color---and the patina is so burnished/ rich…it works with a lot of  other colors….
Zippers are design elements-as well as functional…add edge to structured bag more grrr than granny

Regina comes in large $550-and small-Belize Collection-is a high end textured leather…comes in at least four colors including a fab turquoise-not around at the preview for pictures…but a great color to  wear with white.
Anna $350

this leather texture-Belize collection kind of reminds us of thick stingray look-though usable and with signature D+B lined interior. Regina shoppers

Virginia-flap closure…$625

Tivoli Collection is softly or  unstructured satchels in yummy suede….with equestrian inspired, dark brown leather trims and shiny gold metal hardwear….

Giuliani $575

Alessandra $495

The Carley Collection is practical series of bags …especially the oversized  hauler…we would use as a carry-on or even stuff all our camera equipment in...

Carley Collection-Madeline Satchel $178-$228


Signature thin bracelets
what else-love these available now Florentine Leather  bangles ($148)! Very Hermesesque without that price tag. Snap closure with enamel edging.