Cheaper Than Disney Dooney & Bourke? Loungefly Handbags!

Minnie Mouse Loungefly

Updated for 2018!

If the word “cheapskate” is a part of your vacation vocabulary, well, then perhaps the words “Dooney & Bourke” are not. Their handbags are simply fabulous, but the prices are unfortunately out of many souvenir budgets. If you just can’t set aside $200-$300 for a real Disney Dooney, then perhaps the handbag designer name “Loungefly” should become a word you are familiar with.

Because Loungefly can deliver really adorable handbags with a Disney World flare at a fraction of the cost of a Dooney.

While these styles are no longer for sale in 2018, you can get an idea regarding how much you’ll pay for Disney handbags that are less expensive than Dooney & Bourke Handbags. And if you are heart broken you will be unable to make a purchase, I would definitely try eBay to see if someone has a gently used version for sale.

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Minnie Mouse Floral Tote Bag – $90

You’ll be the epitome of Disney Princess style when you tote this spacious faux leather bag, part of the Disney Boutique Collection, where Minnie stars among a trendy mix of polka dots and florals. 10 1/2” H x 16” W x 5 1/2” D. The details:

  • Includes detachable faux leather Minnie icon key chain with 3D bow
  • Golden Minnie signature at back 
  • Faux leather tote 
  • Minnie floral pattern at center
  • Polka dot print at sides 
  • Zippered opening 
  • Interior zip pocket and open pocket 
  • Reinforced carry handles 
  • Silvertone hardware
  • Disney Boutique metal logo plate 
  • Fully lined with Disney Boutique print

Minnie Mouse Floral Tote Bag by Loungefly

Minnie Mouse Floral Tote Bag

Minnie Mouse Disney World Floral Tote Bag by Loungefly

 

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Minnie Mouse Floral Crossbody Bag – $85

This spacious faux leather cross body bag, part of the Disney Boutique Collection, stars Minnie among a trendy mix of stripes and florals. 8” H x 14 1/2” W x 3 1/2” D. The details:

  • Striped panel at center 
  • Minnie Mouse appliqué with embroidered details 
  • Floral print with Minnie at sides 
  • Zippered opening 
  • Interior zip pocket and open pocket 
  • Carry handles 
  • Adjustable and removable shoulder strap 
  • Silvertone hardware 
  • Fully lined with Disney Boutique print 
  • Disney Boutique metal logo plate

Minnie Mouse Floral Crossbody Bag by Loungefly

Minnie Mouse Disney World Floral Crossbody Bag

Minnie Mouse Floral Crossbody purse

 

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Minnie Mouse Satchel – $74.95

A faux leather bag spacious for your essentials, this sturdy handbag is effortlessly on-trend while embossed with the face of fashion icon Minnie. 9” H x 11” W x 5” D. The details:

  • Embossed Minnie faces
  • Minnie Mouse by Loungefly logo plate
  • Two interior open pockets, including one fit for cell phone
  • Interior zippered pocket
  • Reinforced carry straps with Mickey icon
  • Minnie Mouse decorative tag with detachable buckle
  • Silvertone hardware
  • Four metal feet
  • Fully lined

Minnie Mouse Satchel by Loungefly

 

 

Minnie Mouse handbag by Loungefly

Minnie Mouse purse by Loungefly

 

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Minnie Mouse Duffle Crossbody Bag – $69.95

Wear the many faces of fashion with our stylish faux leather crossbody bag starring Minnie Mouse. This bag has plenty of room for all your beauty and work essentials. 8” H x 10 1/2” W x 6” D. The details:

  • Minnie pattern
  • Minnie Mouse by Loungefly logo plate
  • Two interior open pockets, including one fit for cell phone
  • Interior zippered pocket
  • Reinforced carry straps
  • Adjustable and removable shoulder strap
  • Silvertone hardware
  • Fully lined

Minnie Mouse Duffle Crossbody Bag by Loungefly

Minnie Mouse Crossbody Bag Loungefly

Disney World Minnie Mouse Duffle Crossbody Bag by Loungefly

 

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Minnie Mouse Icon Crossbody Bag – $54.95

Minnie Mouse lends her classic silhouette to our must-have faux leather crossbody bag. With quilted front and metal studded Mickey icons, this designer bag is crafted especially for a leading lady of trends. 8 1/2” H x 8 1/2” W (at ears) x 2” D. The details:

  • Faux leather quilted bag
  • Zip opening with faux leather pull 
  • Metal Mickey icon detailing 
  • Faux patent leather bow with embroidered trim
  • Braided metal and faux leather shoulder strap 
  • Silvertone hardware
  • Fully lined with polka dot print
  • Minnie Mouse by Loungefly logo plate
  • Part of our D/Style Collection

 Minnie Mouse Icon Crossbody Bag by LoungeflyMinnie Mouse Disney World Crossbody Bag by Loungefly

Minnie Mouse Icon Crossbody Loungefly

Disney World Tote Bag by Loungefly

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Thanks for stopping by, and we’ll see you in the gift shops, comparing handbag prices and doing some mental math!

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Best Disney World Souvenirs Ever? $.51 Pennies

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Updated for 2018!

Love to save money on Disney World souvenirs? With child size Disney t-shirts almost above the $30 mark and key chains sliding over $10, you’re going to have a hard time finding most anything under $5, much less $1. In what may be the absolute cheapest Disney World souvenir EVER, let’s talk about the pressed penny, and why, if you have children, this may be a great way to bring home souvenirs from the parks without breaking their little piggy banks.

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To Get Home From Disney With Your Souvenirs, Bring Less of This…

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Getting to and from a vacation seems to be the worst part of the whole deal, and don’t get me started on the depression that can set in once you are back home. Either flying or driving to Walt Disney World Disney, chances are you will over-pack, especially if you are traveling by car. You know Disney Princesses – we over pack for everything! My husband commented for years that we looked like the Clampetts from the Beverly Hillbillies as we pulled into our hotel. Well, it’s tough to pack light with a family of five. But as our children have grown older, we have tried to take along just the necessities. He swears on the next trip, we can make it in just two large suitcases. The number one thing we always over-pack? [Read more…]

The Ultimate Disney World Souvenir? The Mickey Mouse Doll!

Mickey Mouse doll origins

Updated for 2017!

I remember two specific merchandising items from my days spent in the 70s and 80s in the Disney theme parks: the Mickey Mouse ears hat and the Mickey Mouse doll. I wanted both so much, I could hardly stand it. We’ve all stood in Disney World gift shop after gift shop lined with plush Mickey dolls, but have you ever stopped to wonder how these dolls originally came to be?

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Mickey Mouse is a cartoon character developed in 1928 by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks at the Walt Disney Studio.  Mickey usually appears in red shorts, white gloves, and yellow shoes. He has become one of the most recognizable cartoon characters ever created. Starting in 1930, kids were able to take a little bit of Mickey love home with them.

A website called skooldays.com reports that Charlotte Clark designed the first stuffed Mickey doll that year, and the first Mickey Mouse Book took him into the publishing world around the same time.

Charlotte Clark dolls

Wikipedia reports Charlotte Clark obtained permission from the Disney Studio to re-produce Mickey Mouse, and soon the dolls began appearing in Los Angeles stores. When the demand for dolls exceeded her production ability, Clark designed sewing patterns so that customers could make their own dolls at home.

Can you imagine buying a pattern to sew your own Disney dolls today?

Walt and Roy Disney were apparently so pleased with Charlotte’s Mickey Mouse doll that they rented a building on Hyperion Avenue near the studio, which they titled “the Doll House.” Here Charlotte and six other seamstresses produced 300 to 400 dolls per week, with these first production dolls rubber stamp on the underside of the doll’s foot: “Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse Design Patent Applied For.”

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history of Mickey Mouse dolls

Wikipedia further tells us that Charlotte Clark continued to hand craft dolls personally for Disney, which he have away as gifts to friends, family and business contacts. These dolls often included a personalized embroidered label that reads, “A Charlotte Clark creation made especially for Walt Disney, copyright W.D.Productions.”

Charlotte Clark Mickey Mouse dolls

The first dolls created, Mickey, Donald, and Pluto, were eight to ten inches in height. Charlotte also produced other prototype dolls for Walt Disney including a 16 inch Pinoccio doll in 1939. All these dolls showcase Charlotte’s signature sewing craftsmanship, labels, original patterns.

Materials for these early dolls included a cotton fabric face with felt sculptured shapes, a black floss embroidery mouth and facial expressions. Oilcloth pie-cut eyes were applied, as were tiny buttons, pin-stripped miniature corduroy clothes, cotton- felt hands, feet or shoes, silk-satin embellishments and hand-sewn seams.

How much money has Mickey earned for Disney through the years? Billions, so much in fact, that schooldays.com reminds us the term “Disneyana” was coined just to describe the massive amounts of Mickey and Disney merchandise that have been purchased since the 30s.

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Modern Micket Mouse dolls at Disney World

What are the 2017 going rates for Mickey Mouse dolls for sale in the mass of fantastic stores at Walt Disney World? Remember prices change without notice, but here are a price samples to base your souvenir budgets on.

9 inch mini Mickey bean bag $9.95

12 inch Mickey $14.95

18 inch Mickey $19.95

27 inch Mickey doll $39.95

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cost of Mickey and Minnie dolls at Disney World

Souvenirs are a big part of vacations these days, and now you know what’s a big favorite, featured in gift shops throughout Disney property.

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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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