Dooney & Bourke Leather Colors from a vintage catalog

This is the oldest Dooney & Bourke catalog that I have. There is no date on it but it does say Volume IV on the front.

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From the models inside and the pricing note on the order form, it seems like it was printed in July 1987.

These are the colors and their names from 1987 – as you read the color names, note that the second photo should be next to the first one………..so………….

In the first photo the top two are Ivy and Rouge

then in the second photo, the top two are Wheat and Olive Brown.

And so on………..

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I hope this is of interest and is helpful.

Paula

Mushroom and British Tan Small Essex Dooney & Bourke All Weather Leather Handbag

The Essex handbag is a classic.

The Small Essex has the number 26 and when the bag has British Tan trim, the designation is R in front of the number.

So this rare Mushroom bag is a Small Essex R26.

Small Mushroom Essex

Small Mushroom Essex