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Amazing Colors of the Hottest Spring Handbags in 2012 from Dooney & Bourke

Spring is almost here and although we have had a mild winter, it is still a very welcomed time of year! While the warmer temperatures are even now a relief, it’s the amazing color palettes that both Mother Nature and the spring fashion industry present that are truly a breath a fresh air as we roll out of March and head into April each year.  The spring color selections from Dooney & Bourke Handbags are no exception; Dooney & Bourke has once again in 2012 succeeded in providing the hottest new colors for the spring and summer handbag market!!

Beginning with the perfect hue of brown, Dooney’s Chestnut color is a rich warm tone that is not too dark for summer and the perfect shade to complement many of the fabulous sandals, shoes and even boots that are being spotted on the runways and streets as the warm weather fashions appear. These marvelous Chestnut colored bags are available in many of Dooney & Bourke’s highly sought-after silhouettes including the gorgeous Florentine Mini, Medium, Domed and Pocket Satchels and the highly popular Smith Bag.

Also new from Dooney & Bourke are their incredible Orange and Royal Blue leather handbags!! NotHot New 2012 Spring Handbags your traditional Dooney colors but wow these handbags are truly amazing and will give a lift and punch to just about any outfit you wear.  Classic enough, not trendy and a little more interesting, these colors are especially nice with jeans, white or even khaki pants.  These Orange and Royal Blue bags are available in many styles from the Florentine Collection and have one big additional advantage….they can also be carried right into the fall and winter seasons as well!!

Finally, Dooney & Bourke’s top color choice in 2012 for spring and summer couture is Strawberry! Incredible, the perfect shade of pink and red combined; not too “little girl” pink and not too “hot neon” pink! Dooney has given new life to all that is feminine about the color pink. Available in the Dillen 2 Crossbody Satchel, the East/West Shopper Tote, the Medium Zippered Pocket Sac and more; these handbags are flying off the shelves as many fashionistas are already heading off to exotic warmer destination for spring break travel and other well deserved adventures!

Check out these and the new Dooney & Bourke Sunflower and Seafoam bags; the newest trend in handbag design, color blocking, on the Lambskin O-Ring Shoppers and Dooney’s latest release the DB Retro bags. These fabulous colored bags are all now available at IrvsLuggage.com!

 

The Return of Lady Like Structured Handbags

Handbag news flash!!  While the latest handbag styles have trended toward large slouchy bags with big chunky hardware, grommets & more; we are now seeing a resurgence of the more “lady-like” structured handbags.

Like anything in the fashion industry, if you hold onto something long enough it will eventually come back into vogue.  Redolent of the purses our mothers and grandmothers toted around these bags have a vintage feel with a modern twist; they are newly improved and hotter than ever!!!

Some great examples of these revived handbags with fabulous 21st Century style include:

  • The Dooney & Bourke Florentine Flap Satchel:  The Flap Satchel has a very traditional form reminiscent of the structured handbags of the past, but what is different and better about this handbag is the leather. The Florentine’s Vachetta leather is casual, yet elegant, with a rich beautiful texture that is both natural looking and sophisticated, and with a patina that becomes more and more beautiful with age. The stunning but subtle gold hardware Dooney has chosen, adds a distinguished elegance without overpowering the bag; less is truly more in this case, wow!
  • The Big Buddha Mia Handbag:  With its’ bell-like shape, distinguished handles, zipper closure and big bow on the front of the bag, this new style from Big Buddha epitomizes the lady-like trend. It has a distinctive shape that is both soft and feminine. The long shoulder strap that comes with the bag gives you the option of wearing it cross body, adding a lot of versatility to this bag for the modern woman on the go!
  • Harveys Seatbelt Bags Stella Hobo:  Although it does have the name hobo attached to it, there is not much ‘hobo’ in this handbag!  With a feminine teardrop shape that comes in both small and large sizes, and elegant silver hardware; this satchel style handbag brings you back to the 1950’s and 60’s with a great vintage look that is a little retro, very functional, indestructible and super chic.

I believe absolutely in the power of women today; we can do and be anything we choose. I also believe that we, as women, can still be exquisitely feminine no matter what we do, and that we should embrace that part of ourselves. So jump on board and try out this latest fashion craze, lady-like handbags….. Mom and Grandma would be proud!!!