The red purse I ordered was really a deep pink. So, I sprayed multiple coats of different weather treatments on it, and it eventually looked like a lipstick red color. The treatment also helped with the texture of the purse to look more like real leather. The person who I bought the purse for was very impressed with it and thanked me multiple times on multiple occasions for it.
I grabbed this hand bag while available for my daughter in law as a Christmas gift, since she adores wearing the tones of nude, soft pink and blush. She usually has a blush toned, PVC handbag because she really can't afford to go to this type of quality leather with a new baby and out of work. So, this will be a pleasant surprise, will far out last all the vinyl handbags she collects and throws away due to ripping apart at stress points, and she should have this for a very long time. It is so well made, rolled handles are strong, and she has the option, (needed for hands free) the additional shoulder strap. While that shoulder strap is very much appreciated, I agree with the many comments, that Dooney needs to re-design and beef up their thin shoulder straps as to be more comfortable to wear. That would be something to consider if you prefer to always carry by the shoulder strap. This is a perfect size for her, personally, to feel pretty and proud to use, since she does have a larger diaper/baby bag that usually accompanies her. I love the contrast between the two color leathers, the brindle does really set off the soft blush, and also adds that rich Dooney and Bourke signature style with the gold emblem mounted on the square leather piece sewn at bottom center. Subtle, but classy. Can't wait to surprise her with it. The pebble leather is, I feel as a collector, the most enduring, strong and practical leather for daily use - virtually indestructible especially needed since it is a light color bag. We shall she how it holds up for a busy active mom who doesn't want a huge tote for herself. Very pretty and a perfect look for holding her beautiful baby girl.
This handbag is great. It's large and roomy. Only comment is the 'purple' that I selected looks more like PINK. Good thing I like pink! NEVER grab the bag by the metal part of the handle because it's easy to get your fingers stuck and it hurts. Other than that, beautiful bag, well made and roomy.
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