Dooney & Bourke (Connecticut, USA) Tan and Cream Leather Bucket Bag

$ 40.00

A white leather bucket bag from Dooney & Bourke featuring tan leather piping, sides, and drawstrings.  The bag is opened and closed with a pull of the drawstrings to reveal an open, unlined interior.  The bag measures 8" long, 3 1/2" wide and about 9 1/2" tall with a strap drop of 16" when the center bar is set to the lowest hole.  The Dooney & Bourke leather medallion is sewn to the front as well as a cloth tag reading "Dooney & Bourke, Inc. Made in USA" sewn inside.  There are some no-show pen marks to the leather inside the bag.  Outside, the bag is in rather good original condition, with light evidence of use.

Caring for A Leather Handbag

  • A general maintenance cleaning involves mixing a small amount of mild liquid dish soap (a couple drops in 8 ounces of water) with warm water and a soft microfiber cloth.  Ring out the cloth and wipe the purse following the grain of the leather and finish with a final wipe with a new clean damp cloth.  Always spot test a small area before cleaning.  Do not use saddle soap, bleach, vinegar, or ammonia.  Any specialty cleaners should match the type of handbag material. For example, a leather bag cleaner will not be as effective on suede as much as a specialty suede cleaner would be.    
  • Keep bag stuffed while not using it to maintain shape, and store in a dust bag or old pillow case.
  • To remove musty odors, place an open box of baking soda inside the bag and wrap in a pillowcase overnight.
  • Beeswax can be used to lubricate zippers for a smoother glide.

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