Just in time to blow away those “winter blues,” Dooney & Bourke and Disney Merchandise have announced details of two new patterns that will be featured on bags starting this February and March. I’ve been a bit underwhelmed with the most recent releases, but these are quite fun. In keeping with the spirit of the upcoming Princess Half Marathon, one will focus on our favorite females from kingdoms galore while the other will celebrate enjoying the sights of spring. Keep reading to find out more about these great new additions to the Disney Dooney line.
One of the biggest issues I have had with Disney’s Dooney & Bourke releases lately is that most of them coincide with a marathon event. While I understand that runDisney events are extremely popular, it can be disappointing for those eager to see new patterns and discover that they are themed to the races (i.e. images of Mickey and Goofy running along a path in sneakers). Luckily for us, Disney Design Group’s newest prints do not. The first is a beautiful pink and purple print that highlights some of our favorite princesses. You’ll find everyone from Cinderella and Snow White to Aurora and Rapunzel.
Even though this bag is being released during the Princess Half Marathon Weekend, February 19-22, non-runners need not worry. Select bags purchased at the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex will have the specially designed marathon tags. There will be bags without these tags available as well. I imagine you will see them in the shops and online in the future just like the pattern below from the Tinker Bell Half Marathon release last January.
The second upcoming Disney Dooney pattern will hit the shelves in March for Epcot’s International Flower & Garden Festival. I love, love, love this print! It is simple, yet sophisticated. Featuring the silhouettes of Mickey, Minnie, and Donald, this black and white pattern would be perfect during the daytime or at night. As a result, I can imagine it being very popular amongst those looking for a new bag that doesn’t “scream” Disney.
Similar to the marathon bags, select bags will feature a specially designed Flower & Garden Festival hangtag. In terms of availability, however, there are no plans to release this pattern in either Disneyland or online. As of right now, it will only be available at this year’s event inside the Festival Center near Mission: SPACE and Universe of Energy. Word on the street is that a new Vera Bradley print will also be available there; I’ll keep you posted once I have confirmed information.
All in all, these are two great new patterns for those who enjoy Disney’s Dooney & Bourke line. I can’t wait to add them to my collection and hope that you have fun doing so too. Happy shopping!