Fir Week at Horsekeeping’s Vintage Dooney & Bourke Store

This week I have rounded up all the fir bags we had waiting to be listed.

What says Dooney and Bourke better than a Vintage All Weather Leather Made in USA Fir and British Tan handbag??

R28 Small Satchel

R28 Small Satchel

R74 Cavalry Body Bag

R74 Cavalry Body Bag

R19 Classic Zip Top

R19 Classic Zip Top

R751 Vintage Flap Bag

R751 Vintage Flap Bag

R26 Small Essex

R26 Small Essex

R25 Medium Essex

R25 Medium Essex

That’s all the wonderful Dooney green I could find.

Paula

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Dooney & Bourke tag does not say Made in USA……..what does that mean?

Dear Paula

First of all i want to say how much I adore your blogs. It has made me love Dooney and Bourke even more.
I have bought a Dooney and Bourke Essex in Large size and from the looks of it everything looks real to me except the tag. It only says ‘Dooney and Bourke Inc.’ On the front part so I assumed that it was made in a foreign country but the code starts with an ‘A0… ‘ the white sticker says it is made in the USA too. Though the sticker does not match the bag. (I don’t know if it’s supposed to ..)
Could you please let me know if this was an ok situation for the tag?
Thank you for your time!

Faith

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Thanks for your reply!
I have taken several photos of the bag. I wish it is real.. I will wait for your answer and hold on the decision of keeping the bag or returning to the seller.
Thank you again for your time!

Faith.

Hi Faith,
I rec’d the photos and can tell you my answer is similar to this answer
It is probably an authentic Dooney & Bourke bag, made in the USA for a special outlet.
911-R25-med-bonebt-1Paula

What does P26 BL stand for and is this an authentic Dooney Essex?

I have a Dooney & Bourke bag and would like to know if it is authentic and what its worth. Its black and looks exactly like the Medium Essex P25. The difference is that mine has a label that says P26 BL. Would you be able to help me out?

Silvia

CAM00082 CAM00083 CAM00084 CAM00086 CAM00087 CAM00088 CAM00089Hi Silvia,

First some tips to all readers.

This email came in to me August 6. There are about 30 questions that have come in since then, so if you are writing me about a time sensitive question like, “Should I buy this bag on eBay or etsy?” I am not going to be able to help because there is about a 1-2 month lag time between when you send photos and you letter comes up in the queue. and

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

Next, at the top of each blog page is a Search box. If you use it, it is very likely you will find the answer to your question. For example, for this reader’s question, there have already been several articles about this bag.

Now to you personally Sylvia. It is authentic.

P stands for a bag that is all one color, in other words, does not have British Tan trim, so in this case all black.

BL stands for Black.

26 stands for the Small Essex – read about the Small Essex here.

Small Mushroom and British Tan Essex

Small Mushroom and British Tan Essex

Black Medium Essex

Medium Black Essex

Paula

Medium Black Essex Dooney & Bourke All Weather Leather Handbag

The Essex handbag is a classic.

The Medium Essex has the number 25 and when the bag has self colored piping instead of British Tan, there is a designation of P in front of the number.

So this black beauty is a Medium Essex P25.

Black Medium Essex

Black Medium Essex P25