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Dooney and Bourke

Dooney and Bourke are fashion designers with a unique perspective on the styles and fashions of today, specializing handbags, tote bags, wallets, luggage, briefcases, bracelets, watches, iPod and cell phone cases, as well as a limited clothing line, which includes jackets, sweaters, shoes, scarves, belts, and other fashion accessories.

Dooney and Bourke handbags became very popular a few years ago when they offered a variety of bags that were adorned with charms and other accessories, covered in hearts, and candy colored barrel bags and bowler bags adorned with charms, and handbags with more subtle styles to choose from.

Peter Dooney and Frederic Bourke founded Dooney & Bourke in 1975, selling their products in a niche market with prices that ranged from $20-$625. From South Norwalk, Conn., Dooney & Bourke began by offering two distinct introductory products, surcingle belts and classic suspenders, both becoming popular because of their unique styles and colors.

Dooney & Bourke products, like their women's handbags and other accessories are found in mid and high end department stores. Those who are looking for good prices can purchase Dooney & Bourke goods from their catalogs or by visiting their site online.

Best-known for its distinctive initial-covered fabric purses, Dooney & Bourke also makes cell phone, iPod, and PDA cases, hats, jewelry, luggage, men's and women's apparel, shoes, tote bags, wallets, and assorted accessories.

In 1981, Dooney & Bourke released a line of handbags made from bridle leather called the Tack Case and the Equestrian Bag. That same year, they opened a store in Norwalk, Connecticut called the Company Store which sold Dooney & Bourke merchandise, along with other products.

The first All Weather Leather handbag collection was launched in 1983 that featured the unmistakable duck logo with the russet leather trim. This handbag collection was made from 100% waterproof cowhide.

All Dooney & Bourke handbags are designed to serve a purpose. The are made to be weatherproof with the best of materials and each is designed to serve a purpose, whether it has an inside key hook, to adjustable handles, to inside pockets for carrying cell phones and iPods.

Today, Dooney & Bourke handbags are very popular with a growing fan base that includes all age groups because they fashionable, trendy, and affordable.

The Dooney & Bourke company operates several of it's own stores around the country, and internationally, with a flagship boutique in Manhattan. Their stores can be found in Honolulu, Dallas, Las Vegas, Boston, and Costa Mesa, CA.

Department stores that carry Dooney & Bourke merchandise include Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Brooks Brothers, Dillard's, and Macy's.

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