I’ve had hundreds of Dooneys and and have never seen this one – what is it?

Hi Paula, 

I found a vintage Dooney today, but I can’t figure out the style.  I know it’s authentic and will attach a pic of the front, the other side just has the Dooney duck on it.  The shoulder strap starts out under the flap and weaves through the sides, (like a drawstring type bag) and come out back, up as a strap and connects at a buckle.  Inside has a matching, snap close pocket that is suspended inside the purse by the shoulder strap (where it weaves inside the bag!).  Super CUTE and unique!  I have had hundreds of Dooneys in and out of my house, but have never seen this one!!  Of course it has the RWB USA tag inside and normal brass duck fob.

Thanks for your help, Michelle

DSCN1117Hi Michelle,

From one photo, hard to tell, but if it has the Red, White and Blue fabric tag sewn inside that says Dooney & Bourke, Made in US, then

you have a R 46 Bicycle Bag from the Carpet Bag Collection.

It is 7 1/2″ tall and 10″ wide and 5″ deep at the bottom

It has an inside pocket, adjustable gusset, and adjustable shoulder strap with 20″ drop length.

It sold for $185 in 1992.

However, subsequent photos you sent, did not show the tag you said it did have, so I will have to say “jury is still out” on this one unless you send me a photo of the inside and showing the tag.

You can always buy authentic Dooney & Bourke bags on our website.


4 thoughts on “I’ve had hundreds of Dooneys and and have never seen this one – what is it?

  1. Hi Paula,

    I was hoping you could help me identify the authenticity of my newly purchased dooney and bourke satchel purse. I cant seem to find this type of purse anywhere for comparison. Please help! It has a book planner/organizer inside dated 1995, black and white made in china tag, there’s no serial number, it says dooney & bourke all weather leather with the duck logo, no glue, stitching around the logo is a dull yellow, zipper pull tab reads A&E, equipped with a black pen.I’m not sure what other description is needed. Thanks ahead.



  2. I have this bag in the black(navy) with the tan trim color combo and it also does not have a tag inside, but everything else about it seems genuine. Perhaps these are both very good knock offs or some bags of this style were produced without a tag…?


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