New Disney Dooney & Bourke Release This Summer

| May 1, 2013 | 4 Replies

Warm summer sands, brightly colored clothing, fruity drinks with those cute paper umbrellas, and…Dooneys! That’s right, this summer Disney Design Group will release a new line of Dooney & Bourke bags to fans in both Walt Disney World and Disneyland. After a long hiatus since the last release, the new bags will be available in a variety of styles and two new patterns. Let’s take a look.

 

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Image: A new collection of Disney Dooney & Bourke handbags is set for release this summer. While the above is already being sold online, a brighter pattern (seen towards the end of this article) won’t be available until the summer.

Unveiled during this past weekend’s Monstrous Summer press event, the new Dooney and Bourke collection will focus on the icon of Disney Parks: Mr. Mickey Mouse himself. The first pattern is a nostalgic black and white print called “Mickey Mouse Comics.” The vintage 1930s comic strip art is a hodgepodge of scenes featuring Mickey, Minnie, and Pluto during their early days. The bags are available in three styles: the satchel, North/South Zipper Sac, and letter carrier which all feature golden hardware and black leather trim.

 

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Image: The New Mickey Mouse Comics Collection

 

Although there is no word yet as to whether or not a wallet or other styles will be available in this print, it is important to note that this collection is similar to one released in Japan early in the year. Those particular bags featured the same print, but with a beige trim and in larger styles like the classic tote and barrel bag. Wallet sizes were also available which leads me to believe that you will find them in this American version.

 

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Image: The Comics Collection in Japan

 

In addition to the comics, Dooney fans can sport their love for the famous mouse with a bolder print which will also be available this summer. Set on a black background and spelling out “M-I-C-K-E-Y” and his love, Minnie, in brightly colored letters, this pattern is sure to be a hit. I love how it incorporates a fun font and the Mickey head icon see throughout the parks.

 

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Image: The Mickey & Minnie Text Pattern on Display during Disney’s Monstrous Summer Event

 

All in all, I am very excited to see Disney Design Group release a new Dooney & Bourke collection. With the popularity of patterns released previously like Buttons or the original Sketch, this is sure to be a winner among fans. Surprisingly enough, Disney has already allowed fans to buy bags from the comics collection online; however, the above Mickey text pattern will not be sold until it premieres in the parks. What do you think of the two new prints? Which is your favorite? Post here and let us know your thoughts!

 

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Born and raised in New Jersey, Nicole is an avid Disney fan and frequents both Walt Disney World and Disneyland several times each year. Interests include Walt Disney Imagineering, merchandise, dining, backstage tours, and more. You can also find her on The DIS Unplugged forum on DISBoards.com. Be sure to check out Nicole's other articles here on the DIS Blog and follow her on Twitter @DISNikkiBell for regular updates about all things Disney!
  • http://www.facebook.com/julie.ranken Julie McConathy Ranken

    I thought the Vera’s weren’t coming until the fall, but the bags next to the “Mickey” bags look very Vera-esque.

    • http://www.facebook.com/nicole.l.mancini Nicole L. Mancini

      You’re correct. The Vera bags are not going to be sold until the fall. However, they were on display next to the new Dooneys during the press event this past weekend. I’m sure these two are going to be battling it out for which is the fan favorite once they are both available.

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    The design of these totes are really excellent, I think the designer is brilliant..just carry on !

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    I think this one is really a super shop for tote bag where any one can choose his/her favorite one tote’s with desired design and color,