In early May, we released two new Dooney & Bourke collections at Disneyland Resort during a special release party at Disney Vault 28. I have some good news for guests who couldn’t attend that party. Mark your calendars for July 14, as we will be releasing two new collections at TrendD in the Downtown Disney Marketplace at Walt Disney World Resort. Similar to that May event in California, we have invited Ian Ray, creative director for Dooney & Bourke, and Disney Design Group artist Susan Foy to join us for the party. I asked Laura Caszatt, Product Developer for accessories, about these new items.
“We are excited to add these new collections to our popular Dooney & Bourke line,” said Laura. “We are releasing a retro print for Walt Disney World Resort and a pattern featuring Disney character charms. The response from guests continues to amaze me, so I’m hopeful people will like these fun, new designs.”
Like the retro print for Disneyland Resort, the artwork for the Walt Disney World Resort pattern was created by Susan Foy. She showed me the original artwork, and I was impressed with the intricate details. I could tell that she spent a lot of time with the artwork, especially when looking at Cinderella Castle.
There will be a variety of styles released for the retro print including a new tassel bag, satchel, cross-body letter carrier, barrel bag, wristlet and, my favorite, the tablet case. Retails will range from $85-$285 depending on style.
The charm pattern, designed by artist Courtney Williams, will be made with a black and a white background. The black background pattern will see a pocket tote, satchel, wristlet and tablet case; while the white background will have a letter carrier, wristlet and barrel bag.
Finally, Laura shared with me something in development – a nylon version of the classic sketch print. She said that a frequently requested backpack will be released, along with a satchel, letter carrier and pocket satchel. At time of press, Laura was hoping to have the nylon items available for the release party, but she cautioned they may arrive afterward.
TrenD will open at 9:30 a.m. on July 14. The meet and greet opportunity with Ian and Susan will be held from 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. I hope to see you there!
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