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I love Disney souvenirs just as much as the next person, but as an Orlando local who visits the parks often, my taste in souvenirs differs a little. Rather than collecting mugs, t-shirts, and ear hats to commemorate my trip, I particularly enjoy Disney souvenirs that I can incorporate into my everyday life, as well as in the parks. This is where my love for the Disney Dooney & Bourke bags come in to play. While these bags are a little on the pricey side, they are durable, high-quality bags that will last for years. Dooney & Burke’s designs are fun, as well as sophisticated so that you can bring them to work or tote around the park.
My first Dooney & Bourke bag that I purchased was the Minnie Mouse Bow Patty Pouchette Purse. This adorable Minnie bow pattern bag comes in both black and white. I chose this design in black since I think it makes the bows pop more than the white bag. This purse is very small but is perfect if you only need to carry a few things on you.
While I don’t use this purse in the parks too often, it was perfect for when I went on the Disney Cruise and I brought it with me everywhere. Since I didn’t need my big wallet on the cruise, it was great to carry around my room key, lip gloss, cell phone, small hair brush, and compact mirror. I also love using this bag for more formal events when I don’t want to carry my huge purse, because the style is sophisticated enough and not in-your-face Disney.
Another must for me when carrying a purse is that the strap must be big enough that I can wear it on my shoulder and not have to carry it in my hand. While I’m a bit on the petite side and the strap might not reach everyone’s shoulder, it does reach mine, which is another reason why I love this purse so much.
Just when I thought that one Dooney & Bourke purse was enough, I was lucky enough to be gifted a second bag, which I love just as much, if not, even a little more than my first. For our five-year anniversary this past December, my fiancé got me the Walt Disney World Retro Letter Carrier purse that I had been eying for a couple of years now (and just couldn’t justify spending the money on). This bag is the perfect park bag because its big enough fit my wallet, mini hand sanitizer, keys, lip gloss, and a bottle of water. However, the bag isn’t too big and because it’s a cross body bag, it’s very comfortable to wear.
The absolute best part about this bag though is hands-down the print. As a big fan of Disney parks themed merchandise, this bag was perfect. While each bag will have a different pattern depending on where the fabric was cut, my specific bag had some of my favorite Walt Disney World attractions, such as the Haunted Mansion, Dumbo, the Teacups, and it’s a small world. Because each bag has a unique pattern, I definitely recommend buying this specific bag in person, rather than online, so that you can pick which design you like best.
Next on my Disney Dooney wish list is one of the gorgeous Haunted Mansion wallpaper bags. With Haunted Mansion being my favorite Disney attraction, it would only be appropriate to add this bag to my collection.
What is your favorite Disney Dooney & Bourke purse design?