I know that some of you are very into buying fabulous handbags for yourself and Dooney and Bourke is probably one of those designers. You probably think you know everything there is to know about buying a bag… but do you? I know I learned a few things this week and I was quite surprised by it. Now, it’s time for me to share all the info I learned with the rest of the fashionistas out there. There are so many things you don’t know about buying a Disney Dooney and Bourke bag!
Let’s start with an easy fix. This is one of the fabulous styles of the Haunted Mansion Dooney and Bourke bag. These were recently re released in a stronger design because many of the old ones were having problems with their stitching. Now, some of you may be wondering what you don’t know about these. These bags are not online. They probably won’t be either as they are very hot commodities and are selling out in the Parks constantly. You may see the dilemma, in that you are wondering how to get them. Even the Shop Disney Parks app doesn’t have them all. This means you need a personal shopper. If there is ever a bag you cannot find, that is a sure fire way to get what you want. My favorite is Courtney, from Mouse To Your House. She ships internationally and she does something else that I didn’t know a lot about… (I swear I’m not leaving you hanging).
This is an image of what you will see when you go to the Mouse To Your House website. Do you see the immediate difference from shopping on the Disney Store online? The next big thing, that you may have realized but didn’t fully understand, is placement. Have you ever seen the picture of the bag, ordered it, and then it comes in and doesn’t look like what you saw? That is because not every Dooney and Bourke bag is the same. They actually use this as a selling feature that each bag is unique. Now, I am all for that BUT I also want the best placement I can get. I did not know that there are groups of Dooney and Bourke fans that will purchase 4 of the same bag from Disney Store just so they can see which has the best placement. They then return the 3 they didn’t like!!! That is a heck of a lot of work! As you can see above, with the Runway Princess bag, you can pick which Princess you want featured more. That is all about placement. Each Dooney and Bourke that is sold on Mouse To Your House has this feature, where you can chose the placement of the icons. That would save you having to front the money for 4 bags and the hassle of returning the 3 you don’t want!
I am not saying this service comes for free. Absolutely not. However, many women prefer to pay the upcharge for this service because they are about getting what they want and not the disappointment when the bag arrives or the hassle of returning. This obviously means nothing if you are at the Parks purchasing it for yourself! That avoids the issue entirely. Unfortunately, we are not all that lucky, to be able to be there ourselves as much as we would like.
The other little tidbit I also noticed, and I am not sure if I was supposed to, is that the Disney Store actually increased the cost of some of the styles of Dooney and Bourke bags by $20!! Why? I am only guessing here but I would venture to say that it is because of the constant returning! You never know about these kinds of increases, unless you are a stalker like me! It does make the upcharge for pick your placement not as drastic and more worth while, though!
I would also strongly recommend, if there is anything you have been wanting and unable to find, checking out Mouse To Your House! She literally has more designs than the Disney Store online or the Shop Parks App.
Did you know about these few little tidbits? What am I missing? Is there anything else of note? Let us know in the comment box below!
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