Hi, my name is Sara and I have an addiction to Disney Dooney & Bourke Handbags. (All together now – “Hi Sara!”) They are my favorite souvenirs from my Disney trips!
I remember it like it was yesterday… it was 2009 and Disney announced a new collaboration with handbag company Dooney & Bourke. As a girl with a serious shoe and handbag obsession, this was either FANTASTIC news, or terrible news, depending on your perspective! Since the original “Sketch” design, there have been countless options for Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Aulani, and Disney Cruise Line. Not to mention exclusive designs for Disney Vacation Club Members, Club 33 members, various Epcot Festivals, and more!
My first “Dooney” was a Sketch wristlet. My father got it for me on a family trip as a birthday gift. I spent WAY too long poring over the options trying to find the perfect one, with Tinker Bell front and center. (DPP Tip: Each bag has the design laid out differently. Spend a little time looking through the options to make sure you get the one you want!) Since then my collection has grown to include more totes, handbags, more wristlets, and even a MagicBand. Yup – they make a MagicBand with the “Sketch” design on it!
Why are these colorful bags my favorite Disney souvenir? Here are the top three reasons why I love Dooney & Bourke handbags.
They Bring a Little Disney to my Daily Life
I love a pair of Mickey Ears as much as the next girl, but they look a little odd when I wear them running errands around town. My Dooney & Bourke bags on the other hand have been the source of more happy conversations and compliments in the grocery check out line than I can count! They are a great conversation starter and bring smile to the face of everyone who sees them. Including me! And the fact that I can use them every day means that every time I look at them, I am reminded of the trip when I got that particular bag.
They Are Practical
Dooney & Bourke bags are quite durable! Made of a cotton canvas covered in PVC with leather trim, these bags are made to last. And unlike some luxury brands who charge thousands of dollars for a bag that doesn’t even have any pockets inside it, these bags are actually well organized! From cell phone pockets to a strap to clip your keys onto, these bags are designed to be used every day. My bags have traveled the world with me and have carried everything from sippy cups to laptops. And there is a bag for every occasion. Just running to meet a friend for coffee? Grab your wristlet and go. Need a good work bag? The tote is perfect to carry everything you need. Headed out for the weekend? I am currently coveting this little beauty…
They Can Be Subtle
Some days I want to scream my love of Disney to the world. Some days I prefer to go more low-key. For the days when I am going incognito as a Disney fan, I carry my prized possession… an exclusive Dooney & Bourke handbag from Club 33 in Disneyland. To the uninitiated, it appears to be a classic neutral handbag. It is only to the true Disney Fan, that its meaning is apparent!
Do I have you convinced yet? Can’t wait until your next trip to get your hands on one of these bags? Fear not! You can purchase official Disney Dooney & Bourke bags from shopDisney right from home. (Don’t forget – purchasing through the links in this article helps support Disney Park Princess.)
Want to make sure to get a “Dooney” on your next Disney vacation? Bags can be found at shops around Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Aulani, and onboard the Disney Cruise Line. Not all shops carry the same designs or shapes so be sure to look around and find the bag that is right for you!
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