Is my $17 Thrift Store bag a real Dooney & Bourke? If so, what is it called?

Hi Paula!

So I bought this vintage dooney and bourke satchel bag for $17 at a thrift store and I checked to make sure it was real. The metal is brass, leather is soft and supple, the inside is also soft, the stitching is the same color, there was an authenticity tag in it but it looks kind of skeptical but I’m not sure because the tag looks legit, blue font and red border, made in the USA, the number is B5 002411. Can you let me know if this bag is real or not? And if it is, how much do you think it was originally sold for? And if I were to sell it again, how much could I potentially get for it?
So just to reiterate my questions:

1. Is this a real vintage Dooney and Bourke satchel bag?
2. How much is this originally sold for?
3. How much could I get for it now?
4. What year was this bag made?
5. And is there a specific name for this bag?
Thanks!  HA
IMG_3544 IMG_3545 IMG_3547 IMG_3548 IMG_3550 IMG_3551 IMG_3552 IMG_3553HI HA,
The easiest way to find the name and original price of a bag is to research it on our site.
Go to Dooneys
Then to Satchels
Browse around in the ones for sale as well as the ones that have been marked sold at the bottom of the Satchel group page.
You’ll find the answer to most of your questions there.

As far as authenticity, yes.

We’d rate it a 6 (see our scale on the website) as far as condition and value and put it in our Grab Bag section as it shows quite a bit of wear all over, scuffing and staining, handles are quite dark, it is missing one inside pocket, is missing the shoulder strap, all factors which will decrease its value considerably.
Paula
This blog is a labor of love of vintage All Weather Leather Dooneys and I am always glad to help with identifying and authenticating bags free of charge. It is my way of contributing to the knowledge base out there in hopes it helps prevent fraudulent sales from occurring.
Many of the answers are already on our website or this blog, so enjoy your browsing !
You can always buy authentic Dooney & Bourke bags on our website.
http://www.horsekeeping.com/Dooney/Dooney-Bourke.htm
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