Hi PaulaI purchased a Dooney & Bourke handbag in a store in Manchester UK last year. I liked the bag and it was vintage selling at £50.00 (approx $75 US). I would now like to sell it and saw your webpage.
Please could you tell me if this is an original Dooney & Bourke Allweather Leather.
I cannot find any labels or tags etc in the bag. It is a smallish brown bag, a zip going along the top and has an emblem of a duck.
No, this is not an authentic Dooney & Bourke bag.
I think the counterfeiters were trying to make it look like a Mini Norfolk Satchel.
Here are some key features that show it is a knock-off. The stitching on the bottom, the vinyl material and the studs on the bottom
The handles are quite different in style, shape and length and they are permanently attached to your bag. The authentic bags have removable handles.
The interior pocket is the wrong style, color and stitching plus it is permanently attached. The authentic bags have removable inner pockets.
Here is an example of an authentic bag of that type. You can click on any of the photos and it will take you to the page with all the details.