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


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Maroon Dooney & Bourke bag with green label inside

Hi Paula,
I have a maroon with tan trim all weather bag but I can’t find one exactly like it on your site. One is close the R 51 Marble except mine has the green patch inside the same as you have shown but no red white & blue tag. Mine also is bigger 10″ wide x 6 1/2″ tall and 3 3/4″ deep. Also on my over & under the leather stripe down the front is not there just the leather and metal fastener. The inside looks exactly like the ones you have posted and it is maroon inside also. Any information you can give me would be helpful.
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This looks like it was a very early model due to:
the green label
the double adjustable shoulder strap
the flat duck
and the unusual fastening tab on the front. It almost looks like a prototype. In the early days it seems like they tried many different shapes, closures, hardware, straps, snaps and interior pockets.
Back in the days this bag was made, there were no catalogs, or at least I have never seen any. So I can’t really tell you much about this bag except that it is a cousin to these two bags, one of which you might have already seen on our website. You can click on the photos to see more about them. They have some similar features to your bag but I’ve never seen one with the closure your bag has.
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Maybe another reader of this blog will have more information.

Determining Authenticity of AWL Dooney Bourke Bag

Hi Paula, how do i determine if i have an actual authentic awl dooney and bourke it has the leather duck logo and the red white and blue dooney and bourke made in usa with the regristration number A 167371 what other characteristics should i look for it definitely appears to be real help please! thanks a bunch if you could get back to me or email me i would really appreciate it and if it helps i can send you pictures thanks again paula! looking foward to hearing from you soon. kim

Hi Kim,

You can read all of that here

Characteristics of Authentic Dooney & Bourke AWL Bags.

And there are more articles here on the Dooney & Bourke Information page

Best of luck and enjoy your vintage AWL bags !