A few weeks back my friend and fellow Disney Parks Blog author, Erin Catalano, gave you a sneak peek at the newest Dooney & Bourke collections that sent people running as part of Disney’s Princess Half Marathon Weekend, and of course setting sail on the Disney Fantasy in order to add another exclusive piece to their own personal collections.
Well, West Coast Dooney & Bourke collectors and Disney fans, the wait is over, because we just got the scoop on a couple of new collections set to debut May 12 at Disney Vault 28 at the Disneyland Resort. First up is the Retro collection. This new line will be available in a variety of popular silhouettes including a wristlet, mini barrel, tassel tote, satchel and letter carrier as well as an iPad case. Prices range from $78 – $268. The Retro collection, which will remain exclusive to the Disneyland Resort, is sure to be a hit with Disney Parks guests.
“The word ‘Retro’ is certainly the best and most accurate way to describe this collection,” says Susan Foy, Disney Design Group Graphic Designer. “From the attraction, character and icon choices to the distinct color palette, it really gave us a great opportunity to incorporate a lot of detail into such an intricate design.”
I asked Susan what her favorite icon was from the print, and her response was simple: “Sleeping Beauty Castle, because it was created first and really set the tone for how the rest of it would lay out.” When it’s said and done, there’s almost something magical when you think about it that way.
Another collection that I’m excited to see first-hand, and debuting the same day on both coasts (at TrenD at Walt Disney World Resort and at Disney Vault 28 at the Disneyland Resort) is “Buttons”… which fellow author, Erin Catalano, will be sharing more details on in the coming weeks.
So make plans now to stop by Disney Vault 28 on May 12 and pick up some of this year’s must-have accessories from Dooney & Bourke. Special Note: Creative Director for Dooney & Bourke, Ian Ray, will be on hand from 2–5 pm for a special appearance and signing of these new collections.
Tip: Just a heads-up, Mother’s Day is May 13 this year, so if you’re still in search of that perfect gift for mom, think Dooney & Bourke and consider your problem solved.
Which one will you choose?