What does the Dooney & Bourke Registration Number Mean?

Hi Paula,
I have a vintage Dooney bag. I checked your site for  authenticity and it checks out – the only thing I can’t figure out is how you tell the date it was made or sold – my purse I found would be minimally a 9 on your quality scale and I haven’t been able to find another one like it online. The ID number is A6 317269. How do you know what those numbers mean? Jessica
Hi Jessica,
The number that is on the back of the sewn-in tag indicates where in the US and when the bag was made. All of the Identifying Characteristics of Vintage AWL Dooney & Bourke bags are discussed on our website.
If you want to know specifically, you’d have to contact Dooney & Bourke directly although finding someone there who is knowledgeable or interested in the vintage bags is often difficult.
In the right hand column of this blog, you’ll see a list called “Categories” and under it is an expanded list of all topics on this blog. Scroll down to the Dooney & Bourke heading and click on it. You will then see all the articles related to your query.

3 thoughts on “What does the Dooney & Bourke Registration Number Mean?

  1. Hi! I need help with my Vintage D&B all weather leather 2 letter carrier with canvas strap, is rare find some like my D&B because I try and try I don’t find nothing in the internet, the leather is brocade embossed is new never used come with the registration paper number model and number serial in the back tag DOONEY & BOURNEY .INC in blue letters the number serial star with J Letter and 7 number serial what is mean the first letter?
    Paula do you can help me?
    Thank you


  2. Hi need help looking this # up k9773699 its on the tag inside the Dooney and Bourke purse this is a satchel fushia and while short handle with an attached long strap dome style zip zip bought on EBAY .. I have had luck before but need to submit refund request right away how do I look this up?? HELP!! please!!!!


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