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Jul 22, 2011, 9:06pm   #721
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Originally Posted by LVBagLady


Helloooo anybody in there?
lol this is the cutest thing ever!
Jul 23, 2011, 2:36am   #722
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Ok, so I stopped by Dooney today to do some investigation for you Ladies who are torn between the mini and small size. I couldn't take a pic for you, but basically the small has at least twice the capacity as the mini, if not more. So, in an earlier post I had said you could fit 2 water bottles in the mini, well, you can fit at least 4 in the small. Hope that helps!
Jul 23, 2011, 3:18am   #723
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Originally Posted by LVBagLady


Helloooo anybody in there?
Awww! Give him the purse! He needs a plaything!
Jul 23, 2011, 11:57am   #724
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Originally Posted by sallyca
Have to check back to continue with my review. My new satchel and I were caught out in a massive downpour. The rain was practically blowing sideways and I got completely soaked even though I had an umbrella. The D and B satchel was completely wet. Huge wet patches around the stitching and the D and B label on the front. YOu would not have believed how bad it looked. But, given my little water experiment the other day, I was pretty confident it would be fine. Still - it was freaky seeing the bag so soaked.

The bag is dry now and there is no evidence of any wet spots anywhere. I've examined it closely and nothing shows. I am in love with this bag!
D&B should add this review to their website and pay you! This is the #1 criteria when I buy a bag! It sounds crazy, but I love leather bags and don't like to worry when I am in a rush to get to work, whether or not my bag will survive a downpour. All my bags are leather and are indestructable in rain (with the exception of my new BV) or I will NOT buy them!

I would love this bag in a dark (aubergine) color. I am so tempted to buy one. It would be my first satchel I've worn in a long time! I own only hobos for comfort but I just love the quality and style of this bag but, most especially, the fact that it survives in rain!
Jul 23, 2011, 1:04pm   #725
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Originally Posted by someday681
FYI: boscovs.com has the large satchel in both black and natural for $358.
Thanks, just got the natural w/ a little discount!

I'm not sure that is the large though...348 is the original price for the small size on DB.com . The large on there is 378. So I think I got the small size, which works better for me anyway. I will find out for sure soon!
Jul 23, 2011, 4:04pm   #726
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Originally Posted by BgaHolic

D&B should add this review to their website and pay you! This is the #1 criteria when I buy a bag! It sounds crazy, but I love leather bags and don't like to worry when I am in a rush to get to work, whether or not my bag will survive a downpour. All my bags are leather and are indestructable in rain (with the exception of my new BV) or I will NOT buy them!

I would love this bag in a dark (aubergine) color. I am so tempted to buy one. It would be my first satchel I've worn in a long time! I own only hobos for comfort but I just love the quality and style of this bag but, most especially, the fact that it survives in rain!

Aww - thanks! I can't remember if I ever updated that I went ahead and got the black florentine satchel too (regular size). I love both the natural and black completely - they are amazing bags. The value even at full price is amazing compared to what else you can buy with this quality leather and workmanship.
Jul 23, 2011, 4:08pm   #727
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Originally Posted by jess ica
It's funny because I've wanted a bow for a VERY long time but after my shopping trip yesterday, I realized actually like this bag much better than the current season bow! So much so that I ended up buying it pretty much on a whim. I love love love Miu Miu but their leather quality of late has been questionable to say the least. I went to the Miu Miu boutique and was not even the least bit tempted to buy a bow because the sides look HORRIBLE on this run, or at least the ones I saw yesterday. They look like they've been put through the mill and definitely not worth the price tag. I ended up going to Macy's randomly and saw the D&B satchel... it was pretty much love at first sight. The only hang up I had was the tassels (I hate tassels!) so I just ended up removing them when I got home. Seriously, it's an amazing bag... so well constructed and made of quality materials! I'm usually not a D&B fan, but this bag totally won my heart! I couldn't pass it up at this price point!!! :)
I have 2 miu miu bow bags (pallisandro and nero) and 2 of these D and B satchels. I love ALL of them but the D and B are true workhorses - they are super resilient. I have put them on the car floor mats, taken one on holiday, schlepped them to work... the miu miu's are a bit more refined and dressy so good for special occasions but I'm def using the D and B a lot more. Plus - wow - the price diff is HUGE! D and B is the better value for sure.
Jul 23, 2011, 4:13pm   #728
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I really think that before every bag leaves the factory it should be treated for water stains. I have been on here for most of the day reading threads in the premier forums and the fear that the majority have, is not to get their bag caught in the rain! Seriously?! Bags are made to perform and hold our essentials.
Jul 23, 2011, 4:13pm   #729
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Dillards had the mini in natural yesterday. It was way way too small for me. I have both colors in the regular and went to try and see a small.
Jul 23, 2011, 6:18pm   #730
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Here is the small next to the larger satchel. I would say the small is the perfect size. I would've bought it but I already have the satchel in the larger size in both Natural and Black. The SA even offered me 10% if I used my Macy's card but I do not want to use credit.

Jul 23, 2011, 7:22pm   #731
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Originally Posted by BgaHolic

D&B should add this review to their website and pay you! This is the #1 criteria when I buy a bag! It sounds crazy, but I love leather bags and don't like to worry when I am in a rush to get to work, whether or not my bag will survive a downpour. All my bags are leather and are indestructable in rain (with the exception of my new BV) or I will NOT buy them!
Originally Posted by BgaHolic
I really think that before every bag leaves the factory it should be treated for water stains. I have been on here for most of the day reading threads in the premier forums and the fear that the majority have, is not to get their bag caught in the rain! Seriously?! Bags are made to perform and hold our essentials.
I hear you guys. I live in a rainy part of the country. It rains--or snows just about every day. I would love a Mulberry in oak-darwin leather, but heck I'm not going to be stuffing my bag in a plastic garbage bag at the first sign of raindrops everyday! And it is unrealistic to be changing purses every day based on the weather forecast.

One question I have about the Florentine sachels though... I spotted some at Macy's the other day. They were the light natural color. They looked dreadful. The leather on the bags was all scuffed, dinged and scratched up. I mean it looked really bad. Wish I could post a pic because these bags looked like they'd been rolled over by jeeps and only barely lived to tell about it. I worried that if I bought a bag this was how it would look after a few weeks of daily use. How has the leather on your bags held up over the long term?

Otherwise I think these bags are gorgeous. They're just the right size and style, and I am mighty tempted.
Jul 23, 2011, 7:52pm   #732
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Originally Posted by BagaholicAnon
Ok, so I stopped by Dooney today to do some investigation for you Ladies who are torn between the mini and small size. I couldn't take a pic for you, but basically the small has at least twice the capacity as the mini, if not more. So, in an earlier post I had said you could fit 2 water bottles in the mini, well, you can fit at least 4 in the small. Hope that helps!
Thank you kindly for posting this information!! I think the small would be perfect for me because of this information!! Hugs to you!
Jul 23, 2011, 7:52pm   #733
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Originally Posted by LVBagLady
Here is the small next to the larger satchel. I would say the small is the perfect size. I would've bought it but I already have the satchel in the larger size in both Natural and Black. The SA even offered me 10% if I used my Macy's card but I do not want to use credit.

Thanks for the pic! I have decided on the small now!
Jul 23, 2011, 8:32pm   #734
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Originally Posted by BigPurseSue
I hear you guys. I live in a rainy part of the country. It rains--or snows just about every day. I would love a Mulberry in oak-darwin leather, but heck I'm not going to be stuffing my bag in a plastic garbage bag at the first sign of raindrops everyday! And it is unrealistic to be changing purses every day based on the weather forecast.

One question I have about the Florentine sachels though... I spotted some at Macy's the other day. They were the light natural color. They looked dreadful. The leather on the bags was all scuffed, dinged and scratched up. I mean it looked really bad. Wish I could post a pic because these bags looked like they'd been rolled over by jeeps and only barely lived to tell about it. I worried that if I bought a bag this was how it would look after a few weeks of daily use. How has the leather on your bags held up over the long term?

Otherwise I think these bags are gorgeous. They're just the right size and style, and I am mighty tempted.
Your description about the trashed Florentines at Macy's is funny...just the jeep part. I have a Florentine hobo and mine is not at all trashed. I treat all my bags with care and they all do not look trashed.

These sample bags go through heck and back with all the dirty hands and multiple try on's etc. I am not at all surprised that the more delicate leathers and fabrics end up looking awful.
Jul 23, 2011, 9:10pm   #735
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Originally Posted by LVBagLady
Here is the small next to the larger satchel. I would say the small is the perfect size. I would've bought it but I already have the satchel in the larger size in both Natural and Black. The SA even offered me 10% if I used my Macy's card but I do not want to use credit.
Thank you Thank you Thank you!! If I take the plunge, I'm definitely going for the small.
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