Your website and blog were really helpful! Thank you!
However, I still did not find my bag/briefcase anywhere. Is it rare or fake?
I found a listing on ebay of my bag- there was only one I could find.
The only difference is that my bag is all brown- I think it is called Peanut and British Tan.
I would be happy to email you pictures. Thanks so much for any help you can provide.
As I went back to compare the bags (mine and the one of eBay) I did notice some differences:
My bag has another front compartment for credit cards, pens, pouch, and flat area for a zipper. Inside there are more compartments- up to six!
I cannot find any numbers or tags other than the brass and leather tags on the front.
It was in the family unused for a long time, and my great aunt is not one to get a fake anything.
Thanks again for the help!
Hi Erin, This is a fake.
Dooney & Bourke has never made a bag/briefcase that looks anything like this. This one seems to made of vinyl, with vinyl trim and vinyl shoulder strap. The latch and tag on the front – never on any Dooney models.
Authentic briefcases have unlined interiors which are the suede side of the leather that the bag is made from. The dark lined interior – a dead giveaway. Hardware not like any used with Dooney. The authentic briefcase has a shoulder strap that buckles on the bag. To see the features of an authentic Dooney & Bourke briefcase visit our vintage Dooney & Bourke store.