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The Disney Dooney & Bourke Collection

In October 2009 Disney teamed up with the high-end fashion accessory house Dooney & Bourke to make a fun, premium souvenir for more mature princesses. They came up with a series of handbags created especially to be sold in the Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts.  Although these bags are designed to be mementos from your trip to your favorite place, they still reflect the high quality of Dooney & Bourke and carry the luxury leather straps and trim, brass hardware, as well as the special “Dooney” labels and charms of the brand’s classic lines.

Since the debut original “Cindy” sketch line, the Disney Dooney & Bourke bags are made from PVC-coated canvas. The bags are incredibly sturdy and travel very well. The sketch fabric has gone through a couple of updates, and the original sketch design has inspired sketch patterns for bags sold on the Disney Cruise Line, as well as at Disney’s Aulani Resort. If the classic sketch motif doesn’t appeal to you, there have also been several very sophisticated handbag collections that have been made from a soft-coated cotton.

In early 2011, Disney began adding more Dooney & Bourke designs, which began to create a collectors’ market for customers who felt the need to have one of them all. From making a pattern and style in several different colors, to creating new fabrics for the best-selling styles to commemorate special Disney Park events, the more bags that were created, the more Disney fans wanted them. The Disney Dooney & Bourke craze continues today.

One of the most delightful aspects of the Disney Dooney & Bourke sketch designs is unique patterning; every bag created is a little bit different. Girls who love princesses may want to search for one with a crown, shoe or castle on the front. Those who are Mickey or Disney Parks fans can search for bags that highlight Mickey Mouse, or show the park banners more prominently. Part of the fun of picking out a Disney Dooney is the search for the bag that best matches the owner’s personality.

Soft Cotton Disney Dooneys include:

Brown Mickey Silhouette
• Navy Mickey Face
• Pink & Green Minnie
• Peace, Love, Live, Laugh, Mickey, Minnie
Black & White Stripe with Mickey Silhouette
• Red & White Stripe with Blue Mickey Silhouette

PVC-Coated Disney Dooneys Include:

• Classic Cindy Sketch
• Cindy Sketch in Colors
• Mickey Silhouette “Wonder “ Collection
• Balloon Design in Black or White
Princess Design in Black or White
Minnie Mouse Bows in Black or White

Disney Parks Commemorative Bags Include:

Disneyland 55th Anniversary
Walt Disney World 40th Anniversary
Disneyland Retro Collection

Disney Cruise Line Bags Include:

• Disney Cruise Line Sketch with Colored Wristlets in Red Blue & Yellow
Disney Dream Inaugural Year
• Disney Fantasy Inaugural Year
• Disney Fantasy Summer Inaugural
• Disney Cruise Line Hawaiian Sailings

runDisney Commemorative Bags Include:

• 2011 Tinkerbell ½ Marathon
• 2011 Princess ½ Marathon

Other Special Collections:

Comic Book Collection from DisneyStore.com
• Aulani Sketch Collection exclusive to Aulani Resort in Hawaii
• Aulani Brown Leather Embossed Sketch exclusive to Aulani Resort in Hawaii
• Classic Brown Leather Embossed Sketch

Disney Dooney & Bourke bags are a luxury fashion accessory and the prices tend to reflect that.  There are, however, a couple of ways that you can sometimes catch a deal and get your bag at a discount.  The key here is to pay attention to online sales, and when shopping at the Parks, always ask if there’s any discount available.

DisneyStore.com frequently has one or two styles of the bags on sale at any given time.   In addition, DisneyStore.com sales (25% off everything, free shipping, etc.) can sometimes be applied to the Dooney & Bourke bags depending on the terms of the sale.  Discounts for Dooney bags can be found most frequently here.

A couple of times a year, the DisneyStore.com will put on a special sale of Dooney bags that features a small Dooney specialty item (the last one was a credit card holder) for an extra low price when you buy any Dooney online.  Sign up for the DisneyStore.com email list for great prices and promo codes right to your inbox.

Disney Dooney & Bourke purses come in a wide variety of bag designs. Small wristlets start at $45 for the soft cotton variety, and continue up to about $400 for the PVC-coated travel duffle. The majority of the mid-sized handbags are within the $150 to $250 range. In addition to the cost variation for basic design, some prints are also more expensive then others.

Dooney & Bourke Exclusively for Disney Parks Now Available at DisneyStore.com! Shop Now!

If you have your heart set on a Disney Dooney & Bourke handbag that you’ve seen in the Parks and it’s not available online, give a call to the Merchandise number for Walt Disney World Resort: 407-363-6200 or 407-828-1451.  They’ll be more than happy to help.

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