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Dooney & Bourke Florentine Medium Pocket Satchel Reviews

30 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

80%Rated 5 stars

8%Rated 4 stars

4%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

8%Rated 1 stars

28 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 11/28/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

10 stars! This bag is exquisite in every way...pure class/elegance/refinement. Makes you look like a million bucks. I am extremely picky about my handbags and this one is perfect...very firm/structured and everything stays exactly where I want it inside. I hate a soft, squishy bag where everything goes straight to the bottom and I have to waste time rooting around to find what I want. This leather does scratch easily, but all you have to do is rub the scratch with your fingertips and it instantly buffs right out and disappears like magic. I will carry this bag for years...this is an example of getting what you pay for...pure quality. Be aware though, this is a very heavy bag...if you don't like a heavy bag, you won't be happy with this one. If you want to look like you own a summer home in the Hamptons, this is the bag for you! Love it!

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2 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 12/30/13
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

This is a gorgeous, well-made purse. But its looks are the only good thing about it. This satchel is extremely heavy. It weighs more than it's advertised. I have a postal scale & it weighed 2 pounds, 14 ounces. If I added my items, it would weigh around 5 or 6 pounds. For how heavy this purse is, the double handles are way too short to carry it comfortably. Also, the long strap digs into your shoulder. To top it off, the leather has a very strong, offensive (fishy) odor. The odor hurt my nose & made it run. I've heard of other Dooney & Bourke Florentine leather purses having strong odors. Apparently, some manufacturers use fish oil in the finishing process of their leathers. I would NOT recommend this purse at all.

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3 people found this review helpful  

January 27, 2012

Charlotte D

from Ormond Beach, FL

This is a beautiful bag, made from solid leather and making a solid statement. It is very classy and organized look. Buy it! It is a tad heavy but the handles take the load off when lifting.

Brands I'd also recommend: linea pelle,

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 14, 2011

Anonymous

from Lake Jackson, TX

Beautiful bag, wonderful leather but too heavy for me with back trouble.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 21, 2012

Chris

from PA

Dooney & Bourke is one of my favorite brands for purses. I own about 8. I had been waiting for a year to purchase something in their Florentine line and was thrilled to get this purse, in fuchsia, today. Perfect size to fit wallet, glasses, cell, notes, blush and lip gloss. Not too heavy and as I get older I don't want the oversize bags. Beautiful leather and detailing on the handles, cross body strap perfect length. I really like the cell pocket on the back and the front flap pocket. I always look for a bag with at least 1 exterior place to put items for easy access. This will be well used over the years.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 20, 2012

Anonymous

from Montreal Canada

This is a such a pretty bag. I have it in Red. This is good Red usable 4 seasons. I have the Smith bag which is huge. This one is smaller but still big enough to carry everything: book, agenda, make-up bag, wallet, etc... Love it. Evelyn Canada

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 1, 2012

Anonymous

 

Beautiful bag! Unfortunately there is a problem with the zipper design. The zipper keeps getting caught and twisting. I am afraid that eventually the zipper will come apart. It's really too bad that I had to send it back.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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March 5, 2013

Rachel R

from United States

How great is this purse?! Quality is as expected from Dooney. I personally like it because you don't notice the brand name. Would never carry a Coach / Louis purse with their C's or LV's covering it. I don't get paid to be a walking advertisement. This bag is definitely not small. My only complaint is that the cross strap would be more comfortable if it were wider. This is thick quality leather so the bag itself is not light causing it to be a bit uncomfortable if you carry it over your shoulder for long periods of time. Besides that, love it! Would definitely recommend!

Brands I'd also recommend: Michael Kors

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 4, 2012

Anonymous

from United States

I absolutely love this purse. I have it in brown T. moro and it is amazing. It smelled awful when I got it. I love the smell of real leather, but this one had a nasty fishy smell. I had to air it out for quite sometime before I used it. And from buying it through Zappos, they raise the price. The price tag literally says it should be cheaper. That is kind of ridiculous with how much we are already spending on good bags. But it is worth every penny. I love this bag!

Brands I'd also recommend: marc jacobs, coach

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 9, 2012

Anonymous

from Minneapolis, MN

This purse is excellent - quality all the way around and it looks beautiful! I purchased the Chestnut brown, love the color and it is so versatile. You will be able to use this purse for years.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 30, 2013

Anonymous

from Las Vegas, NV

This is a gorgeous, well-made purse. But its looks are the only good thing about it. This satchel is extremely heavy. It weighs more than it's advertised. I have a postal scale & it weighed 2 pounds, 14 ounces. If I added my items, it would weigh around 5 or 6 pounds. For how heavy this purse is, the double handles are way too short to carry it comfortably. Also, the long strap digs into your shoulder. To top it off, the leather has a very strong, offensive (fishy) odor. The odor hurt my nose & made it run. I've heard of other Dooney & Bourke Florentine leather purses having strong odors. Apparently, some manufacturers use fish oil in the finishing process of their leathers. I would NOT recommend this purse at all.

Brands I'd also recommend: Coach

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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March 25, 2014

Alyssa

from In the Land of Awes

My favorite handbag yet! I love the Dooney quality and construction, but sometimes they can be heavy or cumbersome. This one is sturdy like all the rest, but perfectly "carry-able" without fatigue. You can wear it crossbody (though it's about 2 inches shorter than I would like, but it still works), wear it on the shoulder, or grab the handles. It is the perfect size for my essentials. My wallet (thick) and extra checkbook fit nicely inside. My tissues fit nicely beside them in the spare space. The interior pockets are great. I love the exterior cell phone pocket and I use the front flap pocket for my keys. The style is great and this is a high quality bag. I've carried it for about a month now and the leather just gets better and better as it becomes broken in! (Sadly, I did not buy mine from Zappos because they didn't have the black I wanted, but Zappos rocks and I buy from them whenever I can!)

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 16, 2014

Anonymous

 

I got sick of using bags that didn't keep their shape, causing me to dig for my stuff. I've had this bag for over a month and love it. Pros: Easy access, beautiful styling, sturdy bag, many pockets, can be used as clutch or over the shoulder. Cons: A bit heavy. Initially the bag was stiff, but with use it has gotten better. Would reorder again.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 16, 2013

Anonymous

 

I adore it. This was my first real leather handbag purchase and a month later I am still in love. Plenty of space, killer style in the teal and I got the matching wallet. I just adore this bag and have gotten tons of compliments. It is well worth the investment.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 3, 2013

Liz

from Florida

Love this handbag. The front flap pocket us perfect for coupons, shopping list, pen, etc. back slip pocket fits my iPhone perfectly. Main compartment is large enough for everything I might need during the day. Leather is the best of the best. I'm so glad I took the plunge & bought this bag. And Zappos next day delivery made it even better. Happy customer here!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 19, 2013

Myra T

from Atlanta Georgia

You can't go wrong with this bag. Noticed by women and surprisingly men too for the quality workmanship. A standout product.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 4, 2013

Liz

from Belton, TX

This leather handbag met all my qualifications, good quality leather convertible medium sized satchel style with outside pockets for phone and such. Loved this handbag but too heavy for this young 60+ with Lymphedema due to breast cancer. Back to search. Thank you Amazon for making it simple.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 30, 2013

RN4ya

from Aliso Viejo, CA

Love this purse like precious! I have been using this purse everday for about 6 months now and the over-all condition of the bag still looks brand new. It is sturdy with plenty of pockets. The little details put into assembling this bag will give you that well "put together" look without looking too desperate too show off as some purses would. It is heavy with or without personal items in it but you can't have quality if there isn't substance and this purse definitely has that.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

 

September 19, 2013

Mike

from Yorktown, VA

I have not seen the purse but my wife loves it. She said it was a little heavy, but the quality of the material and workmanship is in line with her other Dooney and Bourke bags.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 20, 2013

JoAnne H

from Kansas City, Missouri

Actually, I loved this purse. It is beautiful and roomy. I did, unfortunately, return it because it was too heavy. The hardware on it just adds too much weight. But, for people who don't mind extra weight, it is a quality purse. I can't say enough about how pleasant it is to deal with Zappos. Their service is excellent and I have been buying from them for years. In fact, I just bought a hat from there.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 6, 2013

Baba o

from Solvang, CA.

Love Zappos! My D&B is great & much cheaper than ordering from QVC (no S&H). I was missing a dust bag and customer service gave me a nice "bonus" because of that. Will order again. This is a great size D&B. Room for glasses, wallet, make-up, cigs (I know, I know). Love the brown color also.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 29, 2013

Anonymous

 

Just got this bag and it is even better in person than it appeared online. Gorgeous saddle tan color, appears very sturdy. Definitely a smaller bag, but is perfect for me because I have back problems and this is a self-limiting way to control how much I carry with me. Be warned, though - the empty bag is very heavy and filling it up could make it too cumbersome for some people.

Brands I'd also recommend: Michael Kors, Rebecca Minkoff, Brighton

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 25, 2013

Peggy

from Chicago IL

This bag equaled and surpassed my expectations. It was purchased as a gift for my daughter, who absolutely prizes it above all others she has ever had.

Brands I'd also recommend: I'd stick to this one.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 23, 2012

Anonymous

 

Nice bag! Very stylish and professional. I really like the zip closure and pockets in the front and back. It is a little heavy but the detachable shoulder strap makes it easy to carry long distances. I would highly recommend this bag for professional women.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 9, 2013

Anonymous

 

Gorgeous bag! I ordered it in the Ivy color -- unusual, but looks good with everything. The size is perfect for me (I'm 5'4"). The opening of the bag is a little bit tight, does not seem to open very wide if you carry a large wallet. However, there is a deal breaker here for me and that is the weight of the bag. I couldn't believe how heavy an empty bag could be, so I took out my postal scale and weighed it -- just short of 3 POUNDS! Adding much to it and you have a considerable weight on your arm or shoulder, especially if you are toting it around for a long time. So sad, because I love the look and feel, but it's going back.

Brands I'd also recommend: Kate Spade, Coach

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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November 23, 2013

Anonymous

 

Without a doubt this bag is extremely beautiful, and the style is just timeless! I love the design and look of it, and I think it's very well-made. However, there are 2 things I wish I didn't have to deal with. It's been 2 years since I purchased the bag and I haven't been able to completely rid of the strong leather smell. Also, this bag is VERY heavy. I wish I could give 5 stars because it is just beautiful!

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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September 25, 2013

Jessica h

from United States

Shipped in good time. My problem is that I have been airing this bag out for some time now and it still smells, a lot. My friends could smell it when we were in a packed restaurant, it's embarrassing.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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