Is this bag from a consignment shop an authentic Dooney & Bourke?

Hello Paula,

I saw your DB blog and I just wanted to ask you a question.

I just purchased a Dooney and Bourke All Weather Leather purse from a consignment shop for 38.00 dollars. I didn’t see a serial number on the interior, or any DB labels on the inside.  It does have the DB duck logo on the front with the detached bill, and it has the brass charm with duck on the handle attached with leather.
The bag is an All Weather Leather according to the duck label.  I have attached a few pictures the shot of the interior is the best I could get, and there are definitely no labels.
I just wanted to know if it might be fake if it doesn’t have any DB labels on the interior, or serial number.
Thank you!
Best,
Claire
Hi Claire
Sadly, this is a counterfeit bag.
Note the suitcase style handle – they were never used on Dooney handbags. Note the strap attachment  – the way the snap is riveted onto the vinyl strap – never done this way by Dooney and no vinyl straps. Dooney straps button on so they can be removed or replaced. Check the authentic one at the bottom of this post.
The photo below is of a counterfeit bag.
Dooney handbags. Note strap attachment and the way the snap is riveted onto the vinyl strap - never done this way by Dooney and no vinyl straps.
This again screams vinyl trim and this type of buckle was never used on a Dooney bag.
Counterfeit bag below.
  front of purse
The black fabric interior is a dead giveaway – AWL Dooney interiors are usually the suede side of the leather that the bag is made of or some bags are fully lined with British Tan leather.  Counterfeit bag below.
interiorAgain vinyl trim and the stitching is coarse and bright yellow – not like the fine workmanship of a vintage Dooney & Bourke bag. Counterfeit bag below.
DB logos
I’m not sure what bag they were trying to copy when they made this one………….perhaps  a Surrey Carrier?  Below is an authentic Dooney & Bourke bag. You can click on the photos below and it will take you to a page where you can see the authentic Dooney & Bourke features that I mentioned.
920-R120-sr-carrier-rougebt-1
Above is an authentic Dooney & Bourke All Weather Leather Medium Surrey Carrier in Rouge and British Tan.
Paula

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