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    Default Help please. Manfish out of water

    Ok, My wife loves Dooney&Bourk handbags. I started her with her obsession by getting her the one she was lusting after on our Disney Cruise.
    I found one online and think it is real but there are a few things about it that concern me. Does anyone know about cloth East West shoppers?
    it is black with the light tan colored straps. The straps go all the way around the bag. and it is snap shut no zipper. it has a duck fob that is a punch out duck with detached beak. The sticker inside reads C890C BL Medium East/West Shopper 87224156. The leather placard on the front is upper in between the straps and is glued in the middle but stitched on the left and right side(this is the first thing that set me off) I thought the leather badges were supposed to be stitched all the way around? I have no been able to find a bag that resembles this online. The closest I have come is a Nylon bag it looks similar but has darker tan straps and it also has a lining.

    The other thing that I find odd about this bag is the inside. i has no pockets but it has two leather organizers hanging in the inside on each side. it has the Dooney&Bourk made in the usa stamped on the leather organizers and it has the cloth tag with the registration number on it. It has the brass rivets that say Dooney& Bourk as well. has anyone sen anything that looks like this. I have only picks that have been texted to me so I can't post them. Any help would be appreciated.
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    Marc

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    Default Re: Help please. Manfish out of water

    Is there any way you can post a link to the original listing for the bag. It is rather difficult to try to authenticate without pics.
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    Default Re: Help please. Manfish out of water

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    this is the pic from Face book

    I found some images of something called the Venus but I have yet to find anything that has no lining and the leather organizers.

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    Default Re: Help please. Manfish out of water

    oK, i looked into it a bit more. The bag you have is called the East-west fabric shopper. There are several things off with the bag:

    1. The Dooney tab in the front has to be stitched all around, it is not partly glued.
    2. The inside is lined with at least one zipper pocket. don't know if your bag has lining.
    3. I have not come across a single east-west shopper with the Dooney duck fob on a snap tab. Some of the materials like patent leather do not have the tab, and others have it suspended by a leather cord. I did not see a single one with the tab on the outside.

    the width of the straps etc. appear to be consistent. Not sure if Dooney manufactures bags specifically for their outlet store like Coach does.

    I would wait for additional input from one of the moderators.
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    Default Re: Help please. Manfish out of water

    Thanks, I guess I am getting a little too informed about pocketbooks. The person that has this bag is not trying to rip us off it is on a Facebook swap page and she was selling it for her mother. It could be real, it has many of the signs of an authentic Dooney like the Dooney rivets and the sticker inside along with the cloth tag with registration number. But a few things send up red flags to me as you were saying. It has no liner and you can see the stitching on for the outside tab inside the purse. Like I said it is stitched only on the left and the right side. I did not know that some manufacturers make bags for their outlet stores.

    The cloth red white and blue tag that has the registration number on it seems to be bigger than the ones on my wife's other Dooneys but hers are all leather and Disney so that may be the difference.

    I really appreciate your input. If it is a knockoff, I am amazed at the amount of trouble they went through to match so many of the little details.
    but I don't think I am willing to take the chance. I think mom may have been duped. But I could be wrong.

    Marc

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    Default Re: Help please. Manfish out of water

    I would need to see more pics of the bag. Dooney is funny because the styles will vary in some details. They do make bags specifically for their outlet stores and also for QVC.

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