Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Dooney & Burke Bolero Bag

While I was shopping last weekend, I happened to glance at the window display at the Dooney & Burke boutique. What I saw there stopped me in my tracks.

Photo courtesy of dooney.com

I actually stood there gaping at it for several seconds, immobilized by its sheer ugliness. It looks like it was created by a color-blind 7-year old at summer camp, a lanyard gone horribly wrong.

And the color combinations! Turquoise, pink, and sunflower... Fuchsia, sunflower, and sky blue... Kiwi, tangerine, sunflower... My eyes ache at the very mention of those bright hues warring with another on one handbag.

Now excuse me, but I have to get this purse off my monitor before it permanently burns its image into the screen.

18 Comments:

  • At 5:11 PM, Blogger missy-j said…

    Haha, it looks like the candy house from Hansel and Gretel.

     
  • At 7:41 AM, Blogger The Princess said…

    Wow. Psychotic Cowgirl.

     
  • At 9:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    My god... that is UGLY!

     
  • At 1:56 PM, Blogger Moca said…

    That is one ugly bag!!! Damn!!!

    I have never really liked anything from Dooney & Burke but this just solidifies it even more for me.

     
  • At 3:35 PM, Blogger Deja Pseu said…

    LOL! My reaction exactly! Gah.

     
  • At 7:50 PM, Blogger ET said…

    Actually I did make this when I was seven at summer camp. If the patent is still valid, I think I can sue! Mwahahaha...

    I am a total purse snob. I have never been able to bring myself to buy or carry anything from Dooney.

     
  • At 8:51 PM, Blogger Cali Kay said…

    Oh Lord have mercy!! My eyes! My eyes!

    That reminds me of cat vomit. Well, not really but close enough.

    Dare I ask what this monstrosity costs? Because you know there are people out there that see this thing and say, "I LOVE it! I'll take 5!"

     
  • At 9:35 PM, Blogger YellowRose said…

    I agree...the most horrible bag I have ever seen!!!! it burns my eyes!!!!

     
  • At 12:03 AM, Blogger CrankyBiscuit said…

    $365. Can you believe the gall?

     
  • At 6:16 AM, Blogger gabsmash said…

    It's a definite no go. Screams cheap- I havn't been a fan of Dooney since high school. Looks like they are struggling to keep up. love your site!!

     
  • At 11:22 AM, Blogger ET said…

    The only interesting thing Dooney has done recently is their new BIG shoulder bag that has blue logo print and red leather trim...it is the love child of the Gucci horsebit hobo and the new LV denim/red handbags. Who exactly does this blue-and-red color scheme work for?

     
  • At 2:48 PM, Blogger Sam said…

    I think it's funny!

     
  • At 1:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    You all have absolutely no taste. This is the best thing Dooney has done. It is FUNKY. Love it

     
  • At 7:09 AM, Anonymous preppygurl said…

    you all are wierd you guys have no taste, the people who say its ugly well i think you all have no money to buy it haha you all are haters

     
  • At 4:43 PM, Blogger Di4Sailing said…

    First time I saw this bag I thought it was the ugliest thing I'd ever seen. The saleperson and I laughed at the color and cowboy style. I left the store thinking who would possibly buy this thing for that kind of money. WELL.... I kept thinking about the darn thing, close to a fixation, starting thinking it was kinda cute and very different and that the black or tan might be understated enough to use. Long story short I bought it. Because they love or hate it women stop to ask about it. I just think it's so ugly it's cute. Call me crazy.

     
  • At 6:33 PM, Blogger happyeegirl said…

    i think preppygirl is right. most of yall knocking the bag cant afford it anyway and are just jealous of the ones who can, so your being mean and hateful to make yourselves feel better.boo hoo.well for those of us who have a fun personality and are optimistic this bag is great.its fun,bottom line.its not meant to be serious.it comes in cheerful colors for spring and summer. so get off all your cynical pessimistic high horses save your money and have some fun.

     
  • At 4:42 PM, Blogger crazy4shopping said…

    I love D&B they make quality product which withstand the torture I put them through. I recently purchased the D&B Signature Quilt bag and it is another wonderful product. I chose the colors pink, cream, and blue. Not everyone would like that bag either. I agree this particular bag is not one of their better selections, but I am sure the quality is just the same. Just remember you can't buy taste.

     
  • At 1:31 PM, Blogger honeebee said…

    hey girls! i'm about to turn 57 and believe me, i can carry off this bag and then some! this speaks volumes about the bag as well as me. anyone who shirks this bag, shirks life!!! ride'em cowgirl!!!

     

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