A few weeks ago, I shared a sneak preview of two new Dooney & Bourke collections being released this month at Disney Parks. Today, I’m excited to share additional details about a release party being held on July 22 in the Marketplace Co-Op at Disney Springs. We will release two new collections, and guests can meet Ian Ray, Creative Director for Dooney & Bourke from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. that day. I spoke with Angelique Vu, Merchandise Product Developer for Accessories, about her favorite new design.
“I love the Princess Tiana tote,” exclaimed Angelique. “This is the second release in our ‘Dream Big, Princess’ collection which followed the ‘Beauty and the Beast’-inspired collection from earlier this year. The new tote contains a beautiful engineered design meaning the Princess Tiana image will appear the same on all totes we release. Guests will also find a repeating pattern on the top and bottom of the tote, and a specially designed leather hangtag.”
Artwork for the Princess Tiana handbags was created by Paola Gutierrez, Senior Graphic Designer with Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media Creative Group. In addition to the Tote, a Crossbody and Foldover Crossbody will also be available.
Paola also designed three handbags – Shopper, Lettercarrier, and Wristlet – inspired by The Haunted Mansion attraction. These purple handbags include images of Madame Leota and other icons from this classic Disney attraction.
The Madame Leota design will also appear on a limited release retail MagicBand. Presented in a specially designed box and containing the innovation of MagicBand 2, guests can use it to unlock the magic of a Disney vacation – from effortless theme-park entry, FastPass+ redemption and Disney PhotoPass association, to skipping the front desk and going directly to your resort room.
These items, with the exception of the retail MagicBand, will be released at Disneyland Resort on July 26.