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Apr 10, 2007, 10:59am   #1
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Apr 10, 2007, 5:54pm   #2
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http://cgi.ebay.com/2-DOONEY-BOURKE-...QQcmdZViewItem

I really dont know how to begin to authenticate dooneys...help
Apr 10, 2007, 6:01pm   #3
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Thos two look fine to me. Older dooneys usually have 4 ,5 or 6 brass feet. All the other signs -- the zipper and the way it's attached at the ends to the bag are classic older Dooney.
Apr 10, 2007, 6:01pm   #4
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my mother has bags that look just like that, and i'm thinking that red white and blue tag on the inside is something i've seen before. i'm going to go through the pages and see what the complaints where that they recieved, but so far it looks good to me.

they don't accept paypal!

it seems that all of the complaints so far are totally buyer induced... i'd say GO for it as that one bag is just ADORABLE! soooo classy and timeless!
Apr 10, 2007, 6:11pm   #5
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I asked the seller about paypal so I am waiting to hear back....hopefully they will take it but if not no biggie, I can always count on a deal at TJ Maxx.
Apr 10, 2007, 6:13pm   #6
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aren't those vintage? oo i want one so bad.
Apr 10, 2007, 7:37pm   #7
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I believe it's authentic, the tag is exactly what's in the vintage bags. I think you've got yourself a deal!
Apr 11, 2007, 8:43am   #8
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i'm not NOT bidding on this but i think it's fake, that metal thing is just not happening... i totally think this is fake!

http://cgi.ebay.com/Dooney-Bourke-Av...ayphotohosting

am i completley wrong? i don't know, i've just never seen that metal plate with the duck... and it says dooney bourke, no &.... nothing... i've never seen a real bag labeled like that... the price tag thingy looks real but that metal plate??? does anyone have a bag with that on it? educate me!!!! lol
Apr 11, 2007, 9:05am   #9
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^^I actually think that's real, I have seen metal plates on the croc-embossed bags. Plus, I have seen a bunch of the croc bags at TJMaxx lately.
Apr 11, 2007, 9:07am   #10
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Originally Posted by wcofer28
^^I actually think that's real, I have seen metal plates on the croc-embossed bags. Plus, I have seen a bunch of the croc bags at TJMaxx lately.
I agree. The metal plate is pretty standard on a lot of the croco bags I've seen.
Apr 11, 2007, 9:09am   #11
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Hmmm... do not know - my medium croc tote's metal plate just says Dooney & Bourke... no duck on the plate!
Apr 11, 2007, 9:13am   #12
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Originally Posted by starstelle
Hmmm... do not know - my medium croc tote's metal plate just says Dooney & Bourke... no duck on the plate!

On my new Sac(not croco, though)...the front closure just says Dooney and Bourke 1975. I think some have the duck and others do not.
Apr 11, 2007, 9:26am   #13
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it just looks SO different from the ones i've seen! i've never seen it look so genaric i suppose
Apr 11, 2007, 9:27am   #14
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Originally Posted by wcofer28
^^I actually think that's real, I have seen metal plates on the croc-embossed bags. Plus, I have seen a bunch of the croc bags at TJMaxx lately.

if you go and see some croc bags, compare and see if the plates look like that... i know metal detailing on dooneys aren't thin, and that plate looks thin and chinsy to me is all. i could be completley wrong i'm just trying to learn at this point lol! i'd like to know enough to be able to help ppl in the future
Apr 11, 2007, 9:29am   #15
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Batgirl0711, The Dooneys in your auction look great to me. The tag, pockets and strap attachments look good. The strap with the shoulder bag, equestrian it is called, is fake however. Dooney doesn't put rivets on regular width straps.They do put rivets with domes on one side on the narrow straps for wallets on a string if you have seen those.

Warning, the satchel has a brass zipper and the opening is stiff so if you happened to have a horrible scratch from a rose thorn on the side of your hand you would not be happy using this satchel. Not speaking from personal experience or anything. I sold my satchel like this one because of that scratch and zipper.

Oh, I am so happy! A Dooney forum! I only know about the AWL collection and have had oodles of them over the years.
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