Dooney & Bourke Logo Plates & Patches & Fobs
Through The Years
Over the years, Dooney used many different Dooney & Bourke logo patches on their handbags and accessories.
They made their logo plates using jewelry-grade hardware that has a shiny bronze or gold-tone finish. They made the patches from embossed leather in a variety of colors. Some plates and patches display the famous Dooney Duck. Some simply display their name and founding date. All logos, though, are special and easily identified as Dooney & Bourke creations.
You can learn how their collections evolved by simply studying their logos. Take the leather logo patch that originated with the All-Weather Leather Collection. This oval leather patch is embossed with the shape of their iconic Dooney Duck.
Today, you can find a similar leather patch on their Nylon Collection. This is a lightweight fabric collection which holds up to inclement weather as well as the original All Weather Leather did. Its leather logo patch has the same duck, but not the All Weather Leather distinction.
In some cases, two collections will share the same patch or plate. You’ll see this with Wayfarer and newer Ostrich styles. Both collections share the minimalist brown duck, detached orange beak, and shiny gold-tone finish. This specific duck is a callback to vintage styles.
If you’re wondering how to differentiate between Ostrich styles that are newer and those part of our earlier classic collection, it’s simple. Classic Ostrich styles carry the gold-toned “Since 1975” plate.
You will notice the same leather patch is part of both their newer Pebble Grain Collection and Florentine Collection. These patches get the same treatment as the bag they’re sewn onto. So each leather patch matches the color of the bag itself.
Another one of their outstanding pieces is the Logo Lock. Not only does this hardware offer a unique logo, it’s also functional. This polished lock acts as a closure and secures their Logo Lock bags, loved for their roomy interior and slouchy shape. The Logo Lock comes in more recent Pebble, Belvedere, and Samba leather.
These are just some of Dooney & Bourke logos used over the years. Some have been updated, some are still in use.