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Dooney and Burke purses are some of the most recognizable and popular of any American designer. Dooney and Burke purses is a common misspelling of the term. The actual company name is Dooney & Bourke, and they prefer to call their most popular product a handbag. This makes the phrase more properly: Dooney & Bourke handbags.

The company began when founders Peter Dooney and partner, Frederic Bourke opened an office in South Norwalk, Connecticut in 1975 where they designed belts and suspenders. It was not until 1981 that they began to design handbags. Their first designs were based on equestrian-grade leather used for tack and bridles. Their handbags are sold by such popular stores as Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, and Brooks Brothers. In the early 1980s, the pair also opened their own retail outlet to sell their designs directly to the public.

There have been several popular designs of Dooney & Bourke handbags throughout the years. Their 1983 All-Weather Leather (AWL) bag carried the company to soaring profitability for many years and was the first to feature their now-popular duck logo. The company’s popularity soared again in 2003 with the Emma bag, named after Emma Roberts and again in 2007 with a bag designed by actress Hayden Panettiere.

Top Designs for New Dooney & Bourke Handbags

Several new products have entered the lineup for Dooney & Bourke handbags. The designs range from bright and colorful to earthen and natural. Popular styles in the new lineup include the shopper, satchel, and the Susanna. Here is the complete new line of Dooney & Bourke handbags:

Plaid – The Plaid design comes in two separate designs. Both use crisscross, diamond-shaped plaid that is available in 7 different color patterns. One of the most popular is the red, green, and blue pattern. The other style is dark blue and green. There are three styles of Plaid Dooney & Bourke handbag: Medium East/West Shopper, Messenger Crossbody, and Barrel Satchel. Prices range from $165 to $225.

Portofino – The Portofino bags feature soft, supple leather available in 14 different solid colors. All styles feature one inside zip pocket and two inside pockets. The available styles are the Medium Grommet Sac, East/West Grommet Shopper, and Grommet Satchel. Prices are $295 to $365.

1975 Signature – This design features The “DB” logo repeated throughout the exterior with about a ½” space between each. The columns and rows are offset so every other one is in alignment. A choice of 7 color patterns is available. The 3 available styles are the Medium Susanna, East/West Collins, and Satchel. Prices are from $210 to $235.

Capri – The Capri line comes in two separate categories: Capri and Capri Linen. Capri bags are leather and available in twelve solid colors and offset trim color on the underside of the handle. Capri Linen bags are stitched linen with 7 available colors. Styles for both include the Large Susanna and Extra Large Susanna. Prices are $195 to $435.

Shiny It – This design uses multi-colored “DB” logos both right-side up and upside-down. They are available only in black and white. Styles are the Margot Cross Body and Colette. The price is $195 for each.

Nylon – The Nylon line is just that – Nylon material in 13 different solid colors with either a tan handle or black handle. Styles are the Bacpack, Classic Satchel, and Medium Pocket Sac. Prices range from $155 to $195.

Venus – The Venus handbags are done in a shiny vinyl with leather straps. There are 12 different colors and 2 different styles: North/South Lee Tote and Small Nina. Prices are $195 and $145, respectively.

Giraffe – This design is inspired by the coat of the giraffe. Color choice is limited to the trim in red, yellow, or tan. Available styles are the Satchel ($275) and Drawstring ($325).

Sport Flock – The Sport Flock is a canvas bag with leather handles and trim with words “Dooney” and “Bourke” separate by stars and hearts. Color choices are yellow lettering on green and blue lettering on purple. Styles are the Carla and Large Erica. Prices are $135 and $130, respectively.

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