This is the original Dooney & Bourke Cabrio Model C307C R Small Bucket Bag. The Cabrio Collection are very unique as they are made with a thick, durable canvas fabric. The same fabric used in automobile convertible tops. They were trimmed with British Tan Vachetta leather for a stunning contrast.
This gorgeous Cabrio is a rare model from a private collection and it is also in excellent condition. Seldom do you ever find one of these in this color intact but this is one of the few. The name states Small but small this Dooney is not. In fact, it is quite spacious.
In the colors of Red and British Tan, the Vachetta leather has not yet attained the beautiful patina and that shows that this Dooney was stored and had very gentle care.
The main compartment is secured by a strip of leather across the front that tucks into a solid brass hoop. Lift the flap to see the flawless, Black cross-checked fabric lining. It is clean inside and it is odor-free. There is a one floating that has a slip pocket and two smaller, card-sized slip pockets.
Some models were ordered with two pockets but this was ordered with the single pocket set. All of the Vachetta leather inside this Dooney is clean.
The Red, White, and Blue authentication tag is intact and has the serial numbers on the back. It is the genuine U.S. made original.
The dual handles are thick, comfortable and fully adjustable to afford to carry this Dooney on your shoulder when needed. It is spacious enough to carry a ten-inch tablet and your essentials with ease. Perfect for travel, outdoors, and business yet it is very stylish and can be worn anytime. It is truly a versatile Dooney.
The canvas is clean, full of color, and water-resistant. The Vachetta leather and the canvas is clean with just a few faint marks that are insignificant and of no issue. This is a Dooney that is highly collectible as so few of these exist today and even fewer like this one.
These are quite unique as the Cabrios are completely different from leather and Signature Dooney’s. Even the solid brass metalwork; on the Cabrio, the brass is smooth and silk finished. The fob on the Cabrio is a solid brass tag with registration numbers stamped on. And on the bottom, is the Dooney & Bourke name and Made in the USA stamped in.
If you are a collector of vintage Dooney & Bourke handbags, this is one not to miss.
The dimensions are: 10 “L x 11 “H x 6 ½ ” D and the handles are adjustable to a 13” drop.
As always, this fine, original Dooney will come to you shipped with the utmost care via USPS Priority Mail or your choice of shippers indicated with insurance. Never a handling charge, just the exact shipping to your zip code. I ship all over the world and will gladly combine shipping on multiple purchases.
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A rare Dooney and in a gorgeous color.
Vintage Dooney & Bourke Cabrio Small Bucket