Found this bag at the Flea Mall – What do you think Paula?

This is the odd shaped purse I found today at the flea mall. Inside is a made in china tag. I was wondering if this was authentic, as I may go and purchase it.

Also here are pics of the bag I already have. Also the front of the wallet that came with the purse. Inside was a checkbook flap and everything. I’m more concerned with the authenticity of the purse though.!

Emily

1 2 3 4 image photoHi Emily,

All three items are counterfeit, knocks off bags, not authentic Dooney & Bourke bags. The counterfeiters have used the color combinations that are typical of Dooney & Bourke but that is where all similarities end.

Dooney & Bourke has never made any items that look like these three. Some of the dead givewaways:

the black vinyl interior of the hexagonal bag

the braided trim on the wallet

the vinyl buckle and strap on the front of the faux Surrey Carrier.

Here is what real Surrey Carriers look like – click on the photos to go to the page to get more detailed photos, dimensions and details.

Authentic Dooney & Bourke Surrey Carrier

Authentic Dooney & Bourke Surrey Carrier

Authentic Dooney & Bourke Medium Surrey Carrier

Authentic Dooney & Bourke Medium Surrey Carrier

Thanks for the question. You can always buy authentic Dooney & Bourke bags on our website.

Paula

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Is this “Surrey Carrier” that I just bought on eBay authentic Dooney & Bourke?

Hi Paula,

If this is of interest to you, can you look over this bag I just won on eBay? It says its tag was cut out of it. I ask you because I have never seen the style before, and I looked on your site in hopes that its kind is listed in your categorization of vintage bags. I don’t see one and I can’t be sure where it ‘fits’ in terms of categorization, if it does.

Thanks for any feedback you have. I’m buying it, not contesting its authenticity to the seller, but I’m just wondering for myself.
Thank you,
Maurine

2Capture3Capture1CaptureHi Maurine,

This is not authentic. Here are some features that have never been used on Dooney & Bourke bags. Woven piping/trim. Duck seal attached to another piece of leather which is then attached to the bag. The buckle thingie on the front. Way bad combo of fake features here.

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The above snap closure which is on the back slip pocket is fake –  the authentic bags have a different tab closure (see end of post).

The narrow two-tone strap which is riveted to itself and snapped to the bag is not authentic This was the best photo I could get of it off eBay.

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Thanks Paula,

On further review, this is obviously a fake. I found another one like it on Etsy.

99CaptureI never saw woven piping/trim, the hardware isn’t brass, the zippered pocket inside isn’t tan, and the goofy buckle in front is not DB style. Sigh. Weak moment of mine! Fortunately the other ones I’ve acquired are indeed real DB.

Maurine

Yes Maurine,

That Etsy bag is also a bad knock off.

Paula

EVERYTHING ABOVE THIS POINT IN THE POST IS FAKE, KNOCK OFF, NOT AUTHENTIC DOONEY & BOURKE

NOW, BELOW IS WHAT AN AUTHENTIC SURREY AND SURREY CARRIER LOOK LIKE WITH SOME KEY FEATURES.

Note the tab closure on the back, the wide, padded two-tone strap and the way the strap attaches to the bag on the sides.

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