Check Out the New Disney & Bourke Tinker Bell Handbags!

Dooney & Bourke has just released a new handbag print for summer 2017 featuring everybody’s favorite sassy fairy, Tinker Bell! While Disney Dooneys are certainly not cheap, they can make a great investment in terms of vacation souvenirs. Treated well, these handbags can literally last for 10 years or more.

Ready to see the handbags and some prices?

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Cheapskate Princess Extravagance: Haunted Mansion Madame Leota Souvenirs by Dooney & Bourke

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The Haunted Mansion is a very popular ride at Disney World, and thanks to Dooney and Bourke, now you can feel at one with the spirits while you take Madame Leota with you all day. Prices are not for the cheap at heart, but especially with the handbags, if you take care of them, they can last for a lifetime of vacations.  [Read more…]

Cheapskate Princess Extravagance: Mickey & Minnie Mouse Shopper Handbags by Dooney & Bourke

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Updated for 2016!

Ready to spend some of your vacation souvenir money on a new Disney-themed handbag? Mice and castles and Disney, oh my! In 2015, Dooney & Bourke released some of their most adorable handbags for the Disney Princess with the funds to spend on a nice vacation souvenir.

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Cheapskate Princess Extravagance: Haunted Mansion Handbags by Dooney & Bourke

Disney's Haunted Mansion Dooney handbag

Updated for 2016

If you’ve been to a Disney theme park lately, you know it’s a fashion show, from Mickey Mouse themed shoes to Cinderella earrings and hats. So when you want to treat yourself to something nice, splurge on a really special souvenir from a fantastic vacation, where can a Cheapskate Princess spend her money?

Hang onto your wallets, Disney Princesses, while we check out the Haunted Mansion handbags by Dooney & Bourke…

These handbags were for sale at the Disney Store online in March of 2016. Remember they may no longer be available for sale with no notice, in which case, there’s always eBay!

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The Haunted Mansion Nylon Backpack by Dooney & Bourke – $298

Ready for a field trip? Pack-up your poltergeists in this large leather-trimmed backback. Made of silky nylon fabric, this pack features a grim grinning portrait gallery inspired by Disney’s The Haunted Mansion.

Disney Haunted Mansion Dooney backpack

Dooney & Bourke Haunted Mansion bags

While each piece is unique and pattern elements may vary, details include:

  • 13” H x 11” W x 7” D
  • Nylon shell with genuine leather trim
  • Contrast stitching
  • Zip exterior pocket with leather pull
  • Two open exterior side pockets
  • Flap top closure with fringed leather pull ties and magnetic snap
  • Zip interior pocket with leather pull
  • Three open interior pockets
  • Interior leather key strap with toggle clasp
  • Fully lined
  • Leather top carry handle
  • Adjustable textile fabric shoulder straps
  • Metal feet
  • Golden and silvertone finish hardware
  • ”Dooney & Bourke Since 1975” embossed leather label inside
  • ”Dooney & Bourke” embossed metal label on front

Use this link to the Disneystore.com for more information. 

If a backpack is not your fashion choice, there is a complimentary shopper bag available, actually with a slightly lower price.

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The Haunted Mansion Nylon Leisure Shopper – $248

Take those skeletons out of your closet and carry them along in this leather-trimmed Leisure Shopper, made of silky nylon fabric and featuring a grim grinning portrait gallery inspired by The Haunted Mansion.

Haunted Mansion Nylon Leisure Shopper by Dooney & Bourke

Details regarding the shopper bag include:

  • Nylon shell with genuine leather trim
  • Contrast stitching
  • Zip top closure with braided leather pull
  • Zip interior pocket with leather pull
  • Three open interior pockets
  • Interior leather key strap with toggle clasp
  • Fully lined
  • Two leather carry handles
  • Metal feet
  • Golden finish hardware
  • ”Dooney & Bourke Since 1975” embossed leather label inside
  • ”Dooney & Bourke” embossed metal label on front

Haunted Mansion Nylon Leisure Shopper

Use this link to the Disneystore.com for more information. 

And dropping the price just a bit further to the under $200 range, a cross body bag is available for purchase.

The Haunted Mansion Nylon Crossbody Bag – $188

Not only can you carry along the remains of the day, but you’ll have room for your make up as well,  in this leather-trimmed Crossbody Bag, made of silky nylon fabric, with the same grim grinning portrait gallery inspired by Disney’s The Haunted Mansion.

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Haunted Mansion crossbody bag

The details are very similar to the other two Haunted Mansion bags.

  • Nylon shell with genuine leather trim
  • Contrast stitching
  • Zip exterior pocket with leather pull
  • Zip top closure with leather pull
  • Zip interior pocket with leather pull
  • Three open interior pockets
  • Interior leather key strap with toggle clasp
  • Fully lined
  • Adjustable leather crossbody strap with buckle
  • Golden finish hardware
  • ”Dooney & Bourke Since 1975” embossed leather label inside
  • ”Dooney & Bourke” embossed metal label on front

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Haunted Mansion tote bag

When you purchase your bag at the Disney Store.com, many times they have a special offer for Dooney & Bourke purchases. Look for this symbol:

Dooney & Bourke free bag

The fine print from the Disney Store.com website.

$29 Cosmetic Case with any $100 Dooney & Bourke Purchase CODE: DOONEY. Limited-time offer, while supplies last. Purchase with Purchase pricing applies only with any qualifying $100 Dooney & Bourke Disney Parks Authentic Merchandise purchase. The $29 price of the Dooney & Bourke cosmetic case will automatically be applied to the order. Limit of one purchase with purchase per order. Merchandise must be exchanged for identical item or returned at discounted price with valid packing slip. No adjustments to prior purchases. Valid on phone orders, orders placed online at DisneyStore.com and Disney Store outlet locations. Discounts based on original retail prices. Intermediate markdowns may have been applied. Disney E-Commerce reserves the right to cancel or modify this offer at any time. Void where prohibited.

Dooney & Bourke Haunted Mansion bags

Just imagine yourself headed to the Contemporary Resort with your Haunted Mansion bag, with just enough time to make your Advanced Dining Reservation (ADR) at Chef Mickey’s or the California Grill. 

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Amanda Major CheapskatePrincess.comAmanda Major is the creator of cheapskateprincess.com. She remembers her first visit to Magic Kingdom like it was yesterday, because she had a ham sandwich tucked in her shorts pocket. The whole family snuck in their lunch; you can’t make that kinda stuff up. 40 years worth of trips to Orlando later, she is still trying to save money on vacations.

Amanda is a Disney Vacation Club Member and Annual Pass holder. Her amazing husband, band director Carl Major, plus three teen children and two dogs keep her busy. Amanda teaches Leadership to high school seniors in the almost-coastal town of Foley, Alabama. Read about her cheapskating local vacations with this link. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, walking somewhere, or paddling a kayak. Life is indeed a blast. 

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Cheapskate Princess Extravagance: Best of Mickey Handbags by Dooney & Bourke

Best of Mickey handbags Dooney & Bourke

Many of you are saving money for your Disney vacation, rolling quarters and cutting costs. But have you ever thought about the souvenirs you will bring home from the parks? Many a Disney Princess has purchased a handbag by Dooney & Bourke, so many handbags that there are multiple styles and designs perfectly suited for princess of all kinds. 

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THE Best Place to Buy Dooney & Bourke Handbags at Disney World

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Updated for 2017!

Disney Fashionistas are familiar with the term Disney Dooney. These are handbags created by the famed Dooney & Bourke company with a Disney inspired design. And while we talk a lot about saving money here at Cheapskate Princess, sometimes you just have to splurge on a quality souvenir to bring home from vacation.

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The New “it’s a small world” Disney Dooney & Bourke Handbag: Can You Afford It?

price for Small World Dooney & Bourke handbag

As if saving money for your next vacation wasn’t chore enough, the Disney Company keeps teaming up with these clothing and handbag designers to bring us merchandise that is almost too irresistible. While I personally have not spotted this item in any park or resort gift shops (let me know if you have!) it’s all too easy to find online.

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It's a Small World purse

”it’s a small world” Tassel Bag by Dooney & Bourke

Ready to carry your happy childhood memories of one of the best-loved Fantasyland attractions around with you? Check out the ”it’s a small world” Tassel Bag by Dooney & Bourke. The design features the ride’s well known colorful facade surrounded by dolls from around the world.

Disney Dooney & Bourke purse Small World

This handbag was created especially for the Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts. The print on the bag features artwork inspired by Mary Blair’s ”it’s a small world” design plus those international dolls.

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The ”Dooney & Bourke Since 1975” metal label is found on the front in the usual style, which of course highlights the doll characters.

Small World Dooney & Bourke

Where Can You Find It?

Use this link to to the Disney Store.com. 

How Much Is It?

Whew. $285. Gulp.

How Much Will Shipping Cost?

You’ll catch a break on that right now, with free shipping on orders over $75 through June of this year. Here is the info.

free shipping at the Disney Store.com

If we could save you some money on your next vacation, this might be just the bag you need to tote around your Magic Bands. Or your sunscreen. Or snacks for long roller coaster lines.

And there are some excellent travel deals going on right now:

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Could you do it? Could you spend hundreds of dollars on a splurge item before or after your vacation? Is this the style just waiting for you?!

Thanks for stopping by to preview the ever-changing landscape of Disney upper end merchandise. If you ever ate ham sandwiches on a theme park bench so you could vacation for an extra day, or so you could splurge on a purse to carry for years to come, you just might be a Cheapskate Princess!

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Use this link for a free no obligation vacation quote from Mike Ellis, our Disney Vacation Planner with Pixie Vacations.

Call Mike at 919-606-6725 or e-mail him at mike@pixievacations.com.

Amanda Major CheapskatePrincess.comAmanda Major is the creator of cheapskateprincess.com. She remembers her first visit to Magic Kingdom like it was yesterday, because she had a ham sandwich tucked in her shorts pocket. The whole family snuck in their lunch; you can’t make that kinda stuff up. 40 years worth of trips to Orlando later, she is still trying to save money on vacations.

Amanda is a Disney Vacation Club Member and Annual Pass holder. Her amazing husband, band director Carl Major, plus three teen children and two dogs keep her busy. Amanda teaches Leadership to high school seniors in the almost-coastal town of Foley, Alabama. Read about her cheapskating local vacations with this link. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, walking somewhere, or paddling a kayak. Life is indeed a blast. 

We hope we can help save you some money too. Use this link for a free no obligation vacation quote from our Travel Consultant with Pixie Vacations, Mike Ellis. You can also e-mail him at mike@pixievacations.com.

Dooney & Bourke’s Disney Haunted Mansion Handbag

Dooney & Bourke Haunted Mansion handbag

These handbag were released in 2013, and although they are not sold on property or on DisneyStore.com, you can always search eBay to see what is floating around.

With the handbag “outside” decorated like a house at Halloween in a spooky grey and black color palette, the interior of the bag is the polar opposite in a beautiful red. Featuring the famous Haunted Mansion wallpaper pattern, there is a great hang tag with the attraction logo.

Read: Can a Disney Princess Afford a Disney Chamilia Charm Bracelet?

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The bag had  a retail of $330.00 (plus tax), and could be purchased at the following locations:

Walt Disney World Resort:

  • Tren-D and the World of Disney Store at Downtown Disney
  • Uptown Jewelers at the Magic Kingdom
  • MouseGear at Epcot
  • Keystone Clothiers at Hollywood Studios
  • Summer Lace at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Disneyland Resort:

  • Disney Vault 28 and World of Disney Store in the Downtown Disney District
  • Disney Clothiers at Disneyland park
  • Elias & Co. at Disney California Adventure park

Read: How Can You Look Like a Disney Princess? You’ll Need to Start With Their Make Up!

Haunted Mansion purse

So what do you think, Disney Princesses? Is the new handbag worth $330 plus tax? Does it match with your fall wardrobe?

If you ate soup for two weeks at home so you could afford a character meal or a new handbag on vacation, then you just might be a Cheapskate Princess!

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Decisions, decisions, handbag decisions…

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Mike Ellis

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Earn $20 Rewards for Vacation Referrals!

 

Use this link for a free no obligation vacation quote from Mike Ellis, our Disney Vacation Planner with Pixie Vacations.

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If you ever stood before a $300 purse at Walt Disney World, vowing some day you would buy a “Disney Dooney,” but just not this year, you are probably a Cheapskate Princess. To get to Disney Word, you have worked hard and probably saved money for a very long time. Will you ever find yourself justifying the price of a Dooney & Bourke handbag, because a purchase like this is a total Disney Princess splurge. While they feature some of the greatest prints on Disney merchandise today, a Dooney & Bourke handbag is certainly pricey.

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