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Dooney & Bourke Florentine Small Satchel Reviews

30 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

64%Rated 5 stars

12%Rated 4 stars

8%Rated 3 stars

12%Rated 2 stars

4%Rated 1 stars

25 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 3/7/12
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

For anyone who thinks the strap is too long, it can be doubled up! Just pass it through one end and reconnect on the other! Problem solved! Love, love, love this bag.

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5 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 8/28/12
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I really wanted to love this bag but I could not get past the opening on the bag. The zipper is attached at the end and trying to get into the bag to get something out was difficult. Otherwise the bag is beautiful and the leather was fabulous. I may order the larger one to see if bag opening is better.

Additional 10 Florentine Small Satchel Dooney & Bourke Reviews

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April 15, 2012

Anonymous

from OP

I really love this bag. I have been looking for a brown bag for some time, and the color had to be just right. I had tried the Rebecca Minkoff Mab Mini Whipstitch Shoulder Bag; it cost a little more which wasn't the problem the color just wasn't right. I bought he DB bag in chestnut which is exactly the color I was looking for. I thought that this bag might be a little to preppy or rustic for me as my style is a bit more edgy; however, this bag adds something unique and interesting to my current wardrobe. This bag is a great size. I'd hate to see the larger sized as it would be too big for me. I didn't find it to be to heavy like many reviews have claimed. The red and green interior seems classic for the brand. This bag seems like it will only get better with time and will never go out of style.

Brands I'd also recommend: Rebecca Minkoff, Kate Spade, Linea Pelle, Foley and Corinna

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 28, 2012

Terese D

 

Just got the small Florentine satchel in red from Zappos. It's beautiful. This satchel style knows no ugly color. I also have it in white also from Zappos, the fastest delivery of any online mail order company. Thanks again, Dooney, for a great bag and, Zappos, for the greatest customer service.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 10, 2011

Anonymous

from Massachusetts

I bought this in the “tan.” The leather is true quality and hard to beat! However, without anything in it, it is far too heavy for comfort.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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August 3, 2014

Andrea K

from Michigan

Overall a beautiful bag. Bought based on size and classic style for a trip to Europe where I would only have one handbag. The bag needed to fit the airline personal bag size restrictions, which it barely does, so perfect. Can hold a ton. It doesn't open quite as much as I would like, so stuff can be hard to find on occasion. It is heavy, even empty. The quality of the bag is obvious, received many compliments.

Brands I'd also recommend: Fossil

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 18, 2014

Anonymous

from Las Vegas, NV

This is the first Dooney I've purchased in about 10 years. I've been admiring this purse for some time now. Well, let me tell you that I am very happy with this gorgeous satchel! I was torn between this Small size satchel & the Mini size satchel. The Mini would have been big enough for me. But the Mini's double handles' drop length was way too short. That's the only reason why I decided on this size. For me, this "Small" size is more like a Medium size. The quality of the leather is top-notch. The leather on these Florentine bags can vary greatly. Some of them are super-smooth leather & some are more pebbled. I have a pebbled one, which I feel is much more scratch-resistant than the smooth leather. This purse is very well-made. It's better quality than some purses that cost double or triple this price. There are enough pockets inside to keep my things organized. Also, I found out that you can take apart the long strap (separate it into 2 pieces) & double up one of the straps. There's a video on Youtube that shows you how. This purse is a bit heavier than I'm used to carrying. I think it's because the leather is thicker than my other handbags. It seems like this purse will last a lifetime. And since the style is so timeless, it will never go out of fashion.

Brands I'd also recommend: Coach

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 29, 2013

Kimberly

from Providence, RI

I bought my first D&B (small) satchel, in black python, just recently. I loved it so much I thought I'd try out a more "every day" color. I chose to order through Zappos because I love them. Best service ever. This bag is perfect for me; the chestnut color is easily 4 seasons perfect, the leather of superior quality, & it's both polished enough for work & casual enough for weekends. It's such a casually elegant bag - one that won't fall out of style & high quality that'll last for years. The regular size satchel is too big for my 5'4" slender frame - this small size still holds plenty! I have my makeup case, hard sunglasses case, small hairbrush & hairspray, wallet, keys, etc...I could easily fit my Kindle Fire, too! I personally don't find this bag too heavy. Shoulder strap is nice, fits me well. I just love it & you will too!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 4, 2012

Allison

from Shreveport, LA

This purse is totally worth every penny! The leather is very high quality. This purse holds everything! I love having the option of the longer shoulder strap. I keep it attached and in the purse when I'm not using it. I get compliments on this purse all the time! Love!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 27, 2012

Anonymous

from Philadelphia

This is one beautiful leather bag! Always have compliments on it. The bag is the perfect size and not too heavy. I will be ordering this is another color. Zappos is also the best place to buy this. Fast delivery, and no shipping. Awesome service!

Brands I'd also recommend: Fossil

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 19, 2012

Anonymous

 

I bought the medium bag and it's OK. I certainly don't love it. The opening is too small and it makes finding things inside difficult. If they would have extended the zipper to create a larger opening I would feel less frustrated every time I try to find my glasses or wallet. Also, an outside cell phone pocket on the back would make finding the ringing phone much easier. I agree with the other reviewer about the shoulder strap being too long. It's not the most expensive bag but I did expect some extra thought on the part of the designer. The bag is heavy because the leather is full grain. That means it will hold up forever but I'm not sure I want it to. I will probably give in to my frustration and stop carrying the bag long before it shows any sign of wear. I definitely like the way it looks. Too bad functionality didn't follow.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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March 19, 2014

Anonymous

from Port Washington, WI

This is my first Dooney & Bourke purse. Love it! There is plenty of room for what I carry with me.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 10, 2014

Ohioniece

from Cleveland, OH

Love this purse! I hesitated because I had purchased the Florentine Vachetta Satchel a year or so ago and had to get rid of it because it was SO heavy! I did not have that problem with this bag! I love the color and, the quality, as always, was classic Dooney. I have used their bags for years and they hold up so beautifully! I'm not easy on my bags either -- I throw them in the car and drop them on my wooden bench at home -- still beautiful. I don't think you can go wrong with this purchase.

Brands I'd also recommend: Coach

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 10, 2013

Heather

from Michigan

The bag gets better with age. I bought a light blue, small version. The leather becomes softer and prettier over time. Love my bag. I usually never spend so much on a bag but it was well worth it. I keep getting compliments all the time. I am looking to pick out a darker one for winter time. I love the strap. I just throw it across my body. I love that hands can be free when moving with it. They have a great color assortment. The material looks classy and attractive.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 2, 2013

Anonymous

from SoCal

I love this bag! I was worried that it would be too small, but it holds plenty, has good internal pockets, and is a beautiful color. The ladies at the office wanted to steal it.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 10, 2013

Anonymous

from Richland, MS

I love this bag. Just right for everything I carry including my Kindle. The handles are a little short, but I feel like they will stretch a little after continuous use.

Brands I'd also recommend: none

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 20, 2013

Anonymous

from pa

This is by far the best bag I have ever purchased. The quality is outstanding. Worth every dollar!

Brands I'd also recommend: this is my first purchase...won't be the last

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 12, 2013

L

from Washington

Love, love this bag! It's fabulous quality and amazing style. My only complaint is that it's a bit small so I decided to go with the full size for more.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 23, 2013

Anonymous

from Glendale, CA

Color is not what I expected. Purse is beautiful. Will be exchanging for a different color.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 26, 2012

Anonymous

from West Michigan

I saw this bag at the department store a few times and was immediately drawn to it. Glad I finally decided to purchase. The leather is soft and I love the Chestnut color. I'm used to carrying smaller bags, so it is a bit heavy, but overall it's comfortable and beautiful.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 15, 2013

Anonymous

from Seattle, WA

This is a classic bag with a pop of color in the lining. It is a good size for me. I love the handles plus shoulder strap. Beautiful leather and construction. I wish the zippered opening at top was larger. I have to use a flashlight to find my stuff.

Brands I'd also recommend: Coach. Michael K,

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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October 21, 2013

Anonymous

 

I loved this bag. It's gorgeous and the leather is very high quality. However, it's too small for my everyday needs. My two other concerns are 1) it's a bit heavy and 2) the opening of the bag is very narrow and difficult to access. I really wanted to keep this bag but for the amount of stuff I carry, I couldn't justify keeping it due to the cost and how much real use I would get from the bag. I love it but I have to return it.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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July 21, 2012

Anonymous

 

I was happy to find a high quality leather purse. No one has mentioned the suede interior! I am not pleased with the handle drop length...the satchel handles are far too short to throw the purse over my shoulder to make a good shopping experience. In addition, the included cross body handle is far too long. I tried what another buyer suggested and looped it through, but this made a funny looking handle that resembles a dog leash. I hate to take in a purse to be 'fixed' when I spend this kind of money. Overall, it's a beautiful purse if you wear a satchel traditionally over your wrist. If you're looking for an everyday purse and don't mind cross body, it is a great buy.

Brands I'd also recommend: Balenciaga

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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December 31, 2013

Anonymous

from wisconsin

Bought this bag in the spring in purple but don't carry it much despite how beautiful it is largely because the huge open area gives me no place to secure my note 3 cell phone. It needs more pockets and not to be such a monstrous bucket where you can't find anything. Also it needs at least one exterior pocket. When I do carry it I get lots of compliments but it takes me forever to track down my keys compact or cell phone.

Brands I'd also recommend: cole haan coach

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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March 26, 2014

Tricia C

from Philadelphia, PA

This satchel is not the most functional. The problem I had was that the zipper didn't go all the way across the bag, and it was very difficult to reach inside to get to anything at the bottom. I ordered the crimson, which I expected to be a brown-red, but it is REALLY red. Also, I believe it was supposed to include a cross-body strap, but it wasn't included in my package. I wasn't a fan of this bag and returned it.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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August 30, 2012

Anonymous

 

I went back and forth trying to decide which size to order. I ordered the small satchel and am returning it. The zippered opening is just to small. The small size is very roomy but I don't want to struggle to get things in and out. Terriible design flaw.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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January 22, 2014

Anonymous

 

I ordered this bag, and it was sent to me minus the strap and with a cloth bag with dog hair on it! I was very disappointed! So beware, that this last 1 available is probably the one I returned and does NOT have the crossbody strap!

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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