Paula, Do you know if Dooney & Bourke ever produced a leather purse just like the Coach Station bag?? This would have to be wayyy back in the beginning I would guess, as there is no identification in it, but it has the inside pocket configuration as a Dooney AWL bag. It also has hardware very much like Dooney hardware. Any input would be great!
I know they never produced this bag in AWL or after that, but I didn’t know if they ever did BEFORE then, maybe when they first started making bags in the 70’s?? What makes me wonder is the inside pockets, quality and hardware. I am VERY familiar with Dooney bags, and actually am a local designer purse authenticator. The purse caught my eye because I first thought it was a Coach Station bag, but it is not, but I started thinking Dooney after looking at it more closely. The three photos are the only things I think would help unless there is something I am not thinking of.
Thank you for your time, and if you don’t know, that is fine. I didn’t know if you had resources that went back that far, or if every single purse Dooney put out since day one was labelled. Maybe it is pre-green sewn in tags?? Do you know when they first started using the multiple pocket flap in their purses??? I don’t know of any other high quality brand who uses them.