Dooney & Bourke Handbags
Dooney & Bourke - NB spelling it is not Dooney and Burke - specializes in fashion accessories not just handbags, these accessories include iPod cases, bracelets, watches, luggage, and briefcases, plus sweaters, jackets, shoes, and scarves.
Dooney and Bourke handbags and most Dooney and Bourke products are made for women, but there are a few - e.g. sweaters, wallets, belts, briefcases, and someshoes made for men.
(... Dooney & Bourke Small Ashley bag - $385)
Dooney & Bourke was founded in 1975 and sells products which range in price from a few dollars to several hundred dollars. Dooney and Bourke handbags are perhaps not as well-known as Coach handbags or Louis Vuitton bags but they nevertheless sell very well and are high quality mid-level products priced so as to be affordable for budget conscious consumers.
The Dooney & Bourke company was launched in 1975 by Peter Dooney and Frederic Bourke in South Norwalk, Connecticut. At present, however, Peter Dooney is reponsible for the day to day running of the company. Frederic Bourke is no longer involved in daily operations, he is on the other hand involved in a court case in which he faces charges of "international bribery".
In another bizarre twist it was reported on May 8 that Frederic Bourke believed that Peter Dooney was secretly injecting him with a “harmful substance.”
When told of the allegations Mr Dooney laughed.
“I haven’t seen the guy in years and years. No secret injections. Categorically denied.”
A curious relationship !
In 1981, Dooney & Bourke decided to make handbags and launched the Tack Case and Equestrian Bag, manufactured from bridle leather. There products are sold throughout the USA and in particular in Brooks Brothers, Nordstrom, and Saks Fifth Avenue, they also opened The Dooney and Bourke Company Store in Norwalk, Connecticut.
1983 saw the creation of the famous All-Weather Leather (AWL) bag, the first of which featured a duck logo with a russet leather trim.
2006 and 2007 saw the creation of the "Emma Bag," a small bag named after Emma Roberts.
The All-Weather Leather bag is made from cowhide and is waterproof, water just rolls off it. The AWL needs only minimal care. Difficult stains are removed using water and a bar of mild, e.g. Ivory or saddle soap. Take care if using creams to clean or condition the bags as the oils in the creams risk softening the leather and opening the pores, which would negate the effects of the special shrinking process adopted which renders the leather waterproof.
(... Dooney and Bourke Medium Zipper Pocket Sac - $235)
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Dooney and Bourke Retail Outlets
20 E. 60th St. between
Madison & Park Aves.
New York, NY 10022
White Plains, NY 10601
Dallas, TX 75225
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Honolulu, HI 96814
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Old San Juan, PR 00091
Las Vegas, NV 89109
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