Maxi Week at Horsekeeping’s Dooney & Bourke Store

This week we rounded up all the big boys or girls as it were – everything from totes to briefcases to shoppers – the big daddies that hold tons of stuff. So here they are:


R 41 Shopping Tote


R12 Legal Brief British Tan


P 12 Legal Brief Black


P 307 Small Bucket Bag from the Metro Collection



Bone Week Continues at Horsekeeping’s Dooney & Bourke

More newly listed Bone Week bags for spring and summer in our Dooney & Bourke store.

Here they are with their official names and numbers:

Small Carpet Bag Model R47

Small Carpet Bag
Model R47

Vintage Organizer W74

Vintage Organizer W74


R720 Zipper Clutch

R720 Zipper Clutch



R26 – Small Essex


R29 - Classic Satchel

R29 – Classic Satchel


R04 - Small Norfolk Case

R04 – Small Norfolk Case


R191 Small Flap Bag

R191 Small Flap Bag

And one white one snuck in !!!

R147 Carpet Shoulder Bag

R147 Carpet Shoulder Bag


Bone Week at Horsekeeping’s Dooney & Bourke

It is Bone Week in our Dooney & Bourke store – I am listing over a dozen bone bags – all vintage AWL Made in USA – some new and some Grab Bag and everything in between. Here are the first 3



Dooney & Bourke All Weather Leather ® Small Dover Drawstring Style: R08

Dooney & Bourke Over & Under - R50

Dooney & Bourke Over & Under – R50


Medium Shopper

Is this Briefcase an Authentic Dooney & Bourke?

Hi Paula,

I have a Dooney & Bourke AWL briefcase that I’m not sure if it’s authentic.  I looked at your website and didn’t see anything exactly like it.

Thank you,   Christine

Counterfeit Shopping Tote

Counterfeit Shopping Tote

Counterfeit Shopping Tote

Counterfeit Shopping Tote

Counterfeit Shopping Tote

Counterfeit Shopping Tote

Counterfeit Shopping Tote

Counterfeit Shopping Tote

Counterfeit Shopping Tote

Counterfeit Shopping Tote

Hi Christine,

It is counterfeit. We did have one on our site but if you were  looking in briefcases, it was not there because it is a tote so was in the tote section.  The counterfeiters were trying to copy the R41 Shopping Tote. Here is a photo of an authentic tote and if you click on the photo, it will take you to a page that shows more photos and provide details.

Authentic Shopping Tote

Authentic Shopping Tote

Some of the telltale signs that your bag is a fake – compare with the authentic one:

Overall quality of materials and workmanship

The handles should be two toned

The handles should be removable

The interior should not be lined

The interior should have a number of pockets.

Remember, you can always buy authentic Dooney & Bourke bags on our website.


Fake Dooney & Bourke R42 Shopping Tote Bag

Greetings from Wyoming!

I have a “vintage” Dooney & Bourke All Weather Leather Handbag/Tote. It was given to me and I was told it was real, and that it was made in the 1980’s. I listed it on Ebay and sold it, but when the buyer received it, she said it was fake. So I had her send it back and I refunded her money.

Curious, I did some more researching on the authenticity of Dooney & Bourke bags…and that has me wondering if I really do have a real one??? Mine does not have a tag inside, but I read that some bags made between 1980-1983 didn’t have them. The feet, stitching, metal fob, and D&B logo match the check lists I’ve read about. I have several picture I would be glad to send you that I used in my auction, but I don’t want to re-list it without knowing what I have here. If it’s fake, I need to know so that I can state this in my auction. It’s a fairly large black pebble and tan trim bag. Could you possibly help me by taking a look at it? I’d really appreciate it and appreciate your help & time!

Thank You, Cindy

Dooney & Bourke PurseDooney & Bourke FrontD&B FOB & LOGOD&B inside & bottomD&B TOP & SIDESIts a fake Cindy.

Here in the 1992 catalog is the authentic bag. The smaller one on the left is the R42 Shopping Bag which the counterfeiters were trying to copy.

scan0003I carry its big sister the R41 with me every time I go to town – it is my truck bag filled with all the things a girl needs when doing a town day. Since the catalog page is hard to see, here is the big sister which has all the same features but just larger. Click on the photo and it will take you to the bag with many detailed photos.

622-R41-shoppingtote-blbt-frontYou will see many differences between your bag and the authentic bag such as the two-tone handles, the handle attachment (yours is permanent, the real ones are removable), the interior, the placement of the brass feet, the workmanship and much more.

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


Is this tote an authentic Dooney & Bourke handbag?

Hi Paula!

My mother purchased a what she thought was Dooney and Bourke hand bag some time ago for me. I have no idea if it is real and just want to see what you think about it. I know it said to not attach pictures without you asking for them, so if you would like to see pictures that would be great. After looking at your website I believe it fits in with handbags made in another country. The tag has Dooney & Bourke, INC. but no tag saying where it was made.

It would be great to find out if it is real!



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Hi Courtney,

We contacted Dooney & Bourke about similar bags we have had in the store and here is what they told us.

“These are exclusive bags released to outlet stores such as Marshall’s and TJ Maxx and the bags ARE made in the USA. The leather label sewn on the back of the bag does say “MADE IN USA and if your bag still has a sticker on the back of the inside pocket, it will say Made in USA.”

Here is an example of a back pack we have in the store at this time.

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Would you check to see if there is a sticker on the back of the inside pocket? And tell me what it says……..also, if you could send a photo showing the entire inside of the bag. Just open it up empty and shoot an overhead photo. Thanks !


Added notes from Paula:

Courtney wrote to tell me that the rivets used on this bag are stamped Dooney & Bourke and sent me a photo of the inside pocket.

!cid_3AD03956-06CA-4A38-BEB5-AB94D69E8275So I looked through all of my catalogs and although I found that the Small and Medium Totes look a lot like this bag, there are a few things that don’t look the same.

Courtney’s bag is much narrower at the bottom that it is at the top. The totes in the Dooney catalogs are the same width top to bottom.

Also, I am not familiar with this style of inside pocket.

Courtney’s bag looks like it is made from a type of pebbled leather but the only totes that were similar to Courtney’s were made of smooth glove leather.

So I can not give a definite answer on this bag although my gut feeling is that it is made by Dooney & Bourke for a certain outlet such as mentioned in the beginning of this post.

If it is an authentic bag, it would likely be one of these:

Small Tote: 8″ tall x 7″ long x 4 1/2″ deep and sold for $135 in the early 2000s.

Medium Tote: 11″ tall x 10 1/2″ long x 6″ deep and sold for $175 in the early 2000s.

The closest we have had in our store is the Small Shopper in All Weather Leather. It does have some things in common with Courtney’s bag but it has many features that are different.

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