Coach or D&B?

neatrivers

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I am relatively new to this sight, but I have a question for you guys. Are Dooney and Burke bags considered lower in caliber than Coach bags? I have several pieces in both. Just curious about your opinions.
 

kallison

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this topic has probably been beaten to death...

but i think coach is higher up than dooney (if for no other reason than coach has more boutiques than dooney's handful and probably stands behind products better).

but i happen to like both. dooney was my first "real" bag, as it probably was for most people. and i still carry my bag and love it (it's a perfect rainy day bag).
 

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I really believe that the quality lies in the style of the bag. I think the signature-type cloth styles are simply trying to hard (too much like LV), while I've heard that the leather styles are fantastic and very hard-wearing. The people I know that have a D&B are extremely happy with them though. One of my coworkers is a die-hard fan.

Personally though, I really think that both D&B and Coach are gateway drugs... You start with something as innocent as a D&B at Marshals for $50 and end up 3 years later with a purse collection worth more than your car. :shame:
 

HighOnHandbags

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Personally though, I really think that both D&B and Coach are gateway drugs... You start with something as innocent as a D&B at Marshals for $50 and end up 3 years later with a purse collection worth more than your car. :shame:
I think you are right :yes: . I could have 2 cars by now but my bags are so much more fun :jammin:
 

lmpsola

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Personally though, I really think that both D&B and Coach are gateway drugs... You start with something as innocent as a D&B at Marshals for $50 and end up 3 years later with a purse collection worth more than your car. :shame:[/QUOTE]

lol! I thought that was funny! But you know it is the truth! Anyways, I like Coach better than Dooney!
 

neatrivers

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I own sevral pieces of Coach and D&B, but I really want a LV speedy 30 next. The thing I am struggling with is most people will think it is FAKE anyway. I cannot see spending $620.00 on a bag most people will think is not legit. Also, I have a problem with the fact the speedy 30 does not have a cellphone pocket. I expect that in every bag now. Could a speedy 30 owner tell me how you like it? I carry quite a bit of stuff.
 

kallison

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I own sevral pieces of Coach and D&B, but I really want a LV speedy 30 next. The thing I am struggling with is most people will think it is FAKE anyway. I cannot see spending $620.00 on a bag most people will think is not legit.
that's the same reason i don't have an monogram lv stuff. if everyone is just going to assume it's fake anyways, what's the point in spending that much money?!
 

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I own sevral pieces of Coach and D&B, but I really want a LV speedy 30 next. The thing I am struggling with is most people will think it is FAKE anyway. I cannot see spending $620.00 on a bag most people will think is not legit. Also, I have a problem with the fact the speedy 30 does not have a cellphone pocket. I expect that in every bag now. Could a speedy 30 owner tell me how you like it? I carry quite a bit of stuff.

Why do you care what people assume. You know it's real and that's all that matters.
 

neatrivers

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Another thing, I live in a small rural town in Georgia and Vera Bradley bags are more coveted than a LV speedy 30. In comparison to my normal purchases, Vera Bradleys are not as expensive, and I can have a closet full of different patterns. I am a teacher and my co-workers refer to me as the bag hag. It is definitely true. I could probably have a much nicer house if it was not for my bag "habit."
 

neatrivers

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Thank you Kallison. I think you feel where I am coming from in regards to what I pay for a bag versus what people think I got off Peachtree Street in downtown Atlanta. I have a fake LV speedy 30 in my office area as I type, but I cannot bring myself to carry it. The zipper scratches my hand every time I reach into it. I would hope the real thing would be better than that!
 

kallison

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Thank you Kallison. I think you feel where I am coming from in regards to what I pay for a bag versus what people think I got off Peachtree Street in downtown Atlanta. I have a fake LV speedy 30 in my office area as I type, but I cannot bring myself to carry it. The zipper scratches my hand every time I reach into it. I would hope the real thing would be better than that!
i'm sure the real thing is better. ;)

last time i was in atlanta, i was SHOCKED at how many people i saw selling fakes! (i rarely get into atlanta, except for concerts). interesting, interesting.
 

neatrivers

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The funny thing about the fake LVs in Atlanta, you can get cheaper and better knockoffs on Canal Street in New York. I am not a fan of fakes by any means, but LVs seemed to be one of the most popular bags to knockoff. I am going to get my LV speedy 30, and I am going to pay retail, but I will probably buy several other bags (Coach, D&B, and Vera Bradleys) before that happens. When I really become a grownup (I am 37), I want to get a Hermes bag. That definitely will not happen before I move into my dream house. I just sent my oldest son to college, and I cannot get over my bag "habit."
 

HauteMama

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I am a bigger fan of Coach than D&B, but I haven't owned D&B, so I am not qualified to judge them. MY mom is a die-hard D&B fan, but only the leather bags (though she is less fond of the orange ducks on the fobs right now). I did see a very chic older woman rockin a D&B black and white signature bag. I was shocked because it struck me as a younger style, but it looked really good on her.

I'd like a Speedy 25, but for the very few LVs in this area (WI), 99.9% are fakes. Even I can spot them from a mile away, and I'm not that great on IDing LVs! While I'd like to agree that a person should be happy to have one for the sake of having one, I think everyone else would think I had joined their little fake club. That is discouraging to me. Perhaps I'll go with a different bag, though, as I am just getting introduced to the whole world of designer bags!