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


Is this an authentic Classic Zip Top Paula?

Hi Paula,

I’m hoping to authenticate a classic zip top satchel find that I believe to be authentic but is missing the interior red, white and blue tag. I understand that earlier bags did not have the interior tag but this bag has the brass duck fob vs the earlier DB fob. So unless the fob was replaced or the tag was removed I’m not sure of its authenticity. I would greatly appreciate your opinion! Please let me know if you are able to examine photos of the bag. Thank you!

– Cassi

2 3 4 5 6 7 imageHi Cassi,

Yes and No.

Yes it is authentic.

No it is not a Classic Zip Top.

This is a Classic Zip Top

887-R19-zipclutch-ivybt-1This is a Classic Satchel

642-R29-ziptop-classic-firbt-frontAnd this is a Shoulder Satchel which is what your bag is………

840-zipshoulder-bonebt-1You can read about the History of Dooney & Bourke on our website

Characteristics of Authentic
Dooney & Bourke Bags

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.

Is this $3.99 thrift store bag an authentic Dooney & Bourke?

Hi Paula,

I bought this bag for $3.99 at a thrift store. I thought it looked to be in ok condition (needs a good cleaning), but was wondering about the authenticity of it. There is no tag inside, but I’m still hoping this could be authentic.

Thanks for your help!
IMG_8729[1] iphone 031 iphone 034 iphone 039Hi Andy,
This is a counterfeit bag. Some  of the tell tale signs are:
The black interior with black pocket
Vinyl trim
The handles are riveted onto the bag permanently instead of being able to be unbuckled.
The way the handles are put together, the stitching and the edges.
Here is a satchel that the counterfeiters were likely trying to copy although there are several authentic satchels that are similar in features, just different in size.  Click on the photo so you can compare the details to your bag.

Is this $10 flea market purchase an authentic Dooney & Bourke?

Hi Paula,

First of all I wanted to say that I love your blog! it is very informative and helpful. Well let me tell you my short story. I purchased a Dooney and Bourke handbag at my local flea market for $10 dollars. The women that sold it to me mentioned that it was an authentic bag that she owned but did not need anymore. I’ve been reading the blog articles that you wrote as well as other informative websites to see if my bag is real. The bag looks authentic but it might not be. Could you please help me. 😀

Thank you so much,


1image 2image 3image 5image 6image 8imageHi Zandy,

Yes it is authentic and it is likely a Classic Satchel R29 or R110. You don’t give dimensions so I can’t say for sure but you can compare yours to these two bags.


R110 Classic Satchel Dooney & Bourke


R29 Classic Satchel Dooney & Bourke

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


Dooney and Bourke – Difference between the Classic Satchel and the Shoulder Satchel

Hi Paula,

I’m loving the Norfolk Satchel!

Is the Classic Satchel the same as the Shoulder Satchel? I’m interested in buying one of them.

Thanks, Anne-Marie

Hi Anne-Marie,

The two bags you are asking about are in the same Dooney & Bourke Collection – one they call Zipper Top Cases.  They have zip tops with extended zipper, are fully lined with leather, have hand-stitched detachable handles. Also, depending on the year the bags are from, both would have detachable, adjustable shoulder straps. However, in early years the Classic Satchel did not come with a shoulder strap.

The Classic Satchel R29 is 8 inches tall x 11 3/4″ long and it is 5 1/2″ deep at the base. It has 6 brass feet on the bottom.

The Shoulder Satchel R21 is 10 inches tall x  13 long and it is  3 1/2″ deep at the base. The bottom is smooth leather, with no brass feet.

Here are some photos to show you the differences.

Classic Satchel R29

Classic Satchel R29 Bottom

Shoulder Satchel R21

Shoulder Satchel R21 Bottom