Can you tell me if this Dooney & Bourke bag on etsy is authentic?

Hello my new dooney and Bourke guru 🙂

I am a new danish fan of Dooney and Bourke Vintage AWL and hoping to own my first one soon. I have seen a Norfolk satchel on etsy (like ebay but without bidding) that I am wanting to buy maybe, but there are no measurements in the description of the bag. I have asked the seller, but think she is away right now. There is no info about the size, if it’s a mini Norfolk or..? How many sizes of Norfolk was made? How can you tell the difference from only a picture, any signs? I am only really interested in the Large size, the larger the better. I could refer you to the add with a link, so you don’t have to receive a picture?
Also I think the bag is authentic, what do you think? (no shoulder strap but I can replace that, because of the navy color I can use a strap from another bag that I have)
It is totally up to you if you want to take a look at the add or like to answer of course.
Thanks for a great blog!
Best regards, Rina, Denmark

Hi Rina,

We don’t comment on or authenticate bags that are being sold on eBay or etsy or other internet stores.
Therefore, don’t send me photos or a link as I won’t answer your query specifically since you are asking advice about something you want to purchase on etsy.
I suggest you write the seller with your questions and wait until she answers.
But maybe you can also find the answers to some of your questions from OUR store !!!
The top section shows the bags we have for sale and there are a few Norfolks there.
809-R06-norflolk-sm-firbt-1 845-R07-norflolk-navybt-1
The bottom section of that page shows those we have recently sold – again there are Norfolks there……..scroll all the way to the bottom of the page and you’ll see this in a dark blue bar
“See More SOLD Satchels and Totes”
Click on that and you’ll go to satchels we have sold a year or so ago.
You could also visit our Grab Bag section (where we list bags that have more wear) doing the same drill. Look at items for sale, recently sold and more sold – you might see some Norfolks there for your reference.
Paula
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I purchased this bag in the UK last year – is it an authentic Dooney & Bourke bag?

Hi PaulaI purchased a Dooney & Bourke handbag in a store in Manchester UK last year. I liked the bag and it was vintage selling at £50.00 (approx $75 US). I would now like to sell it and saw your webpage.

Please could you tell me if this is an original Dooney & Bourke Allweather Leather.

I cannot find any labels or tags etc in the bag. It is a smallish brown bag, a zip going along the top and has an emblem of a duck.

Please advise
Many thanks
Fiona

IMG_2409 IMG_2410 IMG_2411 IMG_2412 IMG_2413Hi Fiona,
No, this is not an authentic Dooney & Bourke bag.
I think the counterfeiters were trying to make it look like a Mini Norfolk Satchel.
Here are some key features that show it is a knock-off.  The stitching on the bottom, the vinyl material and the studs on the bottom
closeup of bottom
The handles are quite different in style, shape and length and they are permanently attached to your bag. The authentic bags have removable handles.
closeup of handle attachment
The interior pocket is the wrong style, color and stitching plus it is permanently attached. The authentic bags have removable inner pockets.
closeup of inside Here is an example of an authentic bag of that type. You can click on any of the photos and it will take you to the page with all the details.
809-R06-norflolk-sm-firbt-1 809-R06-norflolk-sm-firbt-3 809-R06-norflolk-sm-firbt-4
Paula