In my travels today, I saw these little beauties in World of Disney…the original Disney Dooney & Bourke Cindy Sketch featured in black or white as an iPhone case for the 4 and 4S. They are real cases that go over the front of the phone as well and not just the snap on the sides and leave the front exposed. Each case is $50.
Today at the Disney Dooney and Bourke launch event at Downtown Disney’s Tren-D, in addition to the Walt Disney World Retro line and Charms line, two new nylon bags were released. The original Cindy Sketch is now available in a backpack and large satchel style, both made with a light nylon material, similar to that found in LeSportsac bags. Definitely a light and easy-to-care-for alternative to the coated canvas or fabric that previous Dooneys were made with.
Here are the new nylon bags, now for sale at Tren-D:
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We’ve been waiting for a while to get the official release date on the recently announced Disney Dooney & Bourke Charms and Retro Walt Disney World bags. The Disney Parks Blog today announced the date – so mark your calendars! The new collections will debut on July 14 at TrendD in the Downtown Disney Marketplace at Walt Disney World Resort. Similar to that May event in California for their Retro Collection, Ian Ray, creative director for Dooney & Bourke, and Disney Design Group artist Susan Foy will be on hand for the release. TrenD will open at 9:30 a.m. on July 14. The meet and greet opportunity with Ian and Susan will be held from 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
UPDATE – Disney Event Services has given us some more details on the day’s event AND how you can PRE-ORDER your bags!
| Gift with Purchase
|For Guests in attendance of the Dooney & Bourke for Disney Parks Collections premiere, we have a special offer just for you! When you purchase $100 or more of any Dooney & Bourke item(s) at ticketed price, you will receive a Dooney & Bourke credit card holder keychain! This special offer is only available on Saturday, July 14, 2012 at Tren-D in the Downtown Disney Marketplace.|
|Wish You Were Here?
|If you are unable to attend the premiere of the new Dooney & Bourke Walt Disney World Retro Collection and Disney Charms Collection, a limited number of bags will be available for pre-order thru Walt Disney Event Services.
Walt Disney Event Services
Here are some official photos of the Charms and Retro Walt Disney World collections to tide you over:
In addition, the Parks blog let us in on some new styles in the works. The original Cindy Sketch design that ignited the spark of Disney Dooney & Bourke madness will now be released in nylon versions, with a backpack, satchel, letter carrier and pocket satchel. These new styles are hoped to be released with the other collections on July 14, but they may appear at a later date.
What is your favorite of these new designs? Will you be lining up on July 14th?
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Apparently I had missed this bit of news, but was quite excited to see these new designs thanks to my good friend Charles (who was nice enough to buy one for his lovely wife’s birthday!) You read the title right, the original “Cindy Sketch” print (without Minnie Mouse from the second edition of the print) is now out in new COLORS! The print is actually slightly re-worked, with the first edition Disney World/Disneyland banner, the Dooney & Bourke leather tag, less balloons, and no Minnie. Available in a letter carrier style and the wristlet – the designs come in hot pink, bright purple, sky blue, sun yellow, and grass green – the perfect accessory for summer!
Let’s just get right to the pictures, shall we? Don’t forget you can click to enlarge.
I first heard of the marriage of Disney designs with Dooney & Bourke purses from a good friend on twitter. He’d seen the posting on a popular Disney-related message board. I hopped over to check it out and, like hundreds of others, I instantly fell in love.
As with most things Disney, once word of mouth gets started, it spreads like wildfire. People reading the message boards and seeing the pictures posted needed one right away and didn’t want to chance waiting until their next visit to see if they were still in stock. If you’ve visited Disney a lot, one thing you learn is that merchandise changes frequently. There may be some tried and true items you can always find in the parks and resort shops, but other special or limited edition items may disappear within months. Of course there is always ebay, but you are then paying quite a markup and must deal with the possible risks associated with a third party seller.
For those familiar with Dooney & Bourke purses, the Disney designs are similar in style and design aesthetic to the Hearts or Fantasy designs D&B has made popular. The Disney D&B bags currently come in 3 different sizes: [links are for size/feature reference and do not show Disney design] Medium Cindy Tote, smaller Tassel Tote, and Wristlet. Best of all, if you have a Disney Visa, Disney Annual Pass or other discount you can use in certain stores, you are be able to get 10% off your purchase. The purses are exclusive to Disney Parks and not available where regular Dooney & Bourke bags are sold.
Pictures of the Disney Dooney & Bourke designs, courtesy of the DIS Boards and my own collection: (as always, click for full-size picture)