I love good leather, especially in purses. But finding a good transitional purse for Spring or late summer can be difficult. I bought my Dooney & Burke leather satchel 15 years ago. It looks as fresh and new today as it was the day I bought it at Macy's. One of the classic hallmarks of the D&B line is its warranty. If any integral part of their purses fail, they will repair or replace it free for life. Since I have a bad habit of jammimg up the zippered sections on my purses, this was especially reassuring.
Another problem area on many fine handbags is the base. Just sitting it or even accidentally bumping it on rough surfaces can create small tears or deep scuffs and scratches in the leather. This purse has 6 brass knobs set into the base keep all of the daily dirt and abrasions away from its fine pebbled leather. And...this handbag is amazingly waterproof. I've been caught by sudden Spring storms carrying my D&B and water just rolls off its superior leather.
The zipper is strong, set in sturdy fabric, as are the inner two compartments. Every inch of this lovely purse personifies quality. They are what I call your investment pieces, timeless classic and utterly dependable.