Dooney & Bourke, founded in 1975, is best known for its distinguished craftsmanship and stylish designs for all-weather leather (AWL) goods, in particular their handbags. With celebrities even today favoring Dooney & Bourke bags, replicas are being spread in the market by the millions.
Have you bought a Dooney & Bourke bag? Are you planning to? Consider investing a little to make sure your bag is real… not fake.
Here’s how you can tell if your Dooney & Bourke is real.
Fortunately, there are a few giveaways that you can look out for when shopping for Dooney & Bourke from a second-hand store, an online shop, or a friend.
Excluding the usual vintage exceptions, in the handbag’s interior you should see a red, blue, and white tag with Dooney & Bourke branding on the front. The ID number of the bag will be on the back. Most Dooney & Bourke bags also come with a guarantee card which includes the serial number, the promise of authentication, and a year satisfaction guarantee. However, if you’re buying your Dooney & Bourke bag secondhand, you may not have this available
Whether you’re considering a Dooney & Bourke, a Chanel or a Coach product, you should always consider the stitching. The craftsmanship of your purchase is the first indicator of whether your product is real or fake.
Look for straight lines, including stitching on the zippers. The tag stitching should match the color of the bag. Logos should be clear and clean. And your bag’s hardware should be heavy, as real Dooney & Bourke hardware is comprised of real metal, not plated plastic.
Dooney & Bourke usually matches the bag’s trim leather to the bag handles, making it the same in color and quality. If your handle and leather don’t match, it’s a tell-tale clue that your bag might be a counterfeit!
Excluding the usual vintage exceptions, in the handbag’s interior you should see a red, blue, and white tag with Dooney & Bourke branding on the front. The ID number of the bag will be on the back. Most Dooney & Bourke bags also come with a guarantee card which includes the serial number, the promise of authentication, and a year satisfaction guarantee. However, if you’re buying your Dooney & Bourke bag secondhand, you may not have this available.
No matter which brand you’re shopping, we always suggest that before you make an investment you get a solid idea of what an original designer product feels like. Visit a retailer that sells Dooney & Bourke goods and hold the products. Feel them, notice their weight and the detail, and get to know the overall craftsmanship of your brand.
When it’s time to shop the thrift and consignment stores, you’ll have a better idea of what you’re looking for. Of course, it can be difficult to notice the subtle differences between an authentic and a fraudulent bag. This is where Real Authentication comes in.
When you enlist our services, you’ll have access to a minimum of two professionals who will use proprietary technology to evaluate your product. We can then ensure that your Dooney & Bourke investment is sound, and you can purchase your designer product with confidence.
You won’t ever have to worry again if your best-guess will end up costing you thousands, because now you can have your Real Authentication done safely. With as accurate as counterfeit products are today, it takes the eye of a professional to be able to guarantee whether you are getting your money’s worth or not.
If you’ve already fallen victim to fraud, we have experience with Paypal, eBay, and credit card claims to help you regain your funds.
Before you shop for your next Dooney & Bourke designer product, be sure to give Real Authentication a call. We can assist you and give you peace of mind while you shop, because we believe shopping for designer goods should be fun!