Accessory Week at Horsekeeping’s Dooney & Bourke Store

This week I gathered all those precious accessories that we used INSIDE our favorite Dooney & Bourke handbags.

Vintage All Weather Leather Dooney & Bourke accessories have a embossed label on the inside that says “Dooney & Bourke Made in USA”

embossed-dooney-mark-150wIf the Made in USA portion is missing, well that tells you it was not Made in the USA ! Whether it is an authentic Dooney & Bourke item, will depend case by case.

Here are a few examples of some authentic vintage Dooney & Bourke All Weather Leather, Made in USA accessories with the item number and official name indicated.

W09 Organizer

W09 Organizer

W21 Checkbook Cover

W21 Checkbook Cover

G03 - Secretary

G03 – Secretary

WB 77 - Eyeglasses Case

WB 77 – Eyeglasses Case

Paula

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Vintage Dooney & Bourke F31 Large Madison Clutch

Authentic Dooney & Bourke Wallet with Equestrian Style Closure

Authentic Dooney & Bourke Wallet with Equestrian Style Closure

For years I called this wallet an Equestrian Wallet because it has the same closure as the famous Equestrian Hand bag.

Authentic Vintage Dooney & Bourke Equestrian Handbag Closure

Example of Authentic Vintage Dooney & Bourke Equestrian Handbag Closure

But I finally got my hands on a 1992 Dooney & Bourke catalog that showed the actual model name and number.

Style F 31

Large Madison Clutch

Length 7 1/4 inches

Height 4 1/2 inches

Thickness 3/4 inch

F31 Large Madison Clutch

F31 Large Madison Clutch

The interior has

– 1 slip pocket for vertical tablet or organizer
– 5 credit card slots
– 3 Bill compartments
– 5 full-length slip pockets
– checkbook holder with pen loops (and pen when new)

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Interior of F31 Large Madison Clutch

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Interior of Large Madison Clutch


– ID slot with clear window

ID Window

ID Window

The exterior has one full length slip pocket

Exterior Slip Pocket

Exterior Slip Pocket

It retailed for $165 in 1992.

Vintage Dooney & Bourke Made in USA

Vintage Dooney & Bourke Made in USA

There are others in the Madison collection and I’ll list those when they come in over the transom.

Paula

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

 

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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

Paula

Is this Tri Fold Wallet an authentic Dooney & Bourke?

Hi Ms. Paula,
I was gifted this wallet a few years ago and was wondering if this wallet was authentic.
Seemed authentic but not sure ..
the inside is stamped
Dooney and Bourke
ALL WEATHER LEATHER
No: 3997
The duck  is written/stamped exactly like this:Dooney & Bourke Duck
ALL WEATHER LEATHER
No: 3997
Thanks for any help …
regards
Liz
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The wallet you have is a counterfeit. Here is an authentic Dooney & Bourke wallet with some similar features to the one you have. I would imagine this is the model the counterfeiters were trying to copy. Click on the photo and it will take you to more photos and details.
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Paula

Any thoughts about authenticity and worth of this Organizer?

Hi Paula,
I have an AWL Dooney planner with never used planner and address pages. Snap closure has “cherry” and a star. Has an area for business or credits cards. Also has a zippered side with pockets, like a wallet. Has a crossover adjustable strap never used. Has trim that looks braided and pinking shear cut. I would call this a 9.5 rating. There is no red and white tag in the inside, but has the duck logo on the outside. Colors black and beige with tan trim and inside. It is a beautiful
Any thoughts about authenticity and worth?
Thanks, Ina
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Hello Ina,
This is not an authentic Dooney & Bourke item. It is fake. It is a knock off.  In terms of value as a Dooney & Bourke item, its value would be zero  $0.00
What is worse, is that it is not even close to being anything like Dooney & Bourke has ever made. It is an entirely fabricated design. The only thing remotely like an authentic Dooney & Bourke All Weather Leather item is that the counterfeiters put a poor facsimile leather duck seal on it  – similar to the one used by Dooney and Bourke.
Here are some specific tell tale signs:
Dooney & Bourke has never made an item like this.
Braided trim has never appeared on vintage AWL items.
The shoulder strap design is not like any that have appeared on authentic Dooney & Bourke items.
The hardware is wrong.
The snaps are wrong.
It has a nylon zipper rather than a heavy metal zipper.
The interior and some of the exterior appear to be made from vinyl not leather.
The duck seal is not sharp and crisp, the duck is incorrect and the text around the duck is incorrect.
The duck seal is glued on, not sewn on.
If this was an authentic Dooney & Bourke AWL wallet, it would have a leather plate stamped on the inside or stamped and sewn inside that would say
Dooney & Bourke
Made in USA like this
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564-ccwallet-W06-navy-windowHere are a couple of organizers that are authentic Dooney & Bourke. Click on them to see more details.
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Thank you for asking the questions and sending photos. I hope this helps you and others determine whether the item you might be trying to sell on eBay, for example,  is authentic or fake.
Best of luck and enjoy the authentic Dooney & Bourke, Made in USA All Weather Leather handbags !
Paula

Black and British Tan All Weather Leather Large Zipalong Wallet

The Zipalong wallet is the perfect companion for making a mad dash into the store for a quick shop.

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The Large Zipalong Wallet

It has several pockets – one on the front with a snap flap. That’s perfect for coins and keys.

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The front snap pocket

Inside there are several slip pockets good for bills and credit cards and a zip pocket for that precious photo of your man boy.

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Inside the Large Zipalong Wallet

The Zipalong comes with a shoulder strap with trigger snaps so you can quickly add or remove it.

If you remove it, you can carry the wallet like a clutch or you can slip it on your belt because it has two sturdy leather loops on the back.

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Trigger snaps for quick on and off of the shoulder strap. Belt loops.

When I travel, I like to wear this in the airport as it carries all I need including tickets and passport.

This is the large Zipalong, 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ and has the model number W52.

Wallets don’t have a sewn in authenticity tag like the handbags do but they do have a sewn in leather plate that says “Dooney & Bourke Made in USA”.