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Dooney AWL Colors

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All Weather Leather Purses with matching trim were only made in certain colors, thus more rare. These are: 

  1. Black
  2. Red
  3. Navy Blue
  4. British Tan 

Photographing Dooney Bags with so many rich lovely colors is a challenge. Lighting and settings can affect the shade or colors. We endeavor to keep the colors as close as possible to the actual purse, in our dooney and bourke Vintage bag pictures. 

Dooney AWL Bags are Saturated with Color. For their vintage All-Weather Leather Collections, they used a signature natural drum-dyeing process to color the leather. 

Dooney All-Weather-Leather Color Process: 

After tanning, Dooney & Bourke hides are placed in huge oak drums filled with rich natural dyes and left to soak for days. 

The dyes slowly permeate the leather to produce a rich, lasting color. 

Just as stain soaks wood and allows its grain to show through, drum dyeing reveals the natural markings and extraordinary character of the hide. 

Dooney and Bourke drum-dyeing process took longer than conventional spraying, but Dooney's commitment to quality created a superior finish. 

This process results in slight variations of color.

All-Weather Leather Handbags can be found in 17 different Colors with British Tan trim, matching Dooney's Tan Harness Leather trim, and 22 colors including all collections made.

 All-Weather Leather Color Collection: 

  1. Red
  2. Fir (green)
  3. Black
  4. Khaki
  5. British Tan (slightly darker than Peanut)
  6. White
  7. French Blue
  8. Wheat (more golden & darker than Bone)
  9. Ivy (darkest green)
  10. Mushroom (similar to taupe but a bit darker)
  11. Bone (creamy white)
  12. Navy (blue-very dark, almost black)
  13. Taupe
  14. Rouge (dark deep red with a touch of burgundy)
  15. Air-Force Blue (dark but more blue than navy blue)
  16. Olive Brown (very dark earthy brown)
  17. Peanut (very similar to British Tan however a tiny bit of orange mixed in and just a bit brighter tan)
  18. Aubergine (Eggplant purple) 

October 1993 Dooney & Bourke All-Weather Leather Color Announcement: 

Dooney & Bourke bags and accessories now come in a wider range of colors & color combinations than ever before. 

This season Dooney & Bourke introduced 5 new hues of handbag color: 

  1. Old Gold Color by Dooney & Bourke
  2. Saddle Tan Color by Dooney & Bourke
  3. Dark Taupe Color by Dooney & Bourke
  4. Brown Color by Dooney & Bourke
  5. Dark Chocolate Color by Dooney & Bourke 

With this Fall of 1993 addition of new All-Weather Leather Colors, Dooney & Bourke was now offering their Dooney Handbags in a total of 22 different colors, shades and hues. 

Dooney & Bourke also announced:
If you love the strong impact of a solid color look, Dooney & Bourke bags may be purchased in red, navy, black or British tan with matching trim. (This is when Dooney began making a few Dooney & Bourke Handbags & Wallets with matching All-Weather Leather Trim--a few of these rare vintage Dooney's we have here in our AdorePurses Store.)

For Dooney purse customers looking for a more dramatic color statement, you could choose one of the BRAND NEW Teton Bags which came in eleven different multi-color combinations (Fall of 1993 Dooney & Bourke began making their Teton Collection in 11 multi-color combinations).

During the short time Dooney & Bourke produced Teton Bags, they came to make them in the following 18 Multi-Color Combinations (Dooney & Bourke All-Weather Leather Teton Bags are listed here with the first color being the Top Band, then the second color is the saw-tooth trim, then the third color listed is the body of the Teton Dooney bag) 

The Teton Collection 

  1. Brown, Saddle Tan, Black
  2. Brown, Navy, Bone
  3. Dark Taupe, Saddle Tan, Khaki
  4. Olive Brown, Ivy, Navy
  5. Navy, Ivy, Rouge
  6. Navy, Rouge, Dark Taupe
  7. Navy, Dark Taupe, Red
  8. Red, Bone, Navy
  9. Airforce Blue, Red, White
  10. Mushroom, Taupe, Bone
  11. Dark Taupe, Bone, Palomino
  12. French Blue, Palomino, Bone
  13. Kelly, Palomino, Red
  14. Red, Palomino, Airforce Blue
  15. Navy, Palomino, Fir
  16. Navy, Ivy, Saddle Tan
  17. Ivy, Palomino, Rose
  18. Bone, Navy, Rose
     Over Time, Vintage Dooney and Bourke All-Weather Leather collections 

       were made in several colors: 

  • navy  blue
  • black
  • white
  • bone
  • saddle tan
  • taupe
  • dark taupe
  • ivy
  • fir
  • red
  • rose 
  • dark chocolate
  • mushroom
  • khaki
  • olive brown
  • palomino
  • british tan
  • mediterranean blue
  • airforce blue
  • french blue
  • kelly
  • brown
  • rouge
  • Wheat
  • Old Gold
  • Peanut

Vintage Dooney and Bourke Trim Colors

  • British Tan
  • Burnt Cedar
  • Matching

Vintage Dooney and Bourke Glove Leather

  • Honey
  • Brown
  • Black

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